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The first step in finding the right program for you is about setting your own academic and personal goals. It is most likely that multiple programs may be possible for you; there is no single perfect program. To discuss your academic and personal goals or specific programs you can contact an SCU Study Abroad advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408-551-3019.
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Europe : France : Paris
The IES Paris French Studies Program combines rigorous study of the French language with a broad range of classes taught in French by accomplished faculty. Students can also experience what life is like for French students by taking one or more courses at a local French university. Students can also participate in an internship or service learning opportunity to get first-hand experience working in France.
Europe : France : Grenoble
The program lets students live and study in a university town in a spectacular alpine setting. The program has two levels - Level 1: Intensive French Language, for students at the intermediate level; and Level 2: Advanced University Studies, for students already proficient in French. In addition to courses, the program offers field trips to acquaint students with other significant and historic French cities.
Europe : France : Lille
The Santa Clara University exchange program in Lille, France provides students the opportunity to directly enroll in courses at the Universite Catholique de Lille. Students are able to take coursework in Economics, Management, Arts and Humanities, Theology, Health Sciences, Social Work, Sciences and Engineering. The Universite Catholique de Lille has some coursework offered to students in English.
Europe : France : Nantes
Founded in 1965, the IES Abroad Nantes Program offers the opportunity to integrate fully into local culture and function completely in French. With wonderful opportunities to share in the daily life of a French family while taking advantage of the large choice of high-level university course offerings in a city where few Anglophones can be found, you will return home enriched and transformed by your stay.
Europe : France : Paris
In the middle of Europe and in a key position for international business and politics, Paris is an ideal location for a study abroad program focused on Business, International Affairs, and Management. IES Abroad has designed a unique program that utilizes all that Paris has to offer.
Europe : France : Strasbourg
The Syracuse Strasbourg program allows students to courses in both French and English. Option I coursework is taken at the Syracuse Strasbourg Center; Option II allows students to focus on French language at culture; and Option III allows students to study at local French universities. All options begin with an academic traveling seminar. Students live with host families.
Europe : Germany : Bonn
The nation of Germany is a leader in renewable energy systems, and it is innovating rapidly in the areas of climate change and geopolitics. This intensive program offers a thorough examination of wind, solar, geothermal and biomass processes as the German people adapt to rapid climatic changes. It also provides a historical and sociocultural framework for understanding these processes. The program will start with a large-scale perspective on energy policies and global actors, such as UN agencies and NGOs, along with worldwide associations and large corporations. Students will then be introduced to the European Union's approach and visit the European Commission in Brussels. The focus of the program will be on students' own and their host country's efforts in the field, and look at concrete examples of local action in Bonn. Students will also be asked to put what they learned to use in a larger discussion, in a simulation, as well as in their final papers.
Europe : Germany : Munich
Munich Summer School of Applied Sciences offers in-depth study of engineering and business topics, integrating green issues with a focus on sustainability. The courses focus on practical application using state-of-the art technology and teaching methods. The program is intended for advanced undergraduate students in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Industrial Engineering from Germany and abroad. Students participate in an intensive German Language and Culture course in the first week and continue these studies part-time throughout the program. Students select two additional courses, which are taught in English by multi-national teams from Munich University of Applied Sciences, California Polytechnic State University (USA) and the Strascheg Center for Entrepreneurship (Munich). The academic program also includes a number of relevant field trips. NOTE: THE MUNICH PROGRAM APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE IS THE SAME DAY AS THE SCU SUMMER STUDY ABROAD APPLICATION. STUDENTS MUST SUBMIT THE SCU APPLICATION TO SANTA CLARA AND THE MUNICH APPLICATION DIRECTLY TO MUNICH UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCE BY MARCH 15.
Europe : Germany : Berlin
The IES Abroad Berlin Language & Area Studies Program draws upon Berlin's rich culture and tradition to connect coursework subjects with the living history of the city. The program is designed to improve your German language skills, offering IES Abroad courses taught in German by local faculty, as well as a variety of academic options at Humboldt university for students with advanced German proficiency. German language courses begin after orientation with intensive language instruction and continue during the semester. Program recommended for major(s)/minor(s): German
Europe : Germany : Berlin
With nearly half of the world's population living in urban environments, metropolitan studies is an increasingly important topic among world leaders. The IES Abroad Berlin Metropolitan Studies program uses Berlin as a case study to examine the issues relevant to major cities today. A unique highlight of the program is its experiential component. Field study trips to Paris, France and St. Petersburg, Russia provide a first-hand comparative context for study. Program recommended for major(s)/minor(s): German, Sociology
Europe : Germany : Dresden
Engineering students have the opportunity to take technical and engineering courses through the Technische Universitet Dresden (TUD) for the spring semester.
Europe : Germany : Freiburg
Offering extensive field study throughout Europe, the IES Abroad European Union Program allows you to experience first-hand the countries, institutions, and policies that make up the European Union. The program emphasizes the historical and institutional development of the EU and its current internal policies, issues of culture and multiculturalism, and relations with outside nations, providing outstanding academic opportunities for Political Science, International Relations, International Business, Economics, History, and European Culture Studies majors. Courses are taught in English, with the exception of a German-taught Political Science course. Program recommended for the following major(s)/minor(s): Business majors, Environmental Studies, German
Europe : Germany : Freiburg
The German Language courses in Freiburg are offered in conjunction with the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, at Santa Clara University. Lectures and seminars offer a survey of literary, linguistic as well as cultural, historical, political, legal and social developments in Germany. Depending on individual language skills, summer course participants may attend all afternoon lectures and seminars. Program recommended for major(s)/minor(s): German
Africa : Ghana : Accra
The history of West Africa is intimately linked with the history of humanity. In the Ghana: Origins of African Identity study abroad program students examine the impact of forced migration on Ghana and Western Africa from both historical and contemporary perspectives.
Africa : Ghana : Legon
Students direct enroll at the University of Ghana and can choose to take courses in social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. Students are required to take a Twi language course. Internship or independent research is an option. Instruction is in English. Program recommended for major(s)/minor(s): Public Health, Sociology