Study Abroad

Global Opportunities for Graduate Students: Up to four classes toward the masters degree may be from departments and programs outside of the Brooklyn College Political Science department.  Many students take advantage of this opportunity to take classes abroad, gaining invaluable exposure to other countries that can be key to job and academic applications.  These programs range from full semesters of study to short summer group trips, fitting a range of schedules and interests.

Below are links to programs available to masters students.  These programs are divided by sponsor, starting with Brooklyn College and followed by CUNY, SUNY, and national programs.  In addition to these programs, masters students may make their own arrangements to study abroad, which the Political Science Department can help arrange.  In the past, masters students have crated their own study abroad programs in countries ranging from Colombia to South Africa.  If you are interested in studying in a particular country, but do not have the necessary contacts or information, please see the graduate chair to develop a plan.  Since we also plan to expand our study abroad program through exchanges and other programs with universities abroad, we welcome additional suggestions.

The U.S. Department of State Internship Program provides students with a valuable experience working in a foreign affairs agency. For more information, contact Patricia Guy, Diplomat-in-Residence at CCNY, 212.650.5243 or pguy@ccny.cuny.edu

Brooklyn College:

Below are programs sponsored by Brooklyn College, listed by country.  For more information:  – Visit the BC study abraod page: http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/international/opportunities.php

- Contact the program on International Education and Global Engagement at 718-951-5189 and iege@brooklyn.cuny.edu

- Attend Study Abroad 1.0 General Information Session every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. in 1108 Boylan Hall

Antigua and Barbuda: Food, Sustainability, and Global Climate Change Field School – Winter 2015 confirmed (January 3, 2015 – January 23, 2015) and Summer 2015 tentative.  Students will explore the culture, traditions, and history of Antigua and Barbuda through immersive, multidisciplinary, hands-on experiences. Themes of colonization, diasporic communities, religion, nationalism, food and sustainability, and geography will be explored in the context of globalization. Students will visit museums, nature reserves, artist colonies, and religious centers, and meet with local dignitaries, officials, and subject matter experts. The culmination of this experience will be the design and implementation of a museum exhibit that captures one or more of the themes explored. Analysis of archaeological artifacts, foodways, culinary traditions, and people-environment interactions from the past through present will inform this exhibit. Students will live at a guesthouse in Antigua and in shared rooms in houses in Barbuda.  This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, all majors.  Applications Due: Monday, March 17, 2014.  Program Fee: $3,534 (includes international airfare, CISI health/travel insurance, program-related transportation in Antigua and Barbuda, excursions, housing, and 3 meals per day)  Additional Costs: Brooklyn College tuition.

Courses and Credits: Participants register for three or six credits, selecting from among the following courses: * ANTH 3015: Anthropology Abroad – Food in the Caribbean
* ANTH 7010X: Special Topics-Food in the Caribbean (Graduate students only)
* ANTH 7011: Special Topics-People and Cultures of the Caribbean (Grad students)
* CORC 3208: Comparative Studies in Cultures and Transformation

Final course offerings depend on enrollment. For more information on the program and available scholarships, and for an application, please visit the International Education & Global Engagement website: http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/internationaleducation.  Students must also contact the program director to express their interest: Prof. Sophia Perdikaris, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, tel 718-951-5507 or e-mail: sophiap@brooklyn.cuny.edu.

Cambodia: Genocide and Transitional Justice (Winter 2015)
December 31, 2014 – January 21, 2015

China: China: CUNY-BC Study Abroad in China   Winter 2015: December 31, 2014 – January 21, 2015  The program is open to MA students in Political Science, who write a paper as well as attend the courses.  See http://depthome.brooklyn.cuny.edu/bc-china/.  It’s reasonably priced.  If you are interested, please contact Prof. Ungar at MUngar@brooklyn.cuny.edu.   Summer 2015: Tentative

Ghana: Culture and Heritage in Ghana – Summer.  This program introduces students to African history, culture and contemporary issues. The program explores trans-Atlantic history and culture, as well as issues surrounding pan-African identity, anti-colonial struggles and globalization and its manifestations in the art and literature of Ghana. The program begins in Accra, where lectures and readings will be complemented by visits to cultural and historic sites. Participants will then travel to Kumasi, where they will immerse in the study and practice of Ghanaian culture through music and dance workshops and lectures with Ghanaian and Brooklyn College professors at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology on a variety of subjects. Students will also participate in a four-day service-learning component based in a peri-urban village that will include hands-on teaching and learning activities. Visits to kente weaving and craft villages, as well as traditional Ashanti cultural events will highlight the trip. Students will travel to Cape Coast and visit the Kakum Canopy walk and coastal slave forts. Students will be accommodated in hostels on or near the university campuses. Individual research projects can be arranged.

This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, all majors. Applicants should have 30 college credits or more.  Applications Due: March.

Program Fee: $3,200 (includes international airfare, CISI health/travel insurance, program-related transportation in Ghana, excursions, housing, 2 meals per day, and all lectures and speakers)  Additional Costs: $615, plus Brooklyn College tuition. Non-tuition out-of-pocket costs include estimated costs for personal expenses, required vaccinations, visa, Internet/phone, laundry, and out-of-pocket meals.

Courses and Credits: Undergraduates will register for six credits, and graduate students will register for three or more credits; all selecting from among selecting from among the following courses:
*       AFST 3225/THEA 2502: Black Theater
*       AFST 3290: Special Topics in Literature, Culture, and the Arts
*       AFST 7040X: Summer Seminar in Africa (Graduate students only)
*       CORC 3110: Literature of the African Diaspora

Please note that final course offerings depend on enrollment.  For more information on the program and available scholarships, and for an application, please visit the International Education & Global Engagement website at:

http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/internationaleducation

Students must also contact the program director to express their interest: Prof. Dale Byam, Department of Africana Studies, tel 718-951-5597, daleb@brooklyn.cuny.edu

France: The Office of International Education and Global Engagement hosts info session for the New York-Paris Exchange Program, known as MICEFA, which offers all full-time CUNY students — undergraduates and graduates of all disciplines — the opportunity to study at one of the universities of Paris for one semester or for a full academic year. Depending upon the students’ proficiency in French, class standing, and the subject they wish to study, they are placed in one of the participating French schools. Credits earned for courses taken there are applicable toward a CUNY degree.  Art and art history, business and management, cinema and theatre, computer science, economics, engineering and technology, history, linguistics, literature, political science, psychology, sociology, translation, urban studies, and woman’s studies are among the courses that will be offered.  For more information, contact The Office of International Education and Global Engagement, 1108 Boylan Hall, 718-951-5189, and  http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/internationaleducation

India:   Two Winter 2015 Programs

India: Documentary Production and Cultural Studies

December 30, 2014 – January 19, 2015

India: Global Health: December 29, 2014 – January 20, 2015: This intensive program introduces students to India through the study of global health and social anthropology. Students stay at the world renowned Comprehensive Rural Health Program (CRHP) in Jamkhed, Maharashtra, India. Students visit rural villages to observe first-hand the everyday activities of village health workers. Students accompany the Comprehensive Rural Health Project mobile team of Ayurvedic physicians, nurses, social workers and development specialists on routine visits to villages. An inspiring part of the program is meeting women village health workers and learning from their own testimony about their life transitions from teenage brides to respected village health practitioners and political leaders. At Ellora and Ajunta, students visit the sacred monuments of Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism and learn about the history and culture of India. In Aurangabad, students view the historic Bibi-ka Magbara mosque built in 1661. In the city of Pune, students tour The Raja Dinkar Kelar Museum of Indian life, The Tribal Museum, and experience modern Bollywood-influenced shopping malls.

Dr. Shobha Arole, the medical director and international health expert, lectures on global health, community health worker training and rural medical care. Seminars with Dr. Antoniello, IGH program director, focus on the dramatic changes in the health and well-being of rural villagers and anthropological approaches to global, social, political and economic matters in the local context. This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, all majors.  Applications Due: see site.  Program Fee: see site for Winter 2015.  Summer: $3,537 (Program fee will include international airfare, CISI health/travel insurance, program-related transportation in India, excursions, housing, and some meals). Additional Costs: $185, plus Brooklyn College tuition. Non-tuition out-of-pocket costs include estimated costs for personal expenses, visa, and out-of-pocket meals.

Courses and Credits: Participants will register for the following three-credit course:
*       ANTH 3015: Anthropology Abroad

For more information on the program and available scholarships, and for an application, please visit the International Education & Global Engagement website at:

*       http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/internationaleducation

Students must also contact the program director to express their interest:  Prof. Patricia Antoniello, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, tel 718-951-5507, e-mail pata@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Israel:  Program Study in Israel     and

Israel Then and Now: Archeology, Transformation, and Comparative Cultures
Summer 2014 (June 8, 2014 – July 7, 2014): a four-week program examining the ancient past through the current events of Israel in the context of the Middle East. The program begins with an exploration of the ancient history of the region through visits to archaeological sites and museums, guided by Professor Arthur Bankoff, chairman of the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology. You will learn the archaeology of Israel in the context of the Near East, covering the Paleolithic through the Ottoman period of history. Participants will move into the second part of the program where they will examine the multiple dimensions of contemporary Israeli society and culture, placing Israel in a comparative global perspective. Using conceptual and analytical tools of anthropology, students will explore the implications of immigration, diversity, political systems, religion, Zionism, the Jewish Diaspora, Arab-Israel conflict, the kibbutz, and global culture on modern Israel. Students will live in guesthouses while traveling, and in Hebrew University dormitories while in Jerusalem.

This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, all majors.  Applications Due: March.  Program Fee: $3,990 (Program fee will include international airfare, CISI health/travel insurance, program-related transportation in Israel, Hebrew University special programs fee, admission to sites, housing, and most meals).  Additional Costs: $360 estimated for personal expenses, plus Brooklyn College tuition.

Courses and Credits: Participants will take two courses for a total of 6 credits. All participants will register for ANTH 3015: Anthropology Abroad, and may choose either of the following courses as their second class:
*       ANTH 3530: The Middle East and North Africa       or
*       CORC 3208: Comparative Studies in Cultures and Transformation

For more information on the program and available scholarships, and for an application, please visit the International Education & Global Engagement website at:

*       http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/internationaleducation

Students must also contact the program director to express their interest: Prof. Arthur Bankoff, Department of Anthropology & Archaeology, tel 718-951-5507, e-mail abankoff@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Italy: BC-JCU Italy Exchange

Serbia: The Jadar Project – Archaeological Dig and Field School in Western Serbia

Summer 2014 (July 5, 2014 – July 26, 2014)

This is a great opportunity to explore your interest in or deepen your knowledge of archeology field research methods. Work and learn along-side Professor Arthur Bankoff, chairman of the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, and a team of archaeologists from the United States and Serbia on a dig in western Serbia, near Loznica. This hands-on archaeological field school will survey Bronze Age sites, surveying and the exploration of life 3,500 years ago. This amazing three-week program includes weekend excursions to various scenic and historical sites. Students will be housed in a modern hotel close to the excavation site. Trips are taken to important sites, museums, and tourist attractions. No prior experience is required.

This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students, and all majors.  Applications Due: March.  Program Fee: $2,785 (includes international airfare, CISI health/travel insurance, program-related transportation in Serbia, housing, and some meals)  Additional Costs: $200 estimated for personal expenses, plus Brooklyn College tuition.

Courses and Credits: Participants register for one of the following courses:
*       ANTH 3015: Anthropology Abroad (3 credits)
*       ANTH 3470: Summer Archaeological Field School (6 credits)

For more information on the program and available scholarships, and for an application, please visit the International Education & Global Engagement website at: http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/internationaleducation  or contact the program director:  Prof. Arthur Bankoff, Department of Anthropology & Archaeology, tel 718-951-5507  e-mail abankoff@brooklyn.cuny.edu

South Korea:

Media Production and Cultural Studies in South Korea  Summer

July 2015 The Media Production in Korea program will provide students the opportunity to work in a great range of production techniques and tools of the medium, including, electronic media production theory, shooting on-location, computers, graphics, audio and post-production. Through a series of classroom lectures and screenings, students will receive a comprehensive introduction to television production, and a brief introduction to visual storytelling through video. Students will not only explore the diversity of Korea, but also be able to document and create a story of their experience. Dongguk University, located in the heart of Seoul, will provide an ideal setting for studying media production and cultural studies within a South Korean context. The course will focus on an introduction to pre-production and production. Students will also take a streetwise course on Korean language and culture that will facilitate their understanding of traditional culture while they are shooting. Then participants will shoot on-location in different parts of Seoul and South Korea, and learn and apply the post-production process to their product. Participants will work collaboratively with Dongguk University students on their short video projects.

Housing is located in a Dongguk University residence hall, located on the campus. Meals will be taken on or near campus, or at restaurants during shooting periods.

This program is open to undergraduate and graduate students, all majors.

Applications Due: March.   Program Fee: $3,667 (includes international airfare, CISI health/travel insurance, program-related transportation in Korea, excursions, housing, and some meals).  Additional Costs: $400, plus Brooklyn College tuition. Non-tuition out-of-pocket costs include estimated costs for personal expenses, Internet access, and out-of-pocket meals.

Courses and Credits: final course offerings depend on enrollment. Participants will register for one 3-credit course, selecting from among the following courses:
*       TVRA 3841: Multimedia Design and Production
*       TVRA 7736X: Television Program Directing (Graduate students only)

For more information on the program and available scholarships, and for an application, please visit the International Education & Global Engagement website at:

http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/internationaleducation

Students must also contact the program director to express their interest:  Prof. Young Cheong, Department of Television and Radio, tel 718-951-5555 cyoung@brooklyn.cuny.edu

 

CUNY International Programs:  

http://www1.cuny.edu/studyabroad/

CUNY offers 51 programs in 133 countries, with three types of structures:

  • Study Abroad programs may be semester-long, year-long or short-term (typically run during the summer or winter intersession). These programs consist of courses aimed toward a particular course of study and are taught by faculty of the host institution or by visiting CUNY faculty. Students usually pay tuition to the foreign institution through the sponsoring CUNY college. Financial assistance, such as federal student loans and Pell grants, may be available.
  • Exchange programs provide similar opportunities. CUNY students attend an overseas institution for a semester or academic year in exchange for foreign students who enroll at a CUNY college. CUNY students generally pay CUNY tuition to the sponsoring CUNY college. Under current law, the State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) may be applied to such exchange programs. Students may also be eligible for federal student loans and Pell grants.
  • Faculty-led programs are courses taught by CUNY faculty. The programs are short-term and typically run during the summer or winter intersession. Financial assistance, such as federal student loans and Pell grants, may be available.

CUNY Study Abroad Program Directory http://www1.cuny.edu/studyabroad/    Though most CUNY programs are for undergraduate students, we will arrange for graduate credit if the program director can arrange for graduate-level work.

For more information, visit http://www1.cuny.edu/studyabroad/ or write to: international.ed@cuny.edu

SUNY

SUNY PORTAL

Buffalo State SUNY Study Abroad

Binghamton University SUNY Study Abroad

Search Engines for Study Abroad Programs:

Global Exchange

Institute of International Education

Operation Groundswell

Study Abroad.com

Brooklyn College Study Abroad Programs:

Brooklyn College Study Abroad

Africana Studies Department

China Study Abroad

Ghana Study Abroad

India Study Abroad

Other Selected Study Abroad Programs, by Country:

Andean Study Abroad Program- Florida International University Latin American Caribbean Center

Austria- Sommerhochschule

Bolivia Study Abroad- University for Peace

Brazil – Summer (US Winter) School in Concepts and Methods in Political Science  

Applications open July, 15, 2014. The deadline to apply for the 2015 Summer School is October 10, 2014.

The 6th season of the IPSA-USP Summer School on Methods and Concepts in Political Science and International Relations will be held at the University of São Paulo (USP) between January 26th and February 13th, 2015.  Thirteen courses will be offered in quantitative, qualitative and formal methods including four one-week refresher courses, one one-week regular courses and eight two-week regular courses.  Courses offered in 2015 are:

Refresher Courses (January 26-30, 2015)
- Knowing and the Known: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (Patrick Thaddeus Jackson, American University)
- Refresher Course in Mathematics (Glauco Peres da Silva, University of São Paulo)
- Refresher Course in Multiple Regression Analysis (Lorena Barberia, University of São Paulo)
- Refresher Course in Statistics (Leonardo Barone, CEPESP/Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV))
One-Week Regular Courses (February 9-13,2015)
-          Predicting Elections:  Analytical Techniques and Illustrative Case Studies (Clifford Young, IPSOS-Washington)
Two-Week Regular Courses (February 2-13,2015)
- Case Study Methodology – Comparing, Matching and Tracing (Derek Beach, University of Aarhus)
- Introduction to Network Analysis using Pajek (Vladimir Batagelj,  University of Ljubljana)
- Quantitative Methods for Public Policy Analysis (Bruno Cautrès, Science Po)
- Mathematics for Social Scientists (Glauco Peres, University of São Paulo)
- Game Theory and Applications for Political Science (Rebecca Morton, New York University)
- Spatial Data Analysis with Spatial Econometrics (Robert Haining, Cambridge University)
- Time Series and Pooled Time Series Analyses (Guy D. Whitten, Texas A&M University and Lorena Barberia, University of São Paulo)
The Summer School is a partnership between the International Political Science Association (IPSA), the Department of Political Science (DCP), the Institute for International Relations (IRI) at the University of São Paulo and the Brazilian Association of Political Science (ABCP). Generous support for the Summer School is provided by the IPSA, by the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES), by the University of São Paulo, by FAPESP and by the Centro de Estudos da Metrópole (CEM).
For more information: http://www.summerschool.fflch.usp.br/   Contact: summeripsa@usp.br

China- Next Step China

Guatemala- El Nahual

Israel- The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Tel Aviv University’s MA in Middle Eastern Studies (MAMES) program offers students an academic immersion in the history and current affairs of the modern Middle East. The program is taught in English and includes an optional thesis track, field trips in Israel/Palestine and Jordan, and myriad extracurricular programs to enrich students’ learning experience. Those interested in pursuing careers in the fields of journalism, diplomacy, government, think tank research, advocacy/activism, and academia, will find an unparalleled opportunity to acquire an in-depth understanding of the political, social and economic dimensions of the Middle East, from within. The MAMES program also offers intensive language courses in written and spoken Arabic, Hebrew, and Turkish.

The MAMES Program is closely linked with the Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies,  an interdisciplinary research center devoted to the study of the modern history and contemporary affairs of the Middle East and North Africa. Not only do students benefit from research opportunities and resources; the Dayan Center recruits its research assistants from the MAMES classes to build the next generation of Middle East scholars.
The Center’s publications include peer reviewed journals, economics and current affairs newsletters, and analysis of recent trends and regional phenomena. The Dayan Center is launching the Diane and Guilford Glazer Media Initiative, a new series of media projects, including the Diwaniyya podcast on Middle East culture, history and politics. The Dayan Center provides a broad view of the Middle East and North Africa by analyzing the region’s current and historical geopolitical, as well as social and cultural phenomena. For this reason, the Dayan Center would be a great place to intern for any students interested in the MENA region.

Mexico- Mexico Solidarity Network

Middle East- Galilee International Management Institute

Peru – Ecela Spanish. The program includes the equivalent of two college Spanish courses plus significant exposure to Peruvian legal and political systems.  It is especially appropriate for anyone considering a career with contact with Spanish-speaking populations, such as in immigration, civil rights, or criminal justice.  Dates: July 6 – August 16.  Tuition: $2,499.  For application, please contact MUngar@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Austria: International Summer Program 2014, Sommerhochschule, University of Vienna.

 

The International Summer Program 2014 will take place from July 12th to August 9th 2014. Applications are  welcome until May 31, 2014.  The four week program offers high level European Studies courses in the morning and German Language courses in the afternoon.  The European Studies courses are held in English and focus on Europe and the European Union. They cover political, economic, and legal, but also historical and cultural aspects of the multiple transformations the continent is currently undergoing.  Students from all over the world have been drawn to the program, not only because of its outstanding academic reputation and the excellent opportunities it offers students to study German, but also because of its location directly on the shores of Lake Wolfgang, one of Austria’s most scenic lakes in the picturesque Salzkammergut region and because of the excellent sports and recreational facilities. The campus life creates an environment which encourages intercultural and social exchange and favours mutual understanding within the international student population. Participants thus broaden their horizon, meet colleagues from different fields of study, make friends for life and build connections for their future professional careers.  More information about the Sommerhochschule and the International Summer Program can be found at our homepage athttp://shs.univie.ac.at.  We will also provide you with further information material about the Sommerhochschule within the next few weeks. The brochure of the Sommerhochschule will be sent to your department via regular mail.  For further information or special requests please contact the Program Coordinator, Ms. Nina Gruber, at sommerhochschule@univie.ac.at.



   

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