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AFS ventures into tertiary education programs, working with our AFS partners in China and the USA as well as cooperating with IES Abroad. Both AFS and IES Abroad are international not for profit organizations, founded right after the second World War to provide intercultural learning opportunities to help people develop the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to create a more just and peaceful world.

We offer more than 50 programs in 19 countries in Europe, Asia, The Americas and Africa. Imagine feeling at home living in places like Cape Town, Paris, Berlin or Quito. Whether you’re living in a homestay with a local family, a residence hall, or an apartment, you will meet people who will change how you see the world. For an authentic experience, we believe that where you live should be reflective of how local students are living. Our goal is that when you leave your host city, it will feel like home. We want to provide you with the highest quality academic and cultural study-abroad experience possible. With us, the city you study abroad in is part of your education.

We’re not your normal college or university. In

The city is your classroom. Our world-class

a way, we function like your home university or

professors will show you places tourists don’t

college except our classrooms are in exciting

get to see, and you’ll experience first-hand

destinations around the world and are filled with a

the people and places you’re learning about.

mix of local and international students.

Your studies will come alive.


Why? Impact of our programs

Better language skills The ability to speak and use a foreign language provides countless advantages in the workforce as well as in everyday life. The type of immersive experience provided by our programs is one of the most effective ways to learn another language. Many students achieve fluency during their time away and, even twenty years after their sojourn, report this as one of the most important benefits received.

Lifelong intercultural competencies

Greater intercultural sensitivity

Beyond simply continuing their academic studies in

Our programs result in alumni who are more

a new setting, our enhanced UniversitiesAbroad.org

interculturally sensitive and globally aware.

programs help students develop more effective cross-

We are using the Developmental Model of

cultural communication skills, appreciate different

Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS), a research-

cultural perspectives and deepen their own emotional

based model that identifies varying worldviews

intelligence and empathy. These abilities help

through which people perceive cultural

program participants learn how to work effectively

difference, in combination with a related

and appropriately in different environments—

measurement instrument, the Intercultural

necessary skills in our interconnected world that will

Development Inventory (IDI). Recent studies

stay with them for life.

show that the structured learning abroad offered in our programs moves individuals from

Multifaceted careers & lifestyles Research has shown that our program alumni go on to have more diversity in their academic, professional, and social networks. They are also significantly more likely than their peers to have careers that involve working extensively with other cultures, and are

ethnocentric (closed) outlooks towards more ethnorelative (open) positions that appreciate difference and seek to understand the values and perspectives that shape these.

Personal development & growth

almost 50% more likely to live and work abroad for an

Our participants experience dramatically lowered

extended period.

feelings of anxiety in new environments as a result of their time abroad. Not only do they feel more comfortable around people from other cultures, they are much less likely to view the world in terms of “them” and “us.” Our longterm research demonstrates that these traits endure well beyond the experience abroad, up to twenty-five years after our programs.


Why study with us? Contrary to popular belief, intercultural skills are not something that can be acquired by simply traveling. Just living, studying, or working abroad does not in and of itself guarantee global

different cultural contexts and viewpoints, working effectively in diverse teams, demonstrating respect for others, and accepting difference in cultural contexts, viewpoints, and new ways of thinking.

with intercultural cooperation and effective

More than study abroad: Enhanced intercultural education

communication are an essential part of not only

While these valuable skills are not magically

success, but even survival, in today’s world.

transferred upon students through simple

UniversitiesAbroad.org programs offer both

immersion (as many study abroad providers may

an immersive study abroad experience and

claim), immersion is a powerful first step towards

an enhanced intercultural learning curriculum

transformative learning. Our UniversitiesAbroad.

designed to help students develop critical cultural

org programs provide the crucial next step,

intelligence abilities that will last a lifetime.

offering a unique integrated Intercultural Learning

“competence.” At the same time, skills associated

(ICL) curriculum that sets us—and you—apart by

Employer-valued skills The 2011 QS Global Employer Survey1 of more

preparing our participants to live, work and lead in global society.

than 10,000 HR recruiters concluded that

Born from 60+ years of experience, our concrete

irrespective of where a student is located,

approach to competency-building has been

international education enhances employability.

specially designed to supplement experiential

Globally, employers today highly value and

learning. Through structured reflection,

actively recruit people with international study

interpersonal growth and intercultural competence

experience and foreign language skills.

are maximized. Alumni from our programs return

Studying abroad has become the standard for people looking to set themselves apart from their peers. Employers perceive a strong connection

with the training in the intercultural skills so highly sought after by employers and a greater understanding of themselves.

between study abroad and desirable intercultural skills. According to a 2013 report by the British Council2 of over 350 large employers, study

1 http://content.qs.com/qs/qs-global-employer-survey-2011.pdf

abroad is among the top recommendations by

2 http://www.britishcouncil.org/culture-at-work-research_march_2013.pdf

employers in many countries for developing a global workforce. This same report found that highly valued “intercultural skills” were defined by employers as the ability to understand


EUROPE AUSTRIA VIENNA ENGLAND LONDON FRANCE PARIS GERMANY BERLIN. FREIBURG ITALY MILAN, ROME IRELAND DUBLIN NETHERLANDS AMSTERDAM SPAIN MADRID, BARCELONA TURKEY ISTAMBUL

ASIA JAPAN TOKYO, NAGOYA CHINA LIAONING, SICHUAN, ANHUI INDIA NEW DELHI

AMERICA ARGENTINA BUENOS AIRES BRASIL RIO DE JANEIRO CHILE SANTIAGO ECUADOR QUITO USA VARIOUS CITIES

AFRICA

SOUTH AFRICA CAPE TOWN MOROCCO RABAT


Programs Europe

AUSTRIA VIENNA

ENGLAND LONDON Theater Studies (SEMESTER)

European Society & Culture

Study London

(SEMESTER)

(SEMESTER)

Music

Queen Mary, University of London Direct Enrollment

(SEMESTER)

Intensive Music Performance for Vocalists and Collaborative Pianists

(SEMESTER)

UK Today

(SHORT PROGRAM)

(SHORT PROGRAM)

Music History and Performance

Internship

(SHORT PROGRAM)

(SHORT PROGRAM)


GERMANY BERLIN Language & Area Studies (SEMESTER)

Metropolitan Studies (SEMESTER)

FRANCE PARIS Business & International Affairs

Language & Culture (SHORT PROGRAM)

Metropolitan Studies & Architecture (SHORT PROGRAM)

(SEMESTER)

French Studies

FREIBURG

(SEMESTER)

Beginning Language

Language & Area Studies

(SHORT PROGRAM)

(SEMESTER)

Intermediate Language

European Union

(SHORT PROGRAM)

(SEMESTER & SHORT PROGRAM)

Advanced Language

Environmental Studies & Sustainability

(SHORT PROGRAM)

(SEMESTER)


ITALY MILAN Italy Today (SEMESTER)

IRELAND DUBLIN

ROME

Irish Studies

Study Rome: Language & Area Studies

(SEMESTER & SHORT PROGRAM)

(SEMESTER)

Internship

Language & Culture

(SHORT PROGRAM)

(SHORT PROGRAM)

Internship (SHORT PROGRAM)


SPAIN MADRID Language & Area Studies (SEMESTER)

NETHERLANDS AMSTERDAM

BARCELONA Language & Area Studies

Study in Amsterdam

(SHORT PROGRAM)

(SEMESTER)

Internship (SHORT PROGRAM)

Language Intensive (SHORT PROGRAM)


Programs Asia

JAPAN TOKYO Language Intensive Program at Kanda University (SEMESTER)

Society & Culture Program at Kanda University

TURKEY ISTANBUL Turkish & Middle Eastern Studies

(SEMESTER)

NAGOYA

(SEMESTER)

Nagoya: Language & Culture (SHORT PROGRAM)


CHINA LIAONING China Business Management - focus on international enterprises (SEMESTER)

SICHUAN Chinese Cultural Studies (SEMESTER)

A Survey of China (SHORT PROGRAM)

ANHUI Chinese Literature and Art Studies (SHORT PROGRAM)

INDIA NEW DELHI Study in Delhi (SEMESTER)


Programs The Americas

ARGENTINA BUENOS AIRES Latin American Studies Societies & Cultures (SEMESTER)

BRAZIL RIO DE JANEIRO Study Brazil (SEMESTER)


USA VARIOUS CITIES Community College Program (YEAR & SEMESTER) Currently offered in: - Portland, OR - Albany, NY

CHILE SANTIAGO

- Washington, DC - Baltimore, MD

Study in Santiago (SEMESTER)


Programs Africa

SOUTH AFRICA CAPE TOWN ECUADOR QUITO

University of the Western Cape Direct Enrollment (SEMESTER)

Area Studies & Language (SEMESTER)

Health Studies (SHORT PROGRAM)

MOROCCO RABAT Study in Rabat (SEMESTER)


How to Apply?

Step 1: Please contact us to start your application as soon as possible. Step 2: We will invite you for an interview and discuss your application. You will then choose the city you would like to go to and program you would like to attend.

Step 3: Once you have gone through the application and selection process, have had all your information checked and comply with the criteria, we will submit your application to the hosting institution. They will need to give a final go ahead before you can be accepted into the program.

Step 4: Once you are accepted into the program, you will be required to pay a 500 USD deposit to guarantee your spot in the program. Deadlines: Contact details:

71 West 23rd Street, 6th Floor New York, NY 10010-4102, USA Tel: 1.212.807.8686 E-mail: xxxxxxx

www.universitiesabroad.org


71 West 23rd Street, 6th Floor New York, NY 10010-4102, USA Tel: 1.212.807.8686 E-mail: xxxxxxx

www.universitiesabroad.org


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