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Florence, capital of Italy’s famed Tuscany region, is located in central Italy on the Arno River, which is spanned by the iconic Ponte Vecchio. It is an ideal spot for students of art, history, classics and literature and for those with an interest in the Italian language.

EUROCENTRES FIRENZE

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FLORENCE > ITALY

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

W H AT I S T U D I E D

• Architecture • Italian grammar and conversation • Photography W H AT I D I S C O V E R E D

I made an effort to truly immerse myself in another culture and live the Italian life by meeting as many people as I could and speaking Italian all the time. It’s amazing how quickly you pick up a language when you have to communicate. At the end of the term, I traveled to the southern part of Italy, where I was able to speak the language fairly well. I felt so independent yet connected. WHY GO?

Reading about something in a textbook is completely different than experiencing it in real life. Florence is beautiful, with so much fascinating history and some of the world’s most famous art and architecture, like Michelangelo’s statue of David and Brunelleschi’s dome on the Duomo. It’s thrilling to become absorbed in another culture. It’s also important to try new things; it helps you to become a well-rounded, cultured individual.

FLORENCE >ITALY

UNION STUDY ABROAD

JACLYN SALZILLO

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This program, geared toward science and engineering students, focuses on biology, chemistry and biophysics research. Participants work on state-of-the-art studies in small groups with National Research Council faculty and advanced students. There are also ample opportunities to enjoy the Sicilian culture, rich in architecture, art, food, history, literature and music. The striking southern Italian landscape features Greek temples, Roman ruins, Norman castles and Byzantine domes.

SICILY > ITALY

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NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL, PALERMO

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

W H AT I S T U D I E D

• Italian conversation and grammar • Scientific research • Sicilian history and culture W H AT I D I S C O V E R E D

I was amazed at the many diverse cultures that were part of Sicily’s ancient history and the Arab, Roman and Greek influences. We saw remote towns and back alleys that tourists usually pass right by, and we became part of some traditional ceremonies in small towns while traveling throughout the island. Working in a national science lab with a researcher who knew very little English helped me learn the Italian language more efficiently. Although science is universal, we still had to think of creative ways to communicate with each other. WHY GO?

A term abroad is life-changing. It presents a unique opportunity to be immersed in a new culture and learn how other people live around the world. Some of the friendships and bonds I shared with people I worked with are undoubtedly everlasting, including friendships I made at a local dance studio in Palermo.

SICILY > ITALY

UNION TERMS ABROAD

ALYSSA SIMEONE

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One of the world's oldest cities, Athens is known as the birthplace of western civilization and democracy. This bustling city was home to the original modern Olympics; when, after 100 years, the games returned in 2004, the city underwent an enormous facelift. Today, the contrast of the classical—including the Acropolis, Parthenon and Temple of Olympian Zeus—and contemporary make for a fascinating city.

COLLEGE YEAR IN ATHENS

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ATHENS > GREECE

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

W H AT I S T U D I E D

• Aegean art and archaeology • Ethnography of modern Greece • History of the Hellenistic world • Modern Greek W H AT I D I S C O V E R E D

Greece has an appealing mixed heritage of the West and East. The West is associated with ancient democracy, the EU and modern Western society, and the East with Greek Orthodoxy, the Byzantine Empire and Greece’s strong religious identity. This is only part of the reason that social upheaval keeps modern Greece in a constant stranglehold. The issues that plague Athens are fiery and fascinating. WHY GO?

Part of what’s amazing about Athens and Greece is that you can’t go far without finding another piece of history. Several courses have on-site classes; you learn about the very place in which you’re standing. In Aegean art and archaeology, you’ll visit ancient sites to see how art has changed over 1,500 years. And for those interested in language studies, Greek, both ancient and modern, and Latin are always offered.

ATHENS >GREECE

UNION STUDY ABROAD

ELON GAFFIN-CAHN

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The capital of the Andalusia region, Seville has a population of more than 700,000. Straddling the Guadalquivir River, it features twisting streets, narrow lanes and ancient cathedrals. The Center for Cross-Cultural Study is housed in two turn-of-the-century mansions in the heart of Seville’s commercial and social center, a short walk from Universidad de Sevilla and some of Spain’s most impressive historic sites.

THE CENTER FOR CROSS-CULTURAL STUDY

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SEVILLE > SPAIN

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

W H AT I S T U D I E D

• Literature • Sociology • Spanish grammar W H AT I D I S C O V E R E D

Since I’d never been to Spain before, everything was new to me: the food, culture, customs. It was interesting and amusing, at times, to see how another country stereotypes Americans and our way of life. I took all of my classes in Spanish. It was great to have a sociology class because it helped me put what I was learning into a larger context. WHY GO?

I would recommend this program to anyone who wants to broaden his or her horizons. Sometimes we get stuck in our own little bubble and forget there are other worlds out there. It’s a great opportunity to meet people and build connections that will extend beyond the term abroad, possibly for a lifetime.

SEVILLE >SPAIN

UNION STUDY ABROAD

GINA CESAR

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York is located on the banks of the River Ouse, halfway between London and Edinburgh. The jewel in the crown of northern England, today York features a service-focused economy, with a tourism industry that thrives on historic and cultural attractions. At York St. John, Union students choose three courses to fulfill requirements in most majors.

YORK ST. JOHN UNIVERSITY

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YORK > ENGLAND

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

W H AT I S T U D I E D

• Cultures of childhood • Gothic horror and film • Shakespeare W H AT I D I S C O V E R E D

This was the first time in my life I was removed from the bubble of home and school and able to explore an unfamiliar culture. The program allowed me to thoroughly experience the quaint and welcoming town of York. I was excited to study classic texts in one of the most historic towns in England. For instance, I studied Bram Stoker’s Dracula, a novel partially based in Whitby, a picturesque fishing town just an hour away. WHY GO?

Every day presents new challenges and opportunities, both in and out of the classroom. Time away from home gives you no choice but to grow up. It’s an eye-opening experience that teaches you everything from budgeting weekly expenses to embracing spontaneity, while being exposed to new academic perspectives.

YORK >ENGLAND

UNION STUDY ABROAD

ALEXIS (BIZ) DEEB

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For those interested in medicine, public health and health economics, the NHS term explores and compares national health systems. Selected experts in each country present seminars, which are supplemented by tours of hospitals, clinics and other facilities. Students spend the first nine weeks of the term at Union, completing an internship, followed by one week in Canada, two weeks in Denmark and five days in England.

NATIONAL HEALTH SYSTEMS

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> CANADA > DENMARK > U.K. > U.S.

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

UNION STUDY ABROAD

AJAY MAJOR W H AT I S T U D I E D

• Diversity in health care provision • Foundations of North American and European health care • Internship in migrant health care clinic (B.E.S.T. Backstretch, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) W H AT I D I S C O V E R E D

Innovations in the provision and regulation of health care are being made all over the world, most falling under the radar of popular media. There’s no one “right” way to provide health care; different countries have different approaches, largely based on the development of their social support system and the value placed on public health. I also discovered that I really love to travel. WHY GO?

Studying abroad is one of the best experiences Union offers. It gives you the opportunity to learn and live in a completely foreign environment, and pushes and challenges you in a way that traditional classes cannot.

>CANADA >U.S.

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>DENMARK >U.K.

Shanghai, one of the world’s largest metropolitan areas (pop. 20 million) is an exceptional place to study. Union students are based at Fudan University, home to more than 25,000 multinational, full-time students. Through language study, excursions and cultural events, this program presents a chance to explore China’s rich and diverse cultural heritage as well as experience firsthand why China is one of the fastest growing nations.

FUDAN UNIVERSITY

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SHANGHAI > CHINA

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

W H AT I S T U D I E D

• Chinese culture • Chinese history and civilization • Intensive Chinese (Mandarin) W H AT I D I S C O V E R E D

This amazing city exceeded all my expectations and provided a once-in-a-lifetime learning experience. Perhaps my unique cultural experience was summed up best by my 10-minute bicycle commute to class. I rode side by side with hundreds of other students and workers; practiced my Chinese and devoured delicious jiaozi (dumplings) during my stop at a street vendor; waved, smiled and shouted Zaoshang hao! (good morning!) to the woman who sold me water—and marveled at all Shanghai has to offer. WHY GO?

China is a remarkable country. This term abroad program enables you to see all sides of one of the world’s most influential countries and greatly improve your language skills. At Fudan, one of China’s most respected institutions, you’ll interact with professors who are at the top of their fields, as well as with Chinese students from throughout the country and classmates from places as diverse as Ireland, Chile, South Korea, Kazakhstan and Indonesia.

SHANGHAI >CHINA

UNION TERMS ABROAD

LUCAS FIRST

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This exchange program offers intensive study of modern Japanese, including speaking, reading and writing. Students take part in the Asian Studies program offered through Kansai Gaidai University’s Center for International Education. Osaka is located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Japan’s main island of Honshu. An industrial and business center (pop. 2.6 million), it is the third most populated city in Japan.

KANSAI GAIDAI UNIVERSITY

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OSAKA > JAPAN

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

W H AT I S T U D I E D

• Japan-China modernization • Japanese reading, writing, grammar and speaking • Visual anthropology W H AT I D I S C O V E R E D

I found everything so interesting and unexpected, especially how the Japanese people celebrate Buddhist festivals. I also was surprised by how clean the country is, how environmentally conscious it is. I loved the Japanese sense of style, including street fashions in places like in Umeda, Shinjuku, Ginza and Hirajuku. And of course, the food and the Bunraku puppet theater are wonderful. WHY GO?

Being a part of the study abroad program in Japan enabled me to improve my Japanese speaking skills and learn more about the culture. I’m enjoying sharing what I learned with others on campus.

OSAKA >JAPAN

UNION TERMS ABROAD

DAN NI CAO

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This two-city term abroad introduces students to the modern capital, Berlin, with its compelling architecture, culture and history, and medieval Freiburg, a major commercial, intellectual and ecclesiastical center. Students also have an opportunity to visit such cities as Munich, Dresden and Leipzig.

FREIBURG / BERLIN > GERMANY

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THE GOETHE INSTITUTE

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

W H AT I S T U D I E D

• Art and architecture • History and culture • Language W H AT I D I S C O V E R E D

While abroad, I developed my German language skills. In doing so, I began to understand some of the hardships faced by immigrants and non-native German speakers. This understanding has increased my interest in interacting with different cultures, and as a result, I’m now more involved with the international student community at Union. WHY GO?

Having the opportunity to live independently in another culture facilitates personal growth and maturity, and it is essential to gaining all you can from the Union College experience. From an academic standpoint, the courses I took helped fulfill requirements for my interdepartmental major in German and history.

FREIBURG /BERLIN > GERMANY

UNION TERMS ABROAD

ERICA FUGGER

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AACHEN / JÜLICH > GERMANY

FACHHOCHSCHULE (FH) (AACHEN UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES)

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

• Biomedical engineering • Biotechnology • Chemistry • Electrical engineering

• Informatics • Mechanical engineering • Mechatronics

WHY GO?

This exchange program is for declared engineering majors and covers winter/spring terms. With a population of 250,000, Aachen is Germany's largest westernmost city. Located in the border triangle with Belgium and the Netherlands, Aachen attracts visitors with its international ambiance. Four universities host more than 40,000 students, creating an inspired atmosphere for learning and recreation. The FH Aachen-University of Applied Sciences is one of the biggest schools of its kind in Germany, with roughly 8,000 students, 220 professors and 640 lecturers and assistants. It specializes in technology, engineering, business and design. Intensive German language courses are available. Jülich, a quaint city of 33,000, is located about 20 miles west of Aachen. Well-established in the sciences, it is home to the largest research center in Germany—Forschungszentrum Jülich, which houses the world's second fastest supercomputer — and the Jülich campus of the FH Aachen. It was home to the 2007 Nobel Prize winner in physics, Peter Grünberg.

AACHEN/JÜLICH > GERMANY

UNION TERMS ABROAD

W H AT Y O U ’ L L S T U D Y

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Based at National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), this is a cooperative program with Hobart and William Smith Colleges through the Partnership for Global Education (PGE). It combines specific PGE courses with regular university classes, and students also engage in a local service learning project. A university town in the country’s most typically “Irish” region, Galway is known for its vibrant artistic and cultural atmosphere.

GALWAY > IRELAND

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NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

W H AT I S T U D I E D

• History of the English Language • Human sexuality • Irish literature and culture • Traditional Irish music W H AT I D I S C O V E R E D

It was a brand new experience for me to balance taking classes with learning about a new culture. I discovered that I can set aside my fears of the unknown and be independent in an unfamiliar country. WHY GO?

Studying in Galway was one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. As a mathematics major, I didn’t take any courses for my major while at the university. Instead, I used the term to enhance my writing skills and take full advantage of my liberal arts education. I also formed close bonds with our group, another wonderful part of the experience. Every Union student, regardless of his or her major, should look into studying abroad.

GALWAY > IRELAND

UNION TERMS ABROAD

ERIN WHITNEY

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A racially and ethnically diverse country, Brazil is ideal for studying economic development, diversity, and social and political democratization. São Paulo (pop. 19 million) is one of this hemisphere’s most dynamic cities, and it also offers a unique perspective to study sustainability initiatives and policies to protect water and natural resources. This is a Partnership for Global Education (PGE) program with Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

SÃO PAULO > BRAZIL

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FUNDAÇÃO ARMANDO ALVARES PENTEADO

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

W H AT I S T U D I E D

• Brazilian culture and society • Contemporary Brazilian cinema • Environmental studies • Portuguese language W H AT I D I S C O V E R E D

I learned about Brazilian culture from different academic perspectives: political, economic, sociological. I discovered that vegetarians are the minority in Brazil, and I have a newfound appreciation for pão de queijo (round balls of bread baked with cheese). I also discovered that four months is a lot shorter than it seems, so it’s important to seize the moment and explore everything that comes your way. WHY GO?

Go if you want to experience a new environment removed from the United States. From eating the native foods to navigating the city traffic, there will be endless opportunities to live the life of a Paulista. A very special part of my term in São Paulo was the relationship I developed with my homestay family. Chances are, living with your host family will make your trip. Learning Portuguese is an added bonus.

SÃO PAULO > BRAZIL

UNION TERMS ABROAD

KAMA SACAJIU

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Historic Rennes, capital of the Brittany region, is located in northwestern France, 190 miles from Paris. A university town rich in 18th and 19th century architecture, Rennes is home to more than 45,000 students. For several years, it has topped national surveys about quality of life in France. Union students undertake an intensive study of modern French with an emphasis on speaking and writing, and current French life, focusing on social and political institutions.

RENNES > FRANCE

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

W H AT I S T U D I E D

• Cinema • Francophone culture • Language comprehension and writing W H AT I D I S C O V E R E D

I’m definitely more independent because of my time in Rennes. I got acquainted with every aspect of French culture: cinema, history, politics and everyday life. I experienced French politics firsthand because of strikes and protests about pension reform and fuel shortages. Also, life in Rennes is relaxed compared to how Americans live, and I took time to appreciate this difference. Practicing the language was essential; as time went on, I could see how much I improved. I also got to travel within Brittany with our Union group. Talking and especially listening were keys to understanding this new life. WHY GO?

As a French major, I found this an amazing way to study and improve my language skills. I also was pushed outside my comfort zone and got to know other people with different backgrounds.

RENNES > FRANCE

UNION TERMS ABROAD

STEFANIE CHARLES

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Historic Lille, France’s fourth largest city, is a dynamic financial center and artistic hub, recognized for its welcoming living environment and well-preserved heritage. This exchange with the IESEG School of Management (Institut d’Économie Scientifique Et de Gestion, or Institute of Scientific Economy and Management) is held in the winter term. The school is part of the Catholic University of Lille, France’s largest private university.

IESEG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

LILLE > FRANCE

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

W H AT I S T U D I E D

• Corporate social responsibility • Corporate investment decisions (finance) • International business • Technology and innovation management W H AT I D I S C O V E R E D

I discovered that I’m more capable than I thought at handling challenges. There were times I had to do some problem-solving around financial and travel issues, and I found that with each dilemma, my worries lessened and my skills at adapting to new situations increased. WHY GO?

This is an exceptional way to enjoy a first-hand glimpse of a business school in an international setting and experience something beyond Union’s gates. This term abroad allows you to access a different type of education and visit unforgettable places. You’ll also gain a better understanding of who you are and what you’re capable of, two things that are invaluable.

LILLE > FRANCE

UNION TERMS ABROAD

JAMES MACDONALD

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Palau, known for its biodiversity and pristine beauty, is ideal for introducing students to cultures of the Pacific Islands and the process of anthropological research. Located some 500 miles east of the Philippines, this island nation is one of the world’s smallest sovereign states (pop. 20,000). The Palau term also offers hands-on experience with NGOs, museums, businesses, schools and other local groups through an internship component.

PALAU > MICRONESIA

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

W H AT I S T U D I E D

• Culture and Work • Independent study in anthropology • Peoples of the Pacific W H AT I D I S C O V E R E D

Living with a Palauan family showed me that despite people’s differences, we can find common ground in our experiences. During classes I got to discuss real issues facing modern Palauans, including their close political affiliation with the U.S., how they have interpreted western religions and their historic move to ban nuclear weapons. WHY GO?

You’ll be fully immersed in the Palauan way of life. I volunteered my time at the Palau Bureau of Arts and Culture, doing research and field expeditions to survey historical and cultural sites on the country’s many islands. The excursions are spectacular; you get to experience Palau’s world renowned reef and its inhabitants, from reef sharks to exotic tropical fish. The island continues to be, as it has been throughout history, a crossroads for people from throughout the world.

PALAU > MICRONESIA

UNION TERMS ABROAD

MATT KELLEHER

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A city of nearly half a million in Belgium’s northern province of Flanders, Antwerp is a bustling trade and artistic hub. The University of Antwerp (UA) has about 13,000 students on four campuses in the historic city center and in the green belt to the south. As part of Union’s economics exchange program with UA, you’ll study business, economics and economic policy with students from many other countries.

UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

ANTWERP > BELGIUM

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

W H AT I S T U D I E D

• E-commerce and channel management • Economics of global policy issues • International marketing • Labor economics W H AT I D I S C O V E R E D

Belgium is the home of the European Union, which makes it the center of economic decision-making for much of Western Europe. The constant policy debates on domestic and international issues create a divided society. Balancing the cultural divides, within Belgium and with the rest of the European Union, while simultaneously working to create a single European market is an ever-present issue that quickly becomes a part of everyday life. WHY GO?

The Belgium program gives you complete independence to shape your own experience. You decide on your classes and travel plans. Courses are challenging, with an emphasis on group projects and presentations. The university organizes optional events with other international students, making it easy to meet people from all over the world.

ANTWERP > BELGIUM

UNION TERMS ABROAD

JAKE ANDERSON

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

As a developing Pacific Island nation, Fiji is an ideal setting for an immersive experience in learning about the peoples of the Pacific. Each student lives with a Fijian host family in Fiji's capital, Suva, and students are exposed to the basics of anthropological research in a field setting. This term also offers hands-on experience through internships with NGOs, museums, businesses, schools and other local groups.

FIJI > MELANESIA

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

W H AT I S T U D I E D

• Fijian kinship • Fijian history • Concepts of self and society W H AT I D I S C O V E R E D

My time in Fiji taught me the art of trying to see a commonplace practice or problem from a new perspective. My experiences also demonstrated that I can be successful in building relationships in a setting well outside my comfort zone. Now when I’m faced with a new challenge or find myself in a daunting setting or situation, I think, “If I can do it in Fiji, I can do it here.” WHY GO?

Fijian culture is unlike any culture most middle class Americans have experienced. In Fiji, American common sense doesn’t make much sense. You have to re-learn every common practice from entering a house to how to eat or where to sit in a room. Studying abroad in Fiji will alter how you look at the world and yourself.

FIJI > PACIFIC ISLANDS

UNION TERMS ABROAD

SARA MELTON

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Australia, home to great biological and geologic diversity, becomes the classroom on this term abroad, with a focus on marine and terrestrial ecology of the country’s eastern region. This is a Partnership for Global Education (PGE) program run jointly with Hobart and William Smith Colleges at the University of Queensland (UQ), the country’s largest university.

UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

BRISBANE > AUSTRALIA

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

W H AT I S T U D I E D

• Australian culture • Australian and New Zealand geology • Marine ecology • Terrestrial ecology W H AT I D I S C O V E R E D

The world is a lot bigger than we realize. Living in another country that was completely foreign to me, I learned more about myself than I ever could have imagined. WHY GO?

Going on a week-long lab trip to a secluded island on the Great Barrier Reef is amazing, but beyond that, when will you have the chance to live in, and not simply visit, another country? Union organizes the essentials— courses, professors, living spaces—and the rest is up to you.

BRISBANE > AUSTRALIA

UNION TERMS ABROAD

SHABANA HOOSEIN

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With a population of 1 million, this historic capital city sits at a remarkable crossroads. Through coursework, group excursions and a required internship or independent project, students explore an ancient Asian civilization undergoing a dramatic process of transition and modernization. This is a cooperative program with Hobart and William Smith Colleges through the Partnership for Global Education (PGE).

VIETNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

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HANOI > VIETNAM

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

W H AT I S T U D I E D

• Independent field project/internship • Intensive Vietnamese language • Sociology of Hanoi and Saigon • Vietnamese history and culture W H AT I D I S C O V E R E D

Our courses gave me a tremendous amount of insight into the lives of the Vietnamese people. For my independent project, I worked in a motorcycle shop with a man and his family who didn’t speak English. He taught me about motorcycles, but more importantly, I used my Vietnamese and learned about Vietnamese family life. I discovered that I can now travel anywhere in the world and that you meet the kindest people. I learned how to be patient and how to make plans A, B and C— and to expect Plan D to work out. WHY GO?

When else could you travel to Vietnam on your own? And I can’t imagine a country that’s more different than America.

HANOI > VIETNAM

UNION TERMS ABROAD

KYLE BUCKLIN

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ANKARA > TURKEY

MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

• Electrical and electronic engineering • Environmental engineering • Mechanical engineering WHY GO?

This exchange program in Turkey’s capital is for declared engineering majors and covers winter/spring terms. An ancient city with a rich cultural heritage, Ankara has a population of 4.5 million. An important commercial and industrial city located at the center of Turkey's highway and railway networks, it serves as the marketing center for the surrounding agricultural area. Middle Eastern Technical University (METU) is a large, multidisciplinary university with 23,000 students, of which 16,000 are undergraduates. The language of instruction is English. There are 40 undergraduate programs within five faculties. The Faculty of Engineering houses 13 engineering programs, all accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). METU hosts more than 1,500 international students from 80 countries.

ANKARA > TURKEY

UNION TERMS ABROAD

W H AT Y O U ’ L L S T U D Y

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This program is geared toward declared engineering majors, although computer science, math and physics majors also are considered. A country with a rich musical, cultural and architectural heritage, Prague has weathered more than 1,000 years of turbulent history. Located behind the Iron Curtain for 40 years, it broke from Communist rule in 1989 and emerged as the capital of the Czech Republic, a sovereign, democratic nation.

CZECH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

PRAGUE > CZECH REPUBLIC

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

W H AT I S T U D I E D

• Architecture • Czech culture • Environmental engineering W H AT I D I S C O V E R E D

Having real life experiences through traveling and exploring helps you grow as a person, handle yourself in different situations and acclimate to new cultures. WHY GO?

Studying at CTU is a nice change from the rigor and structure of the typical engineering schedule at Union. Studying at a technical university, you’re able to explore a broad variety of engineering topics. And since this is an exchange program, you meet other students and make friends from all over the world. Not only is it a great learning experience, but the Czech culture is interesting and carefree, and Prague is ideal for traveling throughout the Czech Republic and to other countries.

PRAGUE > CZECH REPUBLIC

UNION TERMS ABROAD

JULIE FEHLMANN

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MOSHI > TANZANIA

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

• Anthropology • Culture, environment and tourism • Field research methods • Swahili WHY GO

The East African nation of Tanzania has long been famous for its rich cultural heritage and iconic natural wonders such as the Serengeti plains, Ngorongoro Crater and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Students will explore how culture and nature are connected by studying cultural ecology and economic development in the heart of Tanzania's booming international tourism scene. You’ll be based in Moshi, a town of about 150,000 at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro. There will be many opportunities to learn about contemporary African ways of life in this cultural heartland of the Chagga people. The program combines intensive Swahili language instruction, guest lectures, an independent research project and several field trips, including an educational safari in and around the Serengeti. One term of Swahili (offered for course credit the preceding fall term) is required before participating.

MOSHI > TANZANIA

UNION TERMS ABROAD

W H AT Y O U ’ L L S T U D Y

www.union.edu/international


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