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New Academic Programs for 2016

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We’ve added exciting new academic partnerships for 2016-2017 in Prague, Berlin, Barcelona and Buenos Aires. Starting spring 2016, AIFS will offer new academic programs in Barcelona and Buenos Aires, and a new semester study abroad program in Berlin, Germany. And starting fall 2016, AIFs will offer a new academic program in Prague. The programs at a glance:

The University of Economics, Prague (VŠE)

In addition to our program at Charles University, students will now have the opportunity to take courses at the University of Economics in Prague. With professional insight and instruction by Czech professors and business professionals, the Central and East European Studies Program (CESP) provides students with a unique academic opportunity. Taught in English, CESP reviews the past and investigates the present and the future of the developing economies, societies, politics, and languages of Central and Eastern Europe. The details: students can take up to 4 courses; a minimum 2.5 GPA is required. Read more about Prague on our website.

Courses include:

  • Global Business and International Trade
  • Managing Corporate Finance in the Global Environment
  • Cultural History of the Czech Lands
  • Marketing in Central and Eastern Europe
  • International Marketing Communications European Integration

Freie Universität Berlin

The European Studies Program at FU Berlin was created in 2005 and is specifically designed to meet the academic needs of U.S. university students. This program is aimed at students interested in the history and culture of Germany within the context of Europe, and for students interested in beginning or advancing their German language skills. Courses are available in arts and humanities, business and economics, international relations, music and cinema, German language and more.

The details: courses are taught in English (except German language) and are scheduled Monday through Thursday; all students are required to take German language, no previous study of German is required; the minimum, and recommended, course load is four courses, including German language; students can take a fifth course with approval from their home institution. Read more about the program and see more courses on our website.

Courses include:

  • Integration, Conflict, and Security in Europe
  • Perspectives on 20th Century Art in Central Europe
  • German Cinema to 1945
  • Berlin: History, Memory, Literature European Business
  • Green Business
  • Environmental Politics and Policy in Europe

Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF)

In addition to our Spanish Language, Liberal Arts and Business Program at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), students will now also have the opportunity to choose from a European Studies Program or an International Business Program at the Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF). The details: students take 4 or 5 courses in a semester; each course is recommended for 3 semester credits; a minimum 3.0 GPA is required (a lower GPA will be considered on a case by case basis); students also have the option to take content courses taught in Spanish.

The Hispanic and European Studies Program (HESP)

The Hispanic and European Studies Program (HESP) is the core of the UPF Education Abroad Program. The program aims to provide students with greater insight into the history and context of Europe, Spain and Catalonia while encouraging critical thinking. Read more about the program and see more courses on our website.

Courses Include:

  • Contemporary Spanish Art
  • The Barcelona Journey towards Sustainability: Economic, Business and Social transformations
  • Spain in cinema: local and global perspectives
  • Topics on Contemporary History and Politics: Self-determination and Secession
  • Politics and Society in the European Union
  • Global Media and International Journalism

ESCI-UPF International Business Program

The ESCI-UPF International Business School is one of the few business schools in Spain that is specifically focused on international issues. The program is jointly offered by the ESCI-UPF International Business School and the UPF Education Abroad Program. It is aimed at undergraduate students with a major or minor in business who wish to acquire insight into international business from a multicultural perspective, a better understanding of the successful management practices needed to compete in the global economy, and to improve their professional qualifications. Read more about the program and see more courses on our website.

Courses Include:

  • Market Research I
  • International Marketing
  • International Expansion
  • International Team Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • International Project Management

Jewish Latin America: History, Literature and Human Rights in Buenos Aires

The University of Connecticut Jewish Latin America program is based in Buenos Aires, home to Latin America’s largest Jewish community, and one of the world’s most dynamic sites of the Jewish Diaspora. Students will explore and examine the city with a focus on human rights and migration as themes of global importance and take courses on Latin American Jewish Literature and Jewish History in Latin America, while being immersed in the region’s languages and cultures. Details: a minimum 2.75 GPA is required; students take the two seminar courses, a Spanish language course, and one or two additional electives.

The University of Connecticut Jewish Latin America program has been collaboratively developed and coordinated by UConn’s El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean and Latin American Studies, Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, and the Human Rights Institute, all in partnership with AIFS and the Seminario Rabiníco Latinoamericano Marshall T. Meyer and Belgrano University in Buenos Aires. Read more about the program and see course descriptions on our website.

The Seminars are:

  • Jewish History in Latin America
  • Latin American Jewish Literature

Questions? Contact our Admissions Advisers at (800) 727-2437 – studyabroad@aifs.com

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