Last Updated on June 29, 2023 by AIFS Abroad
Want to go abroad as a film major in 2019 or 2020 but not sure which cities would be best? Don’t stress – we’ve helped narrow down the list.
Here are 14 of our fantastic study abroad locations that are offering classes in (or related to) film studies.
1. United Kingdom, France, and Italy – Study and Travel Program
Spend your summer in an exciting and rewarding way with our new Western European Cinema Study and Travel Program!
Accredited by Richmond, the American International University in London, this program takes you through the U.K., France and Italy to explore Western European cinema. It’s 3 weeks long and worth 3 semester credits.
2. Barcelona, Spain
Spain’s second largest city, Barcelona is a dream study abroad location where incredible food, culture and history meet a large student population and exciting nightlife.
At the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, you can take a “Pictures of Spain in Contemporary Cinema” class. This course introduces the history of Spanish cinema from the ‘70s to the present.
3. Berlin, Germany
Take a cinema class in Germany’s capital city where a thriving art scene, fascinating history, and legendary nightlife attracts visitors from across the globe.
This spring, Freie Universität Berlin’s European Studies Program is offering a Contemporary Cinema in Germany and Europe class. This course invites students to reflect on the current state of German cinema in a European context.
4. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Argentina is known for its stunning, natural landscapes, and Buenos Aires welcomes visitors with a lively cultural scene, excellent food, and incredibly welcoming locals.
Here, film majors at the University of Belgrano can take 2 classes focused on Latin American Cinema (taught in Spanish) and Human Rights and Cultural Representation.
5. Cannes, France
As the home of the world-famous Cannes Film Festival, Cannes is a dream location for film enthusiasts.
The Campus International de Cannes offers a French Cinema course (taught in French) that dives into the evolution of French cinema by an analysis of major themes and movements.
6. Granada, Spain
Nestled between the dazzling white peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains and the deep blue Mediterranean of the Costa del Sol, Granada is a beautiful study abroad destination.
Two film courses are taught in Spanish at the University of Granada. They’re focused on Spanish and Latin American cinema, and a social and ideological perspective on European film.
7. Limerick, Ireland
Limerick is one of the world’s most picturesque and charming study abroad locations.
At the University of Limerick, look into taking Cultural Studies classes on European Cinema and How to Read a Film.
8. London, England
From Big Ben to Buckingham Palace, London is filled with world famous landmarks and attractions that will keep you busy and awe-struck every day.
This spring, consider taking a class in Arts and Entertainment Journalism at Richmond, the American International University in London.
9. Madrid, Spain
Madrid offers a spectacle on every corner that will leave your jaw dropping in awe. It has been called a culinary capital, a golden metropolis, and one of the liveliest cities on earth.
At the Universidad Nebrija in Madrid, you may enjoy a European Cinema course, a Spanish Cinema and Society course (taught in Spanish), and a Spanish Theatre course (taught in Spanish).
10. Maynooth, Ireland
From a 13th century castle, to horse trekking excursions, to Hogwarts-esque architecture, Maynooth’s magic will make you feel like you’re living in a fairy tale.
Classes that look at film at Maynooth University include History and Theory of Documentary, and Irish Studies II.
11. Paris, France
Some of the world’s most famous films were set in Paris, the City of Lights. It’s easy to fall in love with France’s capital and its cozy sidewalk cafes, renowned landmarks, and inspiring art.
While studying at the Institut de Langue et de Culture Françaises, look into taking a Great Authors in French Cinema through Historical Films course.
12. Perth, Australia
Spend a semester abroad in Australia’s sunniest city, Perth, and you’ll be amazed by its splendor – with white sand beaches, national parks, mysterious pink lakes, and more.
At Murdoch University, you may be interested in taking an Arts class on Performing and Creative Arts – focusing on film, theater, digital art, and other genres.
13. Prague, Czech Republic
“Czech” out Prague and you won’t be disappointed. Its many castles, museums, beer gardens, dance clubs, and affordable cost of living make it a top choice for study abroad students.
In Prague, consider taking the film courses Czech and Slovak Cinema from the 1950’s to Present, and The Cinema of Central Europe at Charles University.
14. Viña del Mar, Chile
If you’re looking for a place with a little bit of everything, Viña del Mar is for you. Translated to “Vineyard of the Sea,” it’s Chile’s best beach town and an ideal home for college students.
At the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, take the course Latin America on Film to discover how Latin Americans seek their identity through art.
Have any questions about studying abroad with AIFS? We’re here to help! Feel free to reach our Program Advisors at (800) 727-2437 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.