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  • Semester in Antwerp

    Antwerp, Belgium
    Study principles of business in a European context, and earn a Concentration in European Business, while living in one of Europe’s most historical and progressive cities. As part of your program of study, you will take trips to several major European cities in and outside Belgium along with, visiting their businesses, governmental institutions, and various cultural sites. Live at the... Read More
  • Semester in Florence

    Florence, Italy
    Benvenuti! JMU’s Semester in Florence program is a study abroad program designed for students who want to immerse themselves in one of the world’s richest cultures. With countless artistic treasures and dynamic commercial, gastronomical, educational, political, and social scenes, Florence offers outstanding opportunities for students enrolled in multiple degree programs. On these... Read More
  • Semester in London

    London, England
    London is your classroom when you study with JMU. In the Semester in London Program you'll study the great works and examine those great works in context, exploring how history influences the present in Europe's most cosmopolitan city. Our professors take you there, giving you the background and resources to inform your own discovery. Here you will find an extensive resource for students and... Read More
  • Semester in Salamanca

    Salamanca, Spain
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer, JMU’s Semester In Salamanca (SIS) program provides a rich academic and cultural program, with well-qualified, dedicated faculty from the University of Salamanca (USAL). The SIS offers students a unique educational experience that effectively combines academic work with extensive exploration of the city and around Spain. In addition to academic... Read More
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  • Modern Dreams, Modern Nightmares: Vienna and Berlin in the Twentieth Century

    Berlin, Germany and Vienna, Austria
    This course examines the tumultuous history of the twentieth century through a central European lens, studying Vienna and Berlin as laboratories of the modern cultural and political movements that shook Europe between 1900 and the collapse of communism. In particular, it explores how Germans and Austrians attempted to transform their societies by breaking from the recent past to articulate a... Read More
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology in Vienna, Austria

    Vienna, Austria
    What is the meaning of life? Is it discoverable? Is the goal to gain power? Is it simply in finding pleasure? Is it through discerning your personal purpose? Throughout time different theories have been proposed to answer this question. What if, in a matter of two weeks, you could ponder these ideas and come to your own conclusion? Would that search have the possibility to change your life? In... Read More
  • Identity and Conflict in Austria, Croatia and Bosnia

    Vienna, Graz, Split, Sarajevo, Austria, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Identity and Conflict in Austria, Croatia and Bosnia explores the ways in which a person’s sense of belonging to a group or connection to a place impacts the ways that they act politically. To do this, we will examine the roots of ethnicity, nationality and citizenship as well as the variety in the way that people experience belonging to a group and act upon that feeling of belonging.... Read More
  • Honors: Victorian London - Charles Dickens, Jack the Ripper, and the Many Faces of Modernity

    London, England
    What do Charles Dickens and Jack the Ripper have in common? More than one might think! They both occupied the city of London and became the obsession of every-day Londoners during the Victorian period. Indeed, both the world-famous author and the infamous murderer were signs of the many faces of modernity at work in the Victorian world. The creator of books and the taker of lives reflected the... Read More
  • Normandy Allies: England and France

    London, Normandy, Bayeux, Grandcamp Maisy and Paris, England, France
    An opportunity to explore strategic events of the Normandy Landings Phase I: England The Program begins in London with visits to the Cabinet War Rooms, HMS Belfast, Imperial War Museum, and Bletchley Park. The group embarks by ferry from Portsmouth for a morning arrival on the Normandy coast. Phase II: Normandy and Paris The group will enjoy the rich heritage of Normandy while visiting sites... Read More
  • Language and Cultural Immersion in the French Riviera

    Nice, France
    This six-credit, six-week academic program is open to all undergraduate students (from JMU or other universities) who wish to experience France in a full immersion context, taking daily beginner or intermediate level French classes. Based in the beautiful city of Nice, hub of the French Riviera, the program offers intensive courses and on site-classes complemented by homestay with native host... Read More
  • Painting in Southern France

    Auvillar and Collioure, France
    This program consists of painting and intensive drawing on the landscape and in the teaching studio Monday through Friday for a total of 6 credits. We interact and engage the local community in art, poetry, movement and performance under the direction of Agnes Carbrey and expert guest lecturers. During the weekends we visit the treasures of the region such as local vineyards, artist's studios,... Read More
  • JMU: Summer in Paris

    Paris, France
    This six-week program offers nine credits in French, two days of orientation, two one-day excursions to Mont-Saint-Michel/Saint Malo and Versailles, and numerous course-related and cultural guided outings throughout Paris led by the program director and professors. Courses are given by native French professors who teach for American universities during the academic year. The course-related and... Read More
  • JMU Internship in Germany

    Berlin, Germany
    Want on-the-job international preparation for our globalized world? This is the program for you. Students will have the opportunity to intern in a variety of fields, including, but not limited to business, engineering, finance, tourism, IT, media/communications, international relations, the nonprofit sector, German studies, and economics. The internships take place in Berlin, Germany's... Read More
  • Environmental and Energy Sustainability in Germany

    Saarbrücken , Germany
    Participants in this study-abroad experience in Saarbrücken, Germany, will complete two 3-credit courses, chosen from ISAT 416, ISAT 426, ISAT 428 and ISAT 480. ISAT 416 (Alternative Energy Practicum) is a mini-internship conducted in the energy labs of the host university. ISAT 426 (Environmental Information Systems) is a project-based course conducted in tandem with a German course of... Read More
  • European History of Women, Gender and Sexuality

    Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
    This study abroad program, based in Germany, offers students interested in women’s and gender studies, a unique opportunity to learn about the history of women, gender, and sexuality in a key and diverse European country. The three week program gives students the option of taking either HIST 321 European Women’s History (3 credits) or HIST 449 Women and Fascism (3 credits). Both... Read More
  • Ethnic Identity and Conflict in Germany and Poland

    Munich, Berlin, Warsaw, Krakow, Germany, Poland
    What is the psychology of being German or being Polish?  How is ethnic identity shaped in these cultures?  What inter-ethnic conflicts persist in Germany and Poland?  How did the Holocaust happen and how has it shaped the psychology of ethnic identity today?  This course studies, compares, and contrasts the psychology of ethnic identity and ethnic... Read More
  • JMU in Ancient Greece

    Samos, Paros, Delos, Santorini, Athens, Mycenae, Delphi, Greece, Turkey
    We invite you to join us in an exploration of the world of the Ancient Greeks. Our program will consist of two main parts: half will be devoted to providing a broad overview of Ancient Greek philosophy and history, and half will focus on more specific Ancient Greek philosophical puzzles and paradoxes. No background in any of these fields is necessary. All that’s required is your own... Read More
  • JMU Internship in Ireland

    Dublin, Ireland
    Want on-the-job international preparation for our globalized world? This is the program for you. Students will have the opportunity to intern in a variety of fields, including, but not limited to, marketing, agriculture, business, tourism, IT, media/communications, the nonprofit sector, journalism, design, and economics. The internships take place in Dublin, Ireland's capital and its... Read More
  • Ireland Sports Medicine and Culture (Spring Break)

    Dublin, Ireland
    Students will learn about sports and the injuries associated with common Gaelic Games sports such as hurling and Gaelic football as well as the more common cross-cultural sports of rugby. Students will also identify differences in the sport culture and healthcare delivery systems of Ireland when compared to the United States. Students will participate in traditional Irish dance and Gaelic Games... Read More
  • Summer in Reggio Calabria

    Reggio Calabria, Italy
    The JMU’s Summer Program in Reggio Calabria is a four-week program in which students who have completed Elementary Italian I can earn 6 credits by attending classes in language and culture. The prerequisites established by the JMU Dept. of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures will be followed for each course. Students attend classes every day, M-F, at the University for Foreigners... Read More
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology in Perugia, Italy

    Perugia, Florence, Italy
    Have you always wanted to visit Italy? You are not alone! Why is it that so many people throughout the world want to visit and live in this beautiful country? Maybe you need to go there to understand! Then, when you return, perhaps you can implement into your daily life ideas such as, daily siestas, healthy eating (which includes pasta and gelato), and the Italian way of living each day fully... Read More
  • Michelangelo's Italy

    Florence, Rome, Italy
    “Michelangelo’s Italy” provides first-hand knowledge of the art and architecture of Italy through on-site visits to the archeological sites, monuments, and museums of Florence and Rome.   We begin our study by tracing Michelangelo’s origins in Florence, a city still devoted to its most famous son. Often referred to as the cradle of the Italian Renaissance,... Read More
  • Criminals and Saints: Justice and Pilgrimage in Southern Italy

    Palermo, Sorrento, Rome, Italy
    “Criminals and Saints: Justice and Pilgrimage in Southern Italy” is a Study Abroad Program that will attract both Justice Studies and English Majors, as well as students minoring in Creative Writing and Criminal Justice. At the center of our program is our commitment to experiential learning. As the architects of this interdisciplinary, collaborative program, Professors Plass and... Read More
  • Summer in Urbino Italy: Documenting a Community

    Urbino, Italy
    Info Session: Monday, October 9, between 6:00 - 7:30, in Harrison 118 (Former Urbino students will be there for you to talk to about the program!) The Urbino, Italy program engages students in a 4-week program where students choose a three credit experience from among multimedia storytelling (writing, photography, & video), magazine storytelling (longer-form writing & photography), and... Read More
  • Arts and Culture in Venice

    Venice, Italy
    Venice, often listed as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, was at the forefront of commerce from the middle ages through the eighteenth century. Due to this, the arts and humanities flourished, nurtured by being at the crossroads of Europe and the Byzantine region. We will be investigating not only the cultural artifacts but will compare and contrast the arts and humanities in... Read More
  • Post-Conflict Reconciliation in Croatia, Bosnia, and Kosovo

    Split, Croatia; Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Prishtina, Kosovo
    Post-Conflict Reconciliation and Peacebuilding in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo immerses students in the post-conflict societies of South East Europe in order to examine the processes of reconciliation and peacebuilding in Croatia, Bosnia, and Kosovo since the end of the wars accompanying the fall of Yugoslavia. Particular attention will be given on the interplay of personal and collective... Read More
  • Environmental Advocacy & the Psychology of Change

    Kappara, Gozo, Malta
    The tiny country of Malta, situated in the Mediterranean Sea, is roughly the size of our own Rockingham County. Natural resources, open spaces, environmental stewardship, and conservation are necessary to preserve a balance and the need to be mindful is paramount. During this Study Abroad, we will be fully engaged in experiential learning as we explore the environmental issues and meet the... Read More
  • Sustainability, Technology, and Education in Malta

    Kappara, Malta
    The Malta Experience is one of JMU's longest running short-term international programs. During the four week program, students from the College of Integrated Science and Engineering (CISE) disciplines (Engineering, ISAT, Geography, and Computer Science) and the Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies (IdLS) programs explore the unique geographical, environmental, cultural, economic, and political... Read More
  • Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe

    Lisbon, Cascais, Portugal
    Are you ready to take an idea from concept to tech-based start-up in FOUR weeks in the spectacular setting of coastal Portugal and Lisbon? In this one-of-a-kind summer abroad, you will combine team-based experiences in creativity, ideation, innovation, and multidisciplinary/multicultural teaming with opportunities to meet and learn from world experts in design, engineering, business and venture... Read More
  • Russian in Moscow

    Moscow, Russia
    If you want to come to Russia to learn the Russian language, Moscow is the ideal place: Moscow is the center of Russian business, economic and cultural life. You will have the opportunity to communicate with native speakers and choose between a wide variety of cultural activities and places of interest, such as theaters, galleries, museums, shopping centers, etc. Moscow is the heart of the... Read More
  • Computer Information Systems (CIS) in Europe

    Edinburgh, Scotland
    This program provides an extraordinary combination of studying two College of Business Computer Information systems (CIS) courses in Europe while experiencing European business, culture, and history. The two CIS classes are Database Design and Applications and International Consulting. However, learning will go beyond a traditional JMU classroom, since you may have guest lectures on the local... Read More
  • Honors: Study Abroad in Barcelona, Spain

    Barcelona, Spain
    Though an important part of Spain, Barcelona is proud of its independent Catalan identity and language. The city has long been an intellectual and artistic hub and, by the twentieth century, the city saw an efflorescence of modern art, political consciousness, and revolutionary politics. Both the unique aspects of Barcelona and its ties to the rest of the country will be... Read More
  • Health Care in Spain: A Cross-cultural Exploration of Illness and Wellness

    Tarragona, Spain
    In this course health students will explore the health care system of Tarragona, Catalunya, Spain, through a partnership with the Faculty of Nursing at Universitat Rovira I Virgili. Through an international lens, students will learn about the Spanish nursing profession and related health fields, as well as the unique history, language, and culture of this Catalonian region of Spain.  ... Read More
  • JMU Internship in Spain

    Valencia, Spain
    Want on-the-job international preparation for our globalized world? This is the program for you. Students have the opportunity to intern in a wide range of industries including Business, Education, Communication, Legal, Engineering, Health/Medical and Non-Profit. The internships take place in the beautiful coastal Mediterranean city of Valencia, Spain. JMU partner, Euroace, provides the... Read More
  • A Cross-Cultural Exploration of Language Acquisition in Denmark and Sweden (Spring Break)

    Copenhagen, Denmark, Stockholm and Malmo, Sweden
    This one-week study abroad will take place in Denmark and Sweden. The entry point will be through Copenhagen, Denmark, where we will spend a couple of days sightseeing and visiting such sights as Christiansborg Palace, which contains the Danish Parliament Folketinget, the Supreme Court, and the Ministry of State; the stature of the Little Mermaid; Nyhavn, a port where the famous Danish... Read More
  • Exploring the Good Life in Scandinavia

    Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmo, Stockholm, Sweden
    In this class, students will consider “the good life” – a life full of meaning, pleasure, and engagement – from a global perspective, by exploring two of the world’s happiest nations: Sweden and Denmark. Coursework will involve a series of readings (some of which will be assigned during the mandatory 1-credit spring preparatory course), on-site lectures by the... Read More
  • Public Relations in a European Context

    Prague, Czech Republic, Vienna, Austria, Munich, Germany, Zurich, Switzerland
    Program Description Public Relations in a European Context is a 3-week study abroad program that offers students an opportunity to learn about and engage with public relations and communication theory in a European context. Coursework will include a collection of readings focusing on public relations in each of the countries visited (Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, and Switzerland), on-site... Read More
  • Legal Aspects of International Business

    Geneva, Brussels, The Hague, Paris, Harrisonburg, Washington D.C. , Switzerland, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, US
    This will be a four week program with students attending class at JMU during the first week, traveling and studying in Washington, DC, Brussels, The Hague, Paris and Geneva the following two weeks, and concluding the class in the last week on-line. In Washington, DC, students will visit and receive briefings at the U.S. Supreme Court, and the International Monetary Fund/World Bank. The class... Read More
  • Dutch Design & Culture

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    This three-week study-abroad program focuses on exploring Dutch design and culture through engaging activities. From street art and posters to wayfinding systems and signage, The Netherlands embraces design as a part of everyday life. This course will explore past and present context, looking for resonances with design from philosophical ideologies, social and intellectual values, and... Read More
  • Malmo University

    Malmo, Sweden
    Malmö University was founded in 1998 and is today Sweden’s eighth largest university of undergraduate studies, with over 21,000 students. Located in the centre of Malmö at Universitetsholmen, the university has played a central role in the transformation of Malmö from industrial town to centre of learning. Malmö University strives to be a university open to all; a... Read More
  • University of Versailles

    Versailles, France
    Like all French universities, UVSQ is a national, public service establishment of higher education : it is one of the state-owned establishments of scientific, cultural and professional nature.  The President, her office, the Vice-Presidents, the Secretary General and the Accounts Officer make up the management team.  UVSQ is managed and administered by a young, dynamic team, which... Read More
  • University of Florence (UNIFI) - School of Political Science

    Florence, Italy
    Students who wish to study with RISE - International Relations and European Studies, will take classes at the University of Florence and join a program that is designed to provide a legal, economic, historial and political science background for advanced studies in international and European affairs. Overall the program creates a multicultural environmnet that will attract students from... Read More
  • Kookmin University

    Seoul, Korea
    Surrounded by the Bukhan Mountain National Park, Kookmin University boasts a clean and green environment complimented by the most up-to-date educational facilities. Presently, Kookmin University consists of 23,000 students, 700 faculty and 300 staff members. There are 13 colleges and 14 graduate schools at Kookmin University. While preserving traditional values that have yielded success,... Read More
  • Universidad de Salamanca

    Salamanca, Spain
    The University of Salamanca was established in 1218 and, through its outstanding academic and cultural programs and its superior facilities, still maintains its  reputation for being the best university in Spain, as well as one of the finest in Europe, ranking among the Sorbonne, Oxford and the University of Bologna. The student population is approximately 28,000. Please... Read More
  • Dual Master's Degree in Spanish Language and Culture

    Salamanca, Spain | Harrisonburg, VA | Online
    Dual Master’s Degree in Spanish Language and Culture         for Educators and Teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language   Dual Master’s Degree in Education at James Madison University (JMU), United States and University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain. The program leads to a Master in Education (M.Ed.) with a concentration in Spanish Language... Read More
  • European Union Policy Studies Concentration

    Florence, Italy
    JMU Master of Arts in Political Science - European Union Policy Studies Concentration WELCOME! The Master of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in European Union Policy Studies is a unique and exciting one-year, 33-credit graduate program.  The intensive, residential program is based wholly in Florence, Italy and results in an MA degree in Political Science from James... Read More
  • Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL)

    Santa Fe, Argentina
    Universidad Nacional del Litoral (UNL) was founded in 1919 as a response to the national reform movement that took over Argentina’s universities the previous year and, as such, still holds similar values as part of its academic tradition. These values have help the university cement itself as one of the most important institutions in the country and gain popularity with both the... Read More

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