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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

    Budapest, Hungary, Prague, Czech Republic, 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, Bosnia, and Kosovo

    Vienna, Graz, Split, Sarajevo, Prishtina, Austria, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo
    Identity and Conflict in Austria, Croatia, Bosnia, and Kosovo 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... Read More
  • Croatia and Bosnia: Caring for Refugee and Immigrant Students' Learning Experiences

    Sarajevo, Split, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia
    This study abroad program focuses on understanding the experiences and learning ways to support immigrant and refugee children in educational settings. The experiences of immigrant and refugee children are often fraught with trauma, even if the hurt and trauma are hidden or unacknowledged. They experience violence, upheaval, marginalization in their home countries, and more often than not, on... Read More
  • Honors: Victorian London and Modernity

    London, England
    Victorian London was the birthplace of what we now call "modernity." Transformations in food, music, art, theatre, literature, science, and architecture characterized the increasing tempo of modernity for Victorian people. Experiencing all of these things will be the basis of our hands-on learning trip through time and into the heart of London. The London Underground, St. Paul's Cathedral, the... Read More
  • Nature, Creativity, and Expressive Arts in Southern France

    Auvillar, Collioure, France
    This program offers an innovative course that bring art and psychology together in a team teaching environment for 3 credits. We engage in nature, creativity and connectedness as psychology, mindfulness and art intersect: we explore the expressive arts of sculpture, drawing, painting, poetry, sound and movement with expert guest lecturers.On weekends we visit the treasures of the region such as... 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, intermediate or advanced level French classes as well as cultural and artistic classes. Based in the beautiful city of Nice, hub of the French Riviera, the program offers intensive courses and on... Read More
  • JMU: Summer in Paris

    Paris, France
    The program is a six-week program offering nine credits in French. The Paris program offers two days of orientation, six weeks of shopping, and a one-day excursion to Versailles. All weekends are reserved for free. Courses are given by French professors of English at the James Madison University or other American universities during the academic year. All outings will be conducted by the... Read More
  • Food and Culture of France

    Paris, Beaune, France
    This program will examine the food and culture of historical and modern day France. Led by a historian and a chef/food instructor we will discuss, examine, and taste our way through Paris and Beaune with trips to the Champagne region of France and examination of the wine production of France. Along the way we will also visit many of the famous sites of Paris and beyond, such as Notre Dame, the... Read More
  • Study of European Hospitality: Food, Wines, and Travel in Europe

    Munich, Venice, Lucerne, Paris, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland
    This course includes the study of food, wine, and travel in Europe. Students will experience a culinary class, winery visit, beer workshop, hospitality experiences throughout four European countries, and stays at various European hotels. Through journal entries and a final project the students will compare and contrast experiences in the United States. Read More
  • The European Model of Sport

    Dublin, Liverpool, Loughboro, London, Paris, France, Ireland, England
    Many students are familiar with European football leagues such as England’s Premier League. European sport continues to grow and has a substantial impact on European Countries. In fact, the European football market produced revenues of US$30.5 billion in 2016-2017. As North American markets for sport continue to saturate, we see an increasing number of North American sport leagues (e.g.,... 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 capital... 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
  • Greece 3000 BC to the Present, History and Culture

    Athens, Crete, Nafplion, Delphi and Thessaloniki, Greece
    In one programme, you can see the glories of ancient Greece, the medieval splendour of Byzantium and the storied history of a modern nation descended from the oldest culture in Europe, one of the major spiritual homes of Orthodox Christianity. Greece 3000 BC to the Present, History and Culture comprehensively covers the entire period of Greek history and gives a broad understanding of the many... Read More
  • Ancient Greece and the Greek Islands

    Samos, Paros, Delos, Santorini, Athens, Greece, Turkey
    May 11-15 on-campus at JMU May 20-June 14 overseas 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... 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
  • Sports through History and Culture in Ireland (for Varsity Student Athletes)

    Dublin, Ireland
    This program will educate students on the History & Culture of Ireland whilst simultaneously taking them inside the European Model of Club Sports where they will receive firsthand experience at various facilities, clubs, universities and other sporting organizations, businesses & events. This international experience will take place during spring break and is taught in conjunction with a spring... Read More
  • Sports Medicine and Culture in Ireland (Spring Break)

    Dublin, Ireland
    Sport in Ireland has had a significant impact on country’s history and in some cases struggle for both independence and identity. Irish Sport provides great contrast to many other countries in that they play traditional Gaelic Games such as Gaelic football & Hurling as well as non-traditional games exported from Britain such as soccer, rugby & cricket. This program will educate students... Read More
  • Summer in Reggio Calabria

    Reggio Calabria, Italy
    The JMU Summer Program in Reggio Calabria is a four-week program in which students who have completed the beginner level of the language 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... Read More
  • Honors: Art, Culture, and Politics in Medici Florence

    Florence, Italy
    The course is designed as an experiential learning course for Honors College students. It will be a six-credit seminar on the history, art, religion, political thought, and culture of Florence in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. There will be preparatory work at JMU during the spring semester 2020 and reflective work upon return to campus. On site in Florence, the group will become... 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... 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, Florence... Read More
  • Summer in Urbino Italy: Documenting a Community

    Urbino, Italy
    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 promotional video (video only - primarily for DVC concentrators). Students are together for many classes, but participate with separate faculty for the... 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
  • Bikes, Trains & Ferries: Exploring Denmark and Deutschland

    Aarhus and Copenhagen, Denmark, Lübeck, Germany
    Using the two Jutland peninsula cities of Aarhus, Denmark, and Lübeck, Germany, as homebases for this travel-study program, we will explore the Danish and German cultures via two different courses. Whether you enroll in the intermediate German language course or the Great Works (HUM 200) course, you will enjoy exploring this remarkable peninsula via bikes, trains and ferries. Denmark, a... 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
  • CIS in Europe

    Utrecht, Netherlands
    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 visit several consulting companies... Read More
  • Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe

    Porto, 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
  • Seville: Global Sociological Perspectives

    Seville, Spain
    This program provides a comparative analysis of Seville's social issues.    SOCI 110 Social Issues in a Global Context fulfills the General Education cluster 4.   Students who have already taken SOCI 110 can enroll in this program as SOCI 391: Study Abroad to fulfill Sociology Minor requirements or UNST 390: University Studies as an elective.    Students will engage in... 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
  • Exploring the Good Life in Scandinavia

    Copenhagen, Denmark and 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, Munich, Germany, Milan, Italy, Zurich, Switzerland
    Details 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, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy), on-site lectures by... Read More
  • Dutch Art, Design & Culture

    Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Haarlem, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    This study abroad program is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with excursions in Rotterdam, Haarlem and Utrecht. Dutch art, design, and culture are central to the core of the program. We'll explore the rich past of Amsterdam from the 17th century to the present. For Art, this starts with the Golden Age of Dutch painting and ends with iconic imagery that challenges conventions. Dutch design... Read More
  • Finance and Business Law Summer Session in Europe

    London, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Brussels, UK, France, Switzerland, Belgium
    Legal and Ethical Environment of Business (COB 318) introduces the ethics and legal framework of business.  Emphasis is placed on contracts, negotiable instruments, the Uniform Commercial Code, and the working of the court systems. Financial Planning and Wealth Management (FIN 498: Special Topics) covers the financial planning process and topics of insurance, investment management,... Read More
  • Malmö University

    Malmö, 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
  • 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. 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 and... 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
  • Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
    Only a few years have passed since its establishment, and European University Viadrina has already achieved a remarkable reputation. This can be seen as well in the constantly increasing numbers of students and the expanding interest on the part of scholars with well-known names to teach and to do research at this university. Students and instructors find here not only a good technical... Read More

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