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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 the late 1800s and the opening of the Berlin Wall in 1989. In particular, it explores how Germans and Austrians attempted to transform their societies by breaking from the recent... 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 and mission in life? 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... 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
  • International Finance and Payments

    Antwerp, Belgium
    Students will receive instruction from University of Antwerp faculty members at the University facilities in Antwerp, Belgium. Read More
  • Organizational Culture in London

    London, England
    Have you ever noticed the way an organization communicates its values? Have you ever interacted in an organization as a customer or employee and thought…“do they beat people here? They all seem to hate their jobs.” On the other hand, experiencing an organization that exudes happiness, care and concern for all the stakeholders is a breath of fresh air. This course will examine... 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 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 site-classes... 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 courses, two one-day excursions to Strasbourg and Versailles. All weekends are reserved for free time and travel. Courses are given by French professors of French who teach at James Madison University or at other American universities during the academic year. All... 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 culinary classes, winery visits, hotel tours, and hospitality experiences throughout four European countries. Through journal entries and a final project the students will reflect, compare and contrast experiences in the United States. 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 three 3-credit courses, chosen from ISAT 416, ISAT 426, and ISAT 428. 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 the same... Read More
  • History and Culture of Greece: Ancient to Modern

    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. History and Culture in Greece: Ancient to Modern 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, Santorini, Athens, 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 Ancient Greek mathematics. No background in any of these fields is necessary. All that’s required is your own intellectual curiosity about the Ancient... 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
  • Summer in Reggio Calabria

    Reggio Calabria, Italy
    JMU’s Summer Program in Reggio Calabria is a four-week program in which students who have completed the first semester of 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,... 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
    This six-credit program explores the rich history and culture of Venice, Italy, which is often listed as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Now designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, the city of Venice- with its canals and lagoon- is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece with one of the highest concentrations of artistic masterpieces in the world. The city of Venice also... 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
  • French Caribbean Culture in Martinique

    Fort-de-France, Martinique
    Created by JMU Professor Christiane Szeps-Fralin, whose mother was Martinican, the two-week JMU Program in Martinique offers students a three-credit course and the best of all opportunities to thoroughly familiarize themselves with Caribbean culture in a prosperous, multi-ethnic environment. Indeed, the program also offers the unique experience of studying and living in a French Creole culture.... Read More
  • CIS in Europe

    Valencia, Barcelona, Madrid, Spain
    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, in 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 explored during the... Read More
  • Health Care in Spain: A Cross-cultural Exploration of Illness and Wellness and Global Health Care Leadership

    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
  • Scandinavian Design and Participatory Practice

    Copenhagen, Denmark, Malmö , Sweden
    This 4 week study abroad program is located in Malmö, Sweden, with visits to Stockholm and Copenhagen, Denmark. While we travel, we will explore the rich history of Scandinavian design, which is known internationally for its functional simplicity, attention to detail, and refined aesthetic. Rooted in social democratic concepts, modern Scandinavian design will be observed through urban and... Read More
  • Public Relations in Europe

    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 Design, Art, and the Humanities

    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, Brussels, Zurich, UK, Belgium, Switzerland
    Students will have the choice of enrolling in one or both courses: COB 318 and FIN 498. For the business law portion of the course, students will examine the origins of common law, the history of European court systems, and international law. For the finance portion of the course, students will examine financial history of Europe, the influence of this history on the US financial system, and... 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

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