Students at a winery in Florence


Public Diplomacy Internships in Brussels

Gain an understanding of public diplomacy and persuasive journalism in a European and international context in the heart of the European Union. Public diplomacy, journalism, and public relations students will pursue a seven-week internship within intergovernmental institutions, international NGOs, journalism organizations, lobbying offices or think tanks in Brussels. In addition, you will participate in weekly seminars with guest lectures by European and international officials. (COM 470/IRP 370/670/PAI 670/PRL 530/635)


Advertising in Comparative Cultures

This course in London takes a look at how competitive companies in different geographies tackle similar advertising problems, highlighting that similar problems often require different solutions best suited for the cultures in which the advertising appears. In addition to providing a global view of advertising, the case studies allow you to understand how global issues need to be tackled based on local cultural realities. The focus of this course is advertising, but the comparative problem-solving skills are cross-disciplinary. (ADV 300)

Inside the London Theater

Experience the range and breadth of London theater: from well-known titles to lesser-known discoveries, from the tried-and-true to the comparatively untested, from musical theater to Shakespeare. You’ll learn how to see theater and to read and write about it. A willingness to immerse yourself in London’s critical culture and the spectrum of live performance is helpful and expected. (DRA/ETS 400)

Jack the Ripper and His Legacy

In the late 1800s, Londoners were gripped by the harrowing details of the Jack the Ripper murders. This course will use this case to explore the psychological as well as the social, cultural, and economic factors of serial killing in the late nineteenth century. This course will also consider the historiography and literary representation of forensic science and examine the depictions of the killings in media, literature, and early film. Numerous site visits and walking tours will help you understand the geography of the murders and the period in which they occurred. (ETS 310/ENG 600/HST 400/600)

Law Internships in London

Add an international dimension to your legal experience through an internship clerking with a barrister, solicitor, corporation, government agency, nongovernmental organization, or the Crown Prosecution Service. Through coursework and clerkships you’ll learn about the English legal system through a new dimension of legal education—the comparative law experience. (LAW 910)


Engineering Research Projects in Strasbourg

Students in all major areas of engineering have an opportunity to conduct research projects at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA). No prior language knowledge is required, although a basic knowledge of French is desirable. (ECS/MAE 490/690)

French for Diplomacy

This course is designed for students interested in international relations and France. Students will combine French language instruction in the classroom and participation in numerous site visits in Strasbourg during this five-week summer course. This course can be combined with Religion, Law, and Human Rights in Strasbourg. There will also be guided excursions to places like Alsace, the Struthof Camp, and the Black Forest, arranged by SU Abroad for all SU Abroad summer programs in Strasbourg. The cost of these trips is included in the program fee. Pre-requisite: FRE 202 (FRE 300)

Paris Noir: Literature, Art, and Contemporary Life in Diaspora

Meet at the famous Café de Flore to study the influence and dynamics of Black culture, literature, and experience in Paris, past and present.  Like a jazz composition, the seminar is arranged to convey variations and diverse interpretations of the “Paris Noir” theme and features panel discussions; poetry readings; and visits to community theatre workshops, working artists’ studios, nightclubs, concerts, African markets, and restaurants. (AAS/LIT/WGS 400/600/ETS 400 & AAS/FLL/WGS 490/690/ETS 400)

Summer Internships in Strasbourg

An ideal gateway to the fascinating political landscape of the new Europe, Strasbourg, France, is home to the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights, and the Parliament of the European Union. You’ll discover the historical and cultural layers of old Europe in this welcoming and walkable city. (BUA/FRE/IPA/PSC 470/670)


Florence Summer Session

The Florence Summer Session allows you to customize your program according to your interests and desire for exploration. To enhance your learning experience, most courses feature field trips and excursions within Florence and to locations outside the city. Internships are also available.

Italian Film Studies and Filmmaking in Bologna

Attend the world’s most famous classic film festival, Cinema Ritrovato, while immersing yourself in all aspects of film. This program is based on a total filmmaker/film studies approach in which you’ll study Italian film history, visual strategy, preproduction planning, and production. You’ll generate ideas based on the study of Italian filmmakers such as Rossellini, Zampa, Fellini, Bertolucci, and Antonioni and incorporate what you learn into your own worldview and film-making interests. (FIL 400/600 and FLL 500)

Literacy, Inclusion, and Diversity in Italy

Today, Italy is experiencing a new wave of immigration as well as the effects of a widespread downturn in the economy. Disability studies, as a field of inquiry, have also begun to emerge in Italy. At the same time, new ways of labeling students and new concerns about accountability and achievement are influencing educational policy and practice in Italy. Thus, the implementation and meanings of integration (or inclusion) take on new meanings in the midst of these changes, making this a very significant time to be studying and observing inclusion and literacy instruction in Italy. (SPE/RED 400/600)

Venice Biennale Intensive

The Venice Biennale is arguably the most important visual art event in the world. Established in 1895, last year it attracted over 500,000 visitors. It is unrivaled in terms of providing students a living portrait of the global art world. The exhibition is huge, including pavilions for each represented country, dozens of ancillary exhibitions, as well as the curated exhibition. Students in the Intensive will be given the opportunity to meet and interact with artists and curators from around the world, both informally and through a series of lectures and presentations. (TRM 500)


Madrid Summer Session

Create your own program (3-6 credits) by choosing from an array of courses, including Spanish, LGBT studies, and psychology. Travel around Spain, visit Madrid’s art museums, and attend the theater and concerts. Or experience the Spanish workplace by doing an internship with a local business.


Graduate Internships in Geneva

This program centers on internships with international organizations in Geneva and other United Nations headquarters in Europe. You will attend weekly evening seminars as well as lectures from representatives from a variety of public and nongovernmental organizations. The internship gives you an opportunity to see how international organizations work from the inside, and your academic work will enable you to process the experiences. (PAI 711)

Multi-City Traveling Seminars

Global Perspective in Alcohol and Other Drug Policies

With Amsterdam as the primary study location, this course will introduce you to cutting-edge harm reduction and pragmatic public health strategies that address alcohol, other drugs, and addictive behavior from a human rights perspective. At their core, drug use, and addiction are health problems; however, they are intrinsically linked to crime and criminal justice in most countries. You’ll observe diverse drug policies in action and meet with leading experts who hold diverse views on effective and coherent drug policy. (HTW 412/612)

Koolhaas vs. LeCorbusier: From Paris to Amsterdam

The thesis that Koolhaas, arguably the most influential architect of our time, has crafted his own work to produce a thinly veiled parallax view of Le Corbusier’s oeuvre intersected with an inherently Dutch Modernist ethos will be the central question explored in this travel, analysis, and linguistic literacy based study of architectural linage and the development of a particular progressive architecture. (ARC 500)

Olympic Odyssey

Your odyssey begins in London, where you’ll examine the impact of the 2012 Summer Games. From there you’ll visit Paris, the birthplace of the modern Olympic movement, and Lausanne, the present-day “Olympic Capital” that has been home to the International Olympic Committee since 1945. You’ll end in the ancient city of Athens, host of the first modern Olympics and the 2004 Summer Games. Along the way you’ll meet with Olympic development committees to understand international sports from a strategic sport management perspective. (SPM 357/600)