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Westmont College England Semester - (Open to all majors) (Fall only)

The England Semester program takes place during the fall semester of even years only. It is directed by English department faculty and combines travel to literary and cultural centers with residential study in the British Isles. Students study English literature in the land of its origin, witnessing firsthand the birthplaces of major writers and the settings of their works. They attend theatre performances in Edinburgh, London, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Dublin, and visit sites throughout the UK and Ireland including Oxford, Cambridge, the Lake District of the Romantic poets, and Hardy’s country in southern England. Upper division English and Theatre credit is offered. The last week of the semester is spent on sites related to the electives offered on the program. England Semester Homepage

Westmont College Europe Semester - (Open to all majors) (Fall only)

The Europe Semester program takes place every fall semester. The program offers a broad geographical scope of experience as students and faculty travel and study together in Europe. Students study European culture and history firsthand in its rich heritage and present diversity with extended stays in cultural centers such as London, Athens, Rome, Florence, and Paris with shorter visits to other cities and regions throughout Europe. Recent itineraries have also included visits to Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Spain, and the Czech Republic. Europe Semester Homepage

Westmont in Northern Europe 2014 (Fall only)

Living in three extended-stay locations of Berlin (Germany), Birmingham (England) and Rostrevor (Northern Ireland) you will experience learning like you've never known exploring issues of conflict and peacemaking through three courses: Studies in World Literature (4 units, Cheri Larsen Hoeckley), Philosophical Reflections on Conflict and Peacemaking in Modern Europe (4 units, Chris Hoeckley), and Encountering the Cultures of England, Ireland and Germany (2 units, team taught). Students will deepen their encounters with the places and cultures we visit with a course in German language (4 units) and a PE course in urban and rural fitness walking (1 unit). All participants are required to take these five courses. Together these courses will fulfill six General Education requirements: Thinking Globally; Reading Imaginative Literature; Philosophical Reflections on Reality, Knowledge and Value; Foreign Language; Communicating Cross-Culturally; Physical Education (one semester). Westmont in Northern Europe Homepage

American University AU Abroad, Brussels, Belgium (Open to Political Science majors/minors who have taken POL-122: European Politics only)

Located in the heart of Western Europe, and head of the world’s largest single market with a single currency, the euro, Brussels plays host to some of the most important organizations in the world. Now, through American University’s European Union Semester in Brussels, you can earn undergraduate credit and gain valuable work experience in the political center of the EU. Theory combines with practical experience during your study in Brussels. In your internship and unique seminar classes, you frequently meet with and talk to practitioners and policymakers from the EU, NATO, and the international community of Brussels. These leaders share with you their insider perspectives on how the EU is shaping Europe politically and economically.

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American University of Paris (Open to E&B majors only)

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This program provides E&B majors with the opportunity to take courses in either the Department of Economics or Department of International Business Administration in the heart of Paris. The program is open to juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.00 or higher. AUP Homepage

Approved AUP Courses:

Westmont EB students can take either:

an Economics Emphasis of three courses comprised of one upper division EB-required course in Intermediate Micro- or Macro-economics, plus two upper division economics electives, plus one course in French = 16 units total,

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an International Business emphasis of three courses, with one upper division EB-required course in Quantitative Decision-Making, plus two upper division international business electives, and one course in French. The following are ten regular AUP courses with Westmont-EB in parentheses:

Department of Economics

  • EC 310 Intermediate Microeconomics (upper division EB required) OR
  • EC 320 Intermediate Macroeconomics (upper division EB required)
  • EC 330 Comparative Economics Systems (UD elective)
  • EC 385 Economics of the EU (UD elective)
  • EC 352 International Trade Theory and Policy (UD elective)

Department of International Business Administration

  • BA 310 Finance and Accounting for Multinationals (UD elective)
  • BA 336 International Marketing (UD elective)
  • BA 384 International Business Law (UD elective)
  • BA 418 Multinational Business Finance (UD elective)
  • BA 430 Quantitative Decision Making (UD EB required)

Brethren Colleges Abroad: Strasbourg, France (Open to French majors/minors only)

In Strasbourg students take most of their classes at the foreign student center of the university called IIEF. Classes here focus on learning the French language. Professors from a variety of disciplines teach classes at the IIEF on art history, literature, history, civilization, and trends in French current events. Applicants to all BCA program must have a minimum 2.60 (on a 4.00 scale) cumulative GPA. In order for students to have a successful study abroad experience, BCA requires that they complete 4 semesters of college-level French before enrolling in its Strasbourg Program. BCA Homepage

Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Oxford, England (Open to all majors)

This semester program coincides with the University’s Michaelmas or Hilary Terms. The CMRS program, which consists of both tutorials and seminars, is organized around Oxford’s academic and cultural life. The program is devised so that students receive training in either Medieval and Renaissance Studies or more general courses of study in the Liberal Arts. Student’s take a total of 16 units, including two tutorial courses, one seminar course, and an integral course. The integral course consists of lectures, Colloquium, and field trips, allowing students to obtain an overview of the Middle Ages or Renaissance and the early modern period. The program recommends a GPA of 3.5. CMRS Homepage

CIEE: Paris (Open to French or History/Social Science majors/minors only)

CIEE Contemporary French Studies in Paris program offers a flexible curriculum for the study of both French and History for students at all proficiency levels in French. The CIEE Study Center in Paris, known as the Paris Center for Critical Studies, is on the rue du Sentier in the lively, central Sentier neighborhood, in the 2nd arrondissement. The Center is less than a minute away from the Grands Boulevards, a 10-minute walk to the Palais Royal, and a 15-minute walk to the Louvre. All study abroad students live with French hosts. Students with a cumulative 3.0 GPA are eligible. CIEE Paris Homepage

Cortona, Italy (University of Georgia) - (Open to art/art history majors/minors only)

Situated in Cortona, a small, safe Tuscan town with numerous cultural activities, this program sponsored by the University of Georgia provides a challenging opportunity for the serious student who wishes to combine international travel with an intensive period of studio and classroom work. A 32-year tradition of goodwill and respect exists between Cortona and the University, and the town provides a rich, historical environment where students can easily merge with the normal lifestyle of a typical Italian community. UGA Cortona Homepage

Gordon-In-France, Aix-en-Provence, France (Gordon College) (Open to French majors/minors only)(Spring only)

The Gordon program is set up in conjunction with the Institut d’Études Françaises pour Étudiants Étrangers (IEFEE) of the Université d’Aix-Marseille III and with a coordinator related to the French Reformed Seminary (Faculté Libre de Théologie Réformée) in Aix. The emphasis is on gaining fluency in the French language. Qualified students may also be able to take one or two courses at the Seminary. All classes are taught in French, and the program is divided into three levels of competence. Placement in classes is based on a preliminary test done by the Institute. Level I and II classes comprise approximately 10-13 hours of language studies and several hours of workshops (Literature and Civilization) weekly. Level III students have classes in a major field of study (Literature or Civilization). Gordon Aix Homepage

Gordon in Orvieto, Orvieto, Italy (Gordon College) (Open to all majors)

The Gordon College semester in Italy exists to provide contemporary American students — whose lives are lived largely after or without “tradition” — with a vivid experience of tradition in art, spirituality, worship, and civic life. While living and studying in the convent of San Lodovico students will experience the slower and simpler rhythms of life in a way that provides time for serious conversation, an experience of traditional liturgies and civic celebrations, and a closer relationship to the land. Living in the midst of vineyards and olive groves and trading the automobile for the foot, young artists of Christian faith will be encouraged to to experiment with methods of learning different from the conventions of modern university education by taking an interdisciplinary approach to the study of art, art history, history and theology. This program is open to students with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Gordon Orvieto Homepage

Heidelberg Semester, Heidelberg, Germany- (Biola University) (Open to Music majors/minors)

The Heidelberg Semester is offered through the Conservatory of Music at Biola University. On this program students will study with musicians from the Heidelberg Orchestra, professional musicians, and university faculty from the Heidelberg area. Students can look forward to studying and living in historic old town Heidelberg. The program makes trips to Salzburg and Vienna, Austria as well as Leipzig and Eisenach in northern Germany. Courses offered include music history, conducting, German language, and world history. A Biola faculty member leads a Spiritual Life/Music Integration Seminar, tying everything together and adding a significant spiritual component to the semester. Biola Heidelberg Homepage

IAU College (France), Aix-en-Provence, France (Open to all majors)

IAU College offers a wide array of disciplines taught in both English and French at various levels of profiency; students can enroll in liberal arts courses at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Marchutz School of Fine Arts, the French Honors Program, and the Business Administration Program. Whether in the classroom or while living in homestays, students can expect first-hand interaction with French customs, traditional and culture. Some internships may be available. IAU Homepage

Irish Studies Program, County Wicklow, Ireland- (Taylor University) (Open to all majors)(Spring Only)

The Irish Studies Program through Taylor University offers students the chance to live in the quiet seaside town of Greystones in Ireland, 20 miles south of Dublin. Students expand their knowledge through classes focusing upon the history, culture, literature, and art of Ireland. Students earn 16-17 hours of credit in a variety of classes including Hill climbing, Contemporary Ireland, The War of Independence and the Irish Civil War, Irish Literature, and Participation in the Arts. Students are also encouraged to form relationships with locals and explore the Irish mainland. The location of the program offers students many outdoor activities as well with the harbor, beach, and cliffs nearby. Taylor ISP Homepage

Kings College London, England (Open to E&B majors only)

This program provides E&B majors with the opportunity to take upper division courses in their major at one of England's oldest and most prestigious univeristy institutions, plus either a foreign language course or one non-EB course. The program is located in the heart of London and is open to juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.00 or higher. KCL Homepage

King's College London - Management Program

King's College London LogoApproved KCL Courses:

Westmont EB students can take a Management Dept emphasis of three courses - with one upper division required course for the EB major (either econ or mgmt side), plus two upper division electives, and one course in a foreign language, or an internship with a London-based company.

Westmont students can also take non-Mgmt courses, but all KCL depts. function independently of the larger KCL-wide range of depts. and each schedule their own final-exam periods individually without a system-wide course listing, so it may be harder to coordinate with Mgmt schedule for classes and examinations.

The KCL Dept. of Mgmt usually offers each semester two-three dozen upper division (250-399 level numbered) courses in International Finance, International Accounting, International Marketing, International Management, Decision Sciences, and a full complement of advanced and specialized courses in Economics and International Economics.

SACI, Florence, Italy (Studio Art Centers International) - (Open to art/art history majors/minors only)

Located in the center of Florence, 50 yards from the central market, 100 yards from the Duomo, and 80 yards from the Medici church of San Lorenzo, the school provides a focused studio art studies program of depth and seriousness of challenge at undergraduate and graduate U.S. university levels. The studio disciplines are to be complemented by courses in the humanities since SACI is convinced that undertaking courses in both areas is essential in the formation of the artist. Designed for US undergraduates and independent students, this program provides an in-depth study abroad opportunity. A wide variety of academic and studio subjects are offered, many at multiple levels. SACI Homepage

Scholars’ Semester in Oxford, Oxford, England (CCCU bestsemester.com) (Open to all majors)

The Scholars' Semester in Oxford is designed for students who want to study intensively and to a high standard. Students develop their academic writing and research skills and explore the disciplines and interests of their choice. As Visiting Students of Oxford University and members of Wycliffe Hall, students study in the oldest university in the English speaking world. SSO students enroll in a primary and secondary tutorial, an integrative seminar, and the British landscape course. Students group their work in a concentration so that all elements of their programme work together. SSO is designed for students interested in art history, classics, English language and literature, history, modern languages (French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian), musicology, philosophy, and theology, though all majors may apply. Applicants are generally honors and other very high-achieving students and must have a 3.5 GPA to be considered for the programme. SSO Homepage

Semester in Spain, Seville, Spain (Trinity Christian College) (Open to Spanish majors/minors only)

Semester in Spain has offered Spanish courses in Seville since 1977. Our program combines challenging academic study (beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels) with practical opportunities for students to practice what they learn. With its location in Seville, Semester in Spain is designed to provide a rich academic and cultural experience as well as foster lasting relationships between our students and their hosts. SIS Homepage

University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France (Open to French majors/minors only)

Montpellier is a city known for its beauty, its excellent climate and the richness of its architecture. Classes here at the Institut Mediterraneen de Langues focus upon the French language. Classes include all levels of French language study as well as French civilization. In addition, students have the option of taking international business classes at a local university. Students interested in applying must have a junior status for the semester they wish to attend. Montpellier Homepage

University Studies Abroad Consortium: Madrid, Spain (Open to Spanish majors/minors only)

This program is ideal for students who wish to experience the extensive cultural activities offered by one of the world’s great capitals. Students will study the Spanish language and the complexities of Spanish and contemporary European societies through a wide selection of academic courses, as well as through personal interaction with the host culture. Students enroll in the appropriate language track that may fulfill foreign language requirements and will enhance your ability to communicate during your stay in Madrid. One semester may be equivalent to up to two years of university credit. Previous students have reported that the yearlong program was especially helpful for language study, and in becoming integrated into Spanish society. However, you may choose to attend fall or spring semester only. USAC Homepage