Program Updates for Summer 2013 and Spring 2014


  • San José Summer Language Intensive
  • NEW! Barcelona Summer UPF Language & Culture
  • Berlin Metropolitan Studies
  • Milan
  • Rabat Summer Francophone Studies

San Jose Summer Language Intensive: One Session only for 2013
This summer, we will be offering only one session of our San José Summer Language Intensive Program. Program details:

  • Dates: June 2 – June 29
  • Beginning and intermediate Spanish students enroll in a 4-credit intensive Spanish language course. Advanced students enroll in a 4-credit Spanish course or a Spanish-taught area studies course on the social history of Central America.
  • Application deadline is April 1.

New Barcelona Language & Culture Summer Program
This summer, we are offering a new seven-week program, UPF Language & Culture,  that will include four weeks of language intensive courses, as well as one or two area studies courses at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), one of our partner universities in Barcelona.

Students on this program can earn 7-10 credits, depending on whether they take one or two (for an additional fee) UPF courses. Offered in both English and Spanish, area studies courses at UPF will range from beginner level to advanced, and will be available in a variety of disciplines. Students will attend UPF with both local and international students.

The program will begin on June 17, 2013, giving students on the quarter system the opportunity to participate in the program.

New Field Study Destination for Berlin Metropolitan Studies: Istanbul, Turkey
Beginning in Spring 2014, the IES Abroad Berlin Metropolitan Studies Program will add Istanbul, Turkey, to its field study destinations. The week-long trip to Istanbul will replace the existing trip to Paris.

The decision to change the field study location was based on a recommendation of the Program Review Committee. As the only city that lies on two continents, the committee members believe Istanbul  will offer an academically rich contrast to Berlin and St. Petersburg because it will take students to a location that they might not visit on their own.

In Istanbul, students will visit historically significant sites, such as the Blue Mosque, the Topkapi Palace, the Grand Bazaar, the Basilica Cistern, and the Istanbul Archeology Museum, home of the sarcophagus of Alexander the Great. Like St. Petersburg, Istanbul has been recognized by the United Nations as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Please see our website for more information on the Berlin Metropolitan Studies Program.

Milan: Summer Internships and Semester Course Fee Update
IES Abroad Milan Made In Italy Summer Program Now Offers Internships
Students are now able to develop professional skills in the global workplace with a summer internship in Milan. Students enroll in a 3-credit internship seminar, and work 16 hours each week in a placement. Past placements have included internships in the fashion, journalism, business, and music industries.

Milan Course Fees—Increased Coverage by IES Abroad
IES Abroad now covers a higher amount for outside course enrollment on our Milan programs. Students on the IES Abroad Milan Business Studies Program taking business courses at outside universities (including Bocconi) now have up to 1,200 Euros covered in courses fees (approximately $1,680). Students taking outside courses on the IES Abroad Milan Italy Today Program have up to 1,000 Euros (approximately $1,400) covered. 

No Extra Course Fees for theIES Abroad Milan Music: Tradition & Innovation Program
We have removed any additional course fees for outside enrollment in Music-related courses for our Milan students. There also are no additional fees for instrument rentals!

Fall 2013/Academic Year 2013-2014 costs are now posted in the Cost section for each Milan program page:

Updated Field Study Trip Location to Dakar, Senegal, for Rabat Summer Students
Beginning Summer 2013, the Rabat Summer Francophone Studies Program will change its study tour from Paris to Dakar, Senegal. The five-day visit to Dakar will be an integral part of all summer courses and will allow students to actively explore in- part of the Francophone world. Students will be hosted by the Université Cheikh Anta Diop and stay in university housing. While in Dakar,  students will visit key organizations that focus on Francophone Studies, Women's Rights and Development, and University faculty will offer special lectures on Francophone Literature, Islam in Senegal, and the Trajectory of African Migration. Students also will have the opportunity to debate with local university students on topics, such as Islam in Senegal and Migration. In addition, students will visit important sites in and around Dakar like an archaeological museum and Gorée Island. The cost of the Dakar field study trip is included in the program fee.


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