Academics

Area Studies Courses

Area Studies courses provide an in-depth understanding of the region of the world in which a student is specializing and are frequently taken during the semester or year abroad. They range from literature and cultural studies to history and socio-political topics, and students have considerable flexibility in choosing these courses.

Since students often fulfill these requirements at universities in other countries, the range of courses would be difficult to capture in any list. In the past, students have fulfilled this requirement by taking classes of interest to them, such as “Cuban Cinema and the Revolution” at the Universidad de la Habana, “History of France: 1940 to the Present” at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Lyon and “Japanese Business Culture” at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo.

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Danny Urgelles

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Class: 2011


Hometown: Miami, FL

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My study abroad experience has been better than I could’ve imagined. Living in São Paulo really places you in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, with so many opportunities and such a diverse population… Studying Latin American development within the actual region has given me a new perspective on the issue, and I am sure that I will continue to learn much more.

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