Skip to content

Summer 1 Dialogue of Civilizations

France: Exploring French Culture through Movie Comedy

Dates:
May 17, 2020 – June 22, 2020 CANCELLED

Group Leader:
Catherine Dunand c.dunand@northeastern.edu

Description:

Le Rire est le Propre de l’Homme (Laughter is the core of Mankind) – Rabelais, 16th century.
Rabelais, the great philosopher and humanist, understood that laughter is an essential component in human nature. Had he been living today as a movie director, he would certainly make comedies. Comedy is also a reflection of one’s culture. What makes French people laugh will not necessarily make American people laugh, as laughter is very much intertwined in the culture. This is the objective of this dialogue: to give students the opportunity to explore and to have a better understanding of French culture through the viewing of French movie comedies. Students will see a total of 8 comedies. Each one will be followed by a conference during which we will examine and discuss various points in the movie that are particularly tied to the culture.

For information including courses, tuition, information sessions and more, please click here.


Brazil: Illusions and Reality: Contrasting Ideas of Brazilian Culture

Dates:
May 9, 2020 – June 9, 2020 CANCELLED

Group Leader:
Boris Yelin b.yelin@northeastern.edu

Description:

Brazil is a giant country with a lot of heart and personality! On this dialogue, you will explore Brazil through its three capitals. Salvador, the first capital, was one of the first places explored by the Portuguese and also one of the first ports of entry for the slave trade. This area remains, to this day, a vibrant place with Afro-Brazilian culture. Rio de Janeiro, the second capital, needs no introduction, and it is what most think of when they think about the country. Besides the touristic highlights, we will also get an insider’s look into this city. Brasilia, the current capital, will show us the marvels of a city created in the middle of nowhere to be a ‘planned.’ See how this engineering marvel ticks and see the successes and challenges of taking Brazil to new heights. And don’t forget! You’ll have many opportunities to practice your Portuguese from ordering some pão de quiejo, to negotiating at a market, to discussing cultural differences with Brazilian students.

For information including courses, tuition, information sessions and more, please click here.


China: Chinese Language, Society, and Culture

Dates:
May 4, 2020 – June 10, 2020 CANCELLED

Group Leader:
Hua Dong h.dong@northeastern.edu

Description:
Now in its 11th summer, the language-intensive China Dialogue offers students a chance to improve their Mandarin proficiency in the best possible way – by speaking it in China. You will not only use it to find your way around some of the most famous landmarks in the world – the Great Wall and Forbidden City, for example – but in daily interactions with local residents while you live and study Chinese at Sichuan University. You will also be able to witness first-hand how China’s, environment, culture, economy and politics in both urban and rural areas are being affected by its progress; you will speak with students, businesspeople, activists, workers and artists about their jobs, lives, and perspectives on the issues facing China and its relationship with the world today; all this while putting the Chinese you learn in the classroom to good use. Best of all, because of the small class sizes, local language partners and always-available evening tutors, this program is open to students of all majors and levels of language proficiency.

For information including courses, tuition, information sessions and more, please click here.


Japan: Japanese Language and Culture

Dates:
May 10, 2020 – June 15, 2020 CANCELLED

Group Leader:
Kumiko Tsuji    ku.tsuji@northeastern.edu

Description:
This Dialogue program in Japan is an immersion course in language and culture. It will be held in two key cities, Kyoto and Tokyo, including visits to Nara, Himeji, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Kamakura, Hakone, and Mt. Fuji.

For information including courses, tuition, information sessions and more, please click here.


Jordan and Egypt: Arabic Language and Middle East Politics

Dates:
May 2, 2020 – June 7, 2020 CANCELLED

Group Leader:
Denis Sullivan   d.sullivan@neu.edu

Description:

The Jordan-Egypt Dialogue provides students with an in-depth study of Arab and Middle Eastern politics, history, culture, and society, with a special focus on Jordan as well as the Syrian Refugee Crisis and Egypt, post-“Arab Spring.” Students are fully immersed in the Arabic language (in classes appropriate to their level of understanding, from “novice” to “advanced”). Through formal and informal activities (lectures, site visits, dialogues), students engage with NU professors, guest lecturers and Jordanians and Egyptians in dialogue and discussion of current events, culture, history, and international relations and global issues.

For information including courses, tuition, information sessions and more, please click here


Spain: Language and Culture in Spain

Dates:
May 6, 2020- June 11, 2020 CANCELLED

Group Leader:
Tania Muiño-Loureiro t.muino@northeastern.edu

Description:

Experience language immersion and direct exposure to culture in Seville while also visiting other cities like Madrid, Granada, Cadiz, and Jerez. Seville is an amazing city whose fabulous food, extraordinary Mudejar, Gothic and Renaissance architecture, and exotic flamenco rhythms never fail to charm and seduce. History is everywhere, with the biggest gothic cathedral in the world, ancient Moorish walls, Roman ruins and Baroque churches at every turn.

For information including courses, tuition, information sessions and more, please click here


Spain: Spanish Language and Culture in Pamplona, Bilbao, and Burgos

Dates:
May 9 2020- June 14, 2020 CANCELLED

Group Leader:
Maria Brucato m.brucato@northeastern.edu

Description:

NO to industrial Tourism, YES to authentic experience!

Explore the Kingdoms of Navarre, Castile, and León! This Dialogue of Civilizations travels to Pamplona, Olite, Bilbao, San Sebastián, Gernika, Roncevalles, Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port and Saint-Jean-de-Luz in France, Gaztelugatxe, and Burgos.

For information including courses, tuition, information sessions and more, please click here.


Peru: Spanish Language and Peruvian History and Culture

Dates:
May 7, 2020 – June 13, 2020 CANCELLED

Group Leader:
Monica Canavan y.canavan@northeastern.edu

Description:
This Spanish immersion program will take place in Lima, (the capital of Peru), Ica, and Cuzco. It is an exciting way to explore the Spanish language and to experience another culture, people’s ideas, customs, and beliefs. It will offer intensive Spanish language training to solidify the students’ knowledge of Spanish grammar and to teach them to speak the language fluently and develop their translingual and transcultural competencies. During the Peru DOC program, students will speak Spanish, participate in cultural activities, and interact with local people. Students will sample all that the cities of Lima, Ica, and Cuzco have to offer using the Spanish language.

For information including courses, tuition, information sessions and more, please click here.