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Argentina: Spanish Language and Argentinean Culture

Dates:
July 09, 2022 – August 12, 2022

Group Leader:
Claudia Sokol    c.sokol@northeastern.edu

Description:
Dive into the Spanish Language through this once in a lifetime dialogue! Immerse yourself in the Argentinean & Uruguayan Culture while visiting Buenos Aires, El Calafate (Patagonia) in Argentina. Participate in an Architectural Tour of the city of Buenos Aires. Learn about the tango and its influence in Argentina’s culture. Take a City Tour to get to know the city and its different neighborhoods. Take a guided tour of the Teatro Colón, the second most important Opera Concert House in the world, visit Tigre and its delta,visit El Ateneo Gran Splendid bookstore, a real gem located in the old theatre that retains all the glory of an Italian opera house. Visit a ranch in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Estancia Don Silvano in Capilla del Señor and experience the gaucho’s life & folklore.

In Patagonia, visit the Parque Nacional los Glaciares, an UNESCO World Heritage site and trek the Glaciar Perito Moreno. Volunteer at TAMA, an animal shelter where you will learn about about the importance of helping abandoned and abused dogs in South America that live in deplorable conditions, with no roof or heating, enduring severe winters. Then, broadcasting in two radio stations to raise awareness of the importance of respecting and taking care of animals. 

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China: From West to East

Dates:
July 06, 2022 – August 15, 2022

Group Leader:
Ann Cai q.cai@northeastern.edu

Students will spend 3 nights in Beijing, and 5 weeks in Kunming. Kunming and Beijing are famous international cities in East Asia for its economic successes. Hence, within this one program, students will have the opportunity to experience variations of Chinese culture across distinctively different regions, governmental structures, and differing Chinese cultural customs. This program will be based in the Chinese Study Center of Yunnan University and Yunnan Minzu University, situated in Kunming, known as the City of Eternal Spring, famous for its perpetual spring-like weather, with blooms and lush vegetation all year round. Yunnan is also famous for its large number of ethnic minorities. To help students understand the daily lives and customs of the Chinese people, each student will be accompanied by a local Chinese graduate student, whose major is Teaching Chinese as Foreign Language, to discuss authentic topics for two hours daily. On weekends, students will visit world-famous nature wonders as well as interesting historical and cultural sites.

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Language and Culture in Contemporary France

Dates:
July 1, 2022 – August 8, 2022

Group Leader:
Sali Ziane s.ziane@northeastern.edu

This Dialogue of Civilizations program takes place at the Université Catholique de Lyon, a university in the heart of France, followed by a cultural visit to Paris. In this program, students will be taking courses and participating in cultural excursions and events in the beautiful city of Lyon. The program ends with a visit to the city of lights: Paris. The dialogue provides a total immersion in the language, interactions with the locals, and an understanding of ongoing social, cultural and political events.
Students are housed in individual rooms in Lyon at a university residence, and in a hotel in the heart of Paris.

The summer language course will include 20 hours of classes per week in addition to cultural and historical immersion. The classes will cover different levels of French in order to satisfy the students’ level. Classes are taught in French and provide students with the opportunity to improve their oral and written skills. Students will be able to take part in a variety of cultural activities in Lyon and visiting historical site and cities such as La Vallée du Rhone, Geneva (Switzerland), Annecy, Le Beaujolais, and various museums: le Musee de la Miniature, Le Musee des Beaux Arts, Musee Gallo-Romain, etc. and in Paris visiting Château de Versailles, le Louvre, le musee de l’immigration and more.

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Spanish Language and Peruvian Culture: Summer 2

Dates:
July 15, 2022 – August 19, 2022

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

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. 

Students will complete a service-learning project (Air Force schools) in which they will help Peruvian Air force high school students to practice speaking English while exchanging culture and learning about the education system in Peru. Students from Northeastern will participate in a language immersion program at the private university, UNIFE. Students will have language partners to share their own culture and encounter Peruvian culture.

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