Fall 2020 Open Campus Program Modifications

CIEE is pleased to announce our fall 2020 Open Campus Block programs that will take place in ten cities on four continents. With English-taught courses spanning dozens of subject areas, along with immersive local activities that foster intercultural understanding, Open Campus offers an unparalleled study abroad opportunity.

Our onsite staff has carefully reviewed and modified these Open Campus programs for fall 2020 taking into consideration the current limitations due to Covid-19. 

Students can enroll in up to 18 credits which includes six weeks of off-site online instruction followed by twelve weeks of in-person and online classroom teaching

Onsite or virtual internships, service-learning projects, and independent research projects are also available onsite (either in-person or remotely) or remotely at another Open Campus location, dependent on availability and in compliance with local health and safety regulations.

FALL 2020 OPEN CAMPUS PROGRAMS

Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, London, Madrid, Monteverde, Paris, Rome, and Sydney
Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Shanghai, and Yucatan locations are not operational in fall 2020.

UPDATED PROGRAM DATES & FEES ($11,500 for all 3 Blocks)

Term Location (mobility not offered for fall 2020) Start Date End Date Cost
Block I Courses delivered remotely online August 17 September 26 $1,800
Block II Program onsite; all courses online** September 28 November 7 $4,850
Block III Program onsite; all courses online** November 9 December 19 $4,850

 

IMPORTANT NOTES: Due to Covid-19 restrictions and to ensure the greatest possible choice of courses: 

  • Students may not move between Open Campus locations, however, all Open Campus courses will have the option for online delivery so students may enroll in courses taught from any Open Campus location. (For example, a student onsite in London, may take online a course being taught from Paris, provided the student has approval of their home institution.)
  • All Block I courses be delivered only online and students will remain offsite.
  • **In Blocks II and III, students are onsite at a CIEE location. Health and safety conditions permitting, instruction will be live in the classroom for onsite students with offsite students participating via online delivery.
  • Contingency plans are in place to allow for program completion in the event of any academic disruption
     

UPDATED PROGRAM DETAILS

Application Deadline: June 1 

Program Credit  

  • One block: 6 U.S semester/9 quarter credits 
  • Two blocks: 12 U.S. semester/18 quarter credits 
  • Three blocks: 15-18 U.S. semester/22.5-27 quarter credit 

Requirements​ 
Students are required to enroll in two courses each block. Students attending the program for all three blocks in a semester may select one block in which to enroll in only one course. 

  • Academic projects, including in Service Learning, Research and Internships, will be offered onsite depending on availability, student eligibility, and local health and safety compliance regulations
  • Day trips, excursions, and extra-curricular activities will replace overnight excursions to comply with CIEE health and safety assessments which include local guidelines
  • Students will remain at a single Open Campus location as no mobility will be offered for fall 2020
  • CIEE may make other program modifications in compliance with evolving local regulations and recommendations 

Course Offerings

View all Block I,II and III FALL 2020 COURSES

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Please use the linked syllabi below to reference course descriptions and learning objectives. Syllabi and course codes are in the process of being adapted for fall 2020 online and blended methods of instruction.  

Block I

Art and Architecture

COURSE NAME FACULTY LOCATION & Online
Rome Wasn't Built in a Day: The Art, Architecture, and History of the Ancient City Rome

Business

COURSE NAME FACULTY LOCATION & Online
International Marketing London
Strategic Management Paris

Communication, Journalism & New Media

COURSE NAME FACULTY LOCATION & Online
Intercultural Communication and Leadership Madrid

Global and Community Health

COURSE NAME FACULTY LOCATION & Online
Contemporary Challenges in Global Health Sydney
Global Health and Emerging Diseases Monteverde

International Relations & Political Science

COURSE NAME FACULTY LOCATION & Online
Development, Poverty and Human Rights Cape Town

Language, Literature & Culture

COURSE NAME FACULTY LOCATION & Online
French Language - Beginning I Paris
Gender and Sexuality Copenhagen
German Language - Beginning I Berlin
Italian Language - Beginning I Rome
Spanish Language - Beginning II Buenos Aires
Spanish Language - Intermediate I Madrid

 

Block II

Art and Architecture

COURSE NAME FACULTY LOCATION & Online
19th Century Art History Paris
Genius Artists for the Genius City Rome

Business

COURSE NAME FACULTY LOCATION & Online
Business Ethics and Leadership Buenos Aires
Fashion and Business in France Paris
Principles of International Business Madrid

Communication, Journalism & New Media

COURSE NAME FACULTY LOCATION & Online
Intercultural Communication and Leadership Cape Town
Media, Gender and Identity Berlin

Global and Community Health

COURSE NAME FACULTY LOCATION & Online
Community and Public Health Sydney
Food, Nutrition, and Culture Rome

International Relations & Political Science

COURSE NAME FACULTY LOCATION & Online
European Immigration Berlin
Transatlantic Relations: United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States London

Language, Literature & Culture

COURSE NAME FACULTY LOCATION & Online
British Women's Literature London
German Fairy Tales: Grimm Brothers to the Present Berlin
German Language - Beginning II Berlin
The Study of Scandinavian Happiness Copenhagen

STEM and Society

COURSE NAME FACULTY LOCATION & Online
Global Change and the Environment Monteverde

Academic Projects

COURSE NAME FACULTY LOCATION & Online
Directed Independent Research Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, London, Madrid, Monteverde, Paris, Rome, Sydney
Internship Berlin, Buenos Aires (SP), Madrid (SP), Monteverde, Paris, Rome
Service-Learning Berlin, Buenos Aires (SP), Cape Town, Madrid (SP), Monteverde, Paris, Rome

 

Block III

Art and Architecture

COURSE NAME FACULTY LOCATION & Online
Mythology and Architecture in Rome Rome
Spanish Masters in Madrid Museums Madrid

Business

COURSE NAME FACULTY LOCATION & Online
Economics of Wine Buenos Aires
Entrepreneurship and Start-Up Culture Berlin
International Management Rome

Communication, Journalism & New Media

COURSE NAME FACULTY LOCATION & Online
Media, Gender and Identity Cape Town
Music, Media, and Public Spheres London

Global and Community Health

COURSE NAME FACULTY LOCATION & Online
Comparative Health Care Systems London

International Relations & Political Science 

COURSE NAME FACULTY LOCATION & Online
Contemporary Controversies in International Relations Berlin
Migration and Mobility in a Global World Sydney

Language, Literature & Culture

COURSE NAME FACULTY LOCATION & Online
Berlin's Post-War Monuments and Memorials Berlin
Paris Collage: History, Culture, Architecture Paris
Vikings in the Conquest of Europe Copenhagen

STEM and Society

COURSE NAME FACULTY LOCATION & Online
Social Psychology Paris
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Monteverde

Academic Projects

COURSE NAME FACULTY LOCATION & Online
Directed Independent Research BerlinBuenos AiresCape TownCopenhagenLondonMadridMonteverdeParisRomeSydney
Internship BerlinBuenos Aires (SP), Madrid (SP), MonteverdeParisRome
Service-Learning BerlinBuenos Aires (SP), Cape TownMadrid (SP), MonteverdeParisRome


Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment. 

Site Specific Program Information

Review the Open Campus programs below for specific updated information on excursions, housing and academics.

Berlin

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EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES 

Overnight excursions and study tours will be suspended for fall 2020 due to COVID – 19.  Ample activities and day-trips will be offered to immerse you in Germany’s culture and historical heritage.  Excursions can include: 

  • Day trips to the city of Potsdam with its rich historical sites and castles, the Bauhaus Museum in Dessau 
  • Visit the German Institute for International and Security Affairs to discuss cyber security. 
  • Walk along the East Side Gallery – the longest existing stretch of the Berlin Wall – with a local artist and political activist. 
  • Tour Jamba!, a ring-tone creator and marketing firm that has become one of Berlin’s most successful tech start-ups, and more. 
  • Volunteering. Give back and create a deeper connection to Berlin. Students have opportunities to volunteer at local organizations, youth centers, schools, and more. As long as the local health and safety regulations permit in-person volunteering will be offered.

HOUSING/MEALS 

  • Residence hall: Most students live in an on-campus residence hall with a mix of CIEE students and resident assistants. Students live single rooms with en-suite bathrooms and shower facilities. Lounges and kitchens allow students to mingle over meals, cultural activities, study groups, and special events. They are shared spaces, with students enjoying the benefits but also the responsibility of taking care of them. Larger common areas are on the ground floor and inner courtyards offer comfortable spaces to work and relax. 
  • Meals: Students can prepare their own meals in the full kitchens. CIEE provides basic cooking utensils and cleaning supplies. Students also may get coffee, tea, soft drinks, snacks, and sandwiches at the on-site café, or explore the myriad restaurants in the Kreuzberg neighborhood or throughout the city. 

COURSE INFORMATION 

Program Credit 

  • One block: 6 U.S semester/9 quarter credits
  • Two blocks: 12 U.S. semester/18 quarter credits
  • Three blocks: 15-18 U.S. semester/22.5-27 quarter credits

Course Credit​ 

  • CIEE courses: typically, 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours 
    • language courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 60 contact hours 
  • CIEE Internship: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 100-120 internship placement hours 
  • CIEE Directed Independent Research: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 100-120 research hours 
  • CIEE Service-Learning Project: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 90 service hours 

Language of Instruction    
English​ and/or German

Requirements​ 
Students are required to enroll in two courses each block. Students attending the program for all three blocks in a semester may select one block in which to enroll in only one course. 

Course Notes​ 

Academic Projects 

  • For Fall 2020, Academic Projects will be offered onsite (either in-person or remotely) or remotely at another Open Campus location, dependent on availability and in compliance with local health and safety regulations.
  • Academic Project placement will be designed based on the student’s project learning goals, qualifications, resume, and availability of placements in location or within the GI Network, either in-person or remotely. The process is highly individualized and goal oriented. Students enrolled in an Academic Project will receive additional academic support that informs and enhances the placement experience. 
  • Students applying for an Academic Project are required to submit additional materials during the course selection process.  
  • To qualify for participation, students must be enrolled for at least one block in advance of the Academic Project to prepare for and finalize the project and supervisor. As a result, students participate in an Academic Project in either Block II or III.  

Language Classes 

  • During course selection, students interested in a non-introductory German language course will be instructed to take an online German language assessment to determine their proficiency level. Enrollment will be finalized on-site and is based on assessment outcomes. 
  • Students  may opt into the non-credit “Survival German” course in Block II  during the on-site orientation. 

Buenos Aires

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EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES 

Overnight excursions and study tours will be suspended for fall 2020 due to COVID – 19.  Ample activities and day-trips will be offered to immerse yourself in Argentina’s culture and historical heritage.

During your Open Campus Program you’ll engage in a number of activities.

  • Students may visit different sites outside the city of Buenos Aires to explore the differences between the city and the countryside, such as ancient indigenous treasures, breathtaking mountain scenery, vast salt flats, and much more.
  • Visits local museums, walks along the famous Rio de la Plata and through the colorful Caminito in La Boca.
  • Enjoy Buenos Aires like a local, by attending a local event or simply be a witness of a rich Latin American culture in motion with tango dance and live theatre performances.
  • Take advantage of nearby sites of interest that provide participants with a broader understanding of the region.
  • Volunteer Opportunities: volunteer at a local nonprofit or non-governmental organization involved in social policy, human rights, community service, and public health matters, among others. Responsibilities may include teaching English to children of low socio-economic communities, helping people with disabilities, supporting the work of a city library, or coordinating local/regional conferences. As long as the local health and safety regulations permit in-person volunteering will be offered.

HOUSING

  • Single Occupancy Studios - provides an excellent opportunity to experience the city as a local. Students will be placed in carefully selected studios, conveniently located at walking distance or short commute (up to 30 minutes) to the Global Institute.
  • Meals:Students are responsible for their meals.
     

COURSE INFORMATION 

Program Credit

  • One block: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits
  • Two blocks: 12 U.S. semester/18 quarter credits
  • Three blocks: 15-18 U.S. semester/22.5-27 quarter credits

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
    • language courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 60 contact hours
  • CIEE Internship: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 100-120 placement hours
  • CIEE Directed Independent Research: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 120 research hours
  • CIEE Service-Learning Project: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 90 service hours

Language of Instruction
English and/or Spanish

Requirements
Students are required to enroll in two courses each block. Students attending the program for all three blocks in a semester may select one block in which to enroll in only one course.

Course Notes

Academic Projects

  • Each Academic Project (Internship, Service-Learning, Directed Independent Research) placement will be designed based on the student’s project learning goals, qualifications, resume, and availability of placements, in location or within the GI Network, either in-person or remotely. The process is highly individualized and goal oriented. Students enrolled in an Academic Project will receive additional academic support that informs and enhances the placement experience.
  • Students applying for an Academic Project are required to submit additional materials during the course selection process.
  • To qualify for participation, students must be in enrolled for at least one block in advance of the Academic Project to prepare for and finalize the project and supervisor. As a result, students participate in an Academic Project in either Block II or III.
  • Internships and Service-Learning are only available in Spanish, therefore only students with advanced Spanish language ability are eligible. 

Language Classes

  • During course selection, students interested in a non-introductory Spanish language course will be instructed to take an online Spanish language assessment to determine their proficiency level. Enrollment will be finalized on site and is based on assessment outcomes.
  • Students may opt into the non-credit “Survival Spanish” course in Block II during the on-site orientation.

Cape Town

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EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES 

Overnight excursions and study tours will be suspended during the COVID-19 crisis.  Ample activities and day-trips will be offered to immerse yourself in South Africa’s culture and historical heritage. Excursions can include: 

  • Visit the iconic Robben Island or soak up some of South Africa’s natural beauty on Table Mountain, the Cape Peninsula or nearby Clifton Beach. Afterwards, catch a cricket or rugby match at Newlands Grounds with friends.  
  • Engage with local community organizations by tutoring, mentoring, or volunteering your time – students say it’s a program highlight.  

HOUSING/MEALS 

  • Shared apartment in or near the Global Institute with other CIEE participants and Resident Assistants (RAs). There is a combination of both single and double rooms within the apartments. These are allocated randomly. Students share kitchen and other facilities with three  students. All residents of the apartments share basic cleaning duties.
  • Meals: Students are responsible for all meals. They can prepare their own meals at their apartment, or eat at the many restaurants on the Global Institute block. 

COURSE INFORMATION 

Program Credit 

  • One block: 6 U.S semester/9 quarter credits
  • Two blocks: 12 U.S. semester/18 quarter credits
  • Three blocks: 15-18 U.S. semester/22.5-27 quarter credit

Course Credit​ 

  • CIEE courses: typically, 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
  • CIEE Directed Independent Research: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 100-120 research hours
  • CIEE Service-Learning Project: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 90 service hours

Language of Instruction    
English​ 

Requirements​ 
Students are required to enroll in two courses each block. Students attending the program for all three blocks in a semester may select one block in which to enroll in only one course. 

Course Notes​ 

 Academic Projects  

  • For Fall 2020, Academic Projects will be offered onsite (either in-person or remotely) or remotely at another Open Campus location, dependent on availability and in compliance with local health and safety regulations.
  • Academic Project placement will be designed based on the student’s project learning goals, qualifications, resume, and availability of placements in location or within the GI Network, either in-person or remotely. The process is highly individualized and goal oriented. Students enrolled in an Academic Project will receive additional academic support that informs and enhances the placement experience.
  • Students applying for an Academic Project are required to submit additional materials during the course selection process.
  • To qualify for participation, students must be enrolled for at least one block in advance of the Academic Project to prepare for and finalize the project and supervisor. As a result, students participate in an Academic Project in either Block II or III.

Copenhagen

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EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

Overnight excursions and study tours will be suspended for fall 2020 due to COVID-19.  Ample activities and day-trips will be offered to immerse you in Denmark’s culture and historical heritage.

  • Students will experience Danish hyggefirst-hand. Hygge explains the Danish lifestyle that can be described as a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being. Hygge can be a candle-light dinner, but it can be a dinner with family, friends, and like-minded people sitting around a table and have a lighthearted conversation.
  • Experience Copenhagen’s transformation from a Viking fishing village founded in the 10th century to a world leading capital of sustainability and innovation, through a visit to the National Museum.
  • Volunteering. Give back and create a deeper connection to Copenhagen. Denmark has a rich tradition in volunteer activity, mainly through special interest groups (called “Foregning”) or Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). By volunteering, CIEE students meet with local Danish students and peers and get a deeper understanding about Danish society. As long as the local health and safety regulations permit, in-person volunteering will be offered.

 

HOUSING/MEALS

  • Residence hall. Students stay in a single room with en-suite bathroom other students in a dormitory. Residences are located throughout the city within a 20-minute commute by bike to the Global Institute. Final housing assignments are solely at the discretion of CIEE.
  • Meals: No meals provided. Students prepare their own meals in their own kitchenette or the residence hall’s shared kitchen facilities. CIEE provides basic cooking utensils and cleaning supplies. Students also explore the myriad of restaurants that Copenhagen has to offer.


COURSE INFORMATION 

Program Credit

  • One block: 6 U.S semester/9 quarter credits
  • Two blocks: 12 U.S. semester/18 quarter credits
  • Three blocks: 15-18 U.S. semester/22.5-27 quarter credits

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
  • CIEE Directed Independent Research: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 100-120 research hours

Language of Instruction
English

Requirements
Students are required to enroll in two courses each block. Students attending the program for all three blocks in a semester may select one block in which to enroll in only one course.

Course Notes

Academic Projects

  • For Fall 2020, Academic Projects will be offered onsite (either in-person or remotely) or remotely at another Open Campus location, dependent on availability and in compliance with local health and safety regulations.
  • Academic Project placement will be designed based on the student’s project learning goals, qualifications, resume, and availability of placements, in location or within the GI Network, either in-person or remotely. The process is highly individualized and goal oriented. Students enrolled in an Academic Project will receive additional academic support that informs and enhances the placement experience.
  • Students applying for an Academic Project are required to submit additional materials during the course selection process.
  • To qualify for participation, students must be enrolled for at least one block in advance of the Academic Project to prepare for and finalize the project and supervisor. As a result, students participate in an Academic Project in either Block II or III.  

Language Classes

  • Students may opt into the non-credit “Survival Danish” course in Block II during the  on-site orientation.

London

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EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES 

Overnight excursions and study tours will be suspended for fall 2020 due to COVID-19.  Ample activities and day-trips will be offered to immerse yourself in Germany’s culture and historical heritage. Excursions can include: 

  • See the Tower of London, a former castle, residence, and prison preserved as a memorial and museum.
  • Visit the Wellcome Collection, a research institution for the study of the evolutionary, historical, social, and institutional contexts of individual human development.
  • Explore the incredible collections of the National Gallery spanning nearly 1000 years of art history and see special exhibitions by contemporary artists.
  • Particiate in a guided-tour in Brixton and explore the legacy of post colonialism.

HOUSING/MEALS 

  • Students will live in single rooms with en-suite bathroom in either residence halls or shared apartments.
  • No meals are provided in student housing but students will have access to kitchen facilities to cook their own meals.


COURSE INFORMATION 

Program Credit 

  • One block: 6 U.S semester/9 quarter credits
  • Two blocks: 12 U.S. semester/18 quarter credits
  • Three blocks: 15-18 U.S. semester/22.5-27 quarter credits

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: typically, 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
  • CIEE Directed Independent Research: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 100-120 research hours

Language of Instruction
English

Requirements
Students are required to enroll in two courses each block. Students attending the program for all three blocks in a semester may select one block in which to enroll in only one course.

Course Notes

Academic Projects

  • For Fall 2020, Academic Projects will be offered onsite (either in-person or remotely) or remotely at another Open Campus location, dependent on availability and in compliance with local health and safety regulations.
  • Academic Project placement will be designed based on the student’s project learning goals, qualifications, resume, and availability of placements in location or within the GI Network, either in-person or remotely. The process is highly individualized and goal oriented. Students enrolled in an Academic Project will receive additional academic support that informs and enhances the placement experience.
  • Students applying for an Academic Project are required to submit additional materials during the course selection process.
  • To qualify for participation, students must be enrolled for at least one block in advance of the Academic Project to prepare for and finalize the project and supervisor. As a result, students participate in an Academic Project in either Block II or III.
  • To qualify for participation, students must be in the location for at least one block

 

 

Madrid

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EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES 

Overnight excursions and study tours will be suspended for fall 2020 due to COVID-19.  Ample activities and day-trips will be offered to immerse yourself in Spain’s culture and historical heritage. Excursions can include: 

  • Soak up Spanish culture with museum visits, urban art tours, film festivals, and neighborhood visits.
  • Learn about local cuisine in cooking lessons
  • Boost your Spanish skills via language exchange.
  • Engage with local organizations and youth centers

HOUSING/MEALS 

  • Shared apartments Students can live with other CIEE students in apartments that have single shared bathrooms. Utilities, cleaning, laundry facilities, and internet access are included.
  • Commuting Accommodation is located in central Madrid. All students will be living within a 30 minute or less commute via public transportation to the CIEE Global Institute
  • Apartments: Meals are not included. Students prepare meals in their shared kitchen apartments or purchase affordable meals in their neighborhood at supermarkets, cafeterias, etc.
     

COURSE INFORMATION 

Program Credit 

  • One block: 6 U.S semester/9 quarter credits
  • Two blocks: 12 U.S. semester/18 quarter credits
  • Three blocks: 15-18 U.S. semester/22.5-27 quarter credit


Course Credit​ 

  • CIEE courses: typically, 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
    • language courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 60 contact hours
  • CIEE Internship: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 100-120 internship placement hours
  • CIEE Directed Independent Research: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 100-120 research hours
  • CIEE Service-Learning Project: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 90 service hours
     

Language of Instruction    
English​ and/or Spanish

Requirements​ 
Students are required to enroll in two courses each block. Students attending the program for all three blocks in a semester may select one block in which to enroll in only one course. 

Course Notes​ 

Academic Projects

  • For Fall 2020, Academic Projects will be offered onsite (either in-person or remotely) or remotely at another Open Campus location, dependent on availability and in compliance with local health and safety regulations.
  • Academic Project placement will be designed based on the student’s project learning goals, qualifications, resume, and availability of placements in location or within the GI Network, either in-person or remotely. The process is highly individualized and goal oriented. Students enrolled in an Academic Project will receive additional academic support that informs and enhances the placement experience.
  • Students applying for an Academic Project are required to submit additional materials during the course selection process.
  • To qualify for participation, students must be in the location for at least one block in advance of the Academic Project to prepare for and finalize the project and supervisor. As a result, students participate in an Academic Project in either Block II or III.
  • Internships and Service-Learning are only available in Spanish, therefore only students with advanced Spanish language ability are eligible. 

Language Classes 

  • During course selection students interested in a non-introductory Spanish language course, an Internship, or a Service-Learning Project will be instructed to take an online Spanish language assessment to determine their proficiency level, enrollment will be finalized on site and is based on assessment outcomes.
  • Students may opt into the non-credit “Survival Spanish” course in Block II during the on-site orientation.

Monteverde

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EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES 

Overnight excursions and study tours will be suspended for fall 2020 due to COVID-19.  Ample activities and day-trips will be offered to immerse yourself in Costa RIca’s culture and historical heritage. 

  • Participate in day trips, such as National Parks or Reserves to experience Costa Rica’s biodiversity
  • Rise with the sun for birding tours or farm chores
  • Experience biodiversity after the sun goes down, with a guided night hike in the forest
  • Volunteer Opportunities: San Luis Public Elementary School: give classes in English, art, music, or sports to school children. San Luis Development Association: work on projects that promote children's literacy, enhance recreational opportunities for children and adults, and support community health care through the public clinic. Monteverde Conservation League: contribute to efforts aimed at the protection of biodiversity. As long as the local health and safety regulations permit, in-person volunteering will be offered.
     

HOUSING/MEALS 

  • Campus accommodations: Students stay on the CIEE Global Institute campus in single rooms with en suite bathrooms. Three simple, but hardy meals are served in the dining hall. The campus includes indoor and outdoor common areas for recreation and study and allows exclusive access to forest trails and gardens.
  • All students receive three meals per day.
     

COURSE INFORMATION 

Program Credit 

  • One block: 6 U.S semester/9 quarter credits
  • Two blocks: 12 U.S. semester/18 quarter credits
  • Three blocks: 15-18 U.S. semester/22.5-27 quarter credit

Course Credit​ 

  • CIEE courses: typically, 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours 
  • language courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 60 contact hours 
  • CIEE Internship: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 100-120 internship placement hours 
  • CIEE Directed Independent Research: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 100-120 research hours 
  • CIEE Service-Learning Project: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 90 service hours 

Language of Instruction    
English​ and/or Spanish

Requirements​ 
Students are required to enroll in two courses each block. Students attending the program for all three blocks in a semester may select one block in which to enroll in only one course. 

Course Notes​  

Academic Projects

  • For Fall 2020, Academic Projects will be offered onsite (either in-person or remotely) or remotely at another Open Campus location, dependent on availability and in compliance with local health and safety regulations.
  • Academic Project placement will be designed based on the student’s project learning goals, qualifications, resume, and availability of placements in location or within the GI Network, either in-person or remotely. The process is highly individualized and goal oriented. Students enrolled in an Academic Project will receive additional academic support that informs and enhances the placement experience.
  • Students applying for an Academic Project are required to submit additional materials during the course selection process.
  • To qualify for participation, students must be enrolled for at least one block in advance of the Academic Project to prepare for and finalize the project and supervisor. As a result, students participate in an Academic Project in either Block II or III.

Language Classes

  • During course selection, students interested in a non-introductory Spanish language course will be instructed to take an online Spanish language assessment to determine their proficiency level. Enrollment will be finalized on site and is based on assessment outcomes.
  • Students may opt into the non-credit “Survival Spanish” course in Block II during the on-site orientation.

Paris

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EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES 

Overnight excursions and study tours will be suspended for fall 2020 due to COVID-19.  Ample activities and day-trips will be offered to immerse yourself in France’s culture and historical heritage. 

  • Engage with locals through a vibrant language exchange with Parisians; volunteer with one of our community service partners; or discover your own passion with an interest group in music, sports, art, or film! Live just minutes from the breathtaking works of art at the Louvre, Grands Boulevards, and the Palais-Royal.
  • Explore the hidden corners of Paris culture, art, and society through two extra-curricular activities a week
  • Learn about French cuisine 
  • Volunteering. There are volunteer opportunities at sports clubs, arts organizations, youth centers, churches, schools, and other community organizations. As long as the local health and safety regulations permit, in-person volunteering will be offered.

HOUSING/MEALS 

  • Shared Apartments: Most students live in as single room in shared apartments in Paris with other CIEE Open Campus students. Student apartments are located throughout the city but will be within a 45-minute commute of the Global Institute.
  • Meals: Meals are not provided for students staying in apartments. Each apartment has its own kitchen where students may prepare their meals.
     

COURSE INFORMATION 

Program Credit

  • One block: 6 U.S semester/9 quarter credits
  • Two blocks: 12 U.S. semester/18 quarter credits
  • Three blocks: 15-18 U.S. semester/22.5-27 quarter credits
     

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: typically, 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
    • language courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 60 contact hours
  • CIEE Internship: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 100-120 internship placement hours
  • CIEE Directed Independent Research: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 100-120 research hours
  • CIEE Service-Learning Project: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 90 service hours
     

Language of Instruction    
English​ and/or French

Requirements​ 
Students are required to enroll in two courses each block. Students attending the program for all three blocks in a semester may select one block in which to enroll in only one course. 

Course Notes​ 

 Academic Projects

  • For Fall 2020, Academic Projects will be offered onsite (either in-person or remotely) or remotely at another Open Campus location, dependent on availability and in compliance with local health and safety regulations.
  • Academic Project placement will be designed based on the student’s project learning goals, qualifications, resume, and availability of placements in location or within the GI Network, either in-person or remotely. The process is highly individualized and goal oriented. Students enrolled in an Academic Project will receive additional academic support that informs and enhances the placement experience.
  • Students applying for an Academic Project are required to submit additional materials during the course selection process.
  • To qualify for participation, students must enroll for at least one block in advance of the Academic Project to prepare for and finalize the project and supervisor. As a result, students participate in an Academic Project in either Block II or III.
     

Language Classes

  • During course selection, students interested in a non-introductory French language course will be instructed to take an online French language assessment to determine their proficiency level. Enrollment will be finalized on site and is based on assessment outcomes.
  • Students may opt into the non-credit “Survival French” course in Block II during the on-site orientation in Block II.

Rome

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EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES 

Overnight excursions and study tours will be suspended for fall 2020 due to COVID-19.  Ample activities and day-trips will be offered to immerse yourself in Italy’s culture and historical heritage. Excursions can include: 

  • Visit numerous significant Rome locations and neighborhoods to underscore and expand on in-class lessons.
  • Volunteering. Give back and create a deeper connection to Rome. Students have opportunities to volunteer at local organizations, youth centers, schools, and more. As long as the local health and safety regulations permit, in-person volunteering will be offered.

HOUSING/MEALS 

  • Apartments Students share apartments in historic buildings in Prati or Trastevere. Apartments will be located in safe residential areas, close to markets, shops, restaurants, and public transportation. Apartments house 4-7 CIEE students in double or triple bedrooms and some students may also share their apartment with a local student – known as Buddies, from the Roma Tre University. Apartments are within walking distance or a short commute of the CIEE Global Institute.
  • Meals are not included.
     

COURSE INFORMATION 

Program Credit

  • One block: 6 U.S semester/9 quarter credits
  • Two blocks: 12 U.S. semester/18 quarter credits
  • Three blocks: 15-18 U.S. semester/22.5-27 quarter credit

Course Credit​ 

  • CIEE courses: typically, 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
    • language courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 60 contact hours
  • CIEE Internship: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 100-120 internship placement hours
  • CIEE Directed Independent Research: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 100-120 research hours
  • CIEE Service-Learning Project: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 90 service hours
     

Language of Instruction    
English​ and/or Italian

Requirements​ 
Students are required to enroll in two courses each block. Students attending the program for all three blocks in a semester may select one block in which to enroll in only one course. 

Course Notes​ 

Academic Projects

  • For Fall 2020, Academic Projects will be offered onsite (either in-person or remotely) or remotely at another Open Campus location, dependent on availability and in compliance with local health and safety regulations.
  • Academic Project placement will be designed based on the student’s project learning goals, qualifications, resume, and availability of placements in location or within the GI Network either in-person or remotely. The process is highly individualized and goal oriented. Students enrolled in an Academic Project will receive additional academic support that informs and enhances the placement experience. 
  • Students applying for an Academic Project are required to submit additional materials during the course selection process.  
  • To qualify for participation, students must be enrolled for at least one block in advance of the Academic Project to prepare for and finalize the project and supervisor. As a result, students participate in an Academic Project in either Block II or III.  
     

Language Classes

  • During course selection, students interested in a non-introductory Italian language course will be instructed to take an online Italian language assessment to determine their proficiency level. Enrollment will be finalized on site and is based on assessment outcomes.
  • Students opt into the non-credit “Survival Italian” course in Block II during the on-site orientation.

Sydney

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EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES 

Overnight excursions and study tours will be suspended due to COVID-19.  Ample activities and daytrips will be offered to immerse yourself in Australia’s culture and historical heritage. 

  • Excursions and cultural activities will be planned according to the health, safety and security environment during the period of the program on-site.
  • Excursions may include visits to Bondi Beach, one of the most famous cultural and outdoor nature parks in the world, and to the Sydney Opera House, to learn about one of the most iconic architecture marvels in Australia.

HOUSING/MEALS 

  • Students in Sydney live in commercially operated dormitories and student hostel complexes. Housing is in single rooms. Students would share kitchen and other common facilities with other residents. Housing locations are all in conveniently located to amenities and public transport. Expect a commute of around 30 minutes from the Global Institute Sydney to the housing.
  • You will have shared kitchen facilities to prepare meals or purchase food and drinks at local grocers. Sydney has a vibrant food scene with fresh local fruits, vegetables, and meats readily available. 
     

COURSE INFORMATION 

Program Credit 

  • One block: 6 U.S semester/9 quarter credits
  • Two blocks: 12 U.S. semester/18 quarter credits
  • Three blocks: 15-18 U.S. semester/22.5-27 quarter credits

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: typically, 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
  • CIEE Directed Independent Research: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 100-120 research hours

Language of Instruction
English

Requirements
Students are required to enroll in two courses each block. Students attending the program for all three blocks in a semester may select one block in which to enroll in only one course.

Course Notes

Academic Projects

  • For Fall 2020, Academic Projects will be offered onsite (either in-person or remotely) or remotely at another Open Campus location, dependent on availability and in compliance with local health and safety regulations.
  • Academic Project placement will be designed based on the student’s project learning goals, qualifications, resume, and availability of placements in location or within the GI Network, either in-person or remotely. The process is highly individualized and goal oriented. Students enrolled in an Academic Project will receive additional academic support that informs and enhances the placement experience.
  • Students applying for an Academic Project are required to submit additional materials during the course selection process.
  • To qualify for participation, students must be enrolled for at least one block in advance of the Academic Project to prepare for and finalize the project and supervisor. As a result, students participate in an Academic Project in either Block II or III.
  • To qualify for participation, students must be in the location for at least one block

Open Campus Programs