Some academic departments at Columbia have created study abroad programs specific to their concentrations. These programs usually run in the J-session and summer and are open to all Columbia students. To find out more about these programs, reference the information below and contact the departments directly.
Beginning Fall 2013, all students applying to participate in a Faculty-led Program will be required to pay an application fee. Click here to pay the $25 application fee.
If you are a faculty member interested in proposing a new international program, visit the Curriculum Guide in IRIS for proposal forms, guides and workbooks.
Mexican Culture and the Arts
January 5-25, 2014
Mexican Culture and Arts: Study in Mexico | 51-1390 | 3 credits | GA HU
Spanish levels I-IV and Spanish for Heritage Speakers | 4 credits
Instructor: RoseAnna Mueller, History, Humanities, and Social Sciences; and faculty from the Kukulcan Spanish Educational Community
Mexican Culture and Arts: Study in Mexico is an interdisciplinary humanities course in the rich and diverse contribution of the art, music and literature and film of Mexico, to be held in Cuernavaca at the Kukulkan Educational Community. The arts of Mexico have been acknowledged worldwide, and Cuernavaca, located one and one half hours from Mexico City with its many museums, provides an ideal setting for fostering an appreciation of Mexican history, literature, music, dance, folklore and film. Students will learn the terminology essential to describe, interpret, and explain these arts in the context of Mexican culture and will enrich their cultural knowledge through living with host families. Students will also take 4 credits of Spanish language courses taught by native speaker faculty from the Kukulcan Spanish Educational Community. You do not need to know Spanish to take part in this program. You will be placed at the appropriate level after you take a placement test on-line and an oral test on arrival.
Meeting Dates: Informational Meeting, Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 3:30-4:50 p.m., 624 South Michigan Avenue, room 906.
Rome Studies: Fiction Writing and AEMM
January 7-18, 2013
Topics in Writing Abroad: Rome | 55-4412J (undergrad) | 3 credits
Topics in Writing Abroad: Rome | 55-5512J (graduate) | 3 credits
Instructor: Randy Albers, Fiction Writing
This J-session course offers an intensive two-week immersion in Rome’s literature, art, history, and culture. Students read fiction and nonfiction by noted authors; visit major sites -- the Colosseum, the Vatican, Roman Forum, Pompeii, churches and other historic sites, as well as museums and places associated with noted authors. Students will participate in writing workshops at Lorenzo d’ Medici and write journal entries and reading responses leading to an extended story, essay, or digital project, which may be done in collaboration with students from the AEMM department. The course applies to the spring schedule and is open to all students.
Special Topics: Exhibition Management: International Perspectives | 28-4178J (undergrad) | 3 credits
Special Topics: Exhibition Management: International Perspectives | 28-5178J (grad) | 3 credits
Instructor: Robert Blandford, Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management
Students will investigate exhibitions in museums, commercial galleries, and cultural sites in and around Rome. Through first-hand observation, research, and reflection, students will analyze differing a pproaches to curatorial direction, exhibition design and production, interpretative methodologies, use of technology, and marketing and communication strategies. Particular attention will be paid to developing exhibitions for multinational, multicultural, and multilingual audiences as well as similarities and differences to American exhibition models.
Site visits include museums such as the Vatican Museum, Capitoline Museum, Borghese, Gallery Maxxi (designed by Zaha Hadid), the National Museum of Art from the 21st century, Macro: Museum of Contemporary Art; cultural sites including the Roman Forum, Pompeii, churches and historic sites; and leading commercial galleries.
Meeting dates: Check program website for meeting dates and/or contact the appropriate contacts listed below.
For full information including: form downloads, deadlines, meeting dates, etc, please go to www.colum.edu/fictionwriting (Study Abroad)
Fiction Writing Prague Study Abroad Program
May 22 - June 26, 2013
Courses Include: Advanced Fiction, Topics in CRW
II: Kafka, CRW: Contemporary European Authors, Dreams and Fiction Writing, and
Topics in CRW: Fiction Writers Abroad. Other courses may also be added, depending on interest. Prerequisites may be waived.
Spend a life-changing semester in one of Eastern Europe's most vibrant and historic cultural centers. The Fiction Writing Department's Summer Session in Prague provides students the opportunity to live as ex-pats for six weeks, expand their horizons and world view, and study the work of the writers who lived in this beautiful, complex, and fascinating city. Excursions, tours, and field trips will complement the work and writing done for the courses, and students will have ample time to explore the city on their own, to further pursue their own stories.
Meeting Dates: All meetings take place at 5 – 5:45 pm, room 1204, 624 S. Michigan. Information on Florence program will also be available at these meetings. Please check Fiction Writing Website for dates.
Marketing Communication Prague Study Abroad Program
May 27 – 28 June 2013
Courses include: 54-2550: Global Marketing, this six-credit program will count as department or College electives, and satisfies the Global Awareness requirement.
Instructors: Tom Hamilton, Marketing Communication; and Sandra Kumorowski, Marketing Communication
The Marketing Communication Department is once again excited to offer a study abroad program during Summer 2013 where students learn to apply marketing principles to real life situations. Students will have the unique opportunity to work on a marketing strategy project for an existing client of DraftFCB Prague, a Chicago-based advertising agency.
In addition to working with the ad agency, students will attend a workshop at Diplomatic Academy taught by Diplomats from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, network with Czech marketing professionals, Partner with students from the University of Economics in Prague to work on a local non-profit marketing campaign and visit many multinationals located in Prague like Microsoft and AXA Insurance Company. They may have a chance to acquire future internships through the Prague program networks. You will also visit several culturally significant sites to learn about the history and experiences of the Czech citizens.
The program is a five-week marketing and cultural study course taught by Columbia College faculty with many international guest speakers. This six-credit program can count towards a department elective or College elective, and satisfies the Global Awareness credit requirement.
Students and Faculty stay in a four star Hotel Clement in the city centre close to cultural, historic and tourist sites. Please attend an informational meeting offered several times during the Fall and Spring semesters for more details and follow us on Facebook.
Meeting Dates: Please join our Facebook page for meeting updates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pragueprogram/
Columbia College Summer in Florence
July 4 – August 3, 2013
Courses are taught by CCC faculty hosted in the facilities of Scuola Lorenzo de’ Medici (LdM). The Scuola is located in Florence in ten buildings (totaling 4800 square meters) in the historic city center next to the thriving San Lorenzo market and church, and close to transport facilities. Florence’s unique architectural masterpiece, il Duomo is within a few minutes’ walk. Together, the LdM buildings contain a full range of facilities including numerous classrooms and large specialized art studios, a cafeteria, a courtyard garden, a library, and a computer center.
The main LdM building in Florence is situated on Via Faenza and dates back to the 13th century. It originated as a convent connected to a medieval church, San Jacopo in Campo Corbolini. This church, now deconsecrated was founded in 1206 and for its first hundred years belonged to the Knights Templar.
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