July 19, 2024

Study Abroad Programs: Area Studies

Immerse yourself in a diverse and fascinating world of cultural and regional exploration with our Area Studies study abroad programs. These programs offer a deep dive into the history, politics, economy, society, and culture of a particular region or country. Through a mix of coursework, cultural excursions, language study, and internships, you will gain a nuanced understanding of the region's complexities and challenges, as well as its strengths and potentials.

Our Area Studies programs cover a wide range of regions and countries, from Latin America, Africa, and Asia to Europe and the Middle East. You can choose from a variety of topics and themes, such as human rights, gender and sexuality, religion and spirituality, sustainability, and business and entrepreneurship. You will also have the opportunity to engage with local communities and experts, participate in cultural events and festivals, and explore historical landmarks and natural wonders. Whether you are a humanities, social sciences, or business student, our Area Studies programs will provide you with a unique and enriching study abroad experience that will enhance your academic and personal growth.

Subcategories for Area Studies

European Studies 181 programs
Spanish and Iberian Studies 136 programs
Asian Studies 116 programs
Latin American Studies 110 programs
Italian Studies 88 programs
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Area Studies - Featured Programs

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Study Abroad Reviews for Round River Conservation Studies - Botswana Program
Round River Conservation Studies - Botswana Program

Round River offers students a completely field-based study abroad program in Botswana's Okavango Delta. Students camp for the entire program, conduct wildlife research and...

4.9

5 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for The School for Field Studies / SFS: Bhutan - Bhutan - Himalayan Studies
The School for Field Studies / SFS: Bhutan - Bhutan - Himalayan Studies

Our programs in Bhutan take place in the country’s mountains, valleys, rivers, forests, protected areas, a...

4.6

7 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Cordoba, Spain
Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Cordoba, Spain

Designed for students at an advanced level of Spanish, the program structure of the School in Spain gives ...

4.0

12 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for CYA (College Year in Athens) - Summer Program
CYA (College Year in Athens) - Summer Program

Soak up summer in GreeceStudents interested in short-term, intensive study abroad are invited to take advantage of our summer program, which offers unique, experience-base...

4.8

6 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for SIT Study Abroad: Belgrade, Budapest, and Vienna - Comparative European Perspectives on Conflict and Democracy
SIT Study Abroad: Belgrade, Budapest, and Vienna - Comparative European Perspectives on Conflict and Democracy

Spend your semester in three European capitals and engage with sophisticated analyses of Europe’s most com...

4.8

4 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for SIT Study Abroad: Chile - Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development
SIT Study Abroad: Chile - Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development

Explore Chile’s recent political and social history and how Chileans are reconciling with the past to create a more equitable and culturally inclusive society.Chile has un...

4.6

5 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Berlin
Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Berlin

Founded in 1959, the Middlebury C.V. Starr School in Germany provides students with the opportunity to exp...

3.3

9 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for American University of Beirut: Beirut - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
American University of Beirut: Beirut - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

At AUB you will have the chance to learn about cultures from all the continents. We have students from 75 countries represented on campus and 2,000 international students....

4.1

10 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for SIT Study Abroad: Ecuador - Development, Politics and Languages
SIT Study Abroad: Ecuador - Development, Politics and Languages

Study indigenous concepts of sustainability as it intersects with biological diversity, culture, and quality of life in Ecuador.Living in Ecuador, you will experience a mu...

4.8

6 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris - Immersion for Intermediate & Advanced French Speakers
Academic Programs Abroad (APA): Paris - Immersion for Intermediate & Advanced French Speakers

Available for study abroad/gap year/leave of absence:Improve your French, take unique courses in nearly any field of study, and learn lifelong skills coveted by employers....

4.6

7 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for IES Abroad: Vienna - Study Abroad With IES Abroad
Vienna - Study Abroad With IES Abroad

We’d like to let you in on a little secret: Vienna is extraordinary. Quickly—gather your things and study ...

4.5

4 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Masaryk University: Brno - Summer Schools
Masaryk University: Brno - Summer Schools

Masaryk University offers over 25 summer schools each year ranging across disciplines including but not limited to: business, communications, science, medicine, languages,...

4.5

27 reviews