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

Area Studies - All Programs

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Study Abroad Reviews for SIT Study Abroad: Mexico - Migration, Borders, and Transnational Communities
SIT Study Abroad: Mexico - Migration, Borders, and Transnational Communities

Discover the current realities and human impacts of undocumented migration, border enforcement, and the related international political and social tensions.Tensions relate...

4.6

5 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Sacred Heart University: SHU in Dingle
Sacred Heart University: SHU in Dingle

Sacred Heart University offers perhaps the most immersive Irish Studies program anywhere, as students have the unrivaled opportunity to delve into Irish culture in the hea...

4.5

6 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for CET Jordan
CET Jordan

Want to improve your Arabic fluency by leaps and bounds? CET Jordan features rigorous courses in both formal and informal Arabic, language partners, local neighbors, and t...

4.7

7 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for SIT Study Abroad: Indonesia - Arts, Religion, and Social Change
SIT Study Abroad: Indonesia - Arts, Religion, and Social Change

Explore Indonesia’s arts, agriculture, and six officially recognized religions shaping sociocultural discourses on the side-by-side islands of Bali and Java.Discover the a...

5.0

3 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for CIEE: Seville - Liberal Arts
CIEE: Seville - Liberal Arts

Take your advanced Spanish language skills to the next level while studying across a range of academic areas at CIEE Seville and our partner schools, Universidad de Sevill...

4.7

5 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for The School for Field Studies / SFS: Tanzania - Wildlife Management Studies
The School for Field Studies / SFS: Tanzania - Wildlife Management Studies

Few places in the world are more iconic than the African savanna. In Tanzania, baobabs and acacia trees dot the horizon, while wildebeest stampede through the Serengeti on...

4.7

5 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for CET Prague
CET Prague

Looking to study in a captivating city that is also historic and inexpensive? Seeking a great jumping-off point for exploring other destinations in Europe? At CET Prague, ...

4.1

6 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for University of Minnesota: Language & Culture in Southern France
University of Minnesota: Language & Culture in Southern France

Study in this vibrant city with a centuries-old history of intellectual advances and social tolerance. Enjoy the college-town atmosphere, nightlife, and student-centered c...

4.6

4 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Yaoundé
Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Yaoundé

Cameroon is often described as 'Africa in miniature' because it exhibits all major climates of the continent. Home to roughly 240 ethnic groups, with as many distinct lang...

4.0

6 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for SIT Study Abroad: Switzerland - International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy
SIT Study Abroad: Switzerland - International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy

Examine the evolving role of multilateral diplomacy in international relations and responses to security challenges from the center of Geneva.A global hub for diplomacy, G...

4.3

5 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for CIEE: Monteverde - Tropical Ecology and Conservation
CIEE: Monteverde - Tropical Ecology and Conservation

Explore the biodiversity in Monteverde’s Cloud Forest Reserve, beaches, waterfalls, coral reefs, and more – all while building on your Spanish language skills. Take course...

4.7

3 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for SIT Study Abroad: Samoa - Social and Environmental Change in Oceania
SIT Study Abroad: Samoa - Social and Environmental Change in Oceania

Discover the social, economic, and political impacts of globalization, westernization, and climate change in Oceania.The launching point for the settlement of Polynesia, i...

4.0

5 reviews