College of Advancing and Professional Studies

International Programs

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Each summer and winter the College of Advancing and Professional Studies (CAPS) offer students the chance to participate in international programs based all across the planet. These three- to four-week long programs will expose you to an array of unique cultures, people, politics, histories, languages, arts, and archaeological treasures. Every program is accompanied by an experienced UMass Boston professor.

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Summer 2017

Winter 2018

Check back often for new and exciting offerings.
For more information, please contact Erika White at erika.white@umb.edu or 617.287.7876.

Belize

Maya Archaeology Field School in Belize

The project area and field camp are located in a tropical rainforest within the Program for Belize Conservation Area - a protected reserve for flora, fauna, and archaeological remains.
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China

China Today: Culture, History, & Society

The focus will be on important current issues that include economic development, urban-rural divide, regional diversity, environmental challenge, and popular culture.
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Comparative Study Tour: Educational Changes in China

This comparative study tour will provide students with opportunities to explore the educational system and education reforms in China. Our goal is to learn about Chinese educational programs and reforms and to compare them with the American experience.
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Entrepreneurship in the U.S. and China

This course will offer students an in-depth look at how business is conducted in China, the impact of Chinese culture on business practice, and potential business opportunities there.
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Summer Internship in China

Students will work in Chinese companies from Monday to Friday for six weeks except one afternoon when they will gather to attend seminars on topics such as the cultural differences between China and America or work on their report about business cultural differences.
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Cuba

Comparative Study Tour: Perspectives on Educational Technology and Inclusion in Cuba

Designed for educators, researchers, and professionals, this study tour will allow participants to translate their local knowledge to an international setting, Cuba, through a comparative framework.
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Ecuador

Conflict Transformation Across Borders: Summer Training Institute

This summer institute in Ecuador is designed to equip students and future peace builders with practical tools, knowledge, and hands-on experience to understand the complexities of conflicts within and across border regions.
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England

Theatre in London

The opportunity to study intensively English theatre and then travel to the great city of London, international center for theatre and the arts, to experience first-hand original dramatic productions.
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France

Paris: a Living Textbook

A unique three-week summer educational program designed to immerse participants in French language and culture through thematic projects and engagement in service learning in Paris, famed City of Light.
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Greece

Glorious Greece: Ancient Art and Culture

Immerse yourself in the art and culture of ancient Greece by studying in the land where it was created, from Athens to Olympia. Through guided lectures, visits to museums, and independent exploration you will learn to recognize major trends, styles and production techniques in ancient Greek art and architecture and to understand their social, historical and religious origins.
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The Cities of Vesuvius: Ancient Greeks & Romans on the Bay of Naples

This program will take you on a guided journey through the famous sites of mythology and history of the Bay of Naples.
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Haiti

Environmental Studies: Science, Society, and Sustainability in Haiti

Students will visit the country of Haiti and explore the environmental and social issues occurring at and around lake Étang Saumâtre, a saltwater lake about 50 miles west of Port-au-Prince.
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India

Focus on India: Global Industry & Competitive Analysis

This course examines techniques of industry and competitive analysis and ways of applying these techniques to gain a better understanding of industry trends and company strategies in sectors of significant importance to the regional economy.
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Italy

Food and Culture: The Italian Experience

The course will be an intensive, full-immersion academic and cultural exploration centered on the theme of Food and Culture in the perfectly preserved, magical medieval city of Siena.
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Northern Ireland

Summer Institute in Northern Ireland: Lessons in Community Peacebuilding

The summer institute will focus on the enormous achievements of local activists and agencies in bringing Armagh to its current state of peace, through years of community dialogue, negotiation and with the formation of new institutions and processes.
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United States

Caribbean Tropical Ecology in Puerto Rico

A three-week course designed to introduce students to the basics of Caribbean tropical ecology, evolution and conservation biology that will take place in the United States territory of Puerto Rico.
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Vietnam

A Comparative Study Tour: Educational Reform and Inclusion in Vietnam

This comparative study tour will provide students with opportunities to explore educational practice and inclusive policy reforms in Vietnam with an optional extension to Thailand.
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Disclaimer

Please be advised that international programs are subject to change, slight or major, at any time due to circumstances beyond our control; this includes any and all fees, dates, itinerary, and program activities. We will do our best to inform all applicants of any changes in as timely a manner as possible.