Academics

International Programs

Students in Jamaica

These programs take students to study in many locations around the globe, as close as Puerto Rico and as far away as China. Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States, is listed under International Programs because of our expertise in administering short-term travel and study programs.

Summer 2016

Haiti

Haiti Today: People, Culture, and Politics
July 5 - 30, 2016

Haiti Today is a unique academic program which explores the history, politics, culture, and the economic and social developments taking place in Haiti, from both external and internal perspectives.
» Read more about Haiti Today: People, Culture, and Politics

Belize

Maya Archaeology Field School in Belize
June 19 - July 13, 2016

Students will be conducting support population studies (survey, mapping, and excavation) at several localities, small site excavation, and the excavation of agricultural features.
» Read more about Maya Archaeology Field School in Belize

China

Comparative Study Tour: Educational Changes in China
July 2 - 16, 2016

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.
» Read more about Educational Changes in China

Entrepreneurship in the U.S. and China
June 4 - 19, 2016

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.
» Read more about Entrepreneurship in the U.S. and China

Summer Internship in China
July 1 - August 12, 2016

This course will offer students experiential learning opportunities to apply what has been learned to an international business setting. While working in local Chinese companies, students will grow their professional skills, become savvy in cross-cultural communication and observe from first hand experiences the differences in business culture between China and America.
» Read more about Summer Internship in China

Ecuador

Conflict Transformation Across Borders
June 5 - 24, 2016

This program uses a combination of classroom learning and discussion, hands-on experience through simulations and field visits, and interaction with high-profile guest speakers who are practitioners and scholars in the field of conflict transformation.
» Read more about Conflict Transformation Across Borders

France

Paris: a Living Textbook
July 2 - 23, 2016

This program is 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.
» Read more about Paris: a Living Textbook

Italy

Food and Culture: The Italian Experience
June 4 - 19, 2016

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.
» Read more about Food and Culture: The Italian Experience

A History of Writing: From Medieval Script to Digital Screen
June 26 - July 9, 2016

In this course, students will examine the conventions of writing that became established over time within writing spaces, from ancient scrolls to medieval manuscripts to blogging platforms.
» Read more about A History of Writing: From Medieval Script to Digital Screen

United Kingdom

Theatre in London
May 30 - June 30, 2016

The program offers students 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.
» Read more about Theatre in London

Winter 2016

Puerto Rico

Caribbean Tropical Ecology in Puerto Rico
January 2 - 23, 2016

A three-week course designed to introduce students to the basics of Caribbean tropical ecology and evolution that will take place in the United States territory of Puerto Rico. The course will involve a mixture of classroom and field-based learning, and include excursions to all the major ecosystems of the Caribbean tropics.
» Read more about Caribbean Tropical Ecology in Puerto Rico

India

Focus on India: Global Industry & Competitive Analysis
January 4 - 15, 2016

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.
» Read more about Focus on India: Global Industry & Competitive Analysis

Italy

The Cities of Vesuvius: Ancient Greeks & Romans on the Bay of Naples
January 12 -23, 2016

The Bay of Naples was always one of the most important centers of Classical culture and part of the European Grand Tour of the 18th & 19th centuries.
» Read more about The Cities of Vesuvius: Ancient Greeks & Romans on the Bay of Naples

Check back often for new and exciting offerings.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Goode-Sollis at Jennifer.Goode@umb.edu or 617.287.6995.

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About Our Programs

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.

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.

Our Office

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2nd Floor, Room 203
617.287.6995