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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa; Copenhagen, Denmark; London, United Kingdom; Madrid, Spain; Paris, France; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Rome, Italy; Santiago, Chile; Shanghai, China; Sydney, Australia
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Program Website: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: ASU applicants only
  • Cost Sheets: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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Program Description

Overview

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 Scholarships available for Fall 2019! Click here to learn more.

The Open Campus program offers flexibility to engage and experience multiple countries in your own way. Match the academic experience with your interests, aspirations, and degree requirements: Pair two or three six-week blocks for your perfect amount of intensive study and cultural engagement. Select your academic track from five diverse options, then choose your electives from a wide range of available courses and subject areas. Each block will be spent in a different city (choose between Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, London, Madrid, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Santiago, Shanghai, and Sydney).

No matter how you build your program, you’ll immerse yourself in new cultures. Study in state-of the-art classrooms, and get involved with fun activities, interest groups, and sports on a campus designed to connect you with the local community. Plus, you’ll have plenty of chances to get out and see each city up close during included excursions and multi-day study tours.

 

 

Location

CIEE Berlin 3

Buenos Aires La Boca Neighbor

CIEE Cape Town overview

Copenhagen

London Bridge

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Santiago Cityscape

Photos courtesy of CIEE.

Location Details


CIEE Global Institutes are located in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, London, Madrid, Paris, Rome, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Shanghai, and Sydney. Find out more about possible location combinations by going to this website. 

Berlin is the dynamic and fascinating capital of Germany with a dramatic and disturbing past. As a center of German cultural and intellectual life, the influence of Berlin reverberates around the world. It offers an incredibly wide range of cultural offerings, including many museums, theaters, restaurants, cafés, music venues, and green spaces. With low rents and inexpensive food prices, Berlin is an attractive place for artists and young people who flock to the city and make it one of the most dynamic places in the world to work, live, and study. The 24-hour public transportation system is extensive and the city is well connected to other cities. 

Being one of the twenty largest cities in the world has its benefits. Buenos Aires offers a vibrant theater district, shops and dynamic neighborhoods. Stately architecture and a steady influx of European immigrants have earned it the nickname Paris of South America. With a population of 13 million, Buenos Aires offers a rich array of educational and cultural opportunities.  Founded in 1536, this bustling metropolis reveals influence of Europe and the Middle East and is also the world's leading Spanish language publishing hub.


Cape Town is Africa’s most popular destinations for many reasons, starting with its glorious climate and natural attractions – from Table Mountain to stunning beaches. Situated on the southern tip of Africa, Cape Town is a vibrant multicultural city with a rich selection of day and night activities. Water sports, mountaineering, nightclubs, and restaurants are readily available. The city is also a microcosm of the challenges facing many African countries in transition – how to successfully operate within a global economy while grappling with the vast socioeconomic inequalities that are the legacy of the colonial and apartheid past.

Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark, has a population of approximately two million in the metropolitan area, with a cosmopolitan city atmosphere and rich cultural offerings It is topping the list of the world’s greenest and most sustainable urban centers. With more bicycles than cars, this former Viking fishing village enjoys one of the highest GDP/capita in the world, and the reputation of being one of the happiest places to live.

In London, the River Thames flows through this exciting global metropolis. Shakespeare’s Globe Theater rests humbly in the theater district among busy trendy restaurants. Modern sensibility spills beyond the walls of the Tate Modern (a museum that was once a power plant) into the futuristic Millennium Bridge, a stark contrast to the traditions of Westminster and Buckingham Palace. More than 250 languages are spoken here in the capital of the United Kingdom, making London the most linguistically diverse city in the world. London is at the cutting-edge of the arts scene and provides access to music, fashion, museums, comedy, and theater. Those looking for a break in the pace of London life will find an abundance of green space to be explored in and around the capital, which boasts eight Royal Parks in the heart of the city.

The capital city of Madrid is the largest city in Spain, and yet it’s filled with green spaces like the Royal Botanical Garden and the Retiro Park. Points of interest include the historic center dating back to the Hapsburg Empire and world-renowned art museums, including the Prado, Reina Sofia, and Thyssen-Bornemisza. In addition to being a rich cultural heritage site, Madrid is a lively, artistic metropolis that can be experienced through its variety of food, tapas bars, dance shows, operas, music concerts, outdoor parks, jazz clubs, soccer matches, ethnic neighborhoods, and contemporary theater and cinema. Madrid’s influences in politics, education, science, entertainment, media, fashion, and the arts all contribute to its importance as an international metropolis. Madrid’s economic output, high living standards, and market size, ranks it as the major center of southern Europe.

Paris offers some of the greatest sites in the world: Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe, the Palace de Versailles, the Louvre, and the Eiffel Tower to name a few. Beautiful, small touches greet you every step of the way, from fresh baguettes and croissants at every boulangerie to the gorgeous squares and parks that line the city. The Seine’s waterways, quays, and bridges transport you to breathtaking sights including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and Notre Dame Cathedral.

The energy is palpable the moment you set foot in Rio de Janeiro. Rio is all about street life; the social and cultural life of the city is all out in the open. Rio is the third largest metropolitan area in South America and the most visited city in the southern hemisphere. Known for its stunning natural beauty, Carnival celebrations, musical culture, and renowned beaches. Rio’s iconic landmarks include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and Maracanã stadium, one of the world's largest football stadiums.

With a history of over 2,500 years and a population of 4.3 million, Rome is one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world. Having become first one of the major centers of the Italian Renaissance, and then the birthplace of the Baroque style, Rome boasts numerous churches, monuments and museums, and some of the most visited places in the world, including Saint Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, and the Pantheon. From a hill in the region of Lazio, along the shores of the Tiber river, you can see Rome’s many churches, palazzos, and neighborhoods.  As the capital city of Italy, Rome is the seat of the Italian government.

The metropolis of Santiago is South America’s sixth-largest city, with a population of six million people. Seated at the base of the Andes Mountains and the edge of the Pacific coast, Santiago is perfectly situated not only for sunbathers and mountain climbers, but for those seeking higher education in world-famous universities. Latin America’s finest universities reside in this stable and growing capital as do the country’s biggest businesses. Students relish the asados (barbecues), beautiful neoclassical architecture, and the vibrant and affordable urban environment.

Perched on the banks of the Huangpu River and the East China Sea, Shanghai is a global hub of culture, commerce, and finance. Shanghai, home to over 24 million people has seen massive development over the last two decades. The new financial district of Pudong is home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world. Boasting the fastest-growing rapid transit system in the world, Shanghai’s urban centers are conveniently connected by the world’s first commercial high-speed Maglev train, 13 subway lines, and two of the world’s busiest airports. 21st century businesses are increasingly interconnected through complex technological, political, social, and financial systems. 

Sydney’s origins trace back to an area inhabited by indigenous Australians for over 30,000 years, discovered by Europeans in the 1770’s and settled as a penal colony in 1788. With a population of around five million, Sydney is a cosmopolitan, open-minded, multicultural city. Nearly half of its residents speak a language other than English at home and 36% were born overseas. Sydney is consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live globally, and it is renowned for its social inclusion, diversity, and tolerance.
 

Visa Information

Limited information about the visa application process may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office and/or CIEE, but it is your sole responsibility to research, apply, and secure a visa. Failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Withdrawal Policy

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.

*At the time of writing. This information is subject to change without notice; students should independently confirm this requirement with the relevant consulate/embassy.

Academics

Academic Program & Courses

Various courses are offered at each Open Campus location. Find out more about course offerings in each location and each block by going to this website. Please note that course offerings differ by location and block. 

Academic Program

6 Academic tracks are available:

  • Business

  • Communications, Journalism, and New Media

  • Global and Community Health

  • International Relations and Political Science

  • Language, Literature, and Culture

  • Sustainability and Environmental Science

View program details for each Global Institute:

Credit

Students earn 6 credits per block, and so can choose 2 blocks to earn 12 credits or 3 blocks to earn 18 credits.

View ASU course equivalencies:

 

Note: The Shangahi and Sydney locations are new for Spring 2020. ASU course equivalencies will be posted as soon as they are available. 




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CIEE Rome

Program Housing

Housing and Meals
Depending on selected locations, students may live in on-campus residence halls, apartments, or homestays. Check out the city program pages for detailed city-specific information:


Internet
You are strongly encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. Wireless Internet is available at the CIEE Global Institute.

Accessibility

Accessibility Information

Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.

Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

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Cost

Cost Information

Partnership program participants will NOT pay ASU tuition for the courses completed abroad.  Instead, participants will pay a Program Fee as a condition of participation. Partnership program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the published Program Fee. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the cost sheet for information on current program fees and any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-program activities.

Funding

Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. Review the Considering Costs Table for a general overview and cost comparison of popular programs.

  2. Be sure to reference the Fall Semester Cost Sheet or Spring Semester Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.

  3. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.

  4. Consider your Financial Aid options.

  5. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.

  6. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.

  7. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program

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Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2019 04/01/2019
**
Rolling Admission 08/12/2019 12/14/2019
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed in host institution acceptance materials.
Block I - August 12 - September 21
Block II - September 23 - November 2
Block III - November 4 - December 14
Spring Semester 2020 09/25/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed