Can't choose just one country? IAU offers January Term Traveling Seminars that each visit multiple locations. Travel for 2-3 weeks between your fall and spring semesters, or attend an IAU January Term Traveling Seminar before your spring semester in Aix-en-Provence, Barcelona, or Madrid! These short term programs are worth 3 credits (1 class) where you learn on the go!
- Short Term
The North African Studies Traveling Seminar is designed for students interested in learning about the major issues multi-ethnic, predominantly Islamic, and developing countries contend with, and the region's history with and continued connection to France. The Seminar will expose students to diverse and sometimes opposed views to these major issues. During the three-week seminar students will visit six cities and will attend daily lectures and meetings with distinguished scholars and practitione
This seminar is designed for students interested in an academic and cultural experience in France, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, and Italy. Students explore major cities across Europe using literature and the arts as a guide to understanding the rise and establishment of the urban setting. Site visits and guided tours then allow students to experience the historical, geographical, and demographical foundations that inform the fictional representations of European cities.
This seminar offers students in photography the opportunity to acquire an artistic vocabulary and a technical comprehension of digital photography through museum study and on-site experiential learning in European cities renowned for their art. Each student's particular experience of place in Amsterdam, Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille and Barcelona will serve as the catalyst for creation throughout the course of the traveling seminar.
This Seminar focuses on the appreciation of gastronomy and wine while exploring regional and local delicacies. Students will learn to appreciate how these products are produced, how they impact the environment. Students will have the opportunity to taste Spanish, French, and Italian wines, speak directly with winemakers and industry experts and visit cultural sites in Spain, France, and Italy.