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UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND 


OVERVIEW

The Undergraduate Research Program at the University of Auckland offers you the chance to spend the summer in one of the most multicultural and beautiful cities in the world while receiving academic credit. This six-week program will provide you the opportunity to participate in a hands-on research project in a variety of fields including but not limited to history, communication, media, and international relations. In addition to the academic programming, you will get to explore some of the cultural and geographic highlights of New Zealand, such as geothermal hot springs and Hobbiton. 

Research projects are conducted through the University of Auckland and facilitated in English by host university professors. ISA students enroll in research projects alongside other ISA students. 

SESSIONS 

  • Summer 

RESEARCH TOPICS 

  • Political Marketing in the US and New Zealand: Donald Trump 2016-2020 and Jacinda Ardern 2017-2020 
  • Project Title: Buffalo Bill in Germany: The William F. Cody Digital 
  • Censorship in Italian Cinema 
  • Contested Urban Futures: an ethnography of future-making in Christchurch 
  • Texts of Terror: The Bible, Gender Violence, and Contemporary Crime Narratives 

 

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, ENGINEERING & COURSES WITH LOCALS AT THE UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE 

OVERVIEW 

Spanish language courses are taught in Spanish, while business, culture and engineering courses are available in English and Spanish. You may complete the Research Project course in English or Spanish with the supervision of a faculty member at the host university. If you have at least a high intermediate Spanish level, you may volunteer in the local community and receive credit through the Volunteering and Social Transformation Service-Learning course. All courses are taught by host university faculty at the Universidad del Norte. 

SESSIONS 

  • Semester 

RESEARCH COURSES 

  • Research Project (English) 
  • Research Project (Spanish) 

 

KOREAN LANGUAGE, COURSES IN ENGLISH & STEM RESEARCH AT HANYAN UNIVERSITY

OVERVIEW

At Hanyang University you will have the opportunity to take two or three courses. Choose from a wide range of subjects including art and design, business and economics, communication and media, international relations, engineering, science, math, and more. 

Research Projects are offered as an academic course! 

  • 3 Hanyang University credits (3 recommended US credits) 
  • 80 hours of minimum contact hours 
  • Monday to Thursday 

SESSIONS 

  • Semester 

RESEARCH COURSES 

  • Engineering Research Project 

 

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATHEMATICS (STEM)/ SPANISH LANGUAGE & COURSES WITH LOCALS AT UNIVERSIDAD DEL NORTE 

OVERVIEW

Enroll in ABET-accredited engineering courses in English or Spanish with Colombians at one of the country's most prestigious universities. The civil, electrical, electronics, industrial, mechanical and systems engineering programs at the Universidad del Norte have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Math and physics courses at the advanced Spanish level are also available. 

If you want to take just one STEM course, you may choose your second course from the Spanish Language & Courses with Locals program. Course options include Spanish language, culture or experiential learning courses such as the Research Project course in English or Spanish, which requires the supervision of a faculty member at the host university. All courses are taught by host university faculty at the Universidad del Norte. 

SESSIONS 

  • Summer 

RESEARCH COURSES 

  • Research Project (English) 
  • Research Project (Spanish) 

 

BUSINESS, HUMANITIES, AGRICULTURE & STEM AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN 

OVERVIEW

The Business, Humanities, Agriculture & STEM program is offered through University College Dublin (UCD). Popular subject areas include Business, History, Engineering, and Agriculture. Unique offerings include UCD's Service Learning course and Scientific Research course. Courses are taught in English by UCD faculty with local and international students. You must choose one main school in which to take four courses but may take one or two electives from other schools. The main schools to choose from are the following: Agriculture, Food & Nutrition*; Architecture & Planning*; Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Business; Engineering*; Law; Nursing & Midwifery*; Science*; Sport and Exercise; the US and International Affairs. 

SESSIONS 

  • Semester 

RESEARCH COURSES

  • Qualitative Research 
  • Evidence Based Practice for Healthcare (Int) 
  • Introduction to Scientific Research 

 

Research Semester 

EUROSCHOLARS 

OVERVIEW

EuroScholars is a prestigious semester-long study abroad program designed for talented and highly-motivated undergraduate students looking to participate in international research. 

CONSORTIUM UNIVERSITIES 

  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen 
  • KU Leuven University 
  • Leiden University 
  • University of Geneva 
  • University of Zurich 

SESSIONS 

  • Semester 

 

Research Internship 

ISA INTERNSHIPS 

OVERVIEW

ISA Internships provides unique opportunities to develop personally and professionally through high-quality global internship experiences. We offer full-time, structured, unpaid international internships in a wide variety of career fields around the world with the option to receive academic credit. Our goal is to find the right international internship for each participant based on their area of study, skills and future career goals, while providing you tools throughout the experience for you to become "career ready". 

SESSIONS 

  • Semester 

  • Summer 

SAMPLE RESEARCH PLACEMENTS 

  • Marine & Freshwater Research
  • Public Health
  • Psychology Research 
  • Biology Research 
  • Biomedical Research 
  • University Research Projects 
  • Physics Research 
  • Medical Research 
  • Environmental Management Research 
  • Market Research