For University Students

Study abroad for social change with Amizade

Amizade study abroad programs invite students to engage directly with some of the most pressing issues facing our world today, both at home and abroad.

As an Amizade student, you’ll join a network of curious and dedicated social justice practitioners, including local community members, study abroad peers, international activists, and scholars. Through coursework, volunteer and internship opportunities, and guided reflection, you’ll think deeply about issues of social justice while gaining skills to support you in your own role as a change agent in your home community and beyond.

 


Join Amizade in building a more just and joyful world! 

Explore our programs below – now accepting applications for fall 2021! Stay tuned for summer opportunities as well.  

 


DESTINATIONS

Check out the destinations offered by Amizade.

ITALY

Trentino is a rural region in northern Italy with a deep-rooted tradition of community activism and volunteer work. In a microcosm that borders both the Mediterranean climate of Lake Garda and the 10,000-feet-high rocky peaks of the Brenta Dolomites, Through coursework and excursions, engagement with community leaders, and a required internship, you will be a part of this vibrant community as it works to sustain its cultural heritage while growing into a creative and diverse region.

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ECUADOR

Life in Ecuador offers a mix of Spanish and indigenous traditions with modern international influences providing a rich and multifaceted backdrop for deeply engaging with local communities working for sustainable livelihoods and development.  Through coursework and social justice internships, participants fully immerse themselves in and with a local Ecuadorian community with the goal of unlearning assumptions about education, service, community, and justice.

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NEW ZEALAND

Live and study at The University of Otago in Dunedin while learning about New Zealand’s success in managing COVID, commitment to cultural diversity, and connection to the environment. In addition to your classes at Otago, you’ll participate in excursions, discussions, and volunteer opportunities designed to introduce you to environmental conservation, sustainability, and social justice themes. 

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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Live in a vibrant, multi-ethnic cosmopolitan community that actively celebrates its diversity (African, East Indian, Amerindian, and Spanish background), and study at one of the most important university systems in the English-speaking Caribbean, The University of the West Indies. Enjoy campus life by taking courses in a wide range of majors, and explore community and society by engaging directly with grassroots organizations and individuals addressing social justice themes.

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SPAIN

Experience Spanish history and culture living in Valladolid, the former capital city of Spain, rich in history, wine, agriculture, and nightlife. You’ll be immersed in Spanish culture in a city easily explored by foot, living with a host family, and participating in a required internship. Amizade-Universitas course offerings are divided into three main areas: Spanish Language Courses, Humanities Courses, and Social Sciences and International Relations Courses. 

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SUMMER PROGRAMS

Amizade will be offering a number of summer programs. Expand your language proficiency, explore sustainability, or participate in a practicum experience. More information coming soon!

DESIRED OUTCOMES

Amizade study abroad programs are intentionally designed to educate for social justice. Program components such as pre-departure orientations, on-site housing, and excursions complement coursework, internships, and reflection in facilitating student success in the following learning outcomes:

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION

Do you want to know more about our semester abroad opportunities? Fill out the form in the link below to receive more information.