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Thursday, Apr 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Lecture: Prophet Jeremiah Symphony
12:45 PM Discussion on Prejudice & Tolerance
6:00 PM Honoring the Medicine: Native American Healing
7:00 PM Film: Kusama
7:00 PM The Crisis in Yemen
7:00 PM SDAFF Spring Showcase
8:00 PM Music: Mamak Khadem
Friday, Apr 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Art Exhibit: Chilenas in the Diaspora
11:30 AM MEERG Spring Event
4:00 PM Dinner and Movie: Coco
6:00 PM Discussion: Middle East Meltdown with Ryan Crocker
6:00 PM Ballet Folklorico De CSUSM's 3rd Annual Showcase
7:30 PM Bollywood Spring Fusion
7:30 PM Stage: Anna In The Tropics
8:00 PM Tao: Drum Heart
Saturday, Apr 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 AM Chinese Brush Painting for Children
8:00 AM Shaka Festival
10:00 AM 33rd Annual Linda Vista Multicultural Fair & Parade
10:00 AM World Tai Chi Day Celebration
10:00 AM St. Jordi's Day Celebration & Independent Bookstore Day
11:00 AM ArtWalk
11:00 AM International Mobile Film Festival
11:30 AM Polynesian Princess Lunch
12:00 PM Hanamatsuri Festival
5:00 PM Dance: Tres Culturas
5:00 PM POI Spring Luau
5:00 PM "KARESTAN" Documentary Film Series Festival - Day 1
6:00 PM Passport to Brazil
6:30 PM Music: Camarada Spirit, Struggle, Triumph
6:30 PM Morrocan Magic
7:30 PM Music: Kartik Seshardri
7:30 PM Stage: Anna In The Tropics
Sunday, Apr 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
11:00 AM Mission Federal ArtWalk
11:30 AM International Mobile Film Festival
12:00 PM Hanamatsuri Festival
2:00 PM House of Finland Lawn Program
2:00 PM Book Signing: China's Crisis of Success
2:00 PM Stage: Anna In The Tropics
3:00 PM Music: Courtly Noyse
4:00 PM "KARESTAN" Documentary Film Series Festival - Day 2
7:00 PM Music: Enrique Bunbury
Monday, Apr 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:00 PM Discussion: A talk with the Colombian Peacebuilding Unit
Tuesday, May 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 PM Music: Enrique Bunbury
7:30 PM Rumba Descarga Jam
Wednesday, May 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:30 PM Book Signing: The Ruined House
Thursday, May 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:30 AM Lecture: Prophet Jeremiah Symphony
5:00 PM The Weaponization of Asian America
7:00 PM Music: Mexican Rock
7:00 PM Community Divided/Humanity United
Friday, May 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
4:00 PM Cinco de Mayo Old Town San Diego
5:00 PM Art: Ode to Frida
6:00 PM Art: Beyond Bollywood
6:30 PM Art: La Rumorosa Rock Art
7:00 PM Music: Soul & Strings
7:30 PM Book Signing: The Latin Table
7:30 PM Music: Luis Miguel
8:00 PM Music: Ranky Tanky
Saturday, May 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
1:00 AM Chinese Brush Painting for Children
9:00 AM Dragon Boat Festival
10:00 AM Cinco De Mayo Balboa Park
10:00 AM 9th Annual Asian Cultural Festival
11:00 AM Cinco de Mayo Old Town San Diego
12:00 PM Cinco by the Bay
2:00 PM Cinco de Mayo Pinata Workshop and Fiesta
2:00 PM Metal Engraving Seminar
4:00 PM Music: Voice of Armenia
6:00 PM Talk with Dolores Huerta
6:00 PM A Musical Nirvana
7:30 PM Music: Melodic Rythms with Kourish Taghavi
7:30 PM Music: Facing off across Sunset Boulevard
Sunday, May 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Fiesta de Los Penasquitos
10:00 AM Chula Vista Cinco Fest
11:00 AM Cinco de Mayo Old Town San Diego
2:00 PM Music: Facing off across Sunset Boulevard
2:00 PM English High Tea for Shakespeare Lovers
5:30 PM Cry San Diego Fundraising Gala
7:00 PM Music: Voice of Armenia
8:00 PM Music: Enjambre
Monday, May 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, May 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Wednesday, May 9
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Language Immersion Programs Abroad
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The language immersion programs listed below are typically open to the public at large as well as to students who are seeking academic credit. If you would want academic credit, please consult with your home educational institution regarding procedures for transferring credit.

Compiled by Marion Froehlich and Alexandra Harvey
Arabic to Greek Italian to Russian Spanish Multi-Language Programs

Arabic

AMIDEAST - Amman, Jordan and Rabat, Morocco
Website: www.amideast.org
Contact: [email protected]
  • For Jordan, students can receive credit from Northeastern University for an extra fee
  • For Morocco, students receive a transcript from Mohammed V University in Rabat, or, for an extra fee, from Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Chinese (Mandarin)

Mandarin House - Beijing, Shanghai
Website: mandarinhouse.cn
Contact: [email protected]

CLI provides one of a kind opportunities to learn about Chinese culture, intensive mandarin and other courses for students from all walks of life.
Website: www.studycli.org

Quest Exchange language immersion program uses a living immersion formula for accelerated learning. with opportunities for beginner, intermediate, or intensive learning.
Website: www.questexchange.org

French

Accord - Ecole de Langues - Paris
Website: www.accord-langues.com
Contact: [email protected]

American University of Paris
Website: www.aup.edu
U.S. accredited university

Cours de Langue et Civilisation Francaise at the Sorbonne - Paris
Website: www.ccfs-sorbonne.fr
Contact: [email protected]

France Langue - Biarritz, Bordeaux, Nice, Paris
Website: www.france-langue.com
Contact:
French in Normandy - Rouen, Northern France
Website: www.frenchinnormandy.com
Contact: Go to their website to find the "contact us" link

Institut Catholique - Paris, France
Website: www.icp.fr/en
Contact: Go to their website to find the "contact us" link

Institut Linguistique Adenet - Montpellier
Website: www.ila-france.com
Contact: [email protected]

Institut Linguistique du Peyrou - Montpellier
Website: www.ilp-france.com
Contact: [email protected]

Institute for American Universities Aix Center - Aix-en-Provence, France
Website: www.iaufrance.org

When the student's home institution will not directly accept IAU credit, students may enroll at IAU through one of its program sponsors such as:
  • Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT - Christopher Johnson, (203) 254-4332
  • Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL - Jill Vodden, (815) 753-7399
  • Towson University, Towson, MD - Courtney Knott, (410) 704-2451
  • SUNY-Fredonia, Fredonia, NY - Mary Sasso, (716) 673-3451
  • Truman State University, Kirksville, MO - Rosa Virginia Mendez, (660) 785-4076
  • Miami Dade College, Miami, FL Joanne Michaud, (305) 237-3008

IES Abroad offers a french language immersion and area studies program in Nantes France. Prior education required.
Website: www.iesabroad.org

API offers a French language immersion program in Paris, France for high school students at different levels.
Website: www.aspirebyapi.com

Coeur de France Ecole de Langues is a French immersion language school providing French instruction in France. Coeur de France specializes in programs for families, couples and adults. Our French language immersion programs are taught at all levels at all ages, in groups or private individual classes. Courses available from 1 week or as many as 8 weeks.
Website: www.coeurdefrance.com

Institut Linguistique Adenet an independent French language school offering year round quality french language courses and services. This school also has 2 of the most prestigious international accreditations IALC and EQUALS.
Website: www.ila-france.com

German

Did Deutsch-Institut - Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich
Website: www.did.de
Contact: [email protected]

Students must arrange for academic credit through the appropriate channels at their college/university.

University of Vienna School for Foreigners - Vienna, Austria
Website: sprachenzentrum.univie.ac.at
Contact: [email protected]

Students must arrange for academic credit through the appropriate channels at their college/university.

Greek

American College of Greece - Athens
Website: www.acg.edu
Contact: Mara Nisdeo at [email protected]

ACG is a U.S.-accredited institution so you will receive a U.S. transcript. This could/will make the transfer of credit process relatively easy.

When contacting these programs, please inform them that you learned about their program from the Worldview Project's, Participant Observer website!

Also, If you attend one of the above language programs, please share your experience on the in the comments section below.

If you would like to see another school/institute/university for learning a language not listed here, please let us know.


DISCLAIMER:
The above listings are intended for informational purposes only. Although some of the language programs are known personally to the Worldview Project and others have been awarded for quality by professional organizations, no recommendations are intended and students assume all risks inherent in studying at these institutions. The Worldview Project takes no responsibility for outcomes related to individuals participating in or obtaining information from these entities. It is also the individual's responsibility to inquire further regarding program details to determine if it is a good fit in terms of academic, professional, and personal goals as well as, if you are a student seeking academic credit, whether and how classes may or may not transfer back to the your home college/university for major or general education credit.
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