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Fall & Spring Programs

The Office of International Study & External Programs (ISEP) offers Emerson students the chance to explore at home and abroad through a variety of semester long programs. The five external programs listed below charge Emerson College tuition and fees. This means that all financial aid, including Emerson grants and scholarships will apply to the tuition bills for these programs:

Kasteel Well, The Netherlands
Fall or Spring semester

Kasteel Well

Emerson College owns a castle in the small village of Well, located in the south of the country, close to the German border. 85 students will be chosen at random to live at Kasteel Well each fall and spring semester. The castle program primarily offers general education courses geared towards sophomores. Our 90-day program is designed for students to explore European culture, history and languages while studying these subjects at the castle. Students are free to travel independently most weekends. Each semester two guided group excursions, led by castle faculty, explore various cities in Europe.

Los Angeles Program
Fall or Spring semester

Emerson Los Angeles (ELA) is located in the historic studio district of central Hollywood. Emerson students (mostly seniors) will take either a 4 or 8 credit internship designed to complement an area of interest and 2-3 night courses for a total of 16 semester credits. Students will be housed at ELA in suites containing single and double rooms. Emerson College Los Angeles hopes to build a culture of service that helps students integrate into their new community, and connect with potential community leaders in the urban environment of Los Angeles.

Berklee Study Abroad - Valencia, Spain
Fall or Spring semester

Berklee in Valencia

Emerson College has partnered with Berklee College of Music to offer our students the opportunity to spend a semester studying at Berklee's state of the art campus located within a futuristic architectural complex in Valencia, Spain. Emerson students will be allowed to take any Berklee Valencia course that is offered, provided they are qualified.

Washington, D.C. Program
Fall Semester only

Washington, D.C.

Qualified juniors and seniors of any major can participate in this semester-long internship program. Emerson students will choose an 8 credit internship based on their specific goals and interests. They will also choose two 4-credit courses from The Washington Center's Course Program Guide. Internship areas a student can explore include media and communications, social advocacy, mental health, politics and lobbying, international affairs, business, economics and trade, law and criminal justice, health, science and the environment, arts, humanities and education.

China Exchange Program
Fall Semester only

A rich cultural experience in Beijing awaits the adventurous and independent Emerson student. This will be your opportunity to study Chinese culture and history and take a Mandarin Chinese class. Applicants should be self-sufficient, highly motivated, and ready for a challenge. 2 students will be enrolled for 16 credits of coursework. CUC offers a limited number of courses in English. Emerson tuition is charged, and housing is free of charge. Emerson students will live in the International Residence Hall on CUC University campus.