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  • Locations: Aix-en-Provence, France; Brussels, Belgium; Casablanca, Morocco; Marseille, France; Paris, France; Rabat, Morocco; Tangier, Morocco
  • Program Terms: Winter
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Program Type: Affiliated Program Program Provider: IAU College
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Program Description:

France • Morocco • Belgium

December 28, 2017 - January 14, 2018
American Diplomacy
This program is for students interested in learning about modern American diplomacy and the people who make it happen. Students go behind the scenes at U.S. embassies in Europe and North Africa to meet U.S. diplomats at the forefront of American engagement. Cultural visits, embassy briefings, and academic lectures by IAU scholars and resident experts place U.S. policies in their historic and geographic context, provide real-world examples of how American diplomats work, and explore the economic, security and environmental issues they face.
Students can choose one of the following courses:
  • Political Science 345: American Diplomacy in Action – U.S. Engagement in the 21st Century
  • International Relations 345: American Diplomacy in Action – U.S. Engagement in the 21st Century
  • Cultural Studies 345: American Diplomacy in Action – U.S. Engagement in the 21st Century
Sites visited include:
  • France: Paris, Marseille, Aix-en-Provence
  • Morocco: Casablanca, Rabat, and Tangier
  • Belgium: Brussels

View the 2018 itinerary here. Please note, the schedule is tentative and subject to change. 

About the Professor

Philip Breeden is a public diplomacy advisor and educator based in France. He joined IAU in 2015 where he teaches international relations, U.S. Foreign Policy, and coordinates public affairs. Previously, as a senior American diplomat, he spent almost three decades in the United States Foreign Service creating and directing communication, cultural, and educational exchange programs in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. He also served as the U.S. Consul General in Marseille. As a diplomat, Mr. Breeden received numerous awards including a Superior Honor Award for his public diplomacy efforts in Tunisia, the Palmes Académiques for his work with high schools in France, and the Secretary of State’s Career Achievement Award. He holds a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University and a M.A.L.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.  He speaks French, Arabic, and Turkish. 

Students who enroll in a January Term Seminar and the spring semester in Aix-en-Provence consecutively will receive a $500 grant. Visit IAU's Scholarship website for additional details.

Students participating in the Embassies Tour who also attend IAU for the Spring semester in Aix-en-Provence are encouraged to participate in the Early Start Program the week of January 13-20, 2018. Students who attend both the J-Term and Spring semester can attend the Early Start Program for a reduced fee. The Early Start Program allows students to move in with their French hosts a week before the semester begins, receive French language instruction and participate in local cultural activities!

The above information is from the IAU College website.