Dialogue of Civilizations

Dialogue of Civilizations, offered during Summer 1 or Summer 2, is a uniquely engaging program that takes you around the world to focus on critical issues facing students and peers both locally and globally. You’ll spend around 30 days in-country with a faculty leader from Northeastern University, learning about a specific topic or course subject, broadening your horizons, and gaining the experience of a lifetime.

Theatre Dialogues

Faculty Member: Frances McSherry



Paris, France



THTR 1233 – 19th & 20th Century Fashion and Costume in Europe

THTR 1240 – Fashion Industry & Trend Forecasting In Europe


This program offers students an in-depth exploration into the complex workings of the fashion industry. Students will experience first hand how fashion has become so integral to the vibrant cultural and artistic communities of this world class city. Paris is the undisputed world capital of fashion. The industry was born in Paris and many of the biggest fashion labels make their headquarters in the city. Through study excursions to flagship fashion stores, local fashion designer houses, fashion exhibits and retail outlets, students will personally come to appreciate the role and function of day-to-day industry professionals working and succeeding in Paris. In Paris, students will also enjoy walking tours and museum exhibits related to fashion. Students will learn to use their powers of observation to identify and articulate the latest trends in couture fashion. By living in apartments for the duration of the program, students will be inspired to live as true citizens of this cosmopolitan city. When visiting London for a long weekend, students will visit the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Fashion and Textile Museum, and explore this world-class fashion city known for its fun and funky style. Students should expect to be engaged most days in organized activities designed specifically for the program. The group will also spend many hours walking around the arrondissements of the city, becoming familiar with the local neighborhood attractions and seeking out the hidden gems which are only enjoyed by locals.

Faculty Member: Anotonio Ocampo-Guzman



London, England



THTR 1135 Introduction to Acting

THTR 1165 The Professional Voice

This Dialogue of Civilization program is ideal for those interested in performance or enhancing your presentational skills in London, one of the world’s greatest theatre cities. Experience how dynamic theatre training can enrich your ability to interact, collaborate, and communicate with others. Through theatre games and voice/movement exercises, discover and develop foundational acting skills.  Enhance the quality of your spoken voice and the clarity with which you express yourself. Discover practical tools to relax you in public settings and improve your speech in professional and personal interactions.  Go behind-the-scenes of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, study with one of the voice coaches of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, see some unforgettable productions, and interact with professional London theatre artists. Classes take place in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).



  • A variety of performances in London and Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Overnight trip to Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Walking tours of London and Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Workshops with theatre professionals
  • Workshop with Voice & Dialect Coach at the Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Backstage tour of The Globe Theatre


Our Host in London
American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)



Shared dormitory style in Central London
Shared hotel room in Stratford-upon-Avon


Location for Classes and Workshops
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Bloomsbury


To Apply
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