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Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Study Abroad

Whether you're studying a language, learning about a culture, or trying to become a citizen of the world, the best way to do it is by experiencing it for yourself.


You don't have to be a language major to travel abroad. We have programs taught in English and others completely in the native language. 

Our summer program in Tours, France will take you to a region known for fine winds, mild weather, châteaux, and their "pure" French that's free from regional accent. While you're there you'll take French courses taught by native speaking faculty at the Institut de Touraine. You'll typically spend 20 hours per week in class with excursions in the afternoons and weekends. While the program is open to beginners, we recommend that you've taken French 122 before participating. 

Housing: You'll be staying in a single room in a family home that has been screened by the Institut. These homes are within walking distance to class or accessible by public transportation.

Apply: Learn more about the program and apply here.

Contact: Farzad Salamifar,

Our student abroad program will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in French language and culture 45 minutes north of Paris at the Université d’Artois in Arras. This is an exchange program, which means all your classes will be taught in French, right alongside French students. 

Housing: You'll have the option to be housed in university residence halls or to arrange your own off-campus housing

Apply: You can apply for the program through the Study Abroad Office

This program focuses on the humanities and social sciences and is a great fit for anyone studying both German and business, political science, history, psychology, English, or philosophy. We recommend you've completed three years of college-level German courses before applying. 

Housing: You'll have the option to be housed in university residence halls or to arrange your own off-campus housing

Apply: Learn more about the program and apply here

Contact: Kurt Goblirsch,

This summer program will take you to the Institut für die Deutsche Sprache und Kultur in Martin-Lutherstadt-Wittenberg to study the German language and contemporary culture. In addition to completing 6 credit hours, you'll also participate in organized weekend and day excursions. 

Housing: Lodging is with German families from the Wittenberg area, selected by the Institut für die Deutsche Sprache und Kultur, our partner organization.

Apply: Read program details and attend an orientation session.

Contact: Yvonne Ivory, 

You don't need to speak any German to take advantage of this study abroad program to the German state of Saxony-Anhalt. This location is a leader, even in Germany, in renewable energy where every second kilowatt hour is generated from wind, sun, or biomass. During the program you'll have the chance to visit sustainability and cultural sites around the state and in Berlin and to collaborate on a sustainability project in a local high school. 

Housing: Lodging is with German families. 

Apply: Read program details and attend an orientation session.

Contact: Prof. Ducate,  

You don't need any previous Italian language experience to explore one of TUofSCany's most charming towns on this study abroad trip. In addition to course work, you'll take guide tours, participate in cooking classes, and attend classical music concerts. 

Housing: You will be housed in single or double occupancy homestays throughout Siena within 20 minutes or less of classroom locations 

Apply: You can apply for the program through the Study Abroad Office

Contact: Bailey Lee, 

This program will take you to the oldest continually inhabited city in Southwest Europe. While you're there, you'll study Spanish language and culture for credit that can be applied to your Spanish major, minor or for general University credit. In addition to exploring the city, you'll also travel to such destinations as Seville, Granada, Gibraltar and Morocco. 

Housing: You'll stay with Spanish families in the area who have been researched and vetted by Centro MundoLengua. Many have participated in the program for years. 

Apply: Read the program details and apply!

Contact: Prof. Rebecca Janzen,

This year’s Study Abroad Summer Program will take place in Quito, Ecuador, the oldest capital city in South America, and the second highest capital city in the world at 9,350ft above sea level. Situated in the Andean mountain range, Quito is the political headquarters for the Republic of Ecuador, offering impressive views of nearby volcanic formations, the Andes mountains, cloud forests, and much more.

Housing: Students will reside with Ecuadorian host families in Cumbayá. These families provide an insight into Ecuadorian life and an opportunity to speak the Spanish language in its natural environment. They also provide three meals daily and laundry once a week.

Apply: Read the program details and apply here.

Contact: Eric Holt,

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