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Department of Modern Languages

Study Abroad Opportunities

The Department of Modern Languages strongly encourages students to study abroad. Through the numerous programs available directly via our department, and through the Office of International Programs, students can broaden their horizons, apply what they learn in the classroom, expand their knowledge of culture and language, while earning credits toward their degree. Studying abroad allows students to further their education not only in their language degree, but also in whatever other major they might be enrolled in. Many students in Architecture, for example, benefit from exchanges with the Czech Republic, students can get a basic knowledge of Czech before going through our department. Studying abroad can be fun, exciting, and separate you from others on the job market.

Study Abroad and Modern Languages Transfer Credit

  • If you are a language major (French, German, Spanish) interested in studying abroad, consult your advisor as early as possible, as well as the Study Abroad office to determine the best program for you. Your advisor will help you decide which courses to take abroad, how they will transfer back to K-State, and will assist you throughout the process of transferring credit.

  • If you are a language minor (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish) interested in studying abroad, contact the faculty listed below according to your language of interest, as well as the Study Abroad office to determine the best program for you.The faculty listed below will help you decide which courses to take abroad, how they will transfer back to K-State, and will assist you throughout the process of transferring credit.
  • If you are taking classes in Arabic, Classics (Latin / Greek), Hindi, or Italian, please consult with the faculty listed below according to your language of interest, as well as the Study Abroad office to determine the best program for you.The faculty listed below will help you decide which courses to take abroad, how they will transfer back to K-State, and will assist you throughout the process of transferring credit.
  • For information on transferring credit for any other language, please contact Dr. Pablo Martinez-Diente.

Study Abroad Contact Information


2016-2017 Modern Languages Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs:

Intermediate Spanish Costa Rica - January 2017

Intermediate Spanish Costa Rica - January 2017 - Dr. Laura Kanost

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OVERVIEW


Through reflection and interaction with the local Atenas, Costa Rica community, students will continue to develop intermediate Spanish language abilities--speaking, reading, listening, writing, and culture--as well as leadership, critical thinking, and creativity. Students will learn about and from the local Atenas community while utilizing personal skills to assist in the attainment of community goals in a service-learning project. In Spanish, students will complete a guided series of written and oral reflections on these experiences, and they will write and revise individual research papers incorporating observations made in Atenas as well as appropriate secondary sources. This is a great opportunity to represent our university and country positively through consistently respectful and responsible behavior and to enjoy a taste of "pura vida!"

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION AND LINK TO APPLICATION FORM:
https://ksu.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=12937

QUICK FACTS


Total Estimated Cost:

  • Undergraduate: $4,805.49 (includes tuition, program fees, and additional anticipated expenses)

Language Pre-requisite:

  • Yes, SPAN 301 (can be enrolled Fall 2016) or the equivalent

Course and Credits:

  • MLANG 398 – 3 K-State Undergraduate Credits

Course and Travel Terms:

  • Spring 2017 course with Winter 2017 travel

Important Dates:

  • Travel dates: January 2, 2017 – January 15, 2017
  • On-campus dates: October 16, 2016 from 1pm - 3pm, November 11, 2016 from 3:30pm - 6:30pm, December 9, 2016 from 3:30pm - 5:30pm, and January 28, 2017 from 1pm-3pm

Application Deadline:

  • September 28, 2016

Scholarship Deadline:

  • October 14, 2016
 

KSU in Leipzig, Germany - Summer 2017 Course and Study Tour

QUICK FACTS

Language Prerequisite:

  • None
  • One semester of German is reccommended, but not required. Contact Dr. McGregor for more information.

Courses and Credits:

  • GRMN 529 – 3 K-State undergraduate credits
  • 3-5 hours of undergraduate transfer credit for successful completion of a level-appropriate German language course at InterDaF am Herder-Institut Leipzig

Important Dates:

  • Course Dates: April 3, 2017 – August 1, 2017
  • Pre-tour meetings every Friday from the last week in March through the first week in May (location and specific dates and times TBD)
  • Tour Dates: May 28, 2017 – July 9, 2017
  • Application Deadline: February 1, 2017
  • OIP Scholarship Deadline: March 17, 2017

Total Estimated Cost:

  • Undergraduate: $7,970.80 (includes tuition, airfare, program fees, and additional anticipated expenses)

KSU in Leipzig, Germany - Summer 2017 Course and Study Tour - Dr. Janice McGregor

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OVERVIEW
KSU in Leipzig is a six-week linguistic and cultural immersion course that includes intensive language instruction at InterDaF am Herder-Institut at the Universitat Leipzig, a one-week faculty-led tour of Berlin and Potsdam, and a one-week excursion program organized by InterDaF staff to sites such as Weimar, Wittenberg, and Dresden. Students will visit, experience, talk, and write about important German cultural and historic sites. Students are expected to attend pre-departure meetings in the Spring 2017 semester to prepare intellectually and in practical matters for the study abroad program. Upon return to K-State (Fall 2017), students will be asked to participate in advertising the program by sharing their experiences.

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION AND LINK TO APPLICATION FORM: