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 Modern Languages Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs:
Costa Rica - January 4-14, 2016
Our Intermediate Spanish: Costa Rica, January 4-14, 2016
Develop your intermediate Spanish skills through meaningful interactions with Spanish speakers in the small rural community of Atenas, Costa Rica, for 11 days in January, where you will complete a community service project designated by the local community. Students from the past three years of this popular program have formed lasting friendships and found confidence in their language, leadership, and travel skills.
Earn three credit hours applicable toward your Spanish Minor, by completing pre-departure online modules about Costa Rican culture and history, attending three Fall meetings, and working on a research project carried out during and after the travel.
Angélique Courbou took a group of 14 freshmen for 10 days to Atenas, Costa Rica, in January 2015 on a service learning study abroad trip. Students used their leadership and Spanish skills to negotiate and learn to build a partial playground out of concrete in a nutrition center for children. They also painted and helped clean up the center. This was the 3rd year the program went back to Atenas and worked with the same community.
Katie Tannahill (Costa Rica 2013, Modern Languages/Elementary Education major) shared her experience as a CAT Community student .
Check last year’s crew on Facebook.
For program details, application, and cost, please go to: http://ksu.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=11865
For more information about this great opportunity, please contact Angélique Courbou (email@example.com, EH005).
COME JOIN US IN 2016!
Germany - Summer 2016
KSU in Leipzig is a six-week faculty-led summer program that focuses on linguistic and cultural immersion while touring Berlin, Leipzig, and former East Germany. Dr. Necia Chronister will be the faculty leader in 2016. Students learn about Berlin during a one-week tour of Germany’s capital led by the KSU faculty member, then move on to Leipzig for 3 ½ weeks of intensive language instruction at the Herder-Institut at the University of Leizpig. The program concludes with a week of excursions to cities in former East Germany such as Eisenach, Dresden, Meißen, Weimar, and Wittenberg. May 28-July 7.
Click here for detailed information and application.