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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 Contact Information

Office of International Programs

Steps to Study Abroad

International Student and Scholar Services

Study Abroad Scholarships


 2015 Modern Languages Summer Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs:


Costa Rica

Our Spanish in Action CAT Community is a combination of courses designed to develop your intermediate Spanish skills through meaningful interactions with Spanish speakers here in Manhattan and in the small rural community of Atenas, Costa Rica.

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 Tannahil (Costa Rica 2013, Modern Languages/Elementary Education major) shared her experience as a CAT Community student .




France - A History of Paris through Art and Architecture with Dr. Clark, June 30 to August 1, 2015. Click here for detailed information and application.


KSU in Leipzig is a study abroad program that is led by a German faculty every summer. Students take a course on Berlin and the former East Germany with the faculty leader and participate in language courses offered by interDaF at the Herder Institute of the University of Leipzig. In summer 2015, six students participated in this program with Dr. Janice McGregor. The students were abroad for six weeks and visited important historical sites in Berlin, took an intensive language course in Leipzig, and participated in a number of excursions to Eisenach, Dresden, Meißen, Weimar, Erfurt, and Wittenberg. May 25 to July 6, 2015. Click here for detailed information and application.



Spain - Spanish Language and Culture Study with Dr. Torrico, May 31 to July 7, 2015. Click here for detailed information and application.