Congratulations on looking into or making the decision towards an exciting lifetime experience. World Languages and Cultures majors or minors who wish to satisfy degree requirements should first speak to the World Languages and Cultures Department Chair. Course equivalencies must be approved by the WLC Department Chair prior to registration. Once you decide to study abroad you will be required to attend a Study Abroad Info Session. This session is about 30 to 40 minutes long, held Monday through Thursday at 2 p.m. in the International Education Center, and only during fall semester. This session will give you basic information such as which program to choose, earning credits, financial aid, scholarships and much more. Once you have made your final location decision, have met with the Department Chair of World Languages and Cultures for course equivalencies approval, you will need to make an appointment with a study abroad advisor to finalize your trip plans. They can be reached at 478-445-4789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two very exciting and educational study abroad programs that are led by our own faculty are:
Have you ever wanted to live in or visit a major Latin American City? Would you like to improve your Spanish by living with a host family? How about shadow a professional in a vibrant business community? Then this program is for you. Santiago sits at the crossroads of the Andean region's ancient ancestry and bourgeoning modernity. Santiago is an accessible and exciting city that students will explore through a survey of Chilean culture and a course on the Latin American business world. These courses will give students the opportunity to refine their practical Spanish vocabulary, as well as offer lessons in the pragmatics and practices of Latin American Business. Students will shadow and/or intern with a professional person in fields including tourism, finance, accounting and academia. The study abroad program in Santiago, Chile offers 6 credits in Spanish. Pre-requisite is SPAN 3010 or 3020 prior to departure. This program is offered from May 13 through June 3. It is led by Dr. Brantley Nicholson. If you would like more information, contact Dr. Nicholson at email@example.com or 478-445-8263.
Spend a month in captivating Cuenca, Spain where you will explore the fascinating culture of Spain while improving your Spanish language skills. You will interact with highly-skilled tutors dedicated to helping you understand and practice Spanish. Hone your linguistic skills by living with a host family or in the dorms with other international students at the Universidad de Castilla-la-Mancha (UCLM). Experience the local color through interactive activities such as cooking classes, flamenco dance, movie nights, etc. Taste the regional cuisine and participate in local traditions as you tour Cuenca nd other towns in the province. This program includes trips to Madrid, Valencia, Toledo and the Route of Don Quixote. This study abroad program in Cuenca, Spain students will take two of the following course combinations for a total of six credit hours: SPAN 2001 and SPAN 2002 (Pre-requisite is SPAN 1002); SPAN 3010 or 3020 (Pre-requisite is SPAN 2002). This program is offered from July 1 through July 29. It is led by Dr. Mariana Stoyanova. If you would like more information, contact Dr. Mariana Stoyanova at firstname.lastname@example.org or 478-445-5856.
For general study abroad information and information on scholarships for study abroad, visit the International Education Center, located in the historic Bone House across from the Governor's Mansion.