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the experience of a lifetime

Below are several very exciting and educational study abroad programs that are led by our own WLC faculty.

GC Chile: Culture and the Professional World


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Have you ever wanted to live in 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? If you answered yes, then this program is for you! Santiago, Chile sits at the crossroads of the Andean region’s ancient ancestry and bourgeoning modernity. Known for its rich cultural history and sophisticated professional community, 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. Students will live with host families as a means to learn about Chilean day-to-day life and enhance their linguistic skills.

Contact: Dr. Brantley Nicholson, 478-445-8263,

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GC Spain: Spanish Language and Culture



Spend a month in captivating Cuenca, Spain where you will explore the fascinating culture of Spain while improving your Spanish language skills.  In addition to taking a class taught by a native Spanish speaker, you will interact with Spanish college students. You will also hone your linguistic skills and gain a deeper cultural awareness by living with a host family.  Discover the culture of Spain and experience the local color through interactive activities.Taste the regional cuisine and learn about local traditions and history as you tour Cuenca and other towns in the country. The program includes excursions to Madrid, Valencia, Serranía de Cuenca National Park, and the Route of Don Quixote.  If you want to improve your Spanish language skills and experience the culture firsthand, this is the program for you!

Contact: Dr. Mariana Stoyanova 478-445-5856

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Next Steps

Please reach out to the International Education Center for questions about getting started with study abroad or visit the study abroad website. Students interested in studying abroad should plan to attend a Study Abroad Information Session to learn more about which program to choose, earning credits, financial aid, scholarships and much more. 

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 have made your final location decision and 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.




This program continued on the Andean Imaginaries (SPAN 3230) deep-time study of narco-cultures and the city of Medellin's pivot out of the drug trade into a successful post- industrial and tourist economy. Students studied Colombian history and read major novels, from Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "One Hundred Years of Solitude" to contemporary Colombian narco-novelas. The program had regular guided tours, speakers and an in-depth exploration of the city and its cultural ecosystem.