Modern Language

French         

Brethren Colleges Abroad: Strasbourg, France (Open to French majors/minors only)

In Strasbourg students take most of their classes at the foreign student center of the university called IIEF. Classes here focus on learning the French language. Professors from a variety of disciplines teach classes at the IIEF on art history, literature, history, civilization, and trends in French current events. Applicants to all BCA program must have a minimum 2.60 (on a 4.00 scale) cumulative GPA. In order for students to have a successful study abroad experience, BCA requires that they complete 4 semesters of college-level French before enrolling in its Strasbourg Program. BCA Homepage

CIEE:Paris (Open to French or History/Social Science majors/minors only)

CIEE Contemporary French Studies in Paris program offers a flexible curriculum for the study of both French and History for students at all proficiency levels in French. The CIEE Study Center in Paris, known as the Paris Center for Critical Studies, is on the rue du Sentier in the lively, central Sentier neighborhood, in the 2nd arrondissement. The Center is less than a minute away from the Grands Boulevards, a 10-minute walk to the Palais Royal, and a 15-minute walk to the Louvre. All study abroad students live with French hosts. Students with a cumulative 3.0 GPA are eligible. CIEE Paris Homepage

Gordon-In-France, Aix-en-Provence, France (Gordon College) (Open to French majors/minors only)(Spring only)

The Gordon program is set up in conjunction with the Institut d’Études Françaises pour Étudiants Étrangers (IEFEE) of the Université d’Aix-Marseille III and with a coordinator related to the French Reformed Seminary (Faculté Libre de Théologie Réformée) in Aix. The emphasis is on gaining fluency in the French language. Qualified students may also be able to take one or two courses at the Seminary. All classes are taught in French, and the program is divided into three levels of competence. Placement in classes is based on a preliminary test done by the Institute. Level I and II classes comprise approximately 10-13 hours of language studies and several hours of workshops (Literature and Civilization) weekly. Level III students have classes in a major field of study (Literature or Civilization). Gordon Aix Homepage

University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France (Open to French majors/minors only)

Montpellier is a city known for its beauty, its excellent climate and the richness of its architecture. Classes here at the Institut Mediterraneen de Langues focus upon the French language. Classes include all levels of French language study as well as French civilization. In addition, students have the option of taking international business classes at a local university. Students interested in applying must have a junior status for the semester they wish to attend. Montpellier Homepage

Spanish  

Westmont in Mexico - (Open to all majors)

Westmont in Mexico (WIM) is a fall semester program led by Westmont faculty and located in the beautiful, colonial city of Querétaro. On this program, students gain skills for effective cross-cultural living, experience incarnational ministry, and improve their Spanish language abilities. WIM offers students the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in Mexican culture through home stays, coursework, and field trips within the context of a supportive Christian community. Another distinctive feature is its integrated pre-departure, in-country, and re-entry training. Westmont in Mexico Homepage

Brethren Colleges Abroad: Quito, Ecuador  (Open to Spanish majors/minors only)

The BCA program in Quito is designed to serve the needs and goals of participating students and colleges. It takes into account the necessity of providing a solid academic experience which will be accepted by a large variety of U.S. colleges and universities, thereby allowing students to attain the international experience without falling behind in their academic programs in the United States, while also providing students with freedom to pursue individual goals, whether they be academic or strictly personal in nature. We assume that the students have various goals in common: language learning, academic progress towards college degrees in the United States, a profound cross-cultural experience based on cultural immersion plus individual, perhaps eclectic, goals which require both freedom and support from the program. BCA Homepage

Kansas University: San Jose, Costa Rica (Open to Spanish majors/minors only)

The “Grupo de Kansas” program is a unique program that allows students to directly enroll in classes at the University of Costa Rica, while providing a well-structured introduction to the country, its culture and history. You will get to know Costa Rica by living with local families and participating in numerous orientation activities and field trips. All courses are taught in Spanish, so you will not only earn academic credit, you also will gain the ability to confidently use your Spanish language skills in both the classroom, and in everyday life. KU Homepage

Latin American Studies Program, San Jose, Costa Rica (CCCU bestsemester.com) (Open to all majors)

Based in San Jose, Costa Rica, the Latin American Studies Program introduces students to a wide range of experiences through the study of the language, literature, culture, politics, history, economics, ecology and religion of the region. Through living with local families, students become a part of the day-to-day lives of Latin Americans. Students also take part in a practicum/internship and travel to nearby Central American nations. Students participate in one of four concentrations: Latin American studies (offered both fall and spring terms); advanced language and literature (designed for Spanish majors and offered both fall and spring terms); international business (offered only in fall terms); and environmental science (offered only during spring terms). Depending on their concentration, students travel to nearby Central American nations including Nicaragua, Guatemala, Cuba and Panama. One year of college Spanish or the equivalent is recommended. LASP Homepage

Semester in Spain, Seville, Spain (Trinity Christian College) (Open to Spanish majors/minors only)

Semester in Spain has offered Spanish courses in Seville since 1977. Our program combines challenging academic study (beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels) with practical opportunities for students to practice what they learn. With its location in Seville, Semester in Spain is designed to provide a rich academic and cultural experience as well as foster lasting relationships between our students and their hosts. SIS Homepage

University Studies Abroad Consortium: Heredia, Costa Rica (Open to Spanish majors/minors only)

The Heredia program is ideal for students who are committed to learning the Spanish language while studying the diverse cultures of Latin America and the complexities of its societies through formal coursework as well as through personal interaction with the host culture. Previous USAC students have reported that a yearlong program was especially helpful in terms of language study and in becoming integrated into Costa Rican society. However, you may apply to attend a fall or spring semester only. USAC Heredia Homepage

University Studies Abroad Consortium: Madrid, Spain (Open to Spanish majors/minors only)

This program is ideal for students who wish to experience the extensive cultural activities offered by one of the world’s great capitals. Students will study the Spanish language and the complexities of Spanish and contemporary European societies through a wide selection of academic courses, as well as through personal interaction with the host culture. Students enroll in the appropriate language track that may fulfill foreign language requirements and will enhance your ability to communicate during your stay in Madrid. One semester may be equivalent to up to two years of university credit. Previous students have reported that the yearlong program was especially helpful for language study, and in becoming integrated into Spanish society. However, you may choose to attend fall or spring semester only. USAC Madrid Homepage

University Studies Abroad Consortium: Puntarenas, Costa Rica (Open to Spanish majors/minors only)

The Puntarenas program is ideal for students who are interested in learning the Spanish language while studying the diverse cultures of Latin America and the complexities of its societies through coursework as well as personal interaction with the host culture. Previous USAC students have reported that a yearlong program was especially helpful in terms of language study and in becoming integrated into Costa Rican society. However, you may apply to attend a fall or spring semester only. USAC Puntarenas Homepage 

University Studies Abroad Consortium: Santiago, Chile (Open to Spanish majors/minors only) (Fall only)

This program is ideal for American students who wish to experience the charm and physical beauty of Chile. Students will study the Spanish language and the complexities of Chilean and contemporary Latin American societies through a wide selection of academic courses, as well as through personal interaction with the host culture. You are encouraged to opt for the appropriate language track which will fulfill foreign language requirements and enhance your ability to communicate during your stay in Chile. USAC Santiago Homepage