The Modern & Classical Languages Department strongly encourages all students to spend an academic year at an approved university in the country of their language major. Appropriate credit is available for the semester(s) spent abroad so students will not be hindered in their progress toward graduation. A semester, and preferably a year, abroad is the recommended minimum for students majoring in a foreign language. Direct and prolonged exposure to the culture in a country where the language is spoken by native speakers is essentially the only path to true fluency. If you wish to eventually reach this level of language proficiency it is never too early to start mapping out a plan for an exciting year abroad!
Country-specific study abroad opportunities (organized by Modern & Classical Language faculty members):
China: Study Abroad in Harbin
France: email Bénédicte Sohier; 307-766-3001
Germany: 2016 German Summer Study Abroad
Japan: email Noah Miles; 307-766-4152
Russia: Saratov Study Abroad Program
General Information on Study Abroad Opportunities
International Studies scholarships are available to help offset the cost of studying abroad.
Graduate students might consider applying for the Fulbright Program to experience study in a foreign country.
If you are an extraordinary personality, consider the Mawista Scholarship.
With the help of the student's major adviser, the department head and the Admissions and Financial Aids offices, the Study Abroad Office in International Programs assists in all Study Abroad application procedures before the student's departure. For details on requirements and application deadline dates, contact this office.