Study Abroad

The Department of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures greatly encourages studying abroad to supplement and further the learning of any language. Any amount of time spent immersed in a language and its culture can immensely benefit language acquisition and all students should make an effort to study abroad.

The Office of Study Abroad & International Exchange serves the University of Arkansas’ campus with all our study abroad needs. Besides facilitating exchanges with outside providers, the Office of Study Abroad facilitates direct exchanges with universities abroad and develops Faculty-Led summer programs.

The Russian Program recommends that students apply for the intensive summer language programs through the Critical Language Scholarship, and for the intensive summer programs in the U.S., Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Estonia, Georgia, and Lithuania. 

Intensive Summer Language Programs

Exchange Programs

Exchange programs that are administered by the U of A are great options for studying abroad:

  1. Instead of happening over the summer, our exchange programs are typically done for an entire semester or academic year. Longer time spent immersed in another culture makes the experience all the more valuable.
  2. You have a better idea of what it will cost because these are direct exchanges - which means you pay what you normally would for a normal semester at the U of A. These programs can be more economical options for students.

French Exchange

German Exchange

Italian Exchange

Japanese Exchange

Spanish Exchange

If you're looking for something a little different, but feel kind of overwhelmed by the entire list on the Study Abroad website, our faculty has a few recommendations on some great programs out there.

Faculty-Led Programs

We recommend our own faculty-led programs first for a number of reasons:

  1. You get to travel with at least one U of A faculty member while taking classes abroad. This is a great chance to get to know your professors and fellow students for the rest of your time at the U of A.
  2. These programs happen over the summer, so they're often great choices for students wanting to study abroad without disrupting the regular academic year.
  3. From the get-go, you travel with a group. There's a support network there for you from day one.
  4. Don't like so much paperwork? Take advantage of earning U of A credit without the need for transfer credit.