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Language Learning Abroad

Coastal Carolina University students have opportunities to live and study in a variety of countries and cultures.

Education Abroad Opportunities

Studying a language and culture abroad is strongly recommended for language learners, both majors and minors. Faculty from the LIS department lead unique program options during the Maymester term that travel to destinations such as Costa Rica, Spain and Germany. For more information, please contact Dr. Gary Schmidt at gschmidt@coastal.edu, or visit the CCU Education Abroad website to see which language-oriented faculty-led programs are traveling this May!

LIS students can also participate in an exchange partner program for an entire semester of study and cultural immersion OR choose from diverse options through CCU’s third-party providers! Intensive language options, defined as programs that allow students to fulfill four semesters (180 contact hours) of language learning in one semester or 8- to 10-week summer session, include:

  • ARABIC
    • Arabic Language Study Center in Rabat, Morocco with IES Abroad (semester only)
  • CHINESE
    • Beijing Language and Culture University in Beijing, China (semester exchange)
  • FRENCH
    • Université Grenoble Alpes in France with AIFS (semester or summer)
  • GERMAN
    • Freie Universitat Berlin with API (semester only)
  • ITALIAN
    • Lorenzo de’ Medici in Rome, Italy (semester or summer)
    • Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence, Italy (semester or summer)
  • RUSSIAN
    • Narxoz University in Almaty, Kazakhstan (semester exchange)
  • SPANISH
    • Spanish Language Study Center in Granada, Spain with IES Abroad (semester only)
    • Universidad CEU San Pablo in Madrid, Spain (semester exchange)
    • Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina with ISA (summer only)
    • Universidad de Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain with IES Abroad (summer only)
    • Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Quito, Ecuador (semester exchange)
    • Universidad Veritas in San José, Costa Rica with AIFS (semester only)
  • OTHER
    • Japanese – Nagoya University in Nagoya, Japan (semester exchange); Osaka Gakuin University in Osaka, Japan (semester exchange)
    • Polish – Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland (summer only)

For more information about intensive language programs abroad, please visit the Center for Global Engagement in the Student Union (Room A-109), or email studyabroad@coastal.edu.

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