Modern Foreign Languages Study Abroad

“Studying abroad has taught me more about myself and how to interact with the world. Having an international perspective will be beneficial to my life goals.” – Ebony Benson ’10  

All students benefit from a study abroad semester or year, especially foreign language majors.

Students can sharpen their skills and develop their cross-cultural awareness by spending a semester or year in Europe, Africa or South America.

Dominican’s study abroad programs have been developed to foster academic and cultural growth. The university offers at least one foreign language-based program in French, Italian and Spanish.

Study Abroad in Poitiers, France

Poitiers is a center for education, agriculture, industry and communications. A university town, it boasts a population of 120,000 and offers students a chance to live in a manageably sized city while still being close to the larger metropolitan centers in France. Highly regarded within France, the University of Poitiers provides 24,500 students a full range of top quality courses in Science, Liberal Arts, Pharmacy and Medicine, Engineering, Law, Economics, and Management. Courses are taught in French by native French professors.

Study Abroad in Milan, Italy

Students at this program in Italy’s fashion, financial and commercial capital live with Italian university students and/or young professionals. Students can enroll in a huge variety of courses, all of which are taught in Italian. Advanced language students may apply for internships.

Study Abroad in Salamanca, Spain

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Students can complete either one or two semesters at Spain’s oldest and most famous university. All courses are conducted in Spanish, and students live with Spanish host families.
See student Bryton Ashman's (Class of 2013) letter about his semester abroad in Salamanca!

Study Abroad in Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg, the city of Mozart, is an ideal location to begin or further your study of  German,  along with a wide variety of courses offered in English.  This small, gemütliche city lies in close proximity to Germany, other Western European countries and all of Eastern Europe.  Although you don’t have to know German prior to your semester or year there, you must study the German language at the appropriate level.

Study Abroad in Florence, Italy

Students of all disciplines participate in a six-week sojourn in the Renaissance city of Florence.  Courses include Italian language, drawing and photography, and literature.  Group excursions include day visits to places like Siena, Assisi, and San Gimignano.

Short-Stay Programs

Shorter programs in Europe, Latin America, Africa or Asia are also available. Student interest always runs high in these programs, which may seem more manageable than their longer counterparts.