World Languages & Cultures

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs

The Department of World Languages and Cultures, like UNCW, views an international experience as an integral part of any college education. Students can choose from more than 500 credit-bearing programs in over 50 countries. To further encourage world travel, study abroad fulfills the Applied Learning graduation requisite. With many different options both in terms of location and duration, an international experience merits thorough consideration. 


Students in Oaxaca, Mexico (2017)

Every year, UNCW World Languages and Cultures faculty organize and lead unique study abroad opportunities. Take a look at this year's programs:


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Location: Foyer International des Etudiantes in Paris, France
Dates:  Fall 2018 September 2-December 22 Spring 2019 January 27th-June 1st
Deadlines to apply: October 1 for Spring and April 1 for Fall every year
Courses Offered: View a complete list For more information on the academic program, cultural immersion, dates, credits, and fees, please see

Summer in Morocco

Location: Rabat, Morocco  
Tentative Dates: June 29-August 3, 2019
Courses Offered: FRH 394 (Moroccan Conversations), ARB 294 (Everyday Moroccan Arabic), INT 394 (The Global Politics of Eating - An African Perspective)
Led by Dr. Pascale Barthe ( with Dr. Mike Turner ( and Dr. Lesley Daspit (
Apply by March 18, 2019Website:


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Locations: Bonn and Bremen, Germany
Dates: Tentative July 3 - August 1, 2019
Course Offered: GER 294 and GER 394
Led by Dr. Raymond Burt (
Apply by March 15, 2019


Japanese Study Abroad Summer 2019  

Locations: Kyoto, Nara and Tokyo, Japan
Dates: Tentative June 22-July 5 2019
Course Offered: JPN 294-700 (Prerequisite required)
Led by Ms. Yoko Kano (
Application deadline tentative March 1, 2019


Religion & Identity in Russia  

Locations: Kazan, St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia
Dates: Summer I 5-31-6-21 2019
Courses Offered: RUS 101 or RUS 201 (prerequisite required); RUS 294
Led by Ms. Roza Starodubtseva (, Herbert Berg (
Application deadline March 1, 2019
Website: languages/Russian-S-Abroad-Brochure-Information2019.docx


Summer in Santander, Spain  

Location:  Santander, Madrid and other cities in northern Spain
Dates: Summer session II (June 28-August 8 2019)
Application deadline:  March 15, 2019
Prerequisite:  SPN 202
Courses Offered:  SPN 302 (Reading strategies) and SPN 394 (Study Abroad II)
This program satisfies the Explorations Beyond the Classroom requirement from University Studies
Led by Ms. Marianella Jara (
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Program video:

Buenos Aires, Capital of Culture  

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dates: May 15-29, 2019
Courses Offered: SPN 294 (prerequisites required)
Led by Dr. Ashlee  Balena (
Apply by November 16, 2018

Oaxaca, Mexico: Here and There  

Location: Oaxaca City, Mexico
Dates: May 12-21 2019
*Students will enroll in SPN 394 during, which will meet weekly at UNCW throughout the spring semester. Remaining hours will occur in Mexico.
Courses Offered: SPN 394 (prerequisite required)
Led by Dr. Amanda Boomershine (
Apply by December 7, 2018
Student Blogs:
Group Facebook Page:

Chile 2019 Summer Study Abroad  

Location: Valparaíso, Chile
Dates: June 26-August 6, 2019
Courses Offered: SPN 202 (prerequisite required), SPN 294
Led by Valerie Rider (
Apply by March 12, 2019
Website: languages/ChileRiderSummerFlyer.pdf 

Honors: Cruising the Cultures of the Mediterranean

Location: Travel 4 beautiful countries, France, Italy, Malta and Spain
Dates: March 6-16, 2019
Courses Offered: HON 121:  Exploration Beyond the Classroom
Led by Ms. Marianella Jara (mailto:, Mr. Eric Tessier (
Apply by November 15, 2018


Coliseum Rome, Italy 2017

To see more study abroad programs through UNCW and learn about weekly information sessions, visit the Office of International Programs website: