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 Marseille, France, 2016

Students in Marseille, France at the Palais Longchamps (2016)

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


Summer on the Mediterranean  

Location: Marseille, France
Dates: June 22 - July 23, 2018
Courses Offered: FRH 101 or 102; FRH 201 or 202 (prerequisite required); FRH 394-801 or FRH 394-802.
Led by Mr. Eric Tessier (
Apply by March 20, 2018


Intensive German Language Summer Program  

Locations: Bonn and Bremen, Germany
Dates: July 4 - August 2, 2018
Courses Offered: GER 294 and GER 394
Led by Dr. Raymond Burt (
Apply by March 15, 2018


Japanese Study Abroad Summer 2018  

Locations: Kyoto, Nara and Tokyo, Japan
Dates: TBA
Course Offered: JPN 294-700 (Prerequisite required)
Led by Ms. Yoko Kano (
Application date TBA


Myths and Truths about Russia  

Locations: St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia
Dates: May 30-June 20, 2018
Courses Offered: RUS 101 or RUS 201 (prerequisite required); RUS 294
Led by Ms. Roza Starodubtseva (
Application dates TBA 


Summer in Santander, Spain  

Location:  Santander, Madrid and other cities in northern Spain
Dates: Summer session I (May 14 – June 24, 2018)
Application deadline:  March 1, 2018
Prerequisite:  SPN 201
Courses Offered:  SPN 206 (Spanish in the Media) and SPN 294 (Study Abroad I)
This program satisfies the Explorations Beyond the Classroom requirement from University Studies
Led by Ms. Marianella Jara (
Santander Spain Flyer
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Buenos Aires, Capital of Culture  

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dates: May 16-30, 2018*
*Four class meetings will be held Spring 2018; students should sign up for the spring course during pre-registration in November 2017.
Courses Offered: SPN 294 (prerequisites required)
Led by Dr. Ashlee  Balena (
Apply by November 17, 2017

Oaxaca, Mexico: Here and There  

Location: Oaxaca City, Mexico
Dates: TBA
*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 TBA
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Honors in Spain: The Camino de Santiago  

Location: Madrid and Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Dates: May 8-June 14, 2018
Courses Offered: HON 212: The Camino de Santiago: Language and Culture (3 credits); HON 121: Honors in Spain: The Camino de Santiago (1 credit).
Led by Ms. Valerie Rider (
Apply by November 27, 2017

Chile 2017 Summer Study Abroad  

Location: Valparaíso, Chile
Dates: June 25-August 5, 2018
Courses Offered: SPN 202 (prerequisite required), SPN 294
Led by Valerie Rider (
Apply by March 12, 2018

Language and Culture in the Dominican Republic  

Location: Santiago, Dominican Republic
Dates: July 18-August 4, 2018
Courses Offered: SPN 394, SPN 495/595 (prerequisites required)
Led by Dr. L.J. Randolph (
Apply by March 23, 2018

Students in Santander, Spain 2016

Students in Santander, Spain

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