Students completing a major or minor in a Modern language are encouraged to study abroad.  The Study Abroad Office (in Dooly Memorial, 125) offer coursework in English as well as in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.  While abroad, students may take courses towards electives, cognates, minors, and majors. In order to plan a program compatible with your overall academic goals and requirements and take full advantage of study abroad, you should visit the Study Abroad Office early in your university career, discuss course offerings with the Study Abroad Advisor, and consult with your major advisor(s).

In order to fulfill a modern language course requirement while abroad, students must request a course equivalency by bringing a copy of the degree progress report (DPR), a complete course description of each course of interest, and a course equivalency form to the Department of Modern Languages main office (Merrick 212). Students should obtain several course equivalencies to allow for changes in course offerings at the host institution.

Once the equivalency form is complete, students should save a copy of the form and submit the original to the student’s academic college or school.

Upon receipt of the host institution transcript by the Office of Study Abroad, which may be months after the student’s return, the course titles and grades will be added to the UM official transcript.  The academic services division of the student’s UM college or school will then be able to update the student’s DPR.

It is recommend that students keep all class assignments until the transcript and DPR are updated.



Spring 2019

Open to ALL Majors & levels of French

Summer 2018

UM Faculty-Led Summer Study Abroad in Beijing, China
Summer Session A: May 21-June 23, 2018
3 or 6 Credit Program: CHI 201 (Intermediate Chinese), CHI 202 (Intermediate Chinese II) and CHI 210 (Experiencing Chinese Culture through Art and Design)

UM Faculty-Led Summer Study Abroad in Morocco
Summer Session : June 2-17, 2018
3 Credit Program: ABR 310

UM Faculty-Led Summer Study Abroad in South Japan‌
Summer Session A: May 23-June 25, 2018
3 or 6 Credit Program: JPN 102 (Elementary Japanese II), JPN 201 (Intermediate Japanese) and JPN 210 (Introduction to Japanese Culture)

UM Faculty-Led Summer Study Abroad in Recanati, Italy
Culture and Cinema in Italy