Illinois State professors are highly qualified instructors who will give you a diverse education here on campus. Yet nothing can replace living and studying in a country where one listens to and speaks the language in all situations.
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LAN) strongly advises LAN students to choose a program from the list below. In most cases they have "prearticulated" courses, meaning students know in advance which courses abroad will count for which courses at Illinois State. The LAN advisor can guide students towards pre-articulated courses that will fulfill major and minor requirements.
There are many other destinations available through Study Abroad in the Office of International Studies and Programs. However, LAN faculty cannot feasibly pre-articulate courses for every destination.
As a language major or minor, a study abroad experience will enhance and strengthen your language abilities as well as build your confidence when speaking and listening.
The Department of Language, Literatures, and Cultures has established relationships with specific study abroad destinations. Students are assured the destinations are safe and provide a good education and experience. Home stays, registration, finances, excursions, etc., are already agreed upon.
Our department's faculty coordinates study abroad programs in Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Panama, and Spain. Select one destination below for specific details.
Your international experience looks especially good on a resume, and some employers are more likely to hire someone who has studied abroad.
Earn credit while pursuing service-learning opportunities in local schools or community organizations.
For Spanish majors and minors to complete their required Conversation and Culture course in an immersive environment.
Semester or yearlong experience at Universidad de Granada in southern Spain.
Faculty-led, four-week language immersion opportunity in the summer.
Semester and summer programs in north central Spain, just south of the Bay of Biscay.
Semester or yearlong program at the Université Catholique de l'Ouest.
Intensive French language four-week summer program.
Fully immersive four-week French language experience during the summer.
Summer program providing immersive introduction to Africa through cultural education, excursions, and service learning.
Semester or yearlong experience at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universitat.
Semester or yearlong experience at Universitat Paderborn.
Summer (3 1/2 week) Illinois State faculty-led, language immersion program learning through food culture and service encounters.
Summer, semester or yearlong study abroad experiences with the Lorenzo de' Medici Institute.