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 Study Abroad

The department recommends that language majors spend at least one semester in a country in which the language is spoken in order to increase their language proficiency and to broaden their cultural horizons.
Any CUA undergraduate student may apply for the Study Abroad Program. Priority will be given first, to majors in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and Literatures; second, to minors in the department; and third, to others. The Study Abroad Programs are especially designed for juniors. To qualify, the applicant must comply with the following two minimum requirements:

  • Have a current minimum GPA of 3.00 in courses taken in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, and an overall minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Have completed the 203-204 language sequence or have the equivalent language proficiency.
  • CUA students must have the approval of (1) the Undergraduate Adviser of the Language Program; (2) the adviser for the particular study abroad program; and (3) the Dean of the Study Abroad Program.
  • Applicants from other universities should contact the director of the specific program in which they are interested and the dean of the Study Abroad Programs directly.



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