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Modern Languages & Literatures

Study Abroad

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Modern Languages and Literatures strongly urges all students, regardless of major and minor, to consider study abroad. If you are interested, just follow these simple steps. First, decide where you would like to go and when. If you have studied a language and like it, you might want to consider going to the country of that language. Second, speak with your faculty advisor and schedule an appointment with Renée Johnson-Harris in International Programs at ext. 5050. She can help you plan your program to make sure you have all your requirements taken care of, regardless of your major.

The Programs


Beijing National Stadium

Chinese:

Loyola offers a study abroad program in Beijing, China, at the Beijing Center, located at the University of International Business and Economics. The program can be for either fall, spring or summer semesters or for a full academic year.  Housing is at the university and there is a Jesuit from the Jesuit Consortium who lives there.  The program can be designed for several majors.  All courses are taught in English except for Chinese language courses.  A Chinese language course is required.  Students who are fluent in Chinese do not need to take a language course.  The cost is equivalent to Loyola's tuition and housing. 

For more information, please contact Andre Colombat at ext. 2910 or Lindsay Quadara at ext. 2088.



La Rochelle

French:

Students can go to Montpellier for the summer or the academic year. The summer program runs from May 22 to June 15, 2015 for $4,380. A year in Montpellier runs from September 1 to June 15. The great thing is that you can take your Loyola scholarship with you. Study will be at the Université Paul Valéry. This exchange includes airfare and various other items such as an initial, month-long intensive French course. All students must have completed intermediate French at Loyola. Housing can be on campus, in town apartments, or with local families.

For more information about the French programs, call Ms. Savell at ext. 2927, Dr. Colombat at ext. 2930, or Dr. Haggstrom at ext. 2785.


Koblenz

German:

There is a new year-long program in Berlin.  For more information, please contact Dr. Beitter at ext. 2514.

Koblenz is an exchange program Loyola offers to students. Koblenz is in the Rhine Valley. Students go to the Universität Koblenz in the spring and must have completed the intermediate level of German. Scholarships and other financial aid are transferable. The program is divided into two parts: the first two months are spent studying the language and culture (6 credits); the next three months are spent in the university where two of the three courses (9 credits) may be taken in English. Homestays may be arranged by the university.





Wernigerode:

Wernigerode is another German exchange program Loyola offers. It is located on the north side of the Harz Mountains in the former East Germany. Hochschule Harz is a new school and therefore, has access to the most modern technical and laboratory equipment, communications technology, and teaching aids. This is a spring semester or one-year program for German minors, business or economics majors (particularly international business) who have completed the intermediate level of German at Loyola. Nearly all courses are taught in German. Scholarships and other financial aid are transferable.

For more information regarding the German programs, call Dr. Donaldson at ext. 2299 or Dr. Beitter at ext. 2514.


Rome

Italian:

There is an affiliation in Florence with Syracuse University. This is a fall program only in which all courses except Italian are taught in English. Students stay in Italian homestays with five dinners and seven breakfasts provided. Syracuse has given a $2,000 discount to Loyola students using this affiliation.

Financial aid is limited to Federal Direct Student Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized), Federal Direct Parent Loans (PLUS), Federal Pell Grants, and most forms of state grant/scholarship assistance. Institutionally controlled forms of financial aid including academic scholarships, need-based grants and Federal work-study may not be used to assist with educational expenses incurred for this program. Loyola scholarships and grants are forfeited for the semester that the student is abroad.

The program in Rome, Italy is run together with the Catholic University of America and DePaul University.  It is a full-immersion program for either the fall or spring semester.  In Rome, students must take two three-credit Italian language courses and live with Italian families.  No Italian background is required though taking at least one Italian course before going is suggested.  Students may also use 200-level language courses toward Loyola's Italian Studies Minor.  Other courses are taken with American professors; students should check for course availability before departure.  The cost is equivalent to Loyola's tuition plus other fees. 

There is also a Rome Summer Program that students can take from June to July that would help fulfill your core language requirement.  Contact Gwen Gurley at gggurley@loyola.edu for more information.

For more information on the Italian programs, conact Dr. Leslie Z. Morgan at ext. 2926 or Carrie Hogue of International Programs at ext. 2920.

Japanese:

Loyola has an exchange program at Kansai Gaidai University for a single term or for one year in Hirakata City, Japan (near Kyoto). All courses are taught in English. Students live with a Japanese family or in dorms with other internationals. Japanese language background is not a prerequisite, however, it must be taken while abroad.

For more information, call international programs at ext. 5050.


Buenos Aires

Spanish:

The Buenos Aires exchange program runs from February to July (our Spring Semester) and then from June to November (our Fall Semester). This is a single-term or one-year program for most majors at the Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina (not to be confused with El Salvador, the Central American country). Students must have successfully completed SN201 Composition and Conversation and SN 203 Introduction to Reading Literature at Loyola since all courses are taught in Spanish and Loyola students are integrated with native Argentines. A month-long intensive Spanish language and culture course is offered before the start of each term.  Students will receive an additional 6.0 credits of 200-level Spanish for this intensive course.  Housing is off campus with host families, Argentine students, or other internationals. Loyola scholarships are transferable. Students generally earn 18 credits which can count toward a major in Spanish as well as a minor in Latin American and Latino Studies. Contact Eleanor Hall in International Programs for more information on study abroad in Argentina.

Loyola has a center in the city of Alcalá de Henares, which is located 30-km northeast of Madrid, Spain. It was the home of Miguel de Cervantes and St. Ignatius of Loyola. Loyola's Spanish program at the University of Alcalá is a one-semester, fall term program that runs from September to December. The program is best designed for Spanish majors and minors, and intermediate Spanish is a prerequisite. It can also serve international business and English majors. Loyola students going to Alcalá stay formally enrolled at Loyola paying the regular tuition, housing, and comprehensive fee. All Loyola financial aid, except work-study, is applicable to this program. The program includes one round-trip airfare, tuition, housing, food, insurance and medical fees, a director, trips, and special activities. Spanish majors can earn as many as 18 credits. Contact Ms. Lindsay Quadara in International Programs for more information on study abroad in Spain.  Loyola also offers a separate program in Alcalá de Henares in the Spring term, in English and Spanish, open to Spanish minors with a major in Business.  Spanish majors and other Spanish minors must attend the Fall program, in Spanish only.

Loyola has an exchange program with the Jesuit Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Santiago de Chile, a city of four million habitants.  Classes run from January to July with a vacation in February (the middle of the summer in Chile).  Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the 6.0 credit course Pobreza y Desarollo (Poverty and Development) which includes a strong service-learning component, and direct involvement with the local community.  Courses are taught in Spanish with a mix of Chilean and international students.  Loyola scholarships are transferable. Students generally earn 18 credits which can count toward a major in Spanish as well as a minor in Latin American and Latino Studies. Completion of the SN 201 is required for the program, and SN 203 is strongly recommended to apply to this program. Contact Eleanor Hall in International Programs for more information on study abroad in Chile.

Universidad Centroamericana Simeón Cañas in San Salvador, El Salvador, run in cooperation with Santa Clara University, is the most service-oriented option for students interested in studying in a Spanish-speaking country.  Students are required to take Intermediate Spanish II before attending classes in San Salvador. This program focuses not only on Spanish but also other disciplines such a theology and philosophy which are taught in English. Students can also take several courses which can count toward the Spanish major and minor as well as the Latin American and Latino Studies minor. Students live together in a learning community, the Casa de la Solidaridad, along with several Salvadorian students.  All students take a “praxis” course that requires community service in various locations throughout the semester.  Contact Dr. André Colombat in International Programs for more information on study abroad in El Salvador.

There is also a Summer Program in Granada, Spain.  This program is for students who need to take SN104 except it will take place in Granada.  Students need to have completed SN103 and the course will take place from May 27 to June 25, 2015.  The cost is $3890 For more information, please contact Holly Schneider at x5230.

For more information on the fall program in Alcala, contact  Dr. Chaffee-Sorace at ext. 2813 or Dr. André Colombat at ext. 2930 in International Programs; on Santiago de Chile, or Buenos Aires, contact  Dr. Jacome at x2364 or Eleanor Hall at  ext. 2930 in International Programs; and on San Salvador contact Dr. Jacome at x2364 or Renee Harris at ext. 5050 in International Programs.