Studying language abroad is one of the best educational experiences you can have. There is no better way of learning a language than living in the country, being surrounded by native people daily, and using it daily. It works greatly towards achieving your language skills. You can meet new people and fellow international students, therefore, enhancing your experience as well as your professional network. If you are a foreign language major or want to make a career out of it, studying abroad is the best step you can take toward achieving it. It gives your resume the right amount of boost.
There are hundreds of destinations around the world that offer language study programs choosing from which can be an overwhelming task. So, we have listed some useful resources to help you find information related to language study abroad. We have divided the resources into three groups to help you find exactly what you are searching for.
General – Spanish Language Program – Italian Language Program
CIEE study abroad - This is a very useful website that offers great options for people who are interested in studying language abroad. This site provides a list of programs offered in several countries. It also offers a comprehensive idea about the local cultures and languages of several countries like Russia, Italy, Germany, China, and Spain.
SIT Study Abroad - This website offers summer and academic year language study programs in nearly 40 countries in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. It also offers comparative programs in multiple locations.
GSE Abroad - This website offers overseas language study programs in Europe and Latin America. Languages available are Spanish, Italian, French, and English, and students can choose from a range of summer, quarter, trimester, semester, and year-long study programs offered.
This TED Talk discusses studying abroad.
Spanish Language Program
Directory of Spanish Schools- This website provides a complete list of resources for schools offering language immersion programs in Spanish.
Spanish Immersion Experience in Latin America - This website is about the Spanish Immersion program offered by Latin Immersion. They provide opportunities to study language in multiple locations like Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru.
Intensive Spanish Language Program - This Spanish language program is offered by ISA to American and Canadian students. They are currently also offering a back-to-back Spanish language summer program for 2013.
Study Abroad in Guanajuato - This website is about studying Spanish Language while living in Guanajuato, Mexico. This abroad study program is offered by CIEE. Students can choose from an array of programs offered, like a two-week January Spanish Language program, a summer Spanish Language Program, or a semester/yearlong Liberal Arts Program.
This video discusses how language immersion programs work.
Italian Language Program
Intensive Italian Language & Culture Studies - This website is about an abroad study program for the Italian Language in Catania, Sicily. This is an Intensive Italian Language & Culture Studies program offered by CET. This site has a complete list of information about the programs and fee structure.
Study Italian abroad at Dante Alighieri Siena - This is a website about the Italian Language Immersion program offered at Dante Alighieri Siena. They offer study programs in Siena, Ischia and Viterbo.
Sant’Anna Institute-Sorrento Lingue (SASL) - This website provides information for the Italian Language study program offered by SASL in Sorrento. Their abroad study program offers individual and group study courses, online Italian lessons, cultural courses, and teacher training programs.
Siena Italian Studies - Siena Italian Studies offers full immersion study abroad programs like summer programs and semester programs at the International Center for Intercultural Exchange in Siena, Italy. Their website contains complete information for various courses like a three-week intensive Italian language course, a semester Italian language course, contemporary Italian literature, etc.
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