Study Abroad

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics believes that study abroad is an integral part of the language learning experience. At ISU there are a wide variety of study options that make it possible for almost any student to participate in overseas learning.

Downloadable Forms    Modern Language Requirements    Classic Language Requirements    Study Abroad Requests    Study Abroad Links

Important dates for 2014-2015

  • Study Abroad Fair, September 10th, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM in HMSU, Dede I
  • Petition Forms due for Spring 2015, September 15th
  • Study Abroad Office Application Deadline for Spring 2015, October 1st
  • Petition Forms due for Summer and Fall 2015, February 13th
  • Study Abroad Office Application Deadline for Summer 2015, March 1st
  • Study Abroad Office Application Deadline for Fall 2015, March 15th

Downloadable Forms

Modern Language Requirements

 

Please note these requirements are for all Languages Studies Minors and Majors. Students may file a Study Abroad Petition Form with the LLL Study Abroad Committee to petition the waiver or change of any of the requirements.

  • Students must meet with their LLL academic advisor at least 1 semester prior to the study abroad program and sign the Study Abroad Contract prior to meeting with the Study Abroad Office.
  • Students studying  French, German or Spanish are eligible for study abroad after completing one 300-level course in the target language.
  • Students studying all other languages (such as Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, or Portuguese) are eligible for study abroad after completing a minimum of 6 credit hours of the target language  unless participating in an LLL faculty-led study abroad program.
    Please note that in all cases, a student's advisor may recommend completing additional course work before participation in a study abroad program.

  • Students must participate in a program of at least 6 weeks and take a minimum of 6 credit hours of course work in the target language while abroad unless participating in an LLL faculty-led study abroad program.
  • Students are required to sign a “language pledge” promising to use the target language exclusively while abroad.

Classic Language Requirements

Please note these requirements are for all Languages Studies Minors and Majors. Students may file a Study Abroad Petition Form with the LLL Study Abroad Committee to petition the waiver or change of any of the requirements.

  • Students must meet with their LLL academic advisor at least 1 semester prior to the study abroad program and sign the Study Abroad Contract prior to meeting with the Study Abroad Office
  • Students studying Classical Languages are eligible for study abroad after completing a minimum of 12 credit hours in classical language, culture, and/or literature courses or obtaining written recommendation/approval of the LLL department's classical language advisor.
  • Students must participate in a program of at least 6 weeks and take a minimum of 6 credit hours of course work in the target language while abroad unless participating in an LLL faculty-led study abroad program
  • A Language Studies major or minor student concentrating in Latin or Ancient Greek may elect to study abroad in any country. Where it is possible, Classical Language students are encouraged to continue their formal study of Classical Language, literature, and culture while abroad. Classical Language students are also encouraged to take courses that will expand their knowledge of modern languages, literatures, and cultures in the host country.
 

Study Abroad Requests

These are not requirements of study abroad, but are requests to help you have the best possible study abroad experience that maximizes your exposure to the language and culture.

Study Abroad Links

These are links to ISU offices that work with students studying abroad or are organizations with whom ISU has memberships or partnerships.

Downloadable Forms    Modern Language Requirements    Classic Language Requirements    Study Abroad Requests    Study Abroad Links