Language acquisition is not truly improved until a student is immersed in the language. Studying abroad is vital for Modern Foreign Language majors to widen their understanding and appreciation for the language they study. Study French in Paris or Spanish in Salamanca (among others) to experience the culture while being able to practice the language. Cultural understanding is an important skill to have in language acquisition and will create a better base knowledge for language learning.

See the list of recommended study abroad programs below.  Please be aware that for any external or exchange study abroad programs listed, students will need to check with their academic department to see if courses taken while abroad will transfer and fulfill needed requirements.

JMU Programs

Semester in Florence - Fall, Spring, Summer

JMU Internship in Germany - Summer

JMU Internship in Guatemala - Summer

Asian Business Analytics Program - Summer

Russian Language in Vilnius, Lithuania - Summer

JMU in Argentina - Summer

Semester in Salamanca - Fall, Spring, Summer

JMU Internship in Spain - Summer

JMU in Kyoto and Tokyo - Summer

East Africa Field School: Swahili and Human-Environment Interactions - Summer

Culture of the Japanese Alps - Summer

Art and Food on the French Riviera - Summer

Food and Culture of France - Summer

Global Leadership: Spanish Intellectuals - Summer

JMU Exchange Programs

Check website for all locations - Many Locations

External Programs


Other Related JMU Programs

Examining 'La Dolce Vita' in Italy through Cross-Cultural Psychology - Summer

Castles, Temples, Palazzi: Art and Architecture in Italy - Summer

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