Education Abroad

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Daily immersion is shown to be the most effective way to learning a language. Take your learning off the page by living the culture through real conversation while earning credit toward your degree. Living in a foreign country will spark your imagination and broaden your world view. The experience will strengthen your thinking and problem solving skills. As you adapt to your new surroundings, you will grow in ways you never imagined.

73% of employers value cultural experience and consider study abroad critical when evaluating the resume of a job candidate. Today's global marketplace requires intellectual flexibility, cultural awareness, and diverse communication skills - your education abroad will give you the hands on experience to exceed expectations.

“After [learning about] the program and seeing how incredibly doable it was and how it could fit into my life, major and pocketbook, I took the plunge and opted for a semester in Berlin”

Jackson Thomas, German minor

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Faculty-Led Study Abroad Opportunities for Students of Spanish

Bilbao, Spain

Faculty Coordinator:
Dr. Iker González-Allende
OLDH 1026

Faculty Leader:
Olatz Sanchez Txabarri

Bilbao is one of the most vibrant cities in Spain, nestled between beaches and mountains. At the University of Deusto, you will have many opportunities—Spanish language classes at all levels are available, as well as culture and business courses. During the semester program you can take advantage of education and business internships including service learning opportunities.

All CIDE Programs include guided cultural visits to places of interest, medical insurance, housing service, and academic and personal orientation (before and during the student's stay at the University of Deusto).

Upon the completion of any CIDE Program, students will receive an Official Academic Transcript from the University of Deusto, so that they can transfer the credits earned at Deusto in their home University.

Business & Spanish ProgramSpanish & Culture Program

Deusto Campus
Study Abroad Opportunities for French Students


Dr. Jordan Stump

Live and study in Montpellier, one of France’s fastest growing cities and an emerging cultural and educational center. Within easy reach of both the Pyrénées Mountains and the Mediterranean, and home to 100,000 university students, Montpellier is a young, vibrant city with a centuries-old history of intellectual advances and social tolerance. It is the ideal place for an introduction to French language and culture. Program includes a 2-week homestay followed by a month in the university dormitories. Also includes three cultural excursions (in addition to those offered in Advanced French). Courses include Advanced French (3 credits) and La France Mosaïque: Perspectives on Contemporary France (3 credits). A professor from the University of Minnesota serves as the on-site director of this program, providing logistical support, housing arrangements, etc.

Program Details

Summer in Angers

Dr. Jordan Stump

Immerse yourself in the French language by taking courses at the Université Catholique de l’Ouest’s CIDEF (Centre International d’Études Françaises) and living with a host family in Angers for the month of July! Participate in French language coursework each week with regular field trips and hands-on learning, as well as weekend excursions to le Mont Saint-Michel, the Normandy beaches, the castles of Loire and more.

This program is based in the beautiful city of Angers, on the Loire River, in the midst of the Anjou winemaking region and the Châteaux de la Loire. A youthful, bustling, refined city, it also boasts a magnificent old town and one of France’s finest Medieval castles. Paris is an hour and a half away by TGV, and the Atlantic ocean, along with cities like Tours, Poitiers, and Nantes. Classes will be taught at the CIDEF, an internationally-known school of French as a second language.

This four week program will build students' language skills through participation in language and writing classes, conversation classes and lab work. Students will also take a 3 hour per week course taught by the resident director, focusing on a comparative study of French and American culture. They will return with 6 hours of French credit at UNL. The ideal time to participate in this program is after 202 or 210, but students at other levels are encouraged to talk to a study-abroad advisor.

Program Details
Faculty Led Study Abroad Opportunity for German Students

The Semester in Berlin

Dr. Christina Brantner

The UNL Berlin program is one of only a handful of popular semester-long study abroad programs. Undergraduate students with all majors are eligible, especially those who are wanting to do internships. The only requirement is the completion of German 101 at UNL before departure.

The choice of Berlin over more romantic places like Heidelberg becomes clear as students explore the economic, artistic and scientific world communities in Berlin, all of which are within easy daily reach. Berlin is a vibrant, global city, not just for historical monuments, music, art, or international culinary delights, but also for the environmental passion and projects on migrant issues. The language institute is world-class and the certificate at the end of the semester is internationally valid. Students live in dorms in the heart of former East Berlin while studying the German language and culture for 15 weeks. Students will also take an innovative culture class from an accompanying UNL faculty member (counting as 18 credit hours), relax in Turkish coffeehouses or old-fashioned beerhalls, and take numerous weekend trips to places like Dresden, the Baltic Sea, or Prague. Also worth noting are the close bonds and friendships that are undoubtedly created among classmates throughout their shared experience. In the spring program, you can additionally do a 2-month internship (3 credits) while taking another UNL German class. Many students visit other international classmates in the remaining time in Greece, Italy or Spain, before coming back to UNL. Berlin alumni all report that this semester abroad gave them a decisive edge in competing for jobs post-UNL graduation, as well as an unforgettable experience in Germany’s illustrious capital.

Theater Program Internship Program Spring Program