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

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

Deutsch in Deutschland

Dr. Christina Brantner

Choose between three unique programs: a semester long immersive language experience with the opportunity to live with a German host family in one of the most exciting cities in Europe, or a summer German theater program or an internship opportunity.

For the 4 months language and culture courses 20 credit hours can be transferred (prearranged). You may earn additional hours as a visiting student at a German university in the second phase of the program. This credit is transferable by UNL department validation on return.

Semester ProgramTheater ProgramInternship Program

UNL Students in Berlin
UNL Berlin Spring Study Abroad Program, 2020 group