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Study Abroad is an academic experience outside the US in which you interact with persons of another culture and participate in programs that are not available to you at A-State. Most study abroad programs allow you to continue working on your current degree program while you are overseas.

The Department of World Languages and Cultures encourages all language minors and majors to include study abroad in their academic study plan. A-State has study abroad opportunities for every qualified student. Study abroad can last from a few weeks to an academic year. Most summer or short term programs have no or only basic language requirements (0-2 semesters); however, semester and year programs tend to require completion of Intermediate I or II prior to study abroad. In addition to courses at the target language, most international host institutions also offer a variety of interdisciplinary courses in English. Students work with both their academic advisor and A-State’s Study Abroad Advisor to ensure that credits transfer back to A-State.

The Department of World Languages and Cultures is primarily familiar with opportunities that lead to German, French or Spanish language regions.  Please be certain to meet with the staff at A-State’s Center for Study Abroad to learn about all study abroad opportunities available to you.  Visit the Center in Library Room 145, call 870-972-3734, or visit their website.

International Study Opportunities through A-State

A-State offers students a variety of options for study abroad ranging from spring break study tours to summer or semester terms abroad. Short-term programs are led by A-State faculty and provide a focused learning experience in a foreign country. Exchange programs for the Semester or year provide more in-depth experiences in another culture. Below is a list of programs offered through A-State.

If A-State students desire to study in a location or field not covered by the A-State study abroad options, they may elect to participate in a program offered by another university or organization. The Office of International Programs assists students in identifying and applying to the program, maintaining their A-State status while away, and providing information for securing financial aid where appropriate. Opportunities include placement in a wide range of countries as can be seen below.

A-State has developed relationships with universities in the countries below which allow A-State students to attend their institution for A-State tuition. In addition, A-State is a member of ISEP which provides summer, semester and year opportunities at additional sites across the globe. Please see an advisor at the Department of World Languages and Cultures to determine which program is right for you.

International University Exchange Partners

Language & Country
French- France Université de Cergy-Pontoise
German- Austria Salzburg - University of Applied Sciences
German- Austria Weiner Neustadt - University of Applied Science
German- Germany Düsseldorf - University of Applied Science

International Student Exchange Program

Arkansas State University is a member of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), which enables A-State students to attend hundreds of universities worldwide. For a complete list of ISEP member institutions and to start an application, check out their web site.

International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP)>>

Language  Countries you can Explore through ISEP
French Canada, France & Switzerland
German Germany, Austria & Switzerland
Spanish Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Uruguay & Spain

A-State Costa Rica Summer Program

The Costa Rica Summer Program program is a faculty-led four-week summer program, which provides small group instruction at the beginner, intermediate and upper levels.

The program provides six credit hours of Spanish study and includes home-stay with Costa Rican families and various excursions. The program is led by Dr. Vicent Moreno; approximately 10-15 students participate in the Costa Rica program every year.

The 2017 Costa Rica Program: May 28- June 25

Learn more about the Costa Rica Program here>>

Contact World Languages & Cultures


Phone: 870-972-3043

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 2400
State University, AR  72467

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Université de Cergy-Pontoise

Study abroad at the University of Cergy-Pontoise in France!


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