ALC students are a great fit for study abroad! With some planning, ALC students can study abroad for a semester or year and stay on track for graduation. Summer options are also available. CU Education Abroad offers over 350 programs in over 60 countries, including numerous options for Asian languages, A&S Core credit, and more. Students interested in going abroad should contact the ALC Undergraduate Academic Advisor and check out the “Get Started” guide to begin exploring program options and next steps. Printed information flyers are also available outside of Eaton Humanities 240A.
In addition to using existing aid/scholarships, students can also apply for special study abroad scholarships. There are a large number of scholarships for locations in Asia and the Middle East (although note that some require advance planning). Students can search for general study abroad scholarships (that apply to many locations), or view location-specific scholarships on the web page for specific programs (scroll to the Finances & Scholarships section after clicking on a program). See below for links to programs for specific languages.
The Department encourages Arabic Studies minors and Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies certificate students to spend an academic year, semester or summer abroad. There are study abroad programs for all levels of Arabic, including programs that offer courses in Modern Standard Arabic, Colloquial Arabic or both. Due to the current security situation and U.S. State Department Travel Warnings, note that options are limited as of 2017.
The Department encourages Chinese majors and minors to spend an academic year, semester or summer studying in China or Taiwan. There are study abroad programs available for all levels of Chinese.
The Department encourages South Asian Studies minors and South Asian Languages and Civilizations certificate students to spend an academic year, semester or summer abroad. There are study abroad programs for beginning, intermediate and advanced levels of Hindi. While safety/security concerns don’t currently allow for study in an Urdu-speaking/writing location, the CIEE program in Hyderabad, India is the best option for informal practice with Urdu.
The Department encourages its majors to spend either an academic year or semester studying at a Japanese university. During a year abroad, students can further their study of the Japanese language through formal classes as well as through participation in extracurricular activities and homestay programs. There are study abroad programs available for all levels of Japanese.
The Department encourages its students to spend an academic year, semester or summer abroad in Seoul. There are study abroad programs available for all levels of Korean.