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World Languages and Cultural Studies

Learning Beyond the Classroom

The Department of World Languages & Cultural Studies works closely with the Office of Global Education (GEO) to provide WLCS majors and minors with study abroad opportunities.

The department is actively involved in a variety of short- and long-term study abroad programs available to our students, and serves as a center for advice and assistance to students who wish to study abroad.  Majors will be encouraged to spend one semester or more of foreign study in a country where the target language is spoken. The choice of study abroad program and the choice of courses to be taken there will be approved beforehand by the student’s adviser in the WLCS department. 

Here are semester-long programs affiliated with Merrimack College, where WLCS majors and minors can find a wide variety of courses taught both in the target language and in English, along with full-immersion and internship opportunities, as desired. Courses taken through Merrimack College at the following institutions will transfer in with Merrimack College credit (please contact Office of Global Education for further details):

Study Abroad options for Spanish Majors & Minors

Study Abroad options for French Majors & Minors

  • Study Abroad in Angers, France

Study Abroad options for Italian Majors & Minors

Short-Term Options:

Merrimack College also offers short-term study abroad programs to Italy and Spain with courses taught in English by Merrimack College faculty: