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Study Abroad with the Department of Modern Languages

The Department of Modern Languages offers study abroad programs that concentrate on target language acquisition, cultural enhancement and opportunities to become certified in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Each of the six languages we teach either has an OHIO program or the DML can help you link with a comparable program through the Office of Global Opportunities.

Professors in our department advise and/or accompany students to destinations around the globe for long-term and short-term programs varying from 3 weeks through a semester. During residence abroad, students explore the culture of another part of the world, adding tremendous depth to their academic preparation.  Through daily life and course work, participants learn about the everyday habits, history, literature, economics, art, political system, and international relations of the region. Students return from study abroad with an expanded perspective on the world, on their country, on their community, and on themselves.

Scholarships and Funding Available: 

Office of Global Opportunities Scholarships and Funding opportunities for ALL study abroad programs

Department of Modern Languages Study Abroad Scholarship (updated Feb. 2019)

The Sue and Charles Glander Study Abroad Scholarship for Romance Languages (French, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish)


Feel free to stop by the Study Abroad Fair (Fall semester). You can see pictures here

Please check below the programs sponsored and led by the Department of Modern Languages:

• Study Spanish in Mexico – Mérida – Spring Semester

• Study Spanish in Spain – Toledo Semester – FAQs;

• Study Spanish in Spain – Sevilla – Spanish – MA and TEFL Certificate

• Get your TEFL Certification in Ecuador - TEFL  Cuenca - (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) – Summer Semester

• Study Russian in Russia – Moscow -Spring Semester (even years)

• Study French in France - Grenoble - Spring Semester

• Study Italian in Italy – Florence - Summer Semester

 Study German in Austria – Salzburg –  Spring Semester

 Brazil –Brazil (affiliate program) consult with Office of Global Opportunities (OGO)

**Ohio University students may also participate in programs sponsored by other universities with the assistance and coordination of the Office of Global Opportunities and the Center for International Studies.**


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Grenoble, France



Interested in Teaching English Abroad?

Teach English in Spain

 Could this be you? Study Abroad turned Professional:

Jared McCatheren, a former MA student at Ohio University, works at the Institute of International Education in DC where he currently helps administer the Fulbright Scholar Program! While finding a job that incorporates his studies and passions, he is also promoting study abroad. Learn more about the IIE here