Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures
Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures


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CMLL Study Abroad Award Application (PDF)

Berlin, Germany

Education Abroad in Berlin: Four Weeks in Berlin, Six Weeks in Berlin, Study and Intern in Berlin

Program Site: Berlin, Germany

Faculty director:
Sally Hatch Gray,

Experience the sights and sounds of one of the most dynamic, historically rich, and happening cities of Europe! In this four-, six-, or ten-week adventure, students will learn a great deal of German both in the classroom and out. Hosted by Studienforum Berlin, students will be placed with a German family, and will be escorted on sightseeing adventures, to cultural events, to museums, and taken out on the town by natives their age. Students in the Study and Intern program will spend four weeks learning German and then six weeks interning at a German firm. In addition to enjoying all that Berlin has to offer, students in all programs will make a day trip to Potsdam, an over-night trip to Dresden, as well as a weekend trip to Weimar, Buchenwald, and Erfurt.

6 hours FLG equivalent (Berlin in July; Study and Intern in Berlin)
9 hours FLG equivalent (Six weeks in Berlin)

Program dates:
June 2nd – July 1st, 2017 (Four Weeks in Berlin)
June 2nd – July 15th, 2017 (Six weeks in Berlin)
June 2nd – August 12th, 2017 (Study and Intern in Berlin)

Price: $4280 (Four weeks in Berlin); $5560 (Six weeks in Berlin); $6280 (Study and Intern in Berlin)

Application deadline: March 3rd, 2017

Catania, Italy

Italian Language and Culture in Rome and Catania, Italy

Program Site: Catania, Italy

Faculty director:
Rosa Nigro,

The first part of the program will focus on the opportunity for the students to visit Rome and in particular Montecitorio, the Italian Parliament, led by the program Director and an Italian House Representative. This tour will retrace the steps of Italian history through one of the places dedicated to the representation of the Italian people - The Camera dei Deputati. The House Representative will showcase the importance of and cooperating with other cultures and understanding historical evolution and, in regards to Italy, admiring the art that characterizes it as a time of spiritual confrontation to grasp the essence and understand the profound humanity that it underlines. After sightseeing in Rome, the group will travel to Catania for the language portion of the program.

3-6 hours of Italian language transfer credits

Program dates:
June 4th – July 3rd, 2017

Price: $5370

Application deadline: March 7th, 2017

Alcala de Henares, Spain

Spanish Language Immersion in Alcalá de Henares, Spain: Summer I (June), Summer I & II (June-July), Hybrid (June-July)

Program Site: Alcalá de Henares, Spain

Faculty director:
Silvia Arroyo,

Earn 12 hours of 3000- or 4000-level Spanish credits in classes taught by native speakers, housing with Spanish host family, and city tours to Madrid and Segovia, through our program located in Alcalá de Henares, Spain. Alcalá is a medium-sized city of 200,000 inhabitants within easy travel distance to Madrid. Along with taking language and culture classes, students will have abundant opportunities for tourism and cultural immersion, and by staying with host families, should be able to markedly improve their Spanish communication skills. Cultural activities will include trips to museums, cultural discussions and observations (20 hours), as well as trips to neighboring cities.

6 hours FLS credits (Summer I)
12 hours FLS credits (Summer I & II)
12 hours FLS credits, including FLS 3143 Hispanic Civilization and FLS 3633 Intro to Literary Analysis, (Hybrid)

Program dates:
June 1st – July 2nd, 2017 (Summer I)
June 1st – August 2nd, 2017 (Summer I & II and Hybrid)

Price: $3000 (Summer I); $5310 (Summer I & II); $3680 (Hybrid; does not include 6 hours MSU tuition); prices do not include airfare

Application deadline: February 17th, 2017

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Central American Literature and Culture

Program Sites:
León and Granada, Nicaragua

Faculty directors:
Brian Davisson,

Experience the history and culture of Nicaragua! This program provides students with an on-the-ground understanding of the cultural and natural richness of one of the most intriguing and diverse nations in Latin America. It includes coursework on Central America’s history and cultural production from pre-Columbian times to the present, with visits to key natural and historical sites as part of students’ work. Along with staying in the beautiful colonial cities of León and Granada, we will see the natural wonder of the northern towns of Estelí, Jinotega, and Matagalpa, view Mayan relics on Ometepe Island, and visit the Masaya market and volcano. This program is selective, and limited to 10 undergraduate and graduate students.

FLS 4990/6990 Central American Literature and Culture (3 credit hours)
FLS 4990/6990 Research in Central America (3 credit hours)

Program dates:
May 12th – June 19th, 2017

Price: $4350

Application deadline: February 17th, 2017