Study Abroad


Study Abroad Opportunities with USF World Languages

USF Education Abroad


Summer 2020: 

USF Japan Culture, History and Society 

Dates: May 12-31, 2020

This three-week intensive academic course is designed to facilitate a successful knowledge base of Japan. Overall concepts investigated include Japanese culture, history, and society. This course seeks to nurture students' multicultural awareness which is needed to successfully navigate in today's society. Application Deadline: TBA

USF in Spain Language and Culture 

Dates:  June 20 - July 29, 2020 (6 weeks program)
              July 4 - July 29, 2020 (4 weeks program) 

This program, under the direction of Alejandro De La Pava and Pablo Brescia, is centered in Madrid, Spain’s cosmopolitan capital-- a city of rich cultural, artistic and architectural heritage. It consists of a full-range of curricular options for the student of Spanish language, culture, literature and film. For more information, click here. Application Deadline: TBA

Future possibilities:

Chinese Learning in the Culture (dates TBA)

Chinese Learning in the Culture, led by Dr. Eric Shepherd, is a nine-week intensive intermediate Chinese language program geared toward living and interacting in Chinese cultural contexts.

USF Costa Rica Spanish Language (dates TBA)

Costa Rica offers a variety of scenarios where students participating in the Engineering program can see thermodynamics in action, and the Costa Rican approach to ecological principles. The Spanish Language program with Evguenia Davenport is designed to accelerate and enhance students' knowledge of the Spanish language, while at the same time allowing them to become immersed in Costa Rican culture. Students engage in an applied language experience in the classroom with friendly host families ready to bring students into their homes and cultures. For more information, click here. Application Deadline: TBA

USF Germany Summer (dates TBA) 

The program includes several site visits in Düsseldorf: a city site-seeing tour (incl. the Altstadt, Germany’s equivalent of “Bourbon Street”), a climb up the iconic TV tower, a trip to the Neanderthal valley and museum, and a river cruise to nearby Kaiserswerth with its medieval town square and castle ruins. Every week there are major excursions to other German cities and famous sites. Students will tour the famous Rhine Valley (UNESCO World Heritage Site) with medieval castles, vineyards, and historic towns. They will also visit iconic cathedrals, a fortress, and museums in the cities of Koblenz, Cologne, and Aachen. All trip transportation, accommodations and admission fees are included. On weekends students may travel on their own to other destinations.
Application Deadline: TBA


Portuguese Language in Brazil (dates TBA)

Join Celia Paula Davies in Florianópolis, affectionately called "Floripa." Take classes on the host university campus - Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina. Learn Portuguese while coursing studies on ethnicity and society and international political economy in English. Experience the unique culture of Florianópolis by living with host families. Enjoy cultural activities and excursions as you learn Portuguese.

USF in Russia (dates TBA)

Participate in a six-week intensive language program located in the heart of Moscow, Russia. This program led by Dr. Olga Oleynik is hosted at Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), the top-rated university located in Moscow -- Russia's political and economic capital. The program has been designed to accelerate and deepen students' knowledge of the Russian language, and appreciation of the rich culture and history of the country.