Study Abroad

Study abroad experiences bring both cultural and linguistic components to language and cultural study that cannot be experienced in the classroom. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte offers many study abroad opportunities. You can choose to participate in a Faculty-led experience during Fall and Spring Breaks as well as during the summer. The University also participates in academic exchanges with universities in France, Japan, Germany, Spain and many other countries.

Live in a dorm or with a host family. Take classes in the language, which you are studying and in English. Study abroad for ten days, a month, a semester or a year.

Faculty in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies offer the following programs:

Fall and Spring Break Programs

  • Paris, France
  • Veneto, Italy
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Fort-de-France, Martinique


  • Rome, Italy
  • San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Goethe Institutes (16 locations), Germany

Semester and Year Programs

  • Santander, Spain
  • Lyon, France
  • Limoges, France 
  • Martinique
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Nagoya, Japan 
  • Kyoto, Japan
  • Oita, Japan
  • Sendai, Japan
  • Ludwigsburg, Germany

If you are ready to explore the world to the website of the Office of Education Abroad and start finding YOUR PROGRAM here.

Many scholarships are available for students to make study abroad possible. Please create a profile in the NinerScholars Portal and apply for one of the many scholarships available to you. The Department of Languages and Culture Studies is excited to offer the following SCHOLARSHIPS for study abroad.