Department of Languages and Cultures

Education Abroad

German in Eichstätt, Germany

After an Independent Study course on campus of St. Cloud State, students arrive in Eichstätt for two weeks of intensive German study and cultural orientation. Courses are offered at various language levels and include topics such as culture, film, literature and history.

Spanish & Latin American Studies in Concepción, Chile

Put your Spanish skills to work while spending a semester in Chile. Students take University of Concepcion courses which are taught in Spanish and include practical application of the language. The trip may include Service-Learning projects.

Japanese in Japan

There are multiple options for students interested in studying Japanese abroad. Students can attend one of two programs at Akita National University and take classes within Akita's School of Education and Human Studies. These include courses in education, regional studies, international language, cultural studies, environmental studies, and mathematical sciences and can be taken in English or Japanese depending on the courses. Or students can choose from taking classes Seinan Gakuin University in Fukuoka, or Daito Bunka University in Tokyo.

China Cultural program

Students will be immersed within the culture and context of China. Experiences will include learning tours to historical and cultural sites of China, such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, temples and hidden treasures of both urban and rural communities. While abroad, students will learn about the social/cultural aspects of Chinese society, the educational system, the economic dynamics of the country and the status of US/China relations in a globally interconnected world. Students will also be given opportunities for learning functional Chinese through daily interactions with local people in the communities we visit.

Scholarship opportunities

There are various scholarships available through the Education Abroad Office.