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Semester Abroad Programs

Lindenwood University offers semester abroad programs to several countries. For some programs you must have a certain proficiency in a language other than English and some programs are offered in English. You must contact the professor directing the program to discuss details of the program.

For information about how to apply to study abroad, please click here.

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Costa Rica

Spanish

Semester: Spring

Program Director: Dr. Maite Nuñez-Betelu, mnunez_betelu@lindenwood.edu

Program Description: Students take five courses: two language courses, two literature courses, and one history course.

Number of Credits: 15

Academic Prerequisites: SPA 31100, SPA 31200, and either a SPA 30000-level literature class or a SPA 30000-level culture class. Students must consult with the program director for placement.

Cost: Varies with exchange rate, but currently $6500-$7000

What Does that Cover: 15 hours of course credit, room and board (breakfast and dinner), school fees, transportation between campuses, a weekend trip to Nicaragua, administrative and email fees

Supplemental Information: During each spring semester, the Lindenwood University Foreign Language Department offers an exciting study abroad program in Costa Rica, an enchanting country with a rich, culturally and ethnically diverse population, as well as breathtaking geography and biodiversity. While this 15-week session is required for students majoring in Spanish, it is optional for those completing a minor in the language. In our program in Costa Rica students earn Lindenwood credits toward their specific degree requirements while gaining valuable real-life travel, language, and cultural experiences. The coursework is taught by professional Costa Rican Spanish professors and is offered in Spanish only. The student experience will be enhanced by home-stays with local families in Costa Rica to get a more complete sense of local daily life.

Corresponding Web Page: Click here

Study Abroad Handbook for Intercultural Costa Rica Program

Intercultural Costa Rica website

France

French

Semester: Fall and Spring

Program Director: Dr. Nancy Durbin, ndurbin@lindenwood.edu

Program Description: Students enroll in 18 hours of language, culture, and literature courses corresponding to placement level.

Number of Credits: 18

Academic Prerequisites: 2.0 GPA, completion of French coursework through FRE 20200, permission of program director

Cost: Varies with exchange rate, but currently $6,000

What Does that Cover: 20 hours a week in the classroom (18 hours course credit), a private room in the home of a host family (with laundry facilities) or a dorm room, three meals a day, insurance coverage through the French Sécurité Sociale, student identification card, books, course materials, administrative and email fees.

Supplemental Information: This program is mandatory for the French major but available to minors and other students enrolled in the French program. Students should have completed at least through the intermediate level (FRE 20200) before participating.

Corresponding Web Page: Click here

Université de Caen Basse-Normandie website

Germany

Digital Cinema Arts and other courses

Semester: Fall and Spring

Program Director: Prof. Peter Carlos, pcarlos@lindenwood.edu; Prof. Ben Scholle, bscholle@lindenwood.edu

Program Description: Students enroll in 15-18 hours of digital cinema arts and general education classes after consulting with the academic advisor and program director. Some courses will fulfill major or minor requirements and some are electives.

Number of Credits: 15-18

Academic Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing, 2.0 minimum GPA; or graduate student status

Cost: Varies with exchange rate, but currently $8,915

What Does that Cover: 15-18 hours of course credit, room and board, insurance, school fees, administrative and email fees

Supplemental Information:

Corresponding Web Page: Click here

Study Abroad Handbook for Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg Program

Italy

Studio Art, Art History, Graphic Design, and other courses

Semester: Fall and Spring

Program Director: Dr. James L. Hutson, jhutson@lindenwood.edu

Program Description: Students enroll in 15 hours of studio art, art history and general education classes after consulting with the academic advisor and program director. Some courses will fulfill major or minor requirements and some are electives. Course difficulty ranges from 10000- to 30000-level.

Number of Credits: 15

Academic Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission of department

Cost: $17,930 (Estimate)

What Does that Cover: 15 hours of course credit (which includes all required class field trips and museum entrance fees, materials fees for all studio classes, and open drawing classes), private room for sleeping and studying with a shared kitchen and bathroom, ion fee, seven-day-per-week access to SACI’s fully equipped studios, dark rooms, labs, library, and gardens; and administrative and email fees.

Supplemental Information: Located in Florence, the program offered through Studio Art Centers International (SACI) offers the wealth of art and history that only Italy can offer. With the collections of the Accademia and the Uffizi at students’ disposal, and living under the dome of the Duomo, Lindenwood students can take advantage of the treasures of Tuscany while continuing on their educational track.

SACI website

Spain

Spanish

Semester: Fall and Spring

Program Director: Dr. Maite Nuñez-Betelu, mnunez_betelu@lindenwood.edu

Program Description: Students enroll in 15 hours of language, culture, and literature courses corresponding to placement level.

Number of Credits: 15

Academic Prerequisites: 2.0 GPA, completion of Spanish coursework, permission of program director

Cost: Varies with exchange rate, but currently $5,000-6,000

What Does that Cover: 225 hours of class, a private room in the home of a host family; most meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner with the family); some cultural activities; administrative and email fees

Supplemental Information: This program is mandatory for the Spanish major but available to minors and other students enrolled in the Spanish program. Basic language prerequisites are SPA 31100 and SPA 31200, and a minimum of one SPA 30000-level literature class or one SPA 30000-level culture class.

Corresponding Web Page: 

Universidad de Granada

United Kingdom (England)

History, English, Religion, Geography, and International Relations

Semester: Fall and Spring

Program Director: Dr. Jo Ellen Kerksiek, jkerksiek@lindenwood.edu

Program Description: Students enroll in 15 hours of history, literature, religion, geography, and international relations classes after consulting with the academic advisor and the York St. John program director. Other courses are available. Some courses will fulfill major or minor requirements and some are electives. Course difficulty ranges from 10000- to 30000-level.

Number of Credits: 15

Academic Prerequisites: ENGL 17000 with a C or better, HIST 16200 or HIST 26200, minimum 2.5 GPA, junior or senior standing, and permission of the dean. Other prerequisites vary by course.

Cost: Varies with exchange rate, but current estimate $10,800

What Does that Cover: 15 hours of course credit, private room for sleeping and studying with a shared kitchen and bathroom, estimated meals, estimated room and health insurance, estimated round trip airfare, and administrative fees.

Supplemental Information: This program is an opportunity for juniors and seniors to study in the United Kingdom. York, founded by the Romans, was a major medieval city and as a small city today offers many historical and cultural opportunities to students. York St. John University is a modern university that provides a supportive venue from which students can explore the past and the present while continuing their academic progress toward their degrees.

Corresponding Web Pages: 

York St. John University

State Department

State Department - United Kingdom

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