• Rancho Buena Vista, Costa Rica

    Rancho Buena Vista, Costa Rica
    Discover the world and have fun!

  • Senegal

    Senegal
    Come join us!

  • Cádiz, Spain

    Cádiz, Spain
    Study Abroad on Spain's Southern Coast!

  • Rincón de la Vieja, Costa Rica

    Rincón de la Vieja, Costa Rica

  • Study abroad in Cádiz, Spain

    Study abroad in Cádiz, Spain
    You can be here!

  • Study abroad in Panamá

    Study abroad in Panamá

MCL Study Abroad Programs

COSTA RICA

Place: San José
Program dates: May 11 to June 6, 2015
Contact: Dr. Grazyna Walczak, Ashley Hall # 2001, (229) 249-2639ghwalczak@valdosta.edu
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About the program in San José, Costa Rica
You can earn up to 7 credit hours in Spanish while immersed in the culture of Costa Rica. Credits from these faculty-led programs go directly to your VSU records (not as transfers from foreign institutions). All levels of Spanish classes are available. For those students who are working on TESOL certificate (Teaching English as Second Language), we offer opportunities of supervised teaching practice while studying abroad. Also, some Directed Projects in other areas may be arranged (such as business or nursing, among other). Programs are intensive, include a lot of cultural activities, excursions and fun. Opportunities of scholarships are open to VSU students in good standing. 

CUBA

Place: Havana
Program dates: TBA
Contact: Dr. Ericka Parra, Ashley Hall # 2003, (229) 333-7374ehparra@valdosta.edu
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About the program in Havana, Cuba
Information about this program will be available soon. 

ECUADOR

Place: Cuenca
Program dates: TBA
Contact: Dr. Grazyna Walczak, Ashley Hall # 2001, (229) 249-2639, ghwalczak@valdosta.edu
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About the program in Cuenca, Ecuador
This program is currently dormant. For information about future operation, contact the program director. 

FRANCE

Place: Strasbourg
Program dates: TBA
Contact: Dr. Ellen Lorraine Friedrich, West Hall 253, (229) 333-5446, elfried@valdosta.edu
About the program in Strasbourg, France
Information about this program will be available soon.

GERMANY

Place: TBA 
Program dates: TBA
Contact: Ms. Gabrielle Stellmacher, Nevins Hall 1211, (229) 333-7415, gstellma@valdosta.edu
About the program in Berlin, Germany
Information about this program will be available soon. 

MOROCCO

Place: Rabat 
Program dates: TBA
Contact: Ms. Mariya Chakir, West Hall 127, (229) 333-7373, mchakir@valdosta.edu
About the program in Rabat, Morocco
Information about this program will be available soon.

PANAMA

Place: Boquete
Program dates: TBA
Contact: Dr. Susan Wehling, Ashley Hall 2217, (229) 333-7100, swehling@valdosta.edu
About the program in Boquete, Panama
Want to earn summer credits in a beautiful, exciting environment? Want to build up your résumé to show future employers that you are a student who can take and meet challenges and knows how to interact in a diverse world?   Then come study abroad in Panama! Panama is a safe, beautiful country with many friendly people and great outdoor activities!  Misty, verdant hillsides, coffee and citrus fincas, orchids, quetzals, and rainbows describe Panama’s precious town of  Boquete , known as the land of eternal spring.  Lonely Planet calls it the Napa Valley of coffee, because of its cool climate and fertile volcanic soil. We will go hiking up a volcano, horseback riding, snorkeling and then we will spend 4 days in internationally known cosmopolitan Panama City where we will toru the canal and see the sights.  Why? Studying abroad introduces you to a whole new world and helps you develop an awareness and appreciation for others as well as an ability to understand your own self and culture better. It broadens your world and your perspective.
This program is currently dormant. For information about future operation, contact the program director. 

PERU

Place: Cusco
Program dates: TBA
Contact: Dr. Amy Aronson, West Hall 128, (229) 333-7102, aaronson@valdosta.edu
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About the program in Cusco, Peru.
•Spend 3 weeks traveling in Peru while studying Spanish and/or Latin American/Peruvian civilization and culture.
•Visit one of the seven wonders of the world ascending into the clouds via rail to Machu Picchu.    
•Visit Cusco, a UNESCO World Heritage City, the Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca, Puno, Arequipa and Colca Canyon.
•Spend the night with an Aymara family in the Floating Reed Islands of Uros and Taquile..
•Enjoy a 3 day adventure hike out at the Wakra Pucara.
Increase your awareness of another language and culture by earning 2 to 6 semester credit hours in Spanish, Community Practicum, Latin American/Peruvian Civilization and Culture.
This program is currently dormant. For information about future operation, contact the program director. 

SENEGAL

Place: Dakar
Program dates: TBA 
Contact: Dr. Babacar Mboup, Ashley Hall 2213, (229) 249-2709, bmboup@valdosta.edu
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About the program in Dakar, Senegal 2015
Spend one month in Senegal immersed in the French language and Senegalese culture. Get six hours of credit while experiencing Africa! The program fee includes stay with a host family, excursions, most meals, and airfare. Find out more.
Information about this program will be available soon. 

SPAIN

Place: Cadiz
Program dates: June 23 - July 26, 2015
Contact: Dr. Victoria Russell, Ashley Hall 2202, (229) 333-7357,  varussell@valdosta.edu 
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About the program in Cádiz, Spain
Cádiz is located on Spain’s Costa de la Luz in Andalucía, the southernmost province of Spain. You will live within walking distance of beautiful beaches, shops, restaurants, and the university. Classes are held at the University of Cádiz where the professors utilize innovative instructional techniques with a focus on communication rather than on grammar. The program fee includes the following: round-trip international airfare (Atlanta/Madrid), airport transfers in Spain, travel within Spain by luxury tour bus, full room and board for four weeks in Cádiz, weekly laundry service, all program fees for the University of Cádiz, international health insurance, overnight stays in three or four star hotels in Madrid, Segovia, and Córdoba with all entrance fees to monuments and museums included. Also included is a ticket to a world-class flamenco show and guided city tours. Weekend excursions from Cádiz are also included to the following destinations: Sevilla, Ronda (Pueblos Blancos), and El Puerto de Santa María (with travel via catamaran across the Bay of Cádiz) to visit a bodega (winery) and castle. All Spanish courses offered in the VSU Catalog (except for Phonetics and Phonology) are available to take in Spain. Students may earn up to 7 credit hours. The program cost is $4,850 plus VSU Tuition. The Hope scholarship may be applied to tuition. There are also competitive program-specific scholarships of $1,000 and $500. Click here to watch a short movie about the Cádiz program! Ready to apply? Click here to start your application!