The Department of Foreign Languages strongly urges all of its majors and minors, as well as the rest of the university community, to consider studying abroad during their years at EIU. Opportunities abound for such study, no matter what level of language proficiency you currently possess. The point at which you should give studying abroad serious consideration varies with the individual and should be decided in consultation with your academic adviser.
Study abroad comes in many forms through EIU, including short-term travel/study trips organized through the collaboration of individual departments like the Office of International Students and Scholars and the School of Continuing Education. EIU also has exchange agreements with a wide variety of institutions around the world and belong to a number of consortia that provide study abroad opportunities. For further information, consult the Office of Study Abroad.
Under the direct supervision of the Department of Foreign Languages, study abroad takes one essential form listed in the catalog asFLF, FLG or FLS 4275 — Internship.These courses require placing students in French, German or Spanish-speaking work situations for two to eight weeks depending on the environment and the number of credit hours sought by the student.
For further information, contact the department chair directly: