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Foreign Languages and Literature

Study Abroad

There are a myriad of benefits from study abroad besides just exciting travel opportunities. Students who study abroad often gain a better understanding of other cultures leading to increased intercultural sensitivity and a more global perspective. In addition, research has demonstrated that even short-term study abroad programs can lead to increased linguistic proficiency in students who are dedicated to their language studies.

There are several programming options for study abroad offered by the Department of Foreign Languages. Most of our programs are faculty-led, which give both students and parents a direct contact person who has an in-depth knowledge of both the host and the home cultures. In addition, some of these programs cater specifically to our graduate students in the MALT program. For those students who are interested in pursuing other study abroad options, visit UNO’s International Studies and Programs website.



The Department of Foreign Languages alternates our summer abroad programs in French between Besançon, France and Quebec City, Quebec. Contact the Department of Foreign Language for this year’s program option. [MB: delete what comes below]
UNO Summer Study Abroad Program in Besançon, France.

View Powerpoint on Besançon.

Option 1

This is a program intended for students at any level in French.

Students will be exposed to, or pursue their studies in, the four critical components in language learning: speaking, listening, writing and reading. At the beginning of each session, students will receive a placement test. Depending on their level, they also will have the opportunity to take advanced workshops on various topics: cinema, theater, advanced writing, contemporary France.

Option 2

This program is catered specifically to French teachers and graduate students in the MALT program. [MB: We can set the link up once I have more content done on the graduate page.]

Meet other FLE (Français Langue Etrangère) teachers from all over the world! Learn new teaching strategies. Create oral or written activities for your French classes. Explore new teaching styles. Learn to incorporate cultural artifacts in your teaching. Use technology effectively in your classes. Explore cultural topics (French songs, French cinema, Francophone literature). Learn how to initiate young learners to a foreign culture. [MB: Since the pdf is specific to the 2011 program, I say we just get rid of it.]

Please contact Dr. Juliette Parnell by email or by telephone at 554-3029, for additional information.

UNO Summer Study Abroad Program in Quebec City, Quebec

Improve your French skills, participate in extra-curricular activities such as theater, sports, and music, and earn UNO credits during a five-week immersion program at Laval University in Quebec City. The city itself, founded in 1608 by Champlain, has a great deal to offer both culturally and historically. Enjoy the "festival d'été" in July, when hundreds of French musicians give free concerts throughout the city. Join other students on university-sponsored cultural excursions to Montreal, the Laurentide Mountains, and the Saguenay Fjord (whale-watching). Students can live with a French family or choose dormitory accommodations. Courses at every level are offered, with special interest courses in Quebec civilization, cinema, literature, and history for advanced students. Laval University also offers classes specifically for French teachers and our MALT students in French. Please contact Dr. Patrice J. Proulx by email, or by telephone at 554-4839, for additional information.

UNO Summer Study Abroad Program in Braunschweig, Germany

Students are invited to participate in the six week summer session at the Technische Universität Braunschweig, our sister university in Germany. Students attend daily German language and “Landeskunde” classes as appropriate according to an initial placement test. Advanced students take literature and culture courses. Classes are kept small for greater personal attention. Also included are cultural excursions to Berlin, Hamburg, the Harz mountains, and Wolfenbüttel. Students may earn up to 6 credit hours from UNO. At least one year of college level German is required for participation. Please contact Dr. Gwyneth Cliver by email, or by telephone at 554-3620, for additional information.

UNO Summer Study Abroad Program in Moscow, Russia

This is a six-week summer program at Moscow University. The program includes twenty hours of Russian language instruction per week and two field trips to various historic and cultural sites in Moscow. All levels of Russian are offered, including the Elementary level. Courses on Russian culture and literature are offered to advanced students in the target language and to other students in English. Students learn in small classes taught by MU instructors—native speakers of Russian. Optional excursions include a week-end trip to St. Petersburg and to the Baltic republics. Students earn 6 credit hours of foreign language. Students live at the dormitories of Moscow University. Founded in 1147, Moscow is one of the oldest Russian cities with much to offer culturally. Please contact Dr. Tatyana Novikov by email or by telephone at 554-4840, for additional information.


UNO Summer Study Abroad Program in Salamanca, Spain

This four-week immersion program offers courses for undergraduate or graduate students and teachers. Classes are conducted in Spanish from 9:00 to 3:00, four days a week, and have no more than 8-10 students per class. Each student lives with a Spanish family. Spanish classes are taught by Spanish instructors and supervised by the University of Nebraska at Omaha director. Other lectures are available on Spanish history, culture, civilization, literature and art. Cultural day and weekend trips in and about Salamanca and other Spanish communities are available as well. A choice of 3 or 6 hours of university credit is available from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, transferable to your institution. Financial Aid is available through UNO’s Financial Aid office. Please contact Professor Arturo Miranda by e-mail or by telephone at 554-3032, for additional information.