Study Abroad

COVID DISCLAIMER: Currently, UofL is not allowing travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following information is so that interested students can begin planning study abroad for when travel is allowed. See the Study Abroad COVID-19 page for more information. 

The University of Louisville offers its students study abroad programs in 70+ countries. All programs are vetted and approved by the Office of Study Abroad and International Travel though many are run by our campus partners. 

Browse our website to learn about language programs abroad. If you're interested in studying abroad, contact the Office of Study Abroad at to set up an appointment with them. Be sure to include the following information: 

  • Your major,
  • When you're interested in studying abroad, 
  • Any destinations you're interested in

Why Study Abroad

There is no better and more effective way to learn a language than to be immersed in a culture that speaks the language you are learning. Students, especially those staying with a host family, are surrounded by the language on a daily basis and are seeing and hearing it in an authentic context. In addition to strengthening language skills, students will also develop various career skill, cross-cultural skills, and increase employment prospects. 

Majors and minors in a foreign language are especially encouraged to spend at least one summer abroad. Students on pre-approved study abroad programs can satisfy a substantial number of their major and minor course requirements, as well as other course equivalents in many other departments. To learn more about the benefits of studying abroad visit the Office of Study Abroad & International Travel site

Opportunities by Language

Arabic 
Chinese
Classics (Greek & Latin)
French
German
Japanese
Russian
Spanish

Scholarships

CML Scholarships
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
David Hershberg Scholarship for International Summer Study
More Scholarships