Study Abroad

Why Study Abroad

The University of Louisville offers its students a wide variety of opportunities to study abroad. 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.

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. 

Study Abroad Opportunities


ISA Program in Meknès, Morocco


Montpellier-Louisville Intercultural Exchange - Summer Program
Montpellier-Louisville Yearlong Exchange


KIIS Germany


Kentucky Institute International Studies (KIIS)
International Studies Abroad (ISA)
Modern Language Studies Abroad (MLSA)
KIIS Spain I
KIIS Mexico & Cuba

Study Abroad Program in Panama


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