Study Abroad Opportunities

Why Study Abroad?

Grand Valley urges all students to study abroad.
Foreign language majors and minors will make
exceptional progress by combining study abroad
with their formal coursework on the home
campus. Approved programs also carry full
academic credit for all participants and can be especially beneficial to students planning
to take the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)
within the next year.

I want to go! But how?

All study abroad programs are run through the
Padnos International Center. These programs
vary in length and location and can be tailored
to meet students' needs. However, there are
many summer programs led by MLL faculty that
students may find beneficial to their language

MLL faculty regularly lead the following programs:


  • Dominican Republic
    A six week faculty-led program in Spanish language and culture located in Santo Domingo.
  • France 
    A five week summer school program in French language and culture located in Nice and Paris.

  • Japan 
    A six week faculty-led program in Tokyo and Osaka with interdisciplinary opportunities available for students at all level of Japanese language fluency.

  • Oman/UAE
    A five week faculty-led summer program in Ibri, Oman & Dubai, UAE with instruction in English and Arabic.  Arabic language and culture courses offered.

  • Germany 
    A six week summer school program in German language and culture located in Schwäbisch Gmünd in southern Germany

For further information, check out the Padnos International Center website, email the office or stop in the Padnos International Center located in Lake Ontario Hall.



Page last modified May 21, 2015