It is strongly recommended that students gain an international experience by studying abroad, preferably for a semester or year.  Ample opportunities exist in the language department for international study, whereby students follow the language of their choice, take core courses in English, and reap the benefits of cultural immersion.

All majors of French, German, and Spanish should make sure to apply for the René Fabien Scholarship, which is designed for use toward study-abroad costs. Application deadline is in March.

Classical & Modern Languages & Cultures and the office of Academic Advising will help you find the Study Abroad Program that is right for YOU !

  • Our Department sponsors several opportunities for study abroad. In addition, we will help you in affiliating with foreign study programs from other colleges and universities.
  • Our Department works closely with the JCU Center for Global Education in preparing students for their foreign study experience.
  • Come to our Classical & Modern Languages and Cultures annual “Meet Your Major“. The program includes discussion of study abroad opportunities and is scheduled in October of every academic year.


If you are interested in Study Abroad Programs, for counseling and assistance with program selection, please contact:

  • an academic adviser in the Classical & Modern Languages & Cultures Department @ (216) 397-4371. . .
  • . . . and/or the JCU Center for Global Education @ (216) 397-4320.


Study in CHINA !

Study for a full year in JAPAN !

JAPAN summer study-tour!


Summer Studies in QUEBEC !

  • The Department sponsors a Summer Studies program either at the Université de Montréal in Montréal, or at the Université Laval in Québec City (both in French speaking Québec Province, Canada).
  • For more information, contact Dr. Hélène N. Sanko or Dr. Martha Pereszlenyi-Pinter, French Faculty Members in the Classical & Modern Languages & Cultures Department, @ (216) 397-4727 or 397-4723, or the Dept. secretary @ (216) 397-4371.


– FRANCE & other FRANCOPHONE (French-speaking) countries!

  • The French staff can also help you in affiliating with programs from other colleges, universities, and certified & approved educational institutions for foreign study in France or other Francophone countries during the academic year. (See above for Québec & Martinique.)
  • You may also consider other Francophone countries such as, among others, . . .
  • Spring Break in France. The Department occasionally offers a spring break trip to France.


. . . Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and many others.
. . . and more for EUROPE !

Study in ITALY ! Spend one semester or a full year in Rome!

  • Students have the opportunity to continue a liberal arts program while learning about and living in a foreign culture. There is ample time for student to travel during vacations and at the end of the program.
  • John Carroll University at Vatican City
    A unique Fall semester abroad for John Carroll University undergraduate students.
    More Information
  • University of the Sacred Heart, Milan
  • Loyola University, Rome
  • Spring break in Italy


Latin America

-Spend one semester in  El Salvador!

-Spend the summer in Monterrey, Mexico !

  • John Carroll University has enjoyed more than 40 years of cooperation with the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey summer program, where students can earn 8-10 credits in 6 weeks.
  • A variety of extra curricular activities, group museum visits, out-of-town excursions and informal lectures are included in the summer school calendar to afford students an in-depth experience of the language and culture of Mexico.
  • Opportunities for study include an intensive Spanish language program as well as a Spanish business program.
  • For additional information, contact Dr. Katherine Gatto in the Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Cultures @ (216) 397-4672 or 397-4371, O’Malley Center 133.