Faculty-Led Study Abroad Opportunities

The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures coordinates a variety of study abroad opportunities during J-Term and over the summer months.

January in Morocco: Exploring North African Identities and Cultures

January (J-Term) 2019

Explore the African, Arab, and European world cultures of Morocco with Elmhurst College faculty! This study abroad course based in Rabat and ending in Paris is open to all Elmhurst College students. We will explore imperial cities, camp in the Sahara desert, learn calligraphy and Moroccan cuisine, and discover Roman ruins.

  • Course Cost: $4,950
  • Fulfills ECIC requirements in Historical Analysis, Intercultural Global Engagement, and Experiential Learning
  • Contact: Rebecca Léal, Ph.D. for more details

SPN/KIN 392 Walking the Camino de Santiago: An Intellectual and Physical Journey

June 2019

Two experienced professors will take you through the famous Camino de Santiago in North-West Spain. Together, we walk the ancient pilgrimage route and discover beautiful scenery and villages.

Previous Short-Term Study Abroad Courses

J-Term 2018

This course was designed to provide students with a three-week immersion experience in Argentina to learn more about its language and culture.

We will stay with a host family in the capital city of Buenos Aires, taking language classes with a focus on Argentine Spanish, and participating in different cultural activities such as local cuisine, Argentine film, tango dance, and site visits to the many city attractions. During the weekends we will travel to nearby areas, such as San Antonio de Areco, for a day in the country, as we read fragments of Don Segundo Sombra, and experience the gaucho life style.

June 6 – 26, 2018

Two experienced professors will take you through the famous Camino de Santiago in North-West Spain. Together, we walk the ancient pilgrimage route and discover beautiful scenery and villages. Two experienced professors will take you through the famous Camino de Santiago in North-West Spain. Together, we walk the ancient pilgrimage route and discover beautiful scenery and villages.

Paris is known as the city of romance… however it is also an urban stage for towering cathedrals and grandiose palaces, as well as monumental revolutions in arts and culture. This course is an exploration into the complexities and contradictions of Parisian arts and culture and its subsequent influence on Western civilization. Students will explore the ways in which the past remains physically, culturally, and artistically present in the city. Course objectives include experiencing Parisian arts and culture through historical sites, cultural artifacts, and the fine arts. We will understand how particular histories of Paris have been developed, and examine the thematic and theoretical functions of art, literature, and film in constructing these histories.

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