/ Modern and Classical Languages Department

Off-Campus Study

Practice your language skills in a real-world setting.

The world is your classroom. All Hope students have access to semester, year-long and short-term study opportunities abroad. Choosing to study off-campus will enhance your language skills by providing opportunities for you to practice with native speakers every day — and can help you earn your degree even faster. It’s not a matter of if you go, but when. We recommend your junior year.

If you plan well, with the help of your professors and advisor, spending a semester abroad can help you meet both general education and language major requirements, allowing you to double-up academic credits and earn your degrees in less time.

Fried center for global engagement

We share a building with the Fried Center for Global Engagement, an incredible resource for off-campus study and international students. When you choose to study off-campus, their advisors can help you find the right program for you and walk you through the application process.

Program Listings

Through the Center for Global Engagement, Hope College offers many options for language students to study off-campus. Take a look:

In addition to off-campus study opportunities during the academic year, Hope offers several May term programs of particular interest to language students. See our program listing for courses offered.