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The Ursuline Academy World Languages Department will host Summer Study Abroad classes for Ursuline students in France and Spain during the first two weeks in July.* Enrollment is open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.

Opportunities include language coursework for academic credit as well as experiential learning through group excursions and cultural activities. Students stay with experienced host families, and two UA faculty members are in residence on each trip.

Final grades will be posted in the Fall Semester, due to course completion in the fall. Students may choose to complete this program either for a grade or on a Pass/Fail basis.

Summer Study Abroad: Caen, France

Explore Paris and the Normandy region, study at the Université de Caen (UC), and live with a host family for two weeks in France. This two-week summer study abroad class will offer language classes conducted in French, in-depth sightseeing, and experiential learning. Students travel, study and improve their language ability and cultural knowledge with morning classes and afternoon excursions and activities.


For this language and cultural experience we partner with API, a study abroad organizer for high schools and colleges. The class will be taught by a combination of French UC faculty members and UA faculty. Classes will be held at the Université de Caen Monday- Friday mornings, and experiential activities will be offered at different cultural sites in the afternoons and on weekends. View the student blog.

  • Cost: $5,200.00 all-inclusive ($500 deposit)
  • ½ elective credit and Université de Caen certificate

Contact: Amy Gilchrist

Summer Study Abroad: Salamanca, Spain

What is it like to explore Madrid and the Castille-Leon region, to study at the University of Salamanca (US), and to live with a host family for two weeks in Spain? Explore and experience Spain like never before! This two-week class offers students the opportunity to study improve their Spanish language ability and cultural knowledge with morning classes and afternoon excursions and activities.

For this language and cultural experience we partner with API, a study abroad organizer for high schools and colleges. Classes are taught by Spanish US faculty members and UA faculty and held Monday-Friday at the University of Salamanca; experiential learning activities will be offered in the afternoons and weekends at different cultural sites. View the student blog.

  • Prerequisite: One year of Spanish at UA
  • Cost: $5,200.00 all-inclusive ($500 deposit)
  • ½ elective credit and 2.5 hours University of Salamanca college credit

Contact: Roxanna Casco

* Note: Study Abroad offerings vary based upon availability and student interest. Minimum enrollments are required.

Past Global Studies Experiences

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