Study Abroad

If you're a major or minor in one of our languages, or if you're just a student who's interested in language, we strongly encourage you to spend time abroad. You can find month-long summer programs, as well as programs for an entire semester or year, on Murray State's study-abroad database or with the Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS). Make sure to meet with a faculty member in your language to learn more about how different programs will fit with your coursework at Murray State, and schedule an appointment with Education Abroad to learn about the many resources available to help fund your trip—including special scholarships for language students.

Some Exchange Programs for Language:

Note that many  semester programs charge the same tuition as a semester at Murray State (see Education Abroad for the most up-to-date information)

  • Chinese: Quingdao Agricultural University
  • French: Université de Bourgogne, EDC Paris Business School, French Immersion Program
  • German: Universität Regensburg
  • Japanese: Kansai Gaidai University, Doshisha University, Reitaku University, Tenri University, Tokyo Metropolitan University, University of Toyama, Myojo University
  • Spanish: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (Chile), Universidad de Alicante (Spain), Universitad de Córdoba (Spain), Universitat Jaume I (Spain)

Language Faculty Abroad

In Summer 2025, we're teaching one program abroad: 

Dr. Ben Post will be teaching classes on Spanish pronunciation and the literature and culture of Spain in KIIS Spain I. The program will include excursions to Madrid and other culturally significant Spanish cities, as well as homestays with Spanish families. Other courses include a conversation course, Third-Semester Spanish, and basic introduction to Hispanic culture.


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