Study Abroad Programs

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We encourage you to spend some time studying abroad and exploring different cultures. Within our department, there are three study abroad programs: a summer program in Florence, Italy, a summer program in Paris, France, and a semester-long program in Angers, France. We also offer a variety of scholarships and financial aid options to help cover some of the cost.

Feel free to get in touch with the Office of Study Abroad or your study abroad advisor if you are interested in any of these programs.

Additionally, if you are thinking about spending a year in France, you may want to explore student-initiated programs (SIPs) at French universities by contacting the programs coordinator in the Office of Study Abroad. 

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Université Catholique de l'Ouest

Spend the semester in Angers, France studying French language and civilization. Learn more here.

Language Institute in Paris

As one of the USA’s oldest continuously offered academic summer programs (since 1958), the Summer Language Institute in France enables students to experience the cultural offerings of both the French capital and the regions of Normandy, Brittany, and the Loire Valley while completing intensive coursework in French language, history and civilization. Learn more here.

Language and Culture in Florence

This program offers students an opportunity to live and learn in Florence, Italy. Students will study intermediate Italian language and live with Florentine families for one or two months over the summer. Learn more here.

Other Programs and Destinations

Search the Office of Study Abroad page by program name, destination, language, and other filters, here.

Study Abroad Advisors

Study Abroad Academic Advisor, French language and culture courses

Prof. Paul Scott
2054 Wescoe Hall

Study Abroad Academic Advisor, Upper level Italian courses

Prof. Patrizio Ceccagnoli
2062 Wescoe Hall

Study Abroad Academic Advisor, Italian language courses

Marina DeFazio
2063 Wescoe Hall

Office of Study Abroad Program Coordinator

Nathan Bremer
108 Lippincott Hall


The KU FFIT Study Abroad Scholarship

Applications for Spring 2018 French & Italian study abroad scholarships are due on Monday, October 9, 2017​, no later than 5:00 pm.  

Application Procedures

All applicants will be required to submit the following documents. Applicants who have not begun an application for a study abroad program will not be eligible for the scholarship. Please indicate in the letter of motivation any extenuating circumstances you would like the committee to consider in evaluating your application, including financial hardship (e.g. being the recipient of a Pell Grant) or other challenges you have faced.

  • A letter of motivation (two pages maximum)
  • Unofficial Transcript or Advising Report
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Submit your application here

All scholarship recipients will be expected to do a brief write-up of their experience abroad, preferably including photos. In cases where the scholarship is funded by a living donor, recipients will be expected to write a thank-you note.


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