Academics

Full-Immersion Study Abroad Programs

All Huntsman students spend at least one semester studying at a university in a region where their target language is spoken. While abroad, they learn how to interact in environments that are culturally, linguistically, socially, politically and economically very different from their own. Encountering and making sense of those differences while learning to live, study, work and thrive under them is an essential and meaningful component of the Huntsman Program. Many times, it is also a defining moment in students’ development as scholars, professionals and people.

All students are required to take classes in their target language alongside the university students, and generally have the opportunity to live with a family. Students are not permitted to attend “island programs” where students enroll in specially-designed courses for U.S. students, and the Huntsman Program regularly evaluates its abroad programs to ensure that a maximum degree of immersion is obtained.


Approved Study Abroad Sites List

The following programs at foreign universities have been approved for Huntsman students to meet the Program’s study abroad requirement. In the past, many students have successfully petitioned the Program for permission to study at foreign universities other than those listed here. Permission to attend other universities will be granted on a case-by-case basis.

Arabic:
ALIF -- Fez, Morocco
University of Jordan -- Amman, Jordan
AMIDEAST -- Rabat, Morocco
AMIDEAST -- Cairo, Egypt

Chinese:
Beida -- Beijing, P.R.C
Fudan University -- Shanghai, P.R.C
National Taiwan University, Taipei -- Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tsinghua University -- Beijing, P.R.C

French:
Institut d' Etudes Politiques de Paris(Sciences Po) -- Paris, France (academic year only)
Universite Lumiere Lyon 2 -- Lyon, France
University of Saint-Louis -- Saint-Louis - Senegal, Africa (spring semester or academic year)

German:
The Free University of Berlin -- Berlin, Germany (spring semester or academic year)
Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitat -- Frankfurt, Germany (spring semester only)
Junior Year in Munich at the Ludwigs Maximillians Universität -- Munich, Germany (spring semester or academic year)

Hindi:
St. Stephens College -- Delhi, India (fall semester or academic year)

Italian:
Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi -- Milan, Italy

Japanese:
Hitotsubashi University -- Tokyo, Japan (spring semester or academic year)
Kyoto University -- Kyoto, Japan

Korean:
Yonsei University -- Seoul, Korea
Seoul National University -- Seoul, Korea

Portuguese:
CIEE Study Center at Escola de Administração de Empresas da Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)/ Pontifícia Universidade Católica -- São Paulo, Brazil
Pontifícia Universidade Católica(PUC) -- Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Russian:
ACTR Russian and Area Studies Programs -- Moscow, Russia
Middlebury College Study Abroad Program -- Irkutsk, Russia
School of Russian Studies at the Higher School of Economics -- Moscow, Russia

Spanish:
Argentine Universities Program Universidad Torcuato De Tella, Universidad del Salvador and the Universidad de Buenos Aires -- Buenos Aires, Argentina
Universidad de San Andres -- Buenos Aires, Argentina
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile -- Santiago, Chile
Universidad de la Habana -- Havana, Cuba
Pompeu Fabra -- Barcelona, Spain
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid -- Madrid, Spain (spring semester or academic year)
ICADE (Instituto Católico de Administración y Dirección de Empresas) of the Universidad Pontificia Comillas -- Madrid, Spain

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Muhammed Mekki

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Class: 2005

Fulbright Fellow, Syria, Stanford MBA Candidate

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The time I spent studying at the University of Jordan in Amman was a defining moment in my college career. By enrolling as a local student, I took classes alongside locals in Arabic and became a part of Jordanian social circles. It was truly a full immersion.

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