Study Abroad Programs

Study Abroad

University Approved Programs

Modern Language Programs

UD's Modern Language Program offers several attractive study abroad options in a variety of countries with a range of courses in language, literature, history, and art history. Each program features intensive classroom instruction and the incomparable experience of real-life language practice and cultural immersion. Students may take courses in language skills or pursue advanced coursework toward a Concentration or Major. 

FUNDATEC - Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica

Costa RicaLocation:  Cartago, Costa Rica
Date:  May 12-June 9, 2018
Price:  $2,150 plus $275 fee paid to UD (Airfare not included)

Price includes the following: bank fees to make wire transfer, tuition for 6 credits, room and board, excursions to Herédia, Alajuela, and San José, activities in the afternoon. There will be an option of staying an extra week to do service learning for an additional $100.

Fee paid to UD is non-refundable and due upon acceptance. This includes administrative fee, cost of faculty escort, and ISIC international insurance. 

Type of Accommodations:  Housing with local families.

Classes offered:  Advanced Communication, Business Spanish, and Introduction to Latin American Literature.

Application deadline:  January 16, 2018

For more information email Dr. Amy Borja at

View a powerpoint about the program here.

Aula de Lengua y Cultura Española / Institute of Spanish Language and Culture Universidad Católica de Ávila (UCAV)

AvilaLocation:  Ávila, Spain
Date:  July 2-27, 2018
Price:  Approx. $2,450 plus $275 fee paid to UD (Airfare not included)

Price includes the following: tuition for 6 credits, room and board, textbooks, excursions throughout Ávila and to Alba de Tomes, Fontiveros, Salamanca, Segovia, and Toledo.

Fee paid to UD is non-refundable and due upon acceptance. This includes administrative fee and ISIC international insurance.

Type of Accommodations: Dorms or Housing with local families.

Classes offered: Spanish Culture and Civilization, Business Spanish, Spanish Mysticism, Survey of Spanish Literature I and II, Medical Spanish for Health Care Professionals.

Application deadline:  January 16, 2018 (non-refundable application fee $118.09)

For more information email Dr. Jose Espericueta at and visit  View a powerpoint about the program here.

ACLAS - The Andean Center for Latin American Studies

QuitoLocation:  Quito, Ecuador
Date:  May 26-July 7, 2018 (Arrive Quito between 9 pm and 12 midnight) 
Price:  Approx. $4,550

Price includes the following: tuition for 7 UD tuition credits, room and board, administrative fee ($275 non-refundable registration fee that will be charged by UD), cost of faculty escort, ISIC international insurance, and the following excursions:

  • City Tour of Quito
  • Mitad del Mundo (Equator)
  • Otavalo (Indigenous Market town)
  • Mindo (Cloud Forest)

Type of Accommodations:  Housing with local families.

Classes offered:  Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition, Spanish for Healthcare Professionals, and Service Learning (a one hour credit course).

Application deadline:  January 16, 2018

For more information email Prof. Nicole Lasswell at, visit and read the program handout.   

View a powerpoint about the program here.

Catholic University of Lyon, France

LyonLocation:  Catholic University of Lyon, France
Dates:  June 4-29, 2018 (plan to arrive in Lyon June 3, 2018). 
Fee Paid Directly to Program:  1332 euro ($1,524)
Additional Fee paid to UD:
$275 if 2 - 4 participants
(Airfare not included)

Price includes the following: complete tuition and home stay accommodation, two meals a day during the week, and three meals a day on weekends, laundry, excursions and cultural activities in Lyon, pick up from airport/train station.

Fee paid to UD is non-refundable and due upon acceptance. This includes administrative fee, cost of faculty escort, and ISIC international insurance. 

Classes offered:  French Grammar and Conversation, History of France, History of Lyon and Rhone Alpes, Francophone world, Political Parties and Electoral System in France, French Literature, French Press and Mass Media, Great Artists of France.

Type of Accommodations:  Housing with local families. 

Additonal Faculty-Escorted Trips (Optional):  

Overnight Trip to Geneva during program:

Dates:  TBA  
Price:  $175 (tentative price) includes hotel and train. Does not include meals or entrance fees. 

Application deadline:  January 16, 2018

For more information, e-mail Prof. Irina Rodriguez at and visit

View a powerpoint about the program here.

Program Meetings

In the fall there will be informational meetings where students will learn more about the study abroad options available to them and how to apply. In the spring the program directors will hold a preparation meeting to help prepare students for their study abroad experience.

Fall Informational Meeting Dates

Program Date Time Location
Study Abroad Informational Meeting Oct. 16, 2017 4:00 pm Anselm 224

Study Abroad Lyon, France
First Informational Meeting

Oct. 23, 2017 3:30 pm Anselm 224

Application Materials and Due Dates

Applications are due January 16, 2018. Notifications of acceptance will be delivered mid-February.

Complete applications consist of: an Online application, Health Form, Release Form, Essay and Passport Copy. Please submit all application materials to the Rome Office. If you do not have a valid passport please apply for one immediately. 

Registration Materials, Due Dates, and Payment Portal

Students accepted by the University of Dallas to one of the 2018 Modern Languages Study Abroad Programs must submit registration materials to the Modern Languages Department by March 20, 2018. Review your program checklists for more information about dates and deadlines. 


  1. Avila UCAV Application
  2. Avila Family Stay Application
  3. Avila Program Checklist
  4. Payment instructions

Costa Rica 

  1. Costa Rica Fundatec Application
  2. Flight Itinerary
  3. Costa Rica Program Checklist
  4. Costa Rica Departure Packet


  1. Ecuador ACLAS Registration and Homestay 
  2. Ecuador Program Checklist
  3. Ecuador Program Handbook


  1. Lyon Formulaire Fiche etudiant
  2. Lyon Homestay Agreement
  3. Lyon Program Checklist
  4. Lyon Departure Packet

All Program Forms

  1. FERPA Release - required of all participants
  2. Doctor Clearance - students will be notified if this is required
  3. Payment Portal for UD  fees only (see individual program checklist for payment procedures to individual program). 
  4. Review Your Insurance Options


Science Programs

UD's Science departments offer several attractive study abroad options in a variety of countries with a range of course and internship options. 

Rome Research Experience (Biology Internship Partnership) with University of Rome Tor Vergarta

Accommodations: UD Rome Campus

Tentative Dates:  May 20 to July 28, 2018 

Price:  $4,200  includes room board, insurance, transportation to Tor Vergata, and program fees
(airfare not included).

6 Biology Internship credits
3 Language elective credits (optional for language concentration).

Application Materials: 

  • CV
  • Personal Statement to include:  
      • Research interests
      • Academic background
      • Collaboration in an international research environment
      • Future goals
  • Transcript
  • One (1) letter of recommendation*

Application due date:  November 15, 2017

Submit application to Ms. Brenda Leary email,

Subject line: RRE Applicant [your name] 
(*please ask the recommending person to email the letter to Ms. Brenda Leary at or send her a hard copy to the Biology Department)  

Research areas:  

  • Bioinformatics
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology & Immunology
  • Molecular Anthropology
  • Neurosciences.

Please view our powerpoint.
Questions?  Dr. William Cody at or Dr. Deanna Soper at

Biodiversity in Belize - Interterm 2019

Trip: "Biodiversity in Belize" - Sponsored by EF College Study Tours

Dates:  Interterm 2019

Price:   See Webpage (https://www. professors-trip/2022429ER).

3 Tropical Ecology and Ecopsychology - lecture course (taught UD Dallas & Belize)
1 Hour lab course (taught in Belize)

Students may take either course lecture or lab or both. However, BOTH sections require travel to Belize.

Program sign-up deadline:  September 12, 2018

Additional information:  This course addresses concepts in ecology using tropical habitats with a particular focus on rainforest and coral reef environments. Emotional and spiritual connection to the environment is explored through immersion in tropical habitats in Belize.

Note:  The class and lab are optional for participants in the tour. Students can elect to join the trip without enrollment in the class/lab.

For more information, view the webpage link:   (https://www. professors-trip/2022429ER).

Questions?  Dr. Scott Churchill at or Dr. Deanna Soper at

Third Party Programs

These are programs with which UD does not necessarily have a formal partnership. Students apply directly to and directly pay the program and arrange for transfer credit per the standard UD Transfer Credit Acceptance Policy.

Students planning on studying in any of these programs should register their intent with the Rome and Study Abroad Office and work with the faculty advisor listed below (if any) to apply directly to the program. 

Students traveling abroad independently are advised to: 

  • Be aware of your surroundings when traveling to tourist locations and crowded public venues.
  • Follow the instructions of local authorities.
  • Monitor local media for breaking events and adjust your plans based on new information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • U.S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler's Checklist.

Partnership Third Party Programs

The following are programs with which UD has a formal partnership. 


Study abroad in Mexico City, ITAM (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México) for a wonderful summer course! This three-week intensive summer course offers multi-disciplinary insights into Mexico’s vast potential and complexities.  The objective is for students to understand Mexico through its language, history, culture, politics and economic opportunities.​ The first week, they will take a look into Mexico’s history and culture; the second they will learn about Mexican politics and current issues –international and national; and the third week they will be given a thorough insight of Mexico’s economy and trade policy with a special accent on​ business in Mexico. Each week on Fridays there is a planned trip that will strengthen the knowledge they have been given.

Date:  June 17 - July 9, 2017 

Costs:  Non-refundable program fee of US $250, tuition cost US $1,550 for 6 credits, room cost US $450 (shared bath) or $600 (private bath), and airfare.

Application due date is May 1, 2017

For more information visit and contact Dr. Jose Espericueta at, Ileana Jinich at, Valeria Zepeda at or Mary Anne Leenheer at

Summer course information: MBP 2017 - ITAM.

Fu Jen Catholic University (FJU) Doing Business in Taiwan Program

Fu Jen Catholic University (JFU) will run a summer program, "Doing Business in Taiwan", in July 2017. The 3-week program provides a comprehensive introduction to Taiwan's current business environment. The program first gives a brief introduction to Taiwan's history and its economy, the past and current issues. Then it will introduce some of Taiwan's most competitive industries including electronics, convenience store, and social enterprises. The course will put equal emphasis on lectures and field trips. It includes 2 cultural field trips and 3 industrial field trips. After the program, the student will be able to: 1) understand Taiwan's economy; 2) observe the operation of the most competitive industries of Taiwan and 3) experience Taiwanese culture.

Dates:  July 9 - July 27, 2017

Costs:  USD $2,500

Accommodations:  USD $400

Application deadline is May 31, 2017

For more information please contact Ms. Sheila Howard at, or email Mr. Kevin Lin, College of Management, Fu Jen Catholic University,

Summer course information: Fu Jen Brochure Link.

Rikkyo University (Niiza,  Japan) Short-Term Intensive Japanese Program

Rikkyo University is a Christian liberal arts university based in Tokyo. This program is offered on their campus in Niiza Japan. The entire program comprises 45 hours of classroom instruction on Japanese language plus 25 hours of lectures on Japanese culture and society, including field trips. The program capacity is limited. Upon completing the program, participants will be given a certificate of completion and an official transcript.

Dates:  January 9 - 24, 2019

Costs:  ~USD $2,715 (300,000 yen) includes tuition, room, board and fees but does not include transportation costs to or within Japan or any miscellaneous expenses.  

Application deadline is September 28, 2018

For more information please contact Mrs. Rebecca Davies at or email  or email

Further information: Rikkyo Short Term program Link and Application requirements link.


Other Third Party Programs

The following are programs with which UD does not necessarily have a formal partnership. Again, students apply directly to and directly pay the program and arrange for transfer credit per the standard UD Transfer Credit Acceptance Policy.

Students planning on studying or interning abroad in any of these or any other programs should register their intent with the Rome and Study Abroad Office and work with the faculty advisor listed below (if any) to apply directly to the program.

The Catholic University of Eichstätt - Ingolstadt

The program is intended for students and professionals in the Humanities, especially in the areas of German Studies and Political Sciences / Economics. For more information visit,

For application guidance contact Dr. Jacob-Ivan Eidt

University of the Incarnate Word European Study Center in Heidelberg

Spend a summer or semester in Heidelberg, Germany! The European Study Center (ESC) in Heidelberg, the center of Europe, is the ideal location for students to study abroad in Germany, gain an in-depth understanding of the EU, and to explore the continent in their free time. All courses are taught in the English language, either at the ESC or at our local partner university, the SRH University Heidelberg. ESC courses cover a wide range of topics from business, psychology, art history, sociology, world literature, and European history.  Students are housed in the historic Villa Krehl, a charming 100-year old mansion nestled into one of Heidelberg’s most prestigious areas.

The semester and summer program fees include courses transcript through University of the Incarnate Word, accommodations, roundtrip airport transfer, and multiple excursions and cultural activities.

Important Dates:  

Spring 2018 deadline: October 1, 2017Heidelberg Pic 1

Summer I deadline: March 1, 2018

Summer II deadline: April 1, 2018

$1,000 scholarships are available for UD Students! For more information please contact Ms. Shaylyn Carey, European Study Center Liaison at or visit

Catholic Worldview Fellowship

A month-long Summer experience for talented college students who desire to evangelize culture. The Catholic Worldview Fellowship seeks to contemplate reality from the standpoint of Faith. Therefore, the course aims to provide a life changing experience where students see one’s life and future through the lens of the Catholic faith. Fellows will spend three weeks at Schloss Wissen, a picturesque castle in the German Rhineland with origins dating back to the 14th century and one week in Rome, the epicenter of Catholicism.

Date:  July 7 - August 3, 2017

Costs:  $4,950

Location:  Schloss Wissen in Germany

For more information please contact: Fr. Ryan Richardson, LC. or visit:

The Gabii Project

Located 11 miles east of Rome, Gabii has been the focus of an international team of Italians, Americans and Canadians for more than seven years now. Each summer, university students apply to aid in the excavation through a field school run by the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. For more information visit,

Students interested may contact Elizabeth Robinson at

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics 

This is a well-known, highly respected study abroad program in mathematics, targeted primarily for students at liberal arts institutions.  For more information visit

Students interested may contact Dr. John Osoinach at



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