Study Abroad Programs

Study Away

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. 

Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia - New for Summer 2020

New exciting opportunity
Cultural and Literary Tour of Russia
Moscow and St. Petersburg
Visit Red Square, Kremlin, celebrated art museums, Peter's and Katherine's Palace, writers' houses-museums.
Rare opportunity to meet with students from Moscow State University and discuss contemporary political and cultural issues in informal setting
Faculty Leaders: Dr. Olenick and Prof. Rodriguez
June 8-16, 2019
 St. Petersburg
First Informational Meeting September 23, 2019  4.30-5.30 p.m. 220 Anselm

Program Costs: participants pay to Explorica $4468 (under age 23); $4908 (23 and over) (these prices increase $50 Oct 3; another $100 October 14).  Includes international airfare and Moscow-St. Petersburg train, * airport transfers, double occupancy room, entrance fees, tour guide, all meals except most lunches; Does not include: University of Dallas fee ($275); UD tuition for those who enroll in the optional one-credit course ($550)** ;  travel insurance; passport; visa ($200- $300); two- three optional tour days; most lunches.

 *Participants are routed from their preferred departure city to Moscow. Program is priced with a Dallas fare. Participants who choose to fly from an alternate gateway will know their costs upon sign up.(For most major cities the price difference is likely to be minimal) 

To sign up, please visit Explorica page at
Course "Literary Russia". Participants will have the option to enroll in a one-credit course. They can attend face-to-face meetings on UD campus June 5-7 or participate online. We will discuss important events of the Russian history, cultural peculiarities and read and discuss some short stories and poetry by Russian writers that will help students gain insight into what is commonly referred to as "the Russian soul". Course requirements will include submission of a paper after the program. Cost of one-credit course is $550.

FUNDATEC - Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica

Costa RicaLocation:  Cartago, Costa Rica
Date:  June 3rd-June 28, 2019
Price: Fees for FUNDATEC: $1,350 US dollars (this price includes housing, airport transportation, educational tours, and workshops).

Fees for University of Dallas: $3,150 (per six-credit hour class) plus $275 Fee.

Total: $4,775 (Airfare not included)

Total price includes the following: bank fees to make wire transfer, tuition for 6 credits of University of Dallas tuition, room and board, excursions to Heredia, 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 $150.

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:  MSP 2311/2312 Second-Year Spanish I and Second-Year Spanish II taught by Dr. Muñoz-Solano

Application deadline:  Application extended to February 1, 2019.

For more information email Dr. Néfer Muñoz-Solano at

or visit the program website

This program is eligible for financial aid. 

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

AvilaLocation:  Ávila, Spain
Date:  July 1-26, 2019
Price:  2400 euros (approx. $2760) plus $275 fee paid to UD (Airfare not included)

Price includes the following: 

  • 1240 euros: two university courses (for 6 transfer credits)
  • 120 euros: textbooks and teaching materials
  • 760 euros: family stay
  • 280 euros: excursions throughout Ávila and to Alba de Tomes, Fontiveros, Salamanca, Segovia, and Toledo and airport transfer 30 June/27 July.

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

Please note: Upon acceptance a 100 euro (~ $115) non-refundable deposit will also be due to UCAV. This amount will be deducted from your final payment to UCAV. Instructions on making this payment will be included in the acceptance packet. 

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, 2019 

For more information email Dr. Jose Espericueta at and visit descargas-aulce/  

2019 Bilingual Program Info

Catholic University of Lyon, France

LyonLocation:  ILCF (Institut de Langue et de Culture Française) at the Université Catholique de Lyon (UCLy) (Catholic University of Lyon, France)

Dates:  July 2-26, 2019 (plan to arrive in Lyon on July 1, 2019). 
Paris Pre-Program Cultural Tour and Orientation (optional): June 28-July 1, 2019 (price TBD)

Fee Paid Directly to Program: 1349 euros (US $1564 as of October 2018)

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. (Airfare not included) 

Additional Fee paid to UD: TBD 

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, 2019

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

View a powerpoint about the program here.

Program Excursions Summer 2019

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
Cartago, Avila, Ecuador Oct. 24, 2018 5:00 pm Anselm 222

Study Abroad Lyon, France
First Informational Meeting

Oct. 22, 2018 3:00 pm Anselm 222

Spring Informational Meeting Dates

Program Date Time Location
Avila Feb. 22, 2019 4:00 pm Anselm 220
Costa Rica Feb. 27, 2019 5:00 pm

Anselm 220

Lyon March 18, 2019 3:30 pm


Application Materials and Due Dates

Applications are due January 16, 2019. Notifications of acceptance will be delivered mid-February.

Complete applications consist of: an Online application, Health Form, Release Form, Essay and Passport Copy. If you do not have a valid passport please apply for one immediately. 

  • Application 
  • Health Form
  • Release Form

Registration Materials, Due Dates, and Payment Portal

Students accepted by the University of Dallas to one of the 2019 Modern Languages Study Abroad Programs must submit registration materials to the Modern Languages Department by March 20, 2019. Review your program checklists for more information about dates and deadlines. 


  1. 2019 Bilingual Introductory Letter 
  2. Avila UCAV Application 
  3. Avila Family Stay Application (Strongly Recommended)
  4. Avila Residence Hall Application (see 2019 Lodging Information)
  5. Avila Program Checklist
  6. Payment instructions

Costa Rica 

  1. Online Costa Rica Fundatec Application Form
  2. Costa Rica Program Checklist
  3. Costa Rica Departure Packet


  1. Lyon Formulaire Fiche etudiant
  2. Lyon Homestay Agreement
  3. Lyon Program Checklist
  4. Lyon Departure Packet
  5. Transfer Request Form (must be signed by Dr. Lewallyn)

Rome Research Experience

  1. RRE Program Checklist
  2. Research Experience Registration Form

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


Review your insurance information 

Review these brochures.

You may also purchase trip cancellation insurance with World Nomads. Review their website at

You may also purchase property insurance with NSSI. Review the brochure or click to purchase.

For further information, please visit

Science Programs

UD's Science departments offer several attractive study abroad and away 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 Vergata

Accommodations: UD Rome Campus

Tentative Dates:  May 23 - August 3, 2019

Price:  $3650 includes room, board*, insurance, transportation to Tor Vergata, and program fees. 
* board includes breakfast/dinner M-F when Rome campus mensa (cafeteria) is open; and weekend meals when mensa is open. (airfare not included).

6 Biology Internship credits
3 Language elective credits (optional for Italian 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:  October 15, 2018

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

This program is eligible for financial aid. Please visit the Financial Aid office for more information.

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

Four credits, satisfies the Core Physical Science requirement.

This program is eligible for financial aid. Please visit the Financial Aid office for for further information.

Astronomy -  Mayterm 2020

Trip: Mayterm Astronomy in the Smoky Mountains

Dates:  Mayterm 2020

Location: Waynesville, NC

Price:   $2200 + $250 UD fee

Credits: 4 Credits in Astronomy

Program sign-up deadline:  April 15, 2020

Informational Meetings:

Fall 2019: Tuesday, September 30, 2019, 5 pm in HSC 2

Spring 2020: TBA

Required Forms: (will be available on new website after September 30, 2019)

  • Program Registration Form
  • Health Form
  • Release Form
  • Ferpa Form

 Questions?  Dr. Rich Olenick at

 Additional Information:

This unique course offers students the opportunity to study astronomy in a mountain setting (Waynesville, NC) where clear night skies nearly untouched by light pollution abound.   In this course students explore the ways in which astronomers visual, measure, and model celestial objects, the dynamics of stars from formation to death, the formation and structures of planets, the structures of galaxies, and the origin and fate of the cosmos.  In addition, the historical milieu from which the current astrophysical worldview arose and philosophical questions of man's relation to the physical universe are addressed.  The course has daily classroom meetings and also evening labs using an 11-inch telescope.  Students are housed in the mountains but are still near the shops, restaurants, and other commodities offered in Waynesville.

 Four credits, satisfies the Core Physical Science requirement.

This program is eligible for financial aid. Please visit the Financial Aid office for for further information.

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: Academic Module: June 24 - July 12, 2019                                                         Language Module: July 15 - 31, 2019 

Costs:  Non-refundable program fee of US $250, tuition cost: Academic Module:  US $1,550 for 6 credits; Language Module $1000 for 6 credits;  room cost per month: US $370 (shared bath) or $500 (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


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 please visit this website: and download these handouts:  Rikkyo Short Term program and Application requirements.


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,

Important Dates: July 22 – August 14, 2019

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 2019 deadline: October 1, 2018Heidelberg Pic 1

Summer I deadline: March 1, 2019

Summer II deadline: April 1, 2019

For more information please 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.

Dates: July 5 - August 1, 2019

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

Costs: $4,950 (Does not include travel to Dusseldorf and from Rome)

Location:  Schloss Wissen in Germany

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

The Gabii Project

This five-week (June 16 – July 20, 2019) field school gives students the opportunity to excavate on the site of the ancient Latin city of Gabii.  Located 11 miles east of Rome, Gabii has been the focus of an international team of Italians, Americans and Canadians for more than twelve 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.

The fee for the for-credit program is $4950 (not including airfare and meals apart from weekday lunches). Students with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and at least sophomore standing may apply for 3 Classics department internship credits by obtaining an internship registration form and syllabus from the Office of Personal and Career Development website. This form must be signed by Dr. Sweet, the Classics Department chair. The course fee for credit for internship 3V57 is $100 paid to UD.  

The application deadline is March 1, 2019. For more information on the program and how to apply, visit the project's  Gabii page, read the flyer, email or Dr. Elizabeth Robinson at You can also read about the Gabii experience on the student blog. If you have the information you need you can Apply now!

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

Fall Deadline: April 1

Spring Deadline: October 15

Summer Deadline: March 1

Students interested may contact Dr. John Osoinach at

UGA Cortona

The University of Georgia Residential Center in Cortona, Italy offers study abroad programs in Art and Art History during the Spring, Summer and Fall academic terms. Additionally, it runs more concentrated programs during the month of May; these "Maysemester" programs specialize in a variety of disciplines, including Science and Art History, Viticulture and Enology and Theatre. For more information visit

Cortona is a hill town located in central Italy, in the region of Tuscany, approximately 65 miles from Florence, and 120 miles from Rome. Many visitors travel to Cortona from around the world, giving the town an unmistakably international flavor. Each year it hosts numerous concerts, festivals, performances and exhibitions, and there is an active community of artists living in and around Cortona. 

Its history begins during the Etruscan period (600-300 BCE), and includes occupation by the Roman Empire, rebirth as a medieval comune (independent city-state) and prosperity during the Italian Renaissance under the Grand Duke of Florence. It is the birthplace of painters Luca Signorelli (1445-1523) and Gino Severini (1883-1966). 

Important Dates:  

Spring 2019 deadline: October 12, 2018Cortona

Summer 2019 deadline: January 18, 2019

Fall 2019 deadline: March 1, 2019

Students interested may contact Steven Foutch at




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