Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

DEPARTMENT OF

Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Independent Study Abroad 

A period of study abroad can last as little as a few weeks and as long as a year, depending on the type of course and/or program and university in which the student intends to study. Many students in LLCU are using the summer months to participate in a study abroad sessions at universities in other countries.

To participate in these study abroad programs, students must apply for admission to the host university and pay tuition fees directly to that institution. Also, students must apply for an International Letter of Permission (ILOP)  to receive transfer credit(s) for the courses taken and to retain their Queen's academic status.

In order to make sure that the courses taken at other institution are compatible with your degree requirements, students are strongly encouraged to contact the Study Abroad Advisor for a particular country.

Jenna Humphrey ( BAH Spanish and Drama '14) participated in a summer study abroad in Argentina.

As a Spanish major, I wanted to earn as many of my credits as possible in Spanish culture and language courses, and realized that the way to do this was to spend a summer studying abroad. Although it was an Independent Study, I was not alone at any step of the way. My mentors, professors, and other individuals in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and in the International Office supported me through each application, document, and form.

Hearing the language spoken in everyday situations and proper contexts, and studying composition, grammar, and language in Spanish-speaking classes was immensely beneficial to both my studies and personal growth.  I learned a great deal both in and outside of the classroom. I was able to visit cultural and historical landmarks in which I had long been interested. Visiting these sites in person was an experience incomparable to any other study method!