Go abroad before you even start classes with our GoFirst! program.
International Summer Programs
The Quebec Summer Advanced Language Program offers sophomores through seniors the opportunity to enroll in a four-week French language and culture course, earning six (6) LVC credits, at different start times throughout the summer.
The Go First program offers the opportunity for incoming first-year LVC students to travel with college faculty and a select group of other incoming students during the summer before their first year. Participation is open to students in any major. Students earn three (3) LVC credits in this two-week French language and cultural immersion experience.
This four week summer program is offered to students in any major who have an interest in broadening their Spanish language and Hispanic cultural knowledge. You can earn six credits with this beginning, intermediate or advanced proficiency Spanish language course that will apply toward a major or minor in Spanish. Students live with different Costa Rican host families over the four week program duration in three different cities: Flamingo, Monteverde and San Joaquin de Flores.
This three-week study abroad opportunity will immerse students in the culture of London, England, while engaged in a course of study examining 20th and 21st century fantasy in children’s literature. Students will examine both classical British works written for children as well as diverse and multicultural works written for young adult readers. Students will live in flats in ethnic neighborhoods and participate in various excursions to points of interest related to works of literature.
Dr. Sharon Davis, assistant professor of music and director of music education, will teach a course titled MED 390: A Comparitive Study of Music Education. The 3 week course will allow students to observe music programs in the U.K. that have implemented the Musical Futures approach to learning music. Through this process, students will experience, hands-on learning and analyze the differences between informal and formal learning processes and their application to the music classrooms. Students will learn through in-class instruction, host school visits for teaching observations, and excursions to museums and popular tourist attractions.
For education majors only (early childhood and secondary education). Students will enroll in the LVC faculty leader’s EDU 450 course, Teaching the Young Adolescent, Aged 10-15, at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk, England and earn 3 writing process course credits. Students will learn through in-class instruction, host school visits for teaching observations, and excursions to museums and popular tourist attractions.
This four-week summer program is offered to students in any major who have completed at least two years of college-level German language. Students will complete four credits of an advanced German course taught by an LVC German language professor.
The goal of this five-week study abroad program in Italy is to offer LVC students the opportunity to engage in the study of the philosophy of food and other topics of interest while encountering the culture, language, and lifestyle of Italy in the small, historic city of Perugia. Students will study at The Umbra Institute, a study abroad institution for American students and home of LVC’s semester study abroad program in Italy.
This 3.5-week summer program offers students in any major the opportunity to complete six credits of coursework. The summer 2018 program will offer an LVC faculty-led course titled Business in the European Union and an Intercultural Communications course taught by a Dutch faculty member. Excursions to the European Union Parliament building, Rotterdam Port, and local businesses
Dr. Michael, Pittari, professor of art & art history, will serve as instructor of a course that will immerse students in the art and culture of Barcelona, Spain. Topics will include the architectural evolution of the city from its ancient origins to the present, the development of the Modern Art movement in the work of artists such as Picasso and Dali, and the aesthetic of Barcelona as a global center of cultural tourism. The course will be instructed in English. No prior knowledge of Spanish language or art history is required.