Study Abroad

Foreign language majors and minors have an opportunity to earn academic credit through an approved program abroad. Students majoring in a foreign language may be approved and receive funding to spend a semester abroad. Foreign language minors can also receive limited funding (see Forms below).

On this page you will find:

  1. Reasons to study abroad
  2. Eligibility, financial aid and deadlines information
  3. Recommended programs
  4. Relevant forms


Why Study Abroad? Top Three Reasons

  • Learn a language from native speakers: What better way is there to learn a language than by speaking it on a daily basis? Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student, having a chance to practice with native speakers will dramatically improve your listening and speaking skills.
  • Travel, explore, discover: travel enhances your worldview, allows you to experience a different culture first-hand and to learn more about yourself, your values and beliefs.
  • Improve your future chances: whether through improved language skills, new international connections and friends, or taking courses that Berea College doesn’t offer – studying abroad enhances the value of your degree and improves both your employment and graduate school chances.

Berea Study Abroad at a Glance


  • Must have been enrolled at Berea for the equivalent of one full academic year. (Typically, Junior standing).
  • Must return to campus for at least one term after the term abroad (and take a Foreign Language class).
  • Minimum GPA: 2.8.
  • Completed the necessary advanced language courses.
  • Received the recommendation of the foreign language program faculty.


Check out the Center for International Education page to see the most recent deadlines for applications to study abroad. Typically, February 10th is the deadline for Fall Term, Academic Year and Summer Abroad programs. The deadline for Spring Term is usually September 10th.

Make sure to observe specific deadlines for the study abroad program you are applying to as well!

Financial Aid

  • Majors are eligible for up to 75% of the estimated cost (or up to $10,000)
  • Minors may receive additional 10% on top of the funding provided by the Center for International Education.
  • The remaining cost of the program is met through a combination of self-help, loans, and financial aid.
  • Contact Office of Student Financial Aid Services for individual financial arrangements.
  • Note: Acceptance as a major does not guarantee a term abroad.

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