The Department of Languages encourages all students majoring in Languages to participate in a Study Abroad program in their target language or languages. Studying abroad provides cultural and linguistic experience that cannot be found in the classroom and is often a life-changing process. There are many options for UAA students who wish to study or work abroad.
Students wishing to earn credit for their time spend studying abroad must discuss their plans with their advisors. Credits from exchange programs must be petitioned to be accepted by UAA, and it is essential that careful consideration of the course of study and program qualifications be made prior to the student's departure.
UAA offers exchange programs in countries all around the world. For more information, please visit this page: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/oia/studyabroad/index.cfm.
Interested students should speak with their academic advisors and
attend a Study Abroad 101 session (presented by the Office of
International Affairs - see the schedule here:
DEPARTMENTAL STUDY PROGRAMS
The Japanese Program has established a direct exchange program with the Hokkaido University of Education (HUE) in Hokkaido, Japan. Students who have successfully completed three years of Japanese are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact Hiroko Harada, Coordinator of Japanese.
There are scholarships available to students needing assistance to finance their time abroad. Some are targeted to specific languages; others provide general assistance. A partial list of scholarships is available here: http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/scholarships/
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES
When you have decided on a study-abroad or work-abroad program, the International Student Services office will assist you with your program application, visa application, and financial aid. They will also help secure your UAA student and Alaska residency status (if applicable) for your time abroad. For more information, contact Carter Caywood, the interim International Student Advisor (email@example.com or 907-786-1573).