Applicants may propose ANY foreign language study abroad program that is rigorous, reputable and which adheres to the criteria described in the section above.
However, Notre Dame's foreign language programs have compiled brief lists of recommended programs for those students who would like guidance in their selection process. Please contact the Faculty Advisor for your language when deciding which program you are proposing to attend.
Programs should be 6-8 weeks / 15-20 hours of foreign language instruction per week (90-120 hours total). Some of the listed programs have multiple curricular options, you must select a curriculum that totals 90-120 hours of LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION.
The SLA Grant Program is not designed to provide academic course credit, thus not all of the following recommended programs are eligible for transfer credit. Please see Details for more information.
- University of Jordan Arabic Institute (Amman, Jordan)
- Qasid Institute (Amman, Jordan)
- World Learning Oman (Muscat, Oman)
- Center for International Learning (Muscat, Oman)
Students applying to study Chinese should not apply for an SLA, rather they should apply for NDI's Chinese Language Progam via the link below.
- Alliance Francaise
- Institut de Touraine
- Cavilam de Vichy
- Centre International d'Etude des Langues
- Centre International d'Études Françaises (CIDEF)
- Institut d'études Françaises d'Avignon (Literacy through Literature Focus)
- Boston University: Padova
- Columbia University: Venice
- Società Dante Alighieri in Siena
- Sorrento Lingue in Sorrento
- Hokkaido International Foundation Program
- Princeton in Ishikawa Program
- Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies
- International Christian University in Tokyo
- The Advanced Critical Language Institute for Russian Immersion
- ACTR/ACCELS Advanced Russian Language Program
- University of Arizona Russian Abroad Program
- SRAS: School of Russian and Asian Studies