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Study Abroad in World Languages and Cultures


An immersion experience abroad of at least one semester and preferably one year is a necessary step toward developing advanced proficiency in a second language, particularly for listening and speaking skills. Such experiences are also vital for expanding cultural, pragmatic and sociolinguistic competence.


A wide variety of POE course requirements may be met at approved university programs abroad, among them:

Students pursuing K-12 teaching certification are required to take ED/WL 398 Methods for Foreign Language Education at Juniata in accordance with requirements set by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Students are encouraged to choose a topic for a senior project prior to departure for the junior year abroad. While students frequently change topics during the course of the junior year, the objective is to encourage students to think about what information and experiences they should be looking for while they are abroad. All students returning from study abroad are required to take a 300 or 400 level course in the target language.

Year 1

Year 2

live in a Global Village language residence

Year 3

Please see our list of programs in French, German, Russian and Spanish. Study abroad in China is also available although there is no POE in Chinese.

Year 4

be a Programming Coordinator in a Global Village language residence

apply for a Fulbright at your target language site