The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures works closely with many well-established and respected exchange programs for students wishing to study abroad. These exchange programs are with some of the top universities in Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Hood students may study abroad in any approved program in virtually every part of the world.
The French program currently has two study abroad programs in three cities: Nice, Paris and Toulouse, France. Students have participated in programs through Dickinson College, Paris IV Sorbonne University, Sweet Briar College, Université Denis Diderot-Paris and Université de Toulouse le Mirail.
German Students have studied In Freiburg im Breisgau, Heidelberg, Mainz and Munich, Germany through Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Universität Heidelberg, Universität Mainz and Ludwigs-Maximilians-Universität Munich.
In Latin America, students study in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with Universidad de Belgrano; in Guayaquil, Ecuador, with Espíritu Santo University; in Lima, Perú, with the Pontificia Universidad Católica; in Santiago, Dominican Republic, with the Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra; and with Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile.
Students studying Spanish have many opportunities to study abroad in Spain with programs through the University of Alicante, University of Barcelona and the University of Seville.
Students have also studied in Seoul, Korea; through The Bahrom International Program, Seoul Women’s University and Sookmyung Women’s University; and in Ireland through a program co-sponsored by Hood College and Frostburg State University through the University Mary Immaculate College in Limerick.
The newest exchange program organized by the department is with the American University in Cairo, the leading institute for Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies in the Middle East.
Language students planning to study abroad should consult with the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department faculty to discuss the study abroad program in depth and the requirements for the program of choice. Nonlanguage students should consult with the provost before determining a course of study abroad. All students intending overseas study should complete the application materials at least one semester in advance of the proposed study.