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Study Abroad Programs

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers many opportunities for students to study abroad. Study Abroad for one semester or year. For more information, please contact the Office of International Programs at (973) 761-9072 or

Seton Hall Programs

Rome Connection
Explore the beautiful and captivating corners of Rome through Seton Hall’s transformative first year study abroad experience. Rome Connection is a new embedded study abroad experience for first-year, undergraduate Seton Hall students. The first cohort will launch in Spring 2023 for the Class of 2026. Participants enroll in a special Core 2 course during the Spring semester of their first year with a faculty who will travel with the students to Rome for two weeks following the Final Exam period. Through Rome Connection, students will be brought beyond the postcard picture of the Eternal City and engage in a truly transformative journey.

Exchange Programs 

Seton Hall students studying abroad in Japan. SHU-Japan Exchange Program Seton Hall University and Sophia University in Tokyo have exchanged students for the past 20 years as part of our SHU agreement to broaden and deepen the understanding between two countries. This four-week session has been offered by Sophia University with an excellent academic program to lead a greater understanding between Japanese and the people of other nations. The exchange program that Sophia University offered this summer introduces students to a broad range of issues in Japan and Asia. Students are given the chance to meet Japanese people and learn first-hand about their language, society, culture, religion, and history. The program includes numerous file trips as well as the academic program. All of the instructions/lectures are given in English. For more information, contact Dr. Shigeru Osuka at

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Courses 

  • Seton Hall students studying abroad in China. June-in-China with Dr. Dongdong Chen at Nanjing University 
    Hosted by Nanjing University, one of the top 5 universities in China, this program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to reinforce Chinese in a native environment, study Chinese history, and explore China through visiting museums and places of historical interests. As China’s ancient capital for 10 dynasties, Nanjing’s long history envelops the city in deep, rich historic heritage. The capital of wealthy Jiangsu Province, Nanjing is also a modern city, which reflects China’s past and future as well. Learning Chinese and culture, seeing the real faces of China, students will develop linguistic proficiency, and gain a better understanding of different cultural aspects, in particular, the historical and current developments of China, thereby opening up their intellectual horizon. SHU at Peking University Program in 2016.
  • Seton Hall students studying abroad in Alicante, Spain. Summer in Alicante, Spain with Dr. Daniel Zalacain
    The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers a total immersion 6 credits Spanish language and culture program at the Universidad de Alicante, one of Spain’s most modern universities. The program provides a unique opportunity for a short-term intensive study of Spanish language and culture, and at the same time students enjoy this lively, beautiful, and vibrant Mediterranean city on Spain’s famous and sunny Costa Blanca, near the Spanish city of Valencia, site of one of Europe’s best beaches and home of the exquisite national Spanish dish, paella, and the dessert turrón. Classes meet every day (Monday to Friday) for three and a half hours, and are taught by Prof. Daniel Zalacaín, from Seton Hall University, and a distinguished faculty member from the Universidad de Alicante. There are scheduled group visits to Madrid, Toledo, and Barcelona. During weekends, students can take advantage of the daily shuttle ferry connections between Alicante and the Balearic islands of Majorca, Menorca, and Ibiza in the Mediterranean Sea, and of the easy access by bus to Valencia, Granada, and Seville. Housing and meals are included in the program fee. Students live in Spanish-speaking homes with all meals taken at the place of residence. All students take public transportation to the Universidad de Alicante. For more information contact Dr. Daniel Zalacain at
  • Seton Hall students studying abroad in Rome. Summer in Rome, Italy with Dr. Gabriella Romani
    The Seton Hall Summer Study Abroad Program in Rome offers students a unique opportunity to experience the life of Rome and to learn about the culture of Italy. The program runs for four weeks. Students will take two three-credit courses, one of which will be taught by the director of the program, Dr. Gabriella Romani. Classes are held in the morning and early afternoon at ITALIAIDEA, an Italian language school in the very heart of the city near Navona Square, from where students can easily walk to all main historical sites of the city. Courses are tailored for students to take advantage of the location and gain a true full-immersion experience in the language and culture of Italy. Students live individually with local Italian families. There will be guided tours of the city and visits to the main sites, such as the Colosseum, the Vatican Church and Museum, the Trevi Fountain, and the Galleria Borghese. In addition, there will be a weekend excursion to Venice or Siena. Students have one free weekend during which time they can explore other main historical and tourist locations, easily reachable by train from Rome (Florence, Capri, Pompeii). For more information, contact Dr. Romani at
  • Summer in Paris, France with Dr. Matthew Escobar
    The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures of Seton Hall University offers a study abroad program of 6 credits of French language, literature and culture in Paris. One three credit language course will be taken at the Sorbonne and one three credit language and culture course will be taught by Professor Matthew Escobar. The program provides an excellent opportunity for a month-long intensive study, during which students visit some of Europe’s most famous cultural centers and historic monuments, including the Centre Pompidou, The Panthéon, the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée Picasso, Musée Rodin, Notre Dame, the Sacré Coeur, Montparnasse, the Eiffel Tower, and the palace and gardens of Versailles. Brittany, Normandy, Provence and the French Riviera are all within reach via weekend excursions (but are not included). The program will consist of two four-week intensive courses, one of which will focus on the French language and the literary and cultural capital of Paris (Prof Escobar) and the other (at the Sorbonne) will concentrate on culture, grammar and oral skills in French. The program may include additional guest lectures by local scholars. Students will live in student residences at the Cité Universitaire (strategically located on one of the Paris metro’s main lines). All students will take public transportation to their classes and excursions in Paris. For further information, contact Dr. Escobar at