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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

Exchange Programs 

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 

  • June-in-China with Dr. Dongdong Chen
    China is the home of the oldest civilization and also the most rapidly growing economy of the world. The June-in-China Program will take students to Nanjing, Xi'an, and other cities to see the old and the new faces of China. Students will gain first-hand experiences using china as their classroom. For more information, contact Dr. Dongdong Chen at

  • 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  

  • 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
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