Education Abroad Programs in GRAMELAC

Education Abroad Programs

Miami University's Office of Global Initiatives is the central point-of-contact to find out about various programs for learning your language in an international setting.  There are five main types of education abroad at Miami:

  • Faculty-Led Education Abroad Programs - Department faculty lead students and teach Miami courses
  • Miami University's Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg -– Miami courses taught at Miami's Luxembourg campus
  • Exchange Programs - Programs with other universities where you can directly enroll in classes at the partner institution but pay your regular Miami tuition and fees.
  • Co-Sponsored Programs - Programs offered in collaboration with other universities or providers that charge Miami tuition and fees. 
  • Approved Programs - Program where academic credit can be transferred to Miami, Miami scholarships and awards cannot be used on Approved Programs.

Please refer to the Office of Education Abroad’s Website for the latest program and exchange opportunities.

Education Abroad Programs in German

Intensive German Summer in Heidelberg, Jena, Dessau & Berlin

The exhilaration of total immersion in a foreign language is combined in this seven-week program with the thrill of living and traveling in Europe. The intensive workshop is designed to give students the opportunity to complete one full year of college German at the intermediate (200) or the advanced (300) level.

Miami in Munich

Junior year at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany, at the oldest junior year abroad program in Germany, re-started postwar by Wayne State University in 1953. An academic year in Munich is available at Miami in Munich, a cooperative program between Miami and Wayne State University in Michigan. You will be matriculated at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, and have the assistance of the tutorial and administrative staff of the Junior Year in Munich on-site. The first semester runs from October until March, the second semester from April until July. All instruction is in German; completion of GER 202 or the equivalent is required for admission. Scholarships are available from the Junior Year in Munich JYM program; need-based assistance for air travel to Munich available from Miami University. For information on transfer credit to Miami, see the German Chief Departmental Advisor.

Studying in Luxembourg

One or two Miami semesters may be elected at Miami's Luxembourg Center, where students live with Luxembourg families, either German-speaking or French-speaking. The curriculum consists of courses selected from the Oxford offerings as well as those developed especially for the Luxembourg campus. All non-language coursework is done in English.

Education Abroad Programs in Japanese

Summer Intensive Japanese in Tokyo, Japan

The Department offers an exhilarating total immersion Japanese program in Tokyo. The intensive workshop, with the thrill of living and traveling in Japan, is designed to give students the opportunity to complete one full year of college Japanese at the 200-level sequence (JPN201/202) or the 300-level sequence (JPN301/302) in six weeks.

Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka, Japan

A one-year exchange program is available to full-time undergraduates at Miami. Students live with families, and take classes in the Asian Studies program in Japanese language. Other courses are taught in English. Students pay Miami tuition and fees and room and board. Prerequisites are two years of university level Japanese (JPN 202) and a minimum 3.0 GPA.

In addition to a long time exchange partner, Kansi Gaidai University, there are more options are available in terms of the length, area, and variety of courses, through Miami affiliated and non-affiliated programs. It is important to talk to anEdu Education Abroad Advisor if you are interested in this exchange program. They will guide you through the application process which must be done through their office. If you are choosing one of the Kansai Gaidai's affiliated programs, the application form and process are slightly different from the general public. For more specific information regarding this program, please visit the Japanese Study Abroad pages or the Kansai Gaidai web site.

International Student Exchange Program (ISEP)

  • Chukyo University in Nagoya
  • Chuo University in Tokyo
  • Kansai Gaidai Unversity in Osaka
  • Nanzan University in Nagoya
  • Ritsumeikan Univesity in Kyoto
  • Tokyo International University in Kawagoe
  • Toyo University in Tokyo
  • University of the Ryukyus in Nishihara

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

  • Sophia University in Tokyo

Institute for the International Education of Students (IES)

  • Chubu University in Kasugai
  • Nanzan University in Nagoya
  • Meikai University in Tokyo

Ohio International Consortium (OIC)

  • Chubu University in Nagoya
  • Rikkyo University in Tokyo
  • Shimane University in Matsue
  • Hiroshima University in Hiroshima

University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)

  • Hiroshima University in Hiroshima
  • Kwansei Gakuin University in Osaka

Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies
Host institution: Doshisha University
Housing: Home stay
Subjects: Japanese language and culture

Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama
(Intensive training in Advanced Spoken and Written Japanese)

Tokyo (CIEE)
Host institution: Sophia University
Housing: Shared rooms in a local hotel with CIEE students and other guests
Subjects: Japanese language, Art, Theater, Business, Economics, etc.
Duration: 4 weeks

Temple University Asian Study Summer Session
Host Institution: Temple University
Housing: Arranged by Temple University
Subjects: Japanese language and Asian Studies
Duration: 11 weeks

Critical Language Scholarship
The Japanese Language
Host Institution: Okayama University
Subjects: Japanese languages
Duration: 8 Weeks

Osaka (CET Academic Program)
Subjects: Japanese language and culture
Host Institution: Osaka Gakuin University
Housing: Apartment with Japanese roommates
Duration: 8 Weeks

For More Information, Please Contact:

Dr. Kazue Harada
Irvin Hall 152
(513) 529-3365 Office
(513) 529-2526 Department Office

Education Abroad Programs in Russian

Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies

The Havighurst Center has education abroad programs for Fall, Winter, Spring, Academic Year, and Summer. Below is a list of possible opportunities. Visit the Havighurst Center's website for more detailed information.
  • CIEE Russian Language Program in St. Petersburg
  • American Councils Advanced Russian Language & Area Studies Program (RLASP) in Moscow
  • AIFS Study Abroad in Russia
  • Russian Language at Winter School in Tallinn, Estonia
  • Summer Russian Language Instruction at Vilnius University, Lithuania

Kyrgyzstan: Russian Language Studies in Bishkek

Spend a semester immersed in Russian language in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan! Students will take Russian language and history courses, and will have the opportunity to stay with a host family to further increase their language skills. Earn credit at Miami by studying Russian in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan with the School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS). This program allows you to apply your Miami financial aid and pay Miami tuition to study abroad. Bishkek is a small, fascinating city set against stunning mountains in a part of the world that is increasingly important to the United States. Students can apply for scholarships from Miami's Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, the Departmenta of GRAMELAC,  and from Federal sources (including but not limited to ROTC students, those on Pell grants, those interested in working for the Department of State, etc).


For More Information, Please Contact:

Dr. Benjamin Sutcliffe
Irvin Hall 148
(513) 529-1822 Office
(513) 529-2526 Department Office