Beyond the Classroom



Professor Thierry Gustave, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MLLC)

Earn 6 Credits for $3,999 not including airfare, July 5-25, 2015

Learn by doing.  Morning classes followed by service activities each afternoon, directly immersing students in a variety of populations in Paris.

For detailed information and how to apply:

Go to France this Summer!


Professor Vetri Nathan, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures (MLLC)

Earn up to 9 Credits at a very affordable cost of $1999, May 30 – June 14, 2015

Learn about Italy’s amazing cultural and culinary history and cook with a professional Italian chef!

For detailed information and how to apply:

Go to Italy this Summer!

Year of Study in Paris

Each year the Department of Modern Languages sponsors a full academic year of study in Paris (early-September to mid-June) in collaboration with the UMass Amherst French faculty and, beginning in September 2005, with Academic Programs International (visit website). The program is not limited to French majors, but all applicants must have sufficient training in French (at least four or five semesters of successful college-level French, or equivalent) and the approval of their major department.

Our program is one of the least expensive ways to spend an academic year in Paris: the fee includes orientation, room, tuition, cultural activities and visits within and outside Paris, special courses and tutorials offered by the Resident Director in Paris, health and life insurance, and even a cell phone. Students enroll at Paris VII or other "facultés" of the University of Paris like Paris-Dauphine (specialized in management), the Cours de Civilisation Française at La Sorbonne, or at the Institut de Sciences Politiques (“Sciences Po”), according to their interests and abilities. In addition to formal course work, the intense artistic and cultural life of Paris offers an experience unequaled anywhere else in the world.

Quebec Program at McGill University

Chinese Programs and Support

programs in China:

Scholarships are available for UMass Boston students to participate in the Remnin University summer program listed above. Please contact Professor Alexander Des Forges for more details, preferably by March 1st.

program in Taiwan:

program in Vermont:

(and a program-specific financial support possibility -- this one is expensive!

non-program specific financial support: