Students have much to choose from with GEO, but we know that busy advisors don’t always have the time to look at every program option before making a recommendation. To assist with that, GEO offers a monthly “spotlight” article for our partners focusing on certain areas of study to allow quick familiarization with GEO programs in particular fields. Feel free to bookmark this page, as it can also act as a quick reference guide!
GEO is always expanding its offerings, so the best resource will always be our website, but for those new to GEO or looking for some quick details to help make a recommendation, we hope these monthly advising spotlights will be helpful.
The advising spotlight this month is on languages. GEO offers language programs in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, and Spanish. See the table below to for an overview of the programs available and be sure to click the link for more information about a specific program.
|Area of Study||Program||Location(s)||Term||Weeks||Semester Credits||Quarter Credits||Housing|
|Arabic (any level)||Intensive Arabic in Amman||Amman, Jordan||Summer||9||10-12||15-18||Apartment|
|Chinese language and culture (any level)||Study China at East China Normal University||Shanghai, China||Summer||4||4||6||Residence Hall|
|Chinese language and culture (any level)||Global China at East China Normal University||Shanghai, China||Fall or Spring Semester; Year||15||Full-time load||Full-time load||Residence Hall|
|French language (any level)||French Immersion in Angers||Angers, France||Spring, Fall or Summer||Varies||Varies||Varies||Homestay|
|German language (any level)||Intensive German Language||Berlin, Germany||Summer||Session 1: 6 weeks Session 2: 4 weeks||Session 1: 180 contact hours
Session 2: 120 contact hours
|German language and culture (any level)||German Language and Culture||Berlin, Germany||Summer||Session 1: 6 weeks
Session 2: 4 weeks
|Session 1:180 contact hours
Session 2: 96 contact hours
|German language (any level)||Semi-Intensive German Language and Culture||Berlin, Germany||January||3 weeks||Language course: 72 contact hours OR Culture course (in English): 48 contact hours||Homestay|
|Hebrew language (any level)||Tel Aviv University||Tel Aviv, Israel||Summer||4 or 6 weeks||4-6||6-9||Residence Hall|
|Italian (any level)||Intensive Italian Language in Lecce||Lecce, Italy||Summer||8||Varies||Varies||Homestay/Apartment|
|Italian language and culture (any level)||Italian Language and Culture in Siena||Siena, Italy||Fall Quarter; Spring Quarter||10||13-16||15-18||Apartment|
|Spanish (300-level)||Advanced Spanish Immersion: Languages and Literatures of Spain||Oviedo, Spain||Summer||4||5||8||Homestay|
|Spanish for Heritage Speakers (300 level and up)||Hispanic Heritage in Oviedo||Oviedo, Spain||Summer||4||5||8||Homestay/Residence Hall|
|Spanish (200-level)||Intermediate Spanish Immersion||Segovia, Spain||Spring Quarter||10||10||16||Homestay|
|Spanish for Healthcare (300-level)||Intensive Spanish for Healthcare Professionals||Oviedo, Spain||Maymester||4||6||10||Homestay|
|Spanish (200 level and up)||Intensive Spanish in Oviedo||Oviedo, Spain||Maymester||4||6||10||Homestay|
|Spanish (200 & 300-level)||Mexican Studies and Spanish Immersion||Queretaro, Mexico||Summer||6||7-9||12||Homestay|
|Spanish (any level)||Spanish Immersion in Oviedo||Oviedo, Spain||Fall Quarter; Spring Semester||Fall: 10
|Spanish (any level)||Spanish Language in Oviedo||Oviedo, Spain||Summer||4 or 8 weeks (1 or 2 sessions)||6 per session||8 per session||Homestay/Residence Hall|
|Spanish (200 level and up)||Spanish Language and Culture in Segovia||Segovia, Spain||Fall or Spring Semester; Summer||Semester: 14
|Spanish (300-level and up)
|Service-Learning in Spain and Morocco: Immigration, Nationalism and Border Politics||Segovia, Spain & Fes, Morocco||Fall Semester||15||12-16||18-24||Homestays|
To see all of the programs that offer language courses available to partners, please visit our website. As always, make sure you and your students select “I am a partner at a GEO partner university” radial button and then hit search to see the proper listings.