Consistent with Georgetown University’s traditions and its overall multicultural and international commitment, the FLL considers an overseas experience to be a valuable component of the curriculum. An overseas study experience is required for some language majors. Although intensive overseas study experiences while in high school may fulfill the requirement, students are encouraged to participate in an overseas experience while at Georgetown.
In addition to intensive summer programs organized by FLL department, students may spend a semester or a year abroad. Usually, this will occur during the junior year but where appropriate for the academic plan, students may opt to go during their sophomore year. At overseas study sites where cognate languages are spoken, students matriculate directly into the host university system. Because of their exceptional level of language competency, language and linguistics majors are highly successful participants in overseas study programs.
More information about Georgetown University summer, semester, and full year study abroad programs may be found on the Office of Global Education web site.