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Study Abroad

Lehigh Launch program in Quito, Ecuador

Interested in Studying Abroad?

To support your study abroad summer or semester trips, the MLL department awards merit-based travel grants to qualified students twice a year. The study abroad grants available to students are the:

  • CAS Study Abroad Grant
  • Asian Studies Study Abroad Grant
  • Language Immersive Study Abroad Grant

We strongly encourage study abroad as a means of strengthening language skills and acquiring new cultural appreciation and global experience. Spending a summer, a semester, or a full year abroad is an amazing, life-changing experience that you will never forget!

Explore Merit-Based Study Abroad Grants

Study Abroad Grant Requirements

  • Two Letters of Recommendation are required.
  • At least one letter must be from an MLL department faculty member/instructor and one letter must be from a NON-MLL department faculty member/instructor.

Partner Institutions & Programs

Exchange agreements with partner institutions are continually being developed in collaboration with the Office of Study Abroad. In addition to Lehigh-approved programs, we offer several exciting Lehigh faculty-led winter and summer programs in China, Martinique, and Spain. Lehigh also offers summer programs through the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC). Programs are offered in Bonn (Germany), Seville (Spain), and Panama for eight credits each. A faculty member acting as program director accompanies the students. Courses are taught at the intermediate and advanced levels by qualified instructors from host institutions

Don't just take our word for it! 

This is what Lehigh Students are saying about their study-abroad experiences:

"I had a wonderful time abroad in Spain. It was a great opportunity to learn about myself and a different facet of my culture. I enjoyed meeting new people and learning about the history of the country. Without the travel grant, my experience wouldn't have been possible. Studying abroad can be expensive, so receiving the grant definitely helped offset some of the costs associated with the experience. I'm very grateful to the Modern Languages and Literatures Department for helping me make my dream of traveling come true." - Kimberly Meija (Madrid, Spain) Spring 2018


"I spent my semester abroad in Cape Town, South Africa for six weeks, and Berlin, Germany for 12 weeks through the CIEE Open Campus program. I had the most amazing time while I was abroad! I got to travel to 11 new countries across two continents, and I had so many great opportunities to learn through cultural immersion. The MLL travel grant was essential in helping me to afford these experiences." - Delaney McCaffrey (Capetown, South Africa and Berlin, Germany) Spring 2018


"It was the most amazing thing that I have ever done. I was able to immerse myself in the culture by living with a Spanish family and I traveled on the weekends to many different countries. I traveled through Spain and learned about the history and even visited one of the Seven Wonders of the World!

I was able to use it to pay for my program fees, which included a trip to Grenada, where Queen Isabel and King Fernando are buried (They funded Christopher Columbus to sail the ocean blue!)." - Kiana Nieves (Alicante, Spain) Spring 2018