The department sponsors study abroad programs in France, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Mexico and Spain. Students can earn up to six (6) credit hours by participating in these programs.
In most cases, the courses will fulfill part or all of the foreign language requirement (completion of the elementary or intermediate level).
Upper-division classes in literature, culture, and language are also available for major and minor credit.
Participation in these programs will satisfy the foreign study requirements for the Language and World Business degree. A faculty member accompanies students on the program. In addition to formal classes held at a major university in the city, group excursions to cultural and historical sites are an integral part of the programs.
Students are also encouraged to study abroad, particularly through participation in the University's International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). The department is also prepared to recommend summer study programs and year abroad programs for students who are interested in foreign study.
Credits from recognized foreign study programs can readily be transferred to The University of Tennessee. For qualified students, the department also offers Asian Languages 491 Foreign Study, German 491 Foreign Study, and Russian 491 Foreign Study.
Students should consult the department before registering for the foreign study course.