2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog - Belmont University

Study Abroad Program

Kathryn Gray Skinner, International Education: Study Abroad

Belmont offers students the opportunity to broaden their education while earning credit hours toward their degrees through a wide variety of Study Abroad Programs. These programs, which range in duration from two weeks to a full year, can be taken for core, major and/or elective credit at the undergraduate and graduate level. Hours earned in these programs are not affected by transfer and off-campus credit hour restrictions. In addition to Belmont exchange programs, students may select to study abroad worldwide through other programs approved by Belmont. All such programs qualify for financial aid for eligible students. Scholarship money is also available for a limited number of students yearly.

Eastern Europe

Each May, students have an opportunity to broaden their cultural horizons and earn unique academic credit through a 21-day travel-study course offered annually between the end of the spring semester and the start of summer school. An interdisciplinary teaching team, drawn variously from all schools, assures an integrated approach and an educational experience appropriate to all majors. Two courses may be taken: ISP 200, Contemporary European Culture, and a special studies course in the student's major area. The program travels to Germany, Russia and the Czech Republic. Contact Dr. Ted Wylie, Music, for details.

English Speaking Countries

Belmont students have access to more than 60 courses in a wide variety of fields in several English-speaking countries through Belmont's membership in the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA). Each year, CCSA programs include a fall semester in England and a variety of 2-4 week programs in London, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Ireland, Barbados, South Africa, Singapore, and Kenya. Contact Dr. Maggie Monteverde, English, for details.


Belmont offers a four-week intensive French language study program in Angers, France, for students whose French language proficiency levels range from beginning to advanced. Full semester and year-long studies in France are also possible. Contact Dr. Cheryl Brown, Foreign Languages, for details.


Belmont offers a summer program in Italian language and culture in Florence, Italy. Full semester and year-long studies in Florence are also possible. Students may choose from a wide variety of art and literature courses taught in English in addition to Italian language study. Contact Mr. David Ribar, Art Department, for details.

Spanish Speaking Countries

Belmont offers a Travel/Study Program each summer to Spanish-speaking countries. Programs alternate between Mexico, Spain and Costa Rica. These are immersion programs in which students take language and culture courses, live with families, and travel to places of historical and cultural interest. Full semester and year-long studies in Spanish-speaking countries are also possible. Contact Dr. David C. Julseth, Foreign Languages, for details.


Belmont students can also enroll in semester and year abroad programs through exchange agreements with universities in Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico, and Australia. These programs serve to enrich international understanding by bringing students from abroad to live and study on Belmont's campus and by sending Belmont students to study at our sister institutions in these countries.

In France, Belmont has exchange agreements with three universities in Angers including Universite d'Angers, the Conservatoire de Musique d'Angers and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Contact Dr. Cheryl Brown, Foreign Languages, for details.

In Denmark, Belmont offers the opportunity to study at the internationally recognized Copenhagen Business School (CBS). Contact Dr. Jeff Overby, College of Business Administration, for details.

In Germany, Belmont offers opportunities in Cologne (business), Dresden (music and language), and Deggendorf (business). Contact Ms. Regine Schwarzmeier, Foreign Languages, for details.

Belmont has agreements with two universities in Hong Kong, Lingnan University and Hong Kong Baptist. Contact Dr. Ronnie Littlejohn, Philosophy, for details.

In Mexico, Belmont has an exchange agreement with Universidad de las Américas Puebla. Contact Dr. David Julseth, Foreign languages, for details.

In Australia, Belmont offers a program in Music Business. Contact Kellie Meeks, Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, for details.

International Agreements

AUSTRALEARN - programs to Australia and New Zealand
Arcadia CEA - programs to Greece, Ireland, etc.
ANAC - programs to China, Hungary, etc
Butler ISA - programs to Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, etc.
SUNY Cortland - internships in London, programs to various countries

See the Study Abroad Website, www.belmont.edu/studyabroad, for the latest availability of programs.

International Studies Program (ISP)

__ 1950-4950. Studies Abroad (3-18). Study in a foreign country through an official study abroad program, beginning through advanced level. Individual course titles indicating discipline, level, subject, hours, and location assigned for each unit taken. Courses may count toward major, minor, core, and/or elective credit, as determined, in consultation with the program director, by the chair of the department in which credit is to be assigned. Repeatable up to the level designated by each discipline in which credit is taken.

ISP 2000. Contemporary European Culture (3). An interdisciplinary travel abroad course on contemporary European culture, life and thought. It examines the arts, political economy, health-care, humanities, science, and infra-structure of European communities through visits to significant places and institutions in present-day Europe and through information, discussions and pertinent readings.