Language Immersion Programs

UCA is dedicated to assisting students in their foreign language studies. These programs can differ in length, cost and requirements. Visit the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures in Irby Hall Suite 207 to discuss which language immersion program is right for you.  501-450-3168 •

Program Requirements: To participate in a short term language immersion program, students should have completed 30 credit hours prior to the program start date and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5. Approval by Academic Advisor and the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures is required for all language immersion participants.



Other Summer Language Program Options for UCA Students

These programs are Direct Enroll options, students will pay tuition/fees directly to the host institution.  The UCA Office of Study Abroad encourages students to study at ANY program that meets their academic needs and offers credit that is honored by the UCA Registrar’s Office; our staff is glad to assist you every step of the way.


Sainte Anne Summer French Language Immersion at Universite Sainte-Anne, Nova Scotia, Canada

A well trained professional staff of teachers and counselors ensure that your stay is a pleasant one. Activities range from theme nights, excursions and whale-watching expeditions, to canoeing and golf-all in French of course. Students attend 6 credit-hour courses in the morning, have a workshop in the afternoon, and activities are planned for the remainder of the day and the weekend.

Students interested in participating in this 5-week language immersion program should see Dr. Phillip Bailey in the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures for academic advising.

Learning French – CIDEF (Centre international d’études françaises) at Université Catholique de l’Ouest

Foreign students wishing to learn French language and culture or simply improve their knowledge of French can  enroll at CIDEF, which boasts 60 years of experience in teaching French to foreign students.

Each year over 1,500 students and teachers from 75 different countries come to learn French and improve their knowledge of the language and culture. The training method is unique. Through intensive practice students learn to understand and speak French within a few months.

Courses Available at CIDEF

Summer CIDEF Program Information


Want to take language courses before you travel?

UCA Community Language School

To express interest in a language class or to be added to the database/distribution list call 501-450-3168 or email

View the CLS website for course information!