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 language immersion programs 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.

Download the Course Approval Form and take it with you to your advising appointment.


2013-2014 FL Application Packet


Summer 2014: Spanish Language Immersion in Costa Rica 2014

Faculty Program Director: Dr. Jaime Zambrano • 207E Irby Hall • World Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Cost Information Coming Soon • Costa Rica Language Academy • Program Dates:  May 18 - June 15, 2014

Summer 2014: Chinese Language Immersion in Shanghai 2014

Faculty Program Director: Dr. Guo-ou Zhuang • 207H Irby Hall •  World Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Cost Information Coming Soon • East China Normal University • Program Dates:  May 19 - June 20, 2014



Application and Program Fee Payment Deadlines:
Friday,February 28- Application Packet and $500 Deposit
Friday, March 14 - Installment #1
Friday, April 4 - Installment #2 (Final Installment)     

How much will my installments be?
Total Program Fee - $500 Deposit = Remaining Balance
½ of Remaining Balance paid Installment #1, remaining ½ of balance paid Installment #2


Download the Study Abroad Refund Policy and Withdrawal Form: Refund Policy and Withdrawal Form

Please be sure to review the cancellation and refund policy carefully prior to submitting a program application.


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 our staff is glad to assist you every step of the way.  From researching options to resources for booking flights to processing your transcripts for transfer credit to UCA, we are here to help!


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


CEPE - Universidad de Guadalajara

If you would like to learn Mexican Spanish while enjoying a deep cultural connection to the country, CEPE is the place.  There's a reason no one can teach quite like we do: we are part of the Universidad de Guadalajara , the second most important university in Mexico, plus we’ve been teaching Spanish for over 60 years!

At CEPE one doesn’t just get classes and conversation. Our programs include history, art, cooking, dance, guitar... even excursions that are a great way to learn how the country and the language connect.

Guadalajara and Chapala:  Tel. +52 (33) 3616 4399
Puerto Vallarta: Tel. +52 (322) 223 2082


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!