Select Programs by Language

SIT offers instruction in more than 30 languages through a variety of teaching formats. The majority of SIT Study Abroad programs include intensive language study for credit. Programs typically offer language study at the intermediate and advanced levels and/or beginning instruction in a less commonly taught language spoken by the local community. Language courses typically incorporate formal classroom instruction, discussion, and field exercises designed to enhance student engagement while improving oral and written competence. Select programs are taught all or in part in the target language. Please see individual program pages on the SIT website for language-course syllabi and information pertaining to credit. Please note that not all of the languages listed below are taught for credit.


All Languages (All Terms)

Acholi
Afrikaans
Arabic *
Aymara
Bahasa Indonesia
Balinese
Chinese
Czech
Dutch
French
Fulfulde
Hindi
Icelandic
isiXhosa
isiZulu
Kichwa
Kinyarwanda
Kiswahili
Luganda
Malagasy
Mongolian
Nepali
Pidgin English
Portuguese
Quechua
Quichua
Samoan
Serbian/Bosnian/Croatian
Spanish
Tibetan
Twi
Vietnamese
Wolof

*Includes Modern Standard, as well as Egyptian, Jordanian, Moroccan, and Tunisian Colloquial.

   


Selected SIT Study Abroad Programs   (All Terms)

Acholi

Uganda: Post-Conflict Transformation

Afrikaans

South Africa: Multiculturalism and Human Rights

Arabic

Jordan: Health and Community Development
Jordan: Intensive Arabic Language Studies (Summer)
Jordan: Modernization and Social Change
Morocco: Arabic Language and Community Service (Summer)
Morocco: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media
Morocco: Migration and Transnational Identity
Morocco: Multiculturalism and Human Rights
Tunisia: Emerging Identities in North Africa

Bahasa Indonesia

Indonesia: Arts, Religion, and Social Change

Balinese

Indonesia: Arts, Religion, and Social Change

Chinese

China: Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine (Summer)
China: Language, Cultures, and Ethnic Minorities

Czech

Czech Republic: Arts and Social Change

Dutch

Netherlands: International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender

French

Cameroon: Social Pluralism and Development
Madagascar: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management
Madagascar: Urbanization and Rural Development
Morocco: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media
Senegal: National Identity and the Arts
Switzerland: Global Health and Development Policy
Switzerland: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy
Switzerland: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy (Summer)
Tunisia: Emerging Identities in North Africa

Fulfulde

Cameroon: Social Pluralism and Development

Hindi

India: Health and Human Rights
India: National Identity and the Arts
India: Public Health, Policy Advocacy, and Community
India: Sustainable Development and Social Change

Icelandic

Iceland: Renewable Energy, Technology, and Resource Economics (Summer)

isiXhosa

South Africa: Multiculturalism and Human Rights

isiZulu

South Africa: Community Health and Social Policy
South Africa: Social and Political Transformation

Kinyarwanda

Rwanda: Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding

Kiswahili

Kenya: Urbanization, Health, and Human Rights
Tanzania-Zanzibar: Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management
Tanzania: Wildlife Conservation and Political Ecology

Luganda

Uganda: Development Studies

Malagasy

Madagascar: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management
Madagascar: Traditional Medicine and Healthcare Systems (Summer)
Madagascar: Urbanization and Rural Development

Mongolian

Mongolia: Geopolitics and the Environment

Nepali

Nepal: Development and Social Change
Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples

Pidgin English

Cameroon: Social Pluralism and Development

Portuguese

Brazil: Amazon Resource Management and Human Ecology
Brazil: Public Health, Race, and Human Rights
Brazil: Social Justice and Sustainable Development
Brazil: Sports, Youth, and Social Justice (Summer)

Quechua

Bolivia: Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change
Peru: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization

Quichua

Ecuador: Development, Politics, and Languages

Samoan

Samoa: Pacific Communities and Social Change

Serbian/Bosnian/Croatian

Serbia, Bosnia, and Kosovo: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans

Spanish

Argentina: Public Health in Urban Environments
Argentina: Regional Integration, Development, and Social Change
Argentina: Social Movements and Human Rights
Bolivia: Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change
Chile: Comparative Education and Social Change
Chile: Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development
Chile: Public Health, Traditional Medicine, and Community Empowerment
Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation
Ecuador: Development, Politics, and Languages
Nicaragua: Youth Culture, Literacy, and Media
Panama: Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, and Biodiversity Conservation
Peru: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization

Tibetan

Nepal: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples

Twi

Ghana: Social Transformation and Cultural Expression

Vietnamese

Vietnam: Culture, Social Change, and Development

Wolof

Senegal: National Identity and the Arts