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Languages, Literature, and Composition Study Abroad Experiences

LLC faculty members host programs in France, China, Latin America, Spain, Germany, France and various locales throughout Europe. See Study Abroad Programs in the Center for International Studies for details about the programs offered for each year. 

Sample Programs

  • Rome, Italy: Learn Mythological and Biblical Background at the Source
    Students will have the unique opportunity to take English 301—Mythological and Biblical backgrounds at John Cabot University, an American University located near the Vatican—and only a few miles away from the Coliseum in Rome. Students will be able to visit the actual sites of the Roman myths, such as where Romulus and Remus were born or where Venus and Mars made love. Students will also visit the places where Christianity blossomed and thrived—the catacombs, the burial sites of the apostles Peter and Paul, the Coliseum where Christians were fed to the lions and the Forum where Emperor Constantine pronounced Christianity the official religion of Rome. Contact Dr. Cathy Canino at ccanino@uscupstate.edu or 864-503-5657
  • Switzerland, Italy, and the French Riviera
     In Italy, students will visit Florence, Venice and Rome. Contact Dr. Cathy Canino at ccanino@uscupstate.edu or 864-503-5657.
  • Summer Study in Germany
    Contact Jay Coffman at jcoffman@uscupstate.edu or 864-503-5810.
  • Summer Study in Spain
    Contact Dr. June Carter at jcarter@uscupstate.edu or 864-503-5881.
  • Italy, France, Monaco and Spain
    Tour Europe from the French Alps to the Riviera. The 14-day tour will begin in Milan--home of Michelangelo’s Last Supper, the second largest cathedral in Europe and one of the most famous and glamorous shopping streets in the world.  The second day, students will leave for the Italian Rivera and spend a few days on the beaches of Cinque Terre, a series of five picaresque towns located on the Bay of Genoa. On the fourth day, students will journey to France in the footsteps of the rich and famous who vacation in the city of Nice. While there, students will visit one of the world’s tiniest but most beautiful countries—Monaco. Monaco is famous for winding hillside roads dotted with mansions, a fabulous view of the Mediterranean, and of course the Monte Carlo Casino. After Nice, students will travel through the French Alps to the ski resort Chamonix in the shadow of Mont Blanc. After two days, students will stop first in the wine country of Dijon, then arrive in the City of Lights, Paris. The tour will end in Barcelona, the colorful and dynamic Spanish city filled with flower stalls, puppeteers, restaurants and views of the Atlantic. Interested students should contact Dr. Cathy Canino at ccanino@uscupstate.edu or at 864-503-5657. 
  • In the Footsteps of the Odyssey
    Tour Europe, following in the footsteps of Homer's Odyssey and Virgil's Aeneid. The 17-day tour will begin in the ancient city of Athens--site of the Acropolis and the 2005 Olympic games. On the second day, students will board a cruise ship for a four-day cruise of the Mediterranean, stopping in the ports of Kusadasi (Turkey), Patmos, Rhodes, Mykonos, Cyprus and Santorini.  Students will see the site of Troy, the ancient ruins of Ephesus (where Paul preached) and the site of Patmos, where John wrote the Book of Revelations. After the four-day cruise, students will travel to Delphi, home of the ancient oracles and site of the ancient city of Corinth. From Delphi, students will go to Meteroa, known for ancient monasteries that are built directly into giant, mountain-sized rocks. From Meteroa, the tour will take a night ferry to Italy, beginning on the island of Sicily and the ancient cities of Taormina (home of Mount Etna), and Agriegento (580 BCE city and home of the Valley of the Temples). From Sicily, students will go up the Italian coast to Sorrento, one of the most popular beach resorts in Italy. While in Sorrento students will visit the Isle of Capri where the Roman emperors used to vacation. Leaving Capri, the group will stop in the famous ancient city of Pompeii that was covered with volcanic ash in 79 CE—and is the most perfectly preserved Roman towns in existence. The finale of our  tour will be the Eternal City of Rome, including the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel, the Coliseum and the Forum. Interested students should contact Dr. Cathy Canino at ccanino@uscupstate.edu or at 864-503-5657. 
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