Austria (Vienna) 

Students have the opportunity to study and live at the Flow House in the 19th District of Vienna (northwest section of the city). Each semester or summer session, a resident professor leads a group of up to 16 students and offers two courses in his or her respective disciplines. Resident professors are chosen from a wide variety of academic departments. In addition, Viennese professors offer courses in the study of German language or literature, Austrian art and architecture, business, music, or history of Austria and Central Europe. Group excursions to Central Europe enhance the learning experience as well as numerous integrative experiences within the city itself. Prior study of German language is recommended but not required. Further information may be obtained from the program director, professor Rebecca Thomas, in the Department of German & Russian. 

Chile (Santiago)

Students have the opportunity to study and live in South America on this "Across South America" program, which is offered during the spring semester. Students begin the semester in Santiago with a four week session on Chilean culture and language. Afterwards, they embark on academic excursions to Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, and Uruguay before returning to Santiago. Following the four weeks of academic travel, students complete the remainder of the semester on one of three tracks - Primary Track, Internship Track, or Honors Track. A resident professor leads the group of students and offers two courses in his or her respective discipline. Resident professors are chosen from a variety of academic departments. While in Santiago, students experience the Chilean culture through homestays. This program offers courses in English and Spanish. Prior study of Spanish language is required for the Internship and Honors tracks. Further information may be obtained from the program director, professor Peter Siavelis, in the Department of Politics and International Affairs.

England (Cambridge)

Wake Forest offers a semester program in Cambridge, England. The Cambridge INSTEP program, as it is called, emphasizes a close student-to-faculty teaching relationship with most classes taught in the seminar format with five to 12 students. In addition, intensive courses are offered for qualified students in the supervision format with one to four students (who meet course pre-requisites). Courses are taught by Cambridge University professors and provide a contemporary perspective on economics, business, politics, and international relations. Further information may be obtained from the Center for Global Programs and Studies.

England (London) 

Students have the opportunity to study and live at the Worrell House in the Hampstead District of London. Each semester or summer session, a resident professor leads a group of up to 14 students and offers two courses in his or her respective discipline. Resident professors are chosen from a wide variety of academic departments. In addition, British professors offer courses in the study of art, history, and theatre of London and Great Britain. Group excursions to museums and theatre performances enhance the learning experience as well as numerous integrative experiences within the city itself. Further information may be obtained from the program director, professor Mary Dalton, in the Department of Communication. 

England (London) 

The London INSTEP semester program offers a cross-disciplinary approach in which central themes are examined in the areas of business, political science, international relations, and communicatiosn/media. During the spring semester of each year, participants also have the option to complete an internship for academic credit. The program emphasizes a close student-to-faculty teaching relationship common to the English system of higher education. Courses are taught by select faculty members from local universities. Further information may be obtained from the Center for Global Programs and Studies.

England (London) 

In partnership with Queen Mary University of London, one of the United Kingdom’s leading research-focused higher education institutions, Wake Forest’s London University Studies & Internships program provides students the exceptional opportunity to experience London in both academic and professional capacities. From Queen Mary’s fully integrated Mile End campus – part of London’s historic East End district – students can pursue coursework from dozens of academic departments and gain real world experience through carefully selected internship placements. Further information may be obtained from the Center for Global Programs and Studies.

France (Dijon)

Students have the opportunity to study and live in France. Each fall semester a resident professor leads a group of students and offers a course in French. In addition, students take courses at the University of Burgundy. Students experience French culture through homestays and excursions to locations throughout France such as Paris, Provence, and Strasbourg. A major in French is not required, but FRH 212/FRH 213/FRH 214 or its equivalent or any French course above the intermediate level is required. Further information may be obtained from the program director, professor Stephen Murphy, in the Department of Romance Languages.

India (Delhi)

This summer abroad program focuses on the ways in which Indian cultural practices have developed into a hybridized format with elements that sustain some of the traditional components of Indian culture that have been synthesized with global cultural trends. This course examines the issues of sustainability of the cultural ecology of a specific ancient cultural system. The program is based in Delhi; however, there are excursions, including a trip to Ladakh in the Himalayan region of India, and to the “Golden Triangle” of India including the Taj Mahal. Further information may be obtained from professor Ananda Mitra in the Department of Communication.

Italy (Venice) 

Students have the opportunity to study and live at Casa Artom situated along the Grand Canal in Venice. Each semester or summer session, a resident professor leads a group of up to 20 students and offers two courses in his or her respective discipline. Resident professors are chosen from a wide variety of academic departments. In addition, Venetian professors offer courses in the study of Italian language or literature, Italian art and architecture, history, and economics to help students integrate into the local culture. Group excursions throughout Venice and in surrounding cities enhance the learning experience as well as numerous integrative experiences within the city itself. Prior study of Italian language is not required, but may be determined by the resident professor. Further information may be obtained from the program director, professor Peter Kairoff, in the Department of Music.

Japan (Hirakata) 

For students wishing to study in Japan, Wake Forest offers a fall and/or spring semester at Kansai Gaidai University. Located in Hirakata, Japan, Kansai Gaidai is situated near three of Japan’s most interesting cities—Kyoto, the capital of Japan for 1,200 years; Osaka, the largest commercial city; and Nara, the ancient capital of Japan during the 6th century. Courses in a variety of disciplines including economics, political science, religious studies, sociology, history, art, and communication are offered in English. Japanese language is offered at all levels. No prior knowledge of Japanese is required. Further information may be obtained from the Center for Global Programs and Studies.

Peru (Cuzco)

This intensive, field-based program provides hands-on experiences in the wide range of environments Peru has to offer. Students take BIO 349 and/or JOU 370. Course work consists of daily lectures, readings, hands-on field activities, a full range of journalistic interviewing, reporting and writing skills and techniques, and a final project.  At all sites, students collect analyze, and identify a wide variety of plant species, and evaluate the possible stories and blog posts that emerge from interviews and observations. Journalistic reporting is the critical means by which decision makers and the public get information about environmental issues. Further information may be obtained from professor Miles Silman in the Department of Biology and/or professor of journalism Justin Catanoso in the Department of English.

Spain (Barcelona) 

This semester program is specifically designed for business, economics, entrepreneurship, and global trade and commerce students, but it also appeals to those students interested in political science and international studies in general. Based at the Autonomous University of Barcelona’s Sant Pau Campus (UAB), the program places students the heart of this city of 1.6 million inhabitants. A Wake Forest on-site administrator oversees program administration and Wake Forest’s academic center. Courses are primarily taught in English, with no prior knowledge of Spanish required. Students are required to enroll in one course taught in Spanish or Catalan. Housing options include apartments, student residence halls or homestays. Further information may be obtained from the Center for Global Programs and Studies.

Spain (Salamanca) 

Students have the opportunity to study and live in Spain. Each semester a resident professor leads a group of students and offers a course in Spanish. In addition, students take courses at the University of Salamanca. Students experience the Spanish culture through homestays, or dorms at the University of Salamanca and excursions to locations throughout Spain such as Granada, Madrid, and Seville. Internship opportunities are available. A major in Spanish is not required, but one course beyond SPA 212 is required. Further information may be obtained from the program director, professor Kathryn Mayers, in the Department of Spanish and Italian.

Spain (Salamanca)—Internships

Students interested in experiencing the Spanish work environment are encouraged to apply for the Salamanca Summer Internship program. Internships are available during both summer sessions in a wide range of fields (medical, business, teaching, translation/interpretation) and may carry 1.5 or 3 hour credits. Students enroll in an internship course and have the option of taking a conversation course or literature course while in Salamanca. Students live with Spanish families or in dorms at the University of Salamanca. Further information may be obtained from professor Kathryn Mayers in the Department of Spanish and Italian. 

Spain (Salamanca)—Neuroscience

Each spring semester, the Wake forest Salamanca Neuroscience Program offers STEM students the opportunity to study science at one of the leading neuroscience institutes in Europe. Students on the program will be enrolled at the Neuroscience Institute at the University of Salamanca (INCyL), a site of cutting-edge research in areas ranging from Parkinson’s Disease to regenerative medicine to cell therapy. The University itself has been designated an International University of Excellence in the Teaching of the Biological Sciences and of Spanish as a Second Language. Prerequisites to the program are BIO 150, BIO 214, CHM 223, or CHM 280, or permission of instructor, and one semester of college-level Spanish. All science courses are taught in English. Further information may be obtained from professor Kathryn Mayers in the Department of Spanish and Italian. 

United States (San Francisco, C.A.)

Each spring, the Wake West program allows students to learn, study, and engage in internships in the innovative and dynamic culture of the San Francisco Bay Area (SFBA). Throughout the semester, students take part in a four-day-per-week internship and participate in program-provided excursions to local businesses and start-ups. The program also organizes networking and professional development events with WFU SFBA alumni, parent mentors, and guest speakers from local universities. Students earn 9 credits for the coursework taught and supervised by the program director and 3 credits for a course taught by local faculty. Further information may be obtained from the program director, professor Rebecca Gill in the Department of Communication and the Center for Entrepreneurship.

United States (Washington, D.C.)

Each fall and spring, the Wake Washington program allows students to study and intern in the nation's capital. The WFU Resident Professor teaches two courses in his/her field, with a focus on taking advantage of Washington D.C.'s resources to enhance the coursework. In addition, students engage in a four-day-per-week internship. Students are responsible for writing a research paper on a topic related to their internship and for participating in weekly meetings which include opportunities to hear prominent speakers.  Alumni and parent mentors are available to students throughout the semester. Students earn 6 credits for the coursework taught by the resident professor and 6 credits for the internship experience and related obligations. Further information may be obtained from the program director, professor Katy Harriger in the Department of Politics and International Affairs.

Additional Summer Programs  

Each summer, the University offers a variety of summer study abroad courses led by Wake Forest faculty. There are many types of summer programs including language immersion, field research, specialized academic topics and internships. Wake Forest summer programs are offered throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Detailed information on summer programs is available on the Center for Global Programs and Studies website. Further information may be obtained from the Center for Global Programs and Studies.