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Modern Languages and Literature
Lindsay Sutton

Wendell Phillips Center Annex
Beth Moreno

Summer Immersion Programs

[ For more information on Summmer Immersion Programs in 2020, please contact Professor Traci Roberts-Camps  209.946.2343 ]

Our department is well known throughout the University for its signature summer immersion programs, in which students have the opportunity to study in Guatemala, Italy, or China for six to eight weeks over the summer. Students can earn up to a semester's worth of foreign language credit while surrounding themselves with the culture of their host countries and forging indelible memories.

Study abroad is an opportunity that we encourage all of our students to pursue to further their exploration of their target language. Students, alumni, members of the community and students from other universities are welcome to join us on these exciting adventures, which include travel to famous historic sites and total immersion in the target language culture.

These affordable programs will improve your fluency in the most authentic and effective way. As many participants put it: "This is a life-changing experience!"

Antigua, GuatemalaAntigua, Guatemala

Students live with families chosen by the school and are provided room and board (6 days per week/3 meals per day). The director of the program has full oversight of each student's living and learning situation. This is a complete immersion both at school and with the families.


Assisi, ItalyAssisi, Italy

In this program, students stay in the beautiful Umbrian hill town of Assisi, home of Saint Francis. They will receive 140 hours of intensive small-group instruction with highly trained native speakers. During their stay, they reside in shared apartments with kitchens.



Students in ChinaShanghai, China

To enhance students' global experience and competitiveness, a new 6-week program is being offered in Shanghai and Beijing. The program includes two courses taught by faculty from University of the Pacific. It features field studies, cultural activities, visits to major business and finance institutions and interacts with successful American business entrepreneurs and organizations in China. Through the summer program, students can earn 8 units and gain highly valuable global experience in the most economically vibrant and prosperous cities in the world!