BCLA Abroad

Discover how culture informs expression. 
Explore the ways in which history, language, politics, and religion shape societies. 
Expand your understanding of the world and develop a sense of global citizenship. 
Journey beyond the bluff with LMU Study Abroad. 

LMU has a wide array of international program options, including  several in the United States.  BCLA students typically take a variety of courses abroad, including core requirements, electives, and a course or two for their major or minor for a full-time course load.  While program courses are offered in English, language study is available in most locations.  Here are a few examples of programs with course options for BCLA students.  

Examples of semester programs and highlighted disciplines


China:  The Beijing Center - Chinese; Theology
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala:  Augsburg University in Central America - History; Theology; Women and Gender Studies
Croatia:  LMU in Croatia - Peace and Justice Studies; Philosophy; Internship
France:  IAU in Aix-en-Provence – French; International Relations; Philosophy 
Japan:  Sophia University in Tokyo - Japanese; Asian and Asian American Studies
Jordan: SIT in Amman - International Relations; Political Science
Italy:  Spring Hill College in Bologna – History; Italian; Literature; Theology; Internship 
Mexico:  Augsburg University in Cuernavaca - Spanish, Political Science; Women and Gender Studies
Namibia & South Africa: Augsburg University in Windhoek, Cape Town & Johannesburg - Political Science; History
New Zealand: University of Aukland - International Relations; Sociology; Psychology
Philippines: Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City – LiteraturePhilosophy; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; Theology

Complete list of programs

When should I start planning?
Planning in advance is always recommend to maximize your program options.  Meet with your Academic Advisor early on to discuss what required courses in your major or minor may need to be taken on campus at LMU, and what requirements you can accomplish through coursework abroad.

Language Learning Abroad 
Examples of programs that offer all levels of language study and/or courses for students with more advanced proficiency:

China:  The Beijing Center 
Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua:  Augsburg in Central America 
France:  IAU in Aix-en-Provence
Italy:  Spring Hill College in Bologna
Japan:  Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata  
Japan:  Sophia University in Tokyo 
Mexico:  Augsburg University in Cuernavaca 
South Korea:  Sogang University in Seoul 
Spain:  Loyola Andalucia in Cordoba or Sevilla