Green Mountain College offers introductory language courses in Chinese, French, Japanese and Spanish. Course offerings for a particular semester are based on student interest. GMC also has a consortium agreement in foreign language study with nearby Castleton State College. Inquiries may be made through the GMC registrar’s office.
Intensive language study is offered in conjunction with two immersion programs in France and Argentina.
Argentina: Universidad del Centro Educativo Latinamericano (UCEL)
Green Mountain College offers the opportunity to study the Spanish language and South American culture in Argentina for three credits in humanities. Participants join with students from other colleges and universities in classes for every level of Spanish instruction, including one for beginners. The program is held in association with the Universidad del Centro Educativo Latinamericano (UCEL), a university related to our college through the International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and Universities (IAMSCU). UCEL is located in Rosario, Argentina, which is three hours from Buenos Aires, and has an enrollment of 2,000 students. The university is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education in Argentina.
France: L’Institute Mèditerranèen d’Etudes Françaises (IMEF)
Students may earn college credit for this three week academic and cultural immersion course taught in the ancient city of Montpellier near the Mediterranean Sea. Students do intensive language study during the week, followed by excursions to historic and cultural landmarks of the region on the weekends.