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Important Dates for Linfield Study Abroad Programs


Jan Term 2017 Courses Abroad

  • January, 2016 - Jan Term 2017 announcements out.  Applications available ONLY on-line at

  • February 19, 2016  Jan Term 2017 APPLICATIONS DUE

Semester Abroad Programs

  • Fall, 2015 Applications available ONLY on-line at:

  • October 1, 2015 - Applications due at IPO, Walker Hall suite 120 Note: Freshmen apps due in spring.

  • February 19, 2016- Freshmen and late applications due to IPO, Walker Hall suite 120

  • March 11-12, 2016- Mandatory Orientation Weekend, Jonasson Hall. Fri 4-6pm; Sat 8:30 am-5pm

Linfield Study Abroad Programs and Curricular Planning: Four Models

Model  A - Linfield designed programs  (pre-approved courses).

Language + history/culture/politics + special topics appropriate for the location

  • Austria

  • Costa Rica

  • Japan (Kanto Gakuin University)

  • Senegal (Dakar for Francophone African Studies minors only)


Model B - Selected courses in English at host institution for short-term students.  Students with adequate proficiency in the native language may enroll in other courses.

  • Beijing – courses offered by the China studies Program at Peking University

  • Galapagos, Ecuador – courses offered in English through USFQ; especially appropriate for science students.

  • Germany – courses offered in English; German language available; Nürtingen-Geislingen only

  • Hong Kong – 200 + level elective courses

  • Korea – Korean language and electives

  • Norway - Norwegian language and approximately 40 electives available in business, education, engineering, fine art and drama, health sciences, journalism, and nursing


Model C – General listing of regular university courses with some restrictions at host institution (minimum 3.0 GPA required, except for 2.75 in Ecuador, 3.2 in Beijing and England).

  • Australia

  • England (English and Psychology departments have more restrictions and fewer courses available to short-term students)

  • Ireland

  • Ecuador (Galapagos: especially appropriate for science students)

  • New Zealand


Model D – Students preferred to have a minimum of two years of language.  General listing of regular university courses with some restrictions at host institution. (Minimum 2.75 GPA required; 3.0 required for Barcelona)

  • Ecuador (USFQ, Quito)

  • France (Aix, Marseilles, Angers)

  • Japan (Rikkyo University, Aoyama Gakuin, Tokyo; Doshisha University, Kyoto) Japanese majors only

  • Senegal (Dakar & St. Louis – Francophone African Studies majors only)

  • Spain Spanish majors only (Spanish Studies Abroad-Seville, Alicante or Barcelona)

  • Germany (Heidelberg University) German majors only


  • Pre-approved courses for programs in Model A:  see “Curricula Guidelines”
  • Sample curricular plans and pre-approval for courses in programs in Models B, C, and D:
  1. Check university website for course listing
  2. Select courses
  3. For major/minor, review of courses must be done by the relevant department; for the LC, review is conducted by the Registrar  (Preliminary Course Approval Form)
  4. In general, students need to be both flexible and diligent