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 Prerequisites and Requirements for Linfield Study Abroad Programs

 

Overall requirements:

  • Students must have successfully completed at least one semester at Linfield before applying.

  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 to be considered for any semester/year or January Term program. (program/location-specific requirements are noted below)

  • For all programs requiring a language, students must have a 3.0 average in that language at the time of application.

Applicants must be in good academic and social standing to be considered for any program.


Program-Specific Requirements and Prerequisites: (2.75 min. GPA unless specified otherwise)

  • Australia:               GPA of 3.0 required.
  • Austria:                  GPA of 3.0 required in language courses; minimum of one year of college level German language (2 years preferred). There is also an English Language Track requiring no previous language.
  • Beijing:                  GPA of 3.2 and minimum of one year of college level Chinese is required
  • Costa Rica:            Minimum of one year of college level Spanish required (2 years preferred)
  • Ecuador:                Quito: GPA of 2.75 required, 3.0 preferred; minimum of 2 years of college level Spanish required.  Galapagos: minimum of one year of college level Spanish, a course in general biology and a course in ecology required
  • England:                GPA of 3.2 required
  • France:                  Angers: minimum of one year of college level French required. Aix-en-Provence or Marseilles: minimum of two years of college level French required. Aix-en-Provence:  Institute of American University Honors program; requires 2 yrs. college level French
  • Germany:              Nürtingen-Geislingen:  no language prerequisites, but students are encouraged to take German beforehand.  Especially appropriate for business students. Heidelberg: for German language majors only
  • Hong Kong:           Meeting overall requirements above; no language prerequisites
  • Ireland:                  GPA of 3.0 required
  • Japan:                    Kanto Gakuin University: Two years of college level Japanese preferred. Rikkyo University, Aoyama Gakuen, Doshisha University: Two years of college level Japanese required; normally open to majors only or by special permission  from the Modern Languages Department
  • Korea:                     Meeting overall requirements above; no language prerequisites
  • New Zealand:        GPA of 3.0 required
  • Norway:                 GPA of 3.0 preferred; no language prerequisites
  • Spain:                    Majors only; minimum of 2 years of college level Spanish required; 3.0 GPA required for Barcelona
  • Senegal:                Fall in Dakar for Francophone African Studies minor. Full Year, Begin in Dakar and complete in St. Louis for Francophone/African Studies majors; For both programs: min. of 2 years of college-level French