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Prerequisites and Requirements

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).
  • Applicants must be in good academic and social standing to be considered for any program.
  • In language programs, preference will be given students maintaining a B average in their language grade.

Program-Specific Requirements and Prerequisites at the time of Application: (all GPA's are cumulative)

  • Australia/New Zealand: GPA of 3.0 required; no language requirements
  • Austria: Track 1: minimum of 1 year of college-level German language (2 years preferred); courses taught in German Track 2: no language requirement; courses taught in English
  • China, Beijing:  GPA of 3.2 required; 1 year college-level Chinese language required; courses taught in English; optional – Chinese language immersion
  • Costa Rica: Minimum of 1 year of college-level Spanish required (2 years preferred)
  • Ecuador:
    • Quito: minimum of 2 years of college-level Spanish required  
    • Galapagos: minimum of 1 year of college-level Spanish; one course each of Biology and Ecology required for students applying to the "Evolution, Ecology & Conservation" or "Marine Ecology" programs; courses taught in English
  • England: 3.2 minimum GPA required
  • France:
    • Angers: minimum of 1 year of college-level French required
    • Aix-en-Provence, Marseille: minimum of 2 years of college-level French required
  • Germany: Nürtingen-no language prerequisites; courses taught in English;  Heidelberg-2 years German; majors only
  • Hong Kong:  no language prerequisites; courses taught in English
  • Ireland: 3.0 minimum GPA required
  • Japan:  
    • Kanto Gakuin University: 1 year of college-level Japanese required, 2 years preferred
    • Rikkyo, AGU or Doshisha University: 2 years of college-level Japanese required; open to majors only or by special permission from the Modern Languages Dept.
  • Korea:  no language prerequisites, courses taught in English
  • Norway: GPA of 3.0 preferred; no language prerequisites, courses taught in English
  • Senegal: Minimum of 2 years of college-level French required; Francophone/African Studies minors & majors only
  • Spain:  Spanish Majors only by special permission from the Modern Languages Dept.

Linfield Semester Programs (administered by the International Programs Office – IPO)

Fall only
(approx. Aug/Sept-Dec/Jan.)

Spring only
( Jan - May)

Programs available
   both fall and spring
   or year-only programs,
   as noted

  • Vienna; Austria
  • San Ramon; Costa Rica
  • Nottingham; England
  • Yokohama; Japan
  • Dakar; Senegal-Africa
  • Galway; Ireland
  • Beijing & Hong Kong; China
  • Quito & Galapagos; Ecuador
  • Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Angers; France
  • Seoul; Korea
  • Nürtingen-Geislingen University; Germany
  • Heidelberg University; Germany-year (German majors only)
  • Oslo, Bø; Norway
  • Cairns, Townsville, Melbourne; Australia
  • Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton; New Zealand
  • Tokyo, Kyoto; Japan-year; (Japanese majors only)
  • Seville, Alicante; Spain-year (Spanish majors only)
  • Dakar & Saint-Louis; Senegal-year (Francophone African Studies majors only)

Those who choose to participate in a program not administered by Linfield must take the following into consideration:

  • Transcripts from foreign institutions must be evaluated on a course-by-course basis by an outside accredited evaluator.
  • Credits do not count toward GPA except for programs approved for certain majors or minors.
  • Students must complete the “leave of absence” (LOA) and “permit to study at another institution” forms to participate in non-Linfield study abroad programs. The LOA form is obtained from the Registrar's Office.
  • Students must complete the “Preliminary International Transfer Course Approval” form from the Registrar’s Office prior to departure in order to have credits earned count towards a major/minor or LC (see the Linfield Catalogue).
  • Students usually cannot take their full Linfield aid package with them, but some federal and state aid may apply (check with the Financial Aid Office).