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International Programs Study Abroad

Getting Started

1. When should I start planning?
2. How do I fit study abroad into my Linfield Education?
3. What about fulfilling my major or minor course requirements?
4. Special features of Linfield's study abroad programs.
5. Why should I study abroad?
6. What are the next steps?

1. When should I start planning?

2. How do I fit study abroad into my Linfield Education?

3. What about fulfilling my major or minor course requirements?

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4. Special Features of Linfield’s Study Abroad Programs

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  • Linfield pays the round trip airfare for all tuition paying students on a Linfield program outside of the continental U.S., from Portland International Airport to one destination for one trip - for approved travel for semester, academic year, and January Term programs - for each student who meets program requirements.  If your major or minor requires you to study abroad, your second airfare is also provided.
  • The cost of a semester abroad program is similar to what it would be if you were on the McMinnville campus for an equivalent time.
  • Housing
    • Language semester programs offer homestays  – a great opportunity to establish long term connections, to be fully immersed in the culture, traditions and norms of the people there and to enhance your language proficiency through daily practice and use with your host family.
    • Other programs are apartment style or dorms.
  • Many sites offer community service/volunteer work such as working with an orphan-age or with the Habitat for Humanity projects.
  • The January term off-campus courses offer thematic, interdisciplinary studies on such topics as lifestyle and longevity in Japan, environmental economics in Australia, creative writing in literary Britain, technological and environmental advancements and concerns in China, medieval philosophy in Europe or eastern philosophy in China, health care in India, the Cameroons or Australia, politics and tragedy in ancient Greece, politics of the past in Russia, British politics, marine biology in Hawaii, Arab civilization in Spain, and many others.

5. Why should I study abroad?

  • Studying abroad offers many benefits:
    • Academic Benefits - earn credits towards your majors, explore new academic areas, strengthen your foreign language ability
    • Professional Benefits - open new career opportunities, gain many skills that employers seek
    • Personal Benefits - build self-confidence, learn more about the world and about yourself
  • Opens opportunities to study, research, work, and teach abroad after graduation through programs such as Fulbright and Japan Exchange Teacher programs.

6. What are the next steps?