Office of Study Abroad and Study Away Programs

Language Requirements

Students who want to study in a program where the language of instruction is not English must have completed college-level study in that language.

Please note: Students participating in an approved non-Clark program located in a non-English speaking country are required to take at least one course in the local language of the host country .

Below are the current language requirements for Clark programs:

Spanish

  • TANDEM program in Madrid - three semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent
  • CIEE Seville, Spain - four semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent
  • CIEE Valpara√≠so and Santiago, Chile - five semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent
  • CIEE Buenos Aries, Argentina - six semester of college-level Spanish or the equivalent
  • CIEE Santiago, Dominican Republic-four semesters college-level Spanish or the equivalent
  • CIEE Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic - five semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent

French

  • University of Bourgogne, Dijon - three semesters of college-level French or the equivalent
  • CIEE Rennes - four semesters of college-level French or the equivalent

German

  • University of Trier - at least three semesters of college-level German. In individual cases, we will arrange for students with little knowledge of German to join an intensive German as a Foreign Language Program
  • CIEE Berlin - German language study is not required beforehand, but is required on-site

Japanese

  • Kansai Gaidai University - at least two semesters of college-level Japanese or the equivalent

Chinese

  • CET Beijing Chinese Language Program - at least three semesters of college-level Chinese or its equivalent
  • CET Shanghai Program - at least three semesters of college-level Chinese or its equivalent

 

Clark-affiliated programs offer instruction in the following languages which are not taught on the Clark campus: Afrikaans, Czech, Dutch, Italian, Setswana, Vietnamese, Xhosa