Office of Study Abroad and Study Away Programs

Language Requirements

Generally, students who want to study in a non-English speaking country where the language of instruction is not English must have completed some 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 I program in Madrid - at least three semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent
  • CIEE University of Seville - at least four semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent
  • CIEE Chile Valpara√≠so and Santiago - a minimum of six semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent
  • CIEE Dominican Republic, Santiago -at least four semesters college-level Spanish or the equivalent.
  • CIEE Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo - at least five semesters of college-level Spanish. Students also have to pass an oral exam on campus to determine their Spanish language proficiency

French

  • University of Bourgogne, Dijon - completion of three semesters of college-level French or the equivalent.
  • CIEE Rennes - completion of 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 required; students are given placement tests

Japanese

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