Language Requirements

Language Requirements Explained

To enroll in our Spanish-taught classes at certain programs, you must have a specific language level. Please see below for more details about the language requirements. If you have questions about whether you qualify, contact your Program Advisor.

For Programs with 4 semester requirement:

  • 4 semesters means you have taken or are currently taking at least Intermediate Spanish II or the equivalent at your home university.
  • If your college Spanish placement test placed you past Intermediate Spanish II, you could still be eligible. Contact the Program Advisor for more information.

For Programs with a 5 semester requirement:

  • 5 semesters means you have taken Intermediate Spanish II and have taken or are currently enrolled in one course at an advanced Spanish level (ex: literature, culture, film, linguistics, history, etc.) at your home university.
  • If your college Spanish placement test placed you at an Advanced Level, you could still be eligible. Contact your Program Advisor for more information.

For Native Speakers

  • As a native speaker, you can qualify for our programs regardless of the language requirement. You will take an online language placement test as a part of your application.
  • Contact your Program Advisor to get started.

No Spanish Classes or No Spanish Classes within the last 1-3 years

  • If you have not taken any college level Spanish classes, you can still qualify for our programs. You will take an online language placement test as a part of your application.
  • Contact your Program Advisor to get started.