Study Abroad

Language Study & Prerequisites

Some approved UW study abroad programs require that students complete anything from one quarter to four years of college-level course work (or the equivalent) in the local language prior to the start of the program. Many programs, however, have no formal language prerequisites, including some programs in countries where English is not the national language. Information on language and other prerequisites may be found in the individual program’s brochure, available on this website.

Note: Students may apply to a program prior to completing language requirements as long as they anticipate completing the requirement before the study abroad program begins.