Language and Advanced Language Study Abroad Program
Departments of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures, French and Italian, German Studies, Russian, and Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures
A student may choose to satisfy the Language Requirement through a combination of two preparatory courses at Dartmouth and one term of study abroad. It is preferred that students take the preparatory courses as close to departure as possible. After satisfactory completion of the required language prerequisite, the student will spend one term abroad living with a family and studying the language and culture. Language Study Abroad (LSA) is available in France, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, or Spain. On the LSA the student will be enrolled in one of the following sets of courses: FREN 3, FREN 5, and FREN 6; GERM 3, GERM 5, and GERM 6; ITAL 3, ITAL 5, and 6; PORT 3, PORT 5, and PORT 6; and SPAN 3, SPAN 5, and SPAN 6.
Advanced Language Study Abroad (LSA+) is available in French (Toulouse, France), Italian (Rome, Italy), Japanese (Tokyo, Japan), and Russian (St. Petersburg, Russia). Students must have the equivalent of language 3.
Possible enrollment is limited by the number of spaces available; all students who wish to participate in an LSA or LSA + program must receive the department’s minimum grade in French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish in their preparatory course or courses. Students will be selected on the basis of their application forms and letters of reference; actual participation is subject to maintenance of satisfactory academic standing. Admission to these programs cannot be guaranteed. Formal applications are available online from the Off-Campus Programs website. It is the student’s responsibility to contact Off-Campus Programs for application deadline information. Students interested in an LSA but unable to participate in their second year for curricular reasons should review the Regulations Regulations section of this catalog. For a complete listing of these offerings, see Language Study Abroad in the Regulations section of this catalog.