COL majors spend the spring of their sophomore year abroad, and this requires intermediate level work in the appropriate foreign language. It is expected that students entering COL as Sophomores will be ready for the intermediate level of study (or its equivalent) in the language of their choice. That normally means French 215, German 211 or 214, Hebrew 202, Italian 111, Spanish 112, or Russian 112, Greek 202, Latin 202. Students should therefore take the Wesleyan language placement test and enroll in appropriate language classes during their first-year.
Wesleyan offers programs abroad for the COL major:
Wesleyan Program in France, Paris
Wesleyan Program in Germany, Regensburg
Wesleyan-Vassar-Wellesley in Italy, Bologna
Wesleyan-Colgate-Vassar Program in Spain, Madrid
Wesleyan Program in Israel, Jerusalem
Study abroad deadlines:
The Office of International Studies (O.I.S.) has strict deadlines for the submission of study abroad applications. The deadline for most Wesleyan and Wesleyan approved programs is October 1 in the fall, with deadlines for non-Wesleyan programs potentially earlier. Late applications are not accepted so make sure to submit your application on time.
1. For information about study abroad (except in Israel), ask Gail Winter in the OIS office: ext. 3006, gwinter_at_wesleyan.edu, 102 Fisk Hall
2. For information about Hebrew and Jerusalem Program, please contact Jeremy Zwelling in the Religion Department.
Grades for courses abroad:
Since such courses, although required by the major, are not counted for major course credit, you may elect either a graded or ungraded mode for the assessment of your study abroad courses. However, (a) you must take al of the foreign study in the same grading mode, and (b) it is not possible to change the grading mode later than 10 days after the beginning of classes in the foreign study program.