Some information from Val Prill on Global Learning programs:
- Vienna and Santiago are both open to all students: Vienna is always in the fall, and Santiago is in the spring. We are currently working on adding a semester in Athens, Greece.
- All our residential programs (semester-long) are built around our General Education requirements, and so students should save the specific courses for the program they want to participate in.
- Although many students do their semester abroad during their sophomore year, we also have many students participate later in their college career. The Santiago program will even take second-semester freshmen!
- These programs include some language study, but all other courses are taught in English (language majors may choose more language). The programs and language courses are designed to accommodate beginning-level students as well as more advanced ones.
- No prior German is required for Vienna, although we recommend they take some.
- Some Spanish is required for Santiago, but one year of high school Spanish should be enough. We have a very short proficiency test a student can take, if he or she is unsure.
- Sample degree plans for many majors showing how to work in a semester in Vienna or Santiago are available on the Global Learning web pages.
- Core courses are taught every year, and many of the optional courses are available evry year as well. Both programs are flexible enough to accommodate an independent study or on-line course in the student's major.
To visit the Global Learning website: globallearning.lipscomb.edu