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Take a DePaul language placement exam to help you determine the language class best suited to your level of proficiency.
**Special Note** You may not earn the same number of credits spring semester,
as you would winter and spring quarters. Semester-school students typically
complete 5 classes/18 quarter hours. DePaul students typically complete 8
classes/32 quarter hours over winter and spring quarters. Please keep
this in mind as you review your study abroad program options. It can also take 3+ months after the end of your program for your study abroad credit to be processed/updated and reflected on your DePaul transcripts. Please plan accordingly.To apply study abroad courses taught in another language toward language major/minor requirements, students must complete advanced language courses (For French, German, Italian and Spanish, B1 or higher per the European Framework for 200 level or B2 for 300 level).
For non-DePaul study abroad programs, students must contact the DePaul Study Abroad Office. Students may work directly with universities abroad (probably the most cost-effective way to study abroad), go through another U.S. college/university's study abroad office as a non-degree seeking student with that institution or go through a study abroad company. Students must complete a significant amount of paperwork and thoroughly understand how the credit will transfer before embarking on a study abroad program (SAP). Please THOROUGHLY review the non-DePaul SAP webpages online here.
The following information pertains to DePaul and non-DePaul study abroad
The science of languages is called linguistics and DePaul offers a Minor in Linguistics and a variety of courses on this topic. Click here for information about the linguistics minor or contact the Linguistics Program Director for more information.
DePaul has over three hundred student organizations to get you involved with our community. Being involved with your campus community will enhance your DePaul experience. DeHUB is DePaul's tool for engagement that assists students with getting involved and being successful within their organization.
Students learn more about how to work effectively with others and to navigate the emotional upheavals that can take its toll in any work place by actively participating in a student organization. When students take on leadership roles, they're learning even more about how to work in a professional setting. Navigating bureaucracy, making sure tasks are completed in a timely manner, keeping people motivated, etc., are all experiences that students gain through student organization involvement. Student leadership experiences can often be considered as equivalent in value with internship experiences.