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Language Study Chart
The opportunities and advantages gained by language study abroad are endless when UCEAP makes the world your UC classroom.

Click on a language below to see where, when, and what level of language is taught on UCEAP.​​​

Arabic
Country Program/City Su Fa Sp Yr Beg. Int. Adv. Intensive Language
Pre-Reqs
Language
GPA Reqs
Comments
Jordan Advanced Arabic Language, Amman x x x     x 7 qtr/5 sem 3.3  
Jordan Middle East Studies, Amman x x   x x x 0 Modern Standard Arabic and colloquial Jordanian Arabic are required.
Morocco Arabic Language & Culture, Rabat * x x x x 3 qtr/2 sem 1 year of French acceptable in lieu of Arabic
Morocco​ Intensive Arabic, Rabat​ x​ x​ x​ x​ x​ 0​
Chinese
Country Program/City Su Fa Sp Yr Beg. Int. Adv. Intensive Language
Pre-Reqs
Language
GPA Reqs
Comments
China Beijing Normal University*   x x x x x 0 Intensive Chinese language study is the strength of BNU with small classes taught from beginning to advanced.
China Fudan University, Shanghai* x x x x 0 Language study optional
China Global & International Studies, Fudan University, Shanghai* x x x x 0 Language study optional
China International Summer School, Fudan University, Shanghai x x x x 0 Language study optional
China​ Language & Culture, Peking University x​ x​
China Summer Intensive Chinese, Peking University x x x x x 0
China  Peking University, Beijing* x x x x x x 2 qtr/1 sem 

Language study required

China Tsinghua University, Beijing* x x x x 0 May take courses taught in Chinese with 9 qtr/6 sem of prior Chinese courses.
Hong Kong Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) x x x x x x 0 May take maximum of two language courses per term (9 qtr units). Mandarin and Cantonese courses available.
Hong Kong​ Hong Kong Univ. of Science & Technology ​x ​x x​ x ​0

​May take one language course per term. Mandarin and Cantonese courses available.​

Hong Kong Univ. of Hong Kong (HKU) x x x x x x 0 May take one language course per term.
Taiwan Language & Culture Summer Sessions, National Taiwan Normal Univ., Taipei x x x x x 0-9 qtr/6 sem Traditional characters.
Taiwan Language & Culture, National Taiwan Normal Univ., Taipei* x x x x x 0-9qtr/6 sem Traditional characters.
Taiwan National Taiwan Univ. (NTU), Taipei* x x x x x x 3 qtr/2 sem   Language study optional. Traditional characters.
Czech
Country Program/City Su Fa Sp Yr Beg. Int. Adv. Intensive Language
Pre-Reqs
Language
GPA Reqs
Comments
Czech Republic Central European Studies, Prague * x x x x x x 0 Language study optional during the semester.
Danish
Country Program/City Su Fa Sp Yr Beg. Int. Adv. Intensive Language
Pre-Reqs
Language
GPA Reqs
Comments
Denmark University of Copenhagen x x x x x x 0 Language study required during ILP; optional during semester.
French
Country Program/City Su Fa Sp Yr Beg. Int. Adv. Intensive Language
Pre-Reqs
Language
GPA Reqs
Comments
Canada McGill University, Montreal x x x x x x 0  
France French & European Studies, UC Center Paris x x x x 0-4 qtr/3 sem Language study required alongside core courses in English.
France​ Language & Culture (Semi-Intensive), UC Center Paris x​ x​ 0​
France Language & Culture, (Intensive) UC Center Paris x x x x x 0- 5qtr/3sem
France​ Language & Culture, UC Center Paris x​ x​ x​ x​ 0-2qtr/1 sem​
France Language & Culture, Univ. of Bordeaux x x x x 3 qtr/2 sem - 5 qtr/3 sem 2.5
France University of Bordeaux, Coursework in French  x x x x 6 qtr/4 sem 2.85 Language study required during the ILP and during the term.
France​ University of Bordeaux, Coursework in English ​x ​x ​x x​ x​ ​x Language study required.
France​ University of Lyon 3, Coursework in English ​x ​x x​ ​x ​x ​0-5 qtr/3 sem ​Language study required
Senegal African & Development Studies, Dakar ** x x x 0 Language study required
Switzerland​ Global & International Studies, University of Geneva ​x ​x ​x ​0 ​Language study required
German
Country Program/City Su Fa Sp Yr Beg. Int. Adv. Intensive Language
Pre-Reqs
Language
GPA Reqs
Comments
Germany European Studies, Free Univ. of Berlin (BEST) x x x x x x 0 -- 5 qtr/3 sem May choose intensive language track or non-intensive language track
Germany​ Engineering for Sustainability, Munich Univ. ​x ​x ​x ​0 ​Language study required
Germany Free University Berlin x x x x x 6 qtr/4 sem 2.85 Language study required during the ILP, optional during the term. Summer and Winter Pre-ILPs offered to qualify students for the language prerequisite.
Germany Humboldt Univ. of Berlin x x x x 6 qtr/4 sem 2.85 Language study required during the ILP, optional during the term. Summer and Winter Pre-ILPs offered to qualify students for the language prerequisite. 
Germany International Summer School, Free Univ. Berlin x x x x x 0 May choose intensive language track, non-intensive language track, or no language study.
Germany​ International Summer School, Technical Univ. Berlin x​ x​ 0​ Language study optional
Germany Technical Univ. Berlin x x x x 6 qtr/4 sem 2.85 Language study required during the ILP, optional during the term. Summer and Winter Pre-ILPs offered to qualify students for the language prerequisite
Hebrew
Country Program/City Su Fa Sp Yr Beg. Int. Adv. Intensive Language
Pre-Reqs
Language
GPA Reqs
Comments
Israel Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Beersheva * x x x x x x 0 Hebrew language study required during the fall term for fall and year students; required during the spring term for spring term students.
Israel The Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem * x x x x x x 0 Hebrew language study required during the fall term for fall and year students; required during the spring term for spring students.
Indonesian
Country Program/City Su Fa Sp Yr Beg. Int. Adv. Intensive Language
Pre-Reqs
Language
GPA Reqs
Comments
​Singapore Biodiversity​, National Univ. of Singapore x​ ​x 0​ A course in either beginning Indonesian or beginning Chinese is required.​
Italian
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Country Program/City Su Fa Sp Yr Beg. Int. Adv. Intensive Language
Pre-Reqs
Language
GPA Reqs
Comments
Italy Made in Italy: Language, Culture, Food & Business UC Center Florence (Quarter) x   Winter x x x x 0 -- 5 qtr/3 sem  Language study required
Italy​ ​Made in Italy: Language, Culture, Food & Business UC Center Florence (Semester) ​x ​x ​x ​x ​x ​x ​0-5 qtr/3 sem Language study required.
Italy Rome Through the Ages, UC Center Rome x x x x 0-5 qtr/3 sem Language study required
Italy​ University of Bologna​ ​x ​x ​x ​x ​6 qtr/3 sem 2.85​ Language study required during the ILP. Summer Pre-ILP offered to qualify students for the language prerequisite.
​Italy Business & Economics, University of Commerce, Luigi Bocconi ​x ​x ​x ​x ​x ​x ​0 Required ILP
Japanese
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Country Program/City Su Fa Sp Yr Beg. Int. Adv. Intensive Language
Pre-Reqs
Language
GPA Reqs
Comments
Japan Beginning Japanese, Osaka Univ.  x x x 0-2 qtr/1 sem
Japan Engineering & Science in English, Tohoku Univ., Sendai * x x x x x 0 Language study optional
Japan Global & International Studies, Meiji Gakuin Univ., Yokohama * x x x x x 0 Language study optional
Japan International Christian Univ., Tokyo * x x x x x x x 0 Language study required for year options. 9 qtr/6 sem required to take courses taught in Japanese
Japan Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo * x x x x 3 years 3 Language study required each term
Japan Keio University, Tokyo * x x x x 3 qtr/2 sem 3 Language study required each term
Japan Osaka University * x x x x 3 years 3 Language study required each term
Japan Waseda University, Tokyo * x x x x 3 qtr/2 sem 3 Language study required each term
Japan Language & Culture, Doshisha Univ., Kyoto * x x x x x 0
Japan​ Language & Culture, International Christian University, Tokyo ​x ​x ​x ​x 2 qtr/1 sem​ 3​
Japan Language & Culture, Tsuru Univ. * x x x x 3 qtr/2 sem 3
Korean
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Country Program/City Su Fa Sp Yr Beg. Int. Adv. Intensive Language
Pre-Reqs
Language
GPA Reqs
Comments
Korea International Summer School, Yonsei, Seoul x x x x 0 Language study optional
Korea Yonsei Univ., Seoul * x x x x x x 0 Language study required each term
Norwegian
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Country Program/City Su Fa Sp Yr Beg. Int. Adv. Intensive Language
Pre-Reqs
Language
GPA Reqs
Comments
Norway International Summer School, University of Oslo x x x x x 0 Language study optional
Norway​ University of Oslo​ x​ x​ x​ x​ x​ x​ 0​ Language study optional during semester​
Portuguese
Country Program/City Su Fa Sp Yr Beg. Int. Adv. Intensive Language
Pre-Reqs
Language
GPA Reqs
Comments
Brazil Pontifical Catholic Univ. of Rio de Janeiro (PUC) * x x x x x x 3 qtr/2 sem 2.75 6 qtr/4 sem Spanish also acceptable to qualify for Portuguese coursework; no pre-reqs for students who wish to study beginning Portuguese; other . Portuguese during ILP and required during semester unless student places out. instruction in English
Russian
Country Program/City Su Fa Sp Yr Beg. Int. Adv. Intensive Language
Pre-Reqs
Language
GPA Reqs
Comments
Russia Russian Area Studies, St. Petersburg * x x x x x 0-5 qtr/3 sem One quarter/semester of Russian is strongly recommended
Language study required.
Russia Russian Language, St. Petersburg * x x x x x 6 qtr/4 sem 2.75
Russia Summer Russian Area Studies, St. Petersburg x x   0-5 qtr/3 sem Beginning Russian language is optional.
Russia Summer Russian Language, St. Petersburg x x x x 6 qtr/4 sem 2.75
Spanish
Country Program/City Su Fa Sp Yr Beg. Int. Adv. Intensive Language
Pre-Reqs
Language
GPA Reqs
Comments
Argentina Spanish Intensive Language, Torcuato Di Tella University, Buenos Aires* x x x x x 0-3 qtr/2 sem 2.5
Argentina Latin American Studies, National Univ. of Tres de Febrero, Buenos Aires x x 0 May take one language course alongside other coursework. Geared toward beginning students
Chile University of Chile, Santiago ** x x x x 6 qtr/4 sem 2.85
Mexico National Autonomous Univ. of Mexico,
Mexico City **
x x x x 6 qtr/4 sem 2.85
Spain Carlos III University, Madrid x x 7 qtr/5 sem  Spanish possible through Hispanic Studies (1 course permitted) or humanities mini-cursos
Spain Complutense Univ. of Madrid x x x 5 qtr/3 sem 2.85 Language study required during ILP; optional during semester.
Spain​ Contemporary Spain, UC Center Madrid x​ x​ x​ 0-5qtr/3 sem​
Spain​ ​Intensive Spanish Language, Univ. of Cadiz x​ x​ x​ 5 qtr/3 sem​ ​2.85
Spain Language & Culture, UC Center Madrid x x x 0 -- 3 qtr/2 sem 2
Spain Language & Culture, Univ. of Cordoba x x x x 3 qtr/2 sem-5 qtr/3 sem 2.5
Spain Univ. of Barcelona x x x 5 qtr/3 sem 2.85 Spanish literature courses offered as advanced Spanish
Spain Univ. of Granada x x x 5 qtr/3 sem 2.85 Spanish literature courses offered as advanced Spanish
Swedish
Country Program/City Su Fa Sp Yr Beg. Int. Adv. Intensive Language
Pre-Reqs
Language
GPA Reqs
Comments
Sweden Language & Culture, Folkuniversitetet x x x x x 0
Sweden Lund University x x x x x x 0 Language study required during ILP, optional during semester
Thai
Country Program/City Su Fa Sp Yr Beg. Int. Adv. Intensive Language
Pre-Reqs
Language
GPA Reqs
Comments
Thailand Interdisciplinary Thai Studies, Thammasat Univ., Bangkok x x 0 Survival Thai language & culture course required.
Thailand​ Public Health, Thammasat Univ., Bangkok ​x x​ 0 Survival Thai language & culture course required.​
Thailand Thammasat Univ., Bangkok * x x x x x 0 Thai language study is required for Thai Studies program and optional for other programs.
 
 

* Indicates eligibility for Boren scholarships

** Indicates Boren eligibility where a student is enrolled in either: advanced language courses and coursework in the language of study OR intermediate language courses where students are a STEM major.

Most languages are available for FLAS funding, depending on selection of programs and approval by individual campuses.