As an International Relations major, you are required to complete 2+ years (up through completion of the 2nd year/ 3rd quarter of study) of a foreign language at Stanford, or the equivalent.
The following can fulfill this requirement:
- You successfully complete Stanford foreign language courses in one language up through the 2nd year, 3rd quarter of instruction.
- You take a lnguage placement test through Stanford's Language Center, and place into the 3rd+ year.
Information on the proficiency exams found here.
Some of the languages offered by the Stanford Language Center include the following:
▪ Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)
▪ Special Languages**
* For a list of languages offered through the African and Middle Eastern Languages Program, please see the program website.
** For a list of languages offered through the Special Languages Program, please see the program website. Please note: American Sign Language (ASL) will not satisfy the IR foreign language requirement.
For more information visit the Language Center.