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Foreign Language

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:
 

  1. You successfully complete Stanford foreign language courses in one language up through the 2nd year, 3rd quarter of instruction.
  2. 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:

▪   Catalan

▪   Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)

▪   French

▪   German

▪   Italian

▪   Japanese

▪   Korean

▪   Portuguese

▪   Russian

▪   Spanish

▪   Special Languages**

▪   Tibetan

 

* 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