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 up through the 2nd year, 3rd quarter of instruction.
- You take the Language Center’s foreign language proficiency exam and place into the 3rd+ year.
Information on the proficiency exams found here.
The following languages are offered by the Stanford Language Center:
▪ Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)
▪ **Special Languages
**Special languages include the following: Czech, Modern Greek, Hawaiian, Hindi, Hungarian, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Lakota, Pashto, Polish, Quechua, Romanian, Sanskrit, Serbo-Croatian, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese.
Please note: American Sign Language (ASL) will not satisfy the IR foreign language requirement.
Special languages program found here.
For more information visit the Language Center.