Successful completion of a semester or year (or otherwise specifically noted below) of one of the following GU-approved, direct matriculation study abroad programs will automatically fulfill the BSFS Foreign Language proficiency degree requirement.  These classes are conducted in a language native to the country and are the same classes offered to degree seeking candidates at that university. Successful completion means a student has completed the full-time course load designated for the program and passed each course enrolled.

Language proficiency will be certified on a student’s transcript only after the official transcript from the GU-approved program has been received, reviewed by the student’s curricular dean, and study abroad credits have been approved and posted to the GU transcript.

Curricular deans reserve the right, in consultation with the language departments, to require a student to take and pass the oral proficiency exam in addition to the study abroad program should faculty and the dean’s judgment deem additional evaluation of a student’s language proficiency necessary.

Study Abroad Programs eligible for the BSFS Language Proficiency requirement are listed by language. This list is subject to change.



Advanced Liberal Arts at Université Libre de Bruxelles (CIEE)


Université Catholique d’Afrique Centrale (Middlebury)


Center for University Programs Abroad (CUPA) – Paris
Sciences Po Paris – Paris
Sciences Po Paris – Campus européen Europe centrale et orientale — Dijon
Sciences Po Paris – Campus européen franco-allemand — Nancy – full year only
Sciences Po Paris – Campus euro-latino-américain — Poitiers – full year only
Sciences Po Bordeaux
Sciences Po Lyon
Junior Year in France – Paris
Lyon 3 – Université Jean Moulin
Université de Strasbourg



Universität Wien


Sciences Po Paris – Campus européen franco-allemand — Nancy – full year only


Eberhard-Karls-Universität — Tübingen
Language and Area Studies in Berlin (IES) – spring and full year only
Junior Year in Munich – spring and full year only
Language and Area Studies in Berlin (IES) – spring and full year only



Milan (IES) – Direct Matriculation Program
University of Florence and Accademia de Belle Arti (Middlebury)
Brown in Bologna



Brazilian Studies & Portuguese Language in São Paulo, Brazil (CET)
Liberal Arts at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (CIEE)



Liberal Arts in Buenos Aires (CIEE)


Chilean Universities Program in Valparaíso, Chile (IFSA-Butler)
Chilean Universities Program in Santiago, Chile (IFSA-Butler)

Costa Rica

Universidad de Costa Rica (U. of Kansas) – San José


Universidad San Francisco de Quito


Universidad Iberoamericana — Mexico City
Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores


Georgetown in Madrid, Spain – Universidad Complutense
Georgetown in Madrid, Spain – Universidad Pontificia Comillas
Georgetown in Salamanca, Spain – Universidad de Salamanca
Advanced Liberal Arts in Seville, Spain (CIEE)