Second Language (0-16 Units )
Demonstrate proficiency in a target language pertinent to the concentration area, equivalent to a fourth semester or higher of college-level language. Meet this requirement by taking a fourth-semester-level language course.
This requirement can also be met by examination. Contact the Department of World Languages and Cultures for instructions.
Complete an approved academic semester program abroad equivalent to at least 12 units and normally lasting at least 10 weeks. Program must be selected in consultation with and approved by advisor.
In exceptional circumstances, the program leader may approve an accommodation based on an alternative experience that meets the residency abroad learning outcome. The procedure for requesting such an accommodation, along with the criteria, can be found on the International Studies website.
Residency abroad may begin during the second semester of a student’s sophomore year (generally spring) and must be completed by the end of the first semester of a student’s senior year (generally fall).
Residency abroad may not occur during a student’s last semester. Students are expected to complete their final semester in residence at Cal Poly Humboldt.
For some concentrations, courses taken abroad may be necessary to fulfill requirements. Concentration electives may also be completed while abroad. Both require prior advisor approval.
All students are encouraged to use their academic residency abroad efficiently by completing, where possible, language and university general education requirements.
The cost of the residency abroad varies according to the program and world region.
Students should understand the costs involved and plan ahead. Consult with the Center for International Programs office.