Foreign Language Fluency

The importance of knowing a foreign language cannot be overemphasized. Academic, social and personal integration into the host country depends on the ability to communicate. If you plan to study in a foreign university, you must know the language well enough to follow lectures, do reading and research, and take examinations. Some programs however do teach in English, they include John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, College Year in Athens, American College of Thessaloniki, CIEE- Turkey among others. Please come to the CIE office for more information.

Enrollment in some USA or British-sponsored programs is not based on demonstrated proficiency in a foreign language. However, if you participate in a foreign language program,  you must be prepared and willing to learn the language while you are in the country through intensive language study and daily contact with people.