Education Abroad Program (EAP)

There are several options for studying abroad in a Spanish or Portuguese-speaking country. In Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica and Chile, there are program options that are suitable for students who have an intermediate-level language background, as well as opportunities for those who are fully fluent. In Brazil, there are program options for students with no Portuguese, as well as for those who are fluent. EAP offers summer, semester, and classic full academic year immersion programs.

Students with existing language ability may pursue their major studies at some of the most prestigious institutions in Latin America or Spain.

Three program types are available:

  • Programs focusing on language acquisition
  • Programs requiring a minimum of two years of university-level Spanish (through Spanish 4 at UCB)
  • Programs with no language requirement – Brazil only.

The Education Abroad offices on campus are in 160 Stephens Hall, and their phone number is 510.642.1356.

Language Evaluation

Are you planning to attend an immersion program in a Spanish-speaking country that has a pre-requisite of Spanish 4?

IF

  1. you’ve taken Spanish 4 or above, at UC Berkeley, within the past two years, or
  2. you took the Spanish language AP exam within the past two years and received a 5, and IB score of 7 or an SAT II test of 550, or
  3. you’ve taken the 4th level of spanish at a community college

THEN

you simply go to EAP and the advisers will evaluate and rank your Spanish, based upon the ranking above.

 

YOU’LL NEED TO BE TESTED IF

  1. you’re a heritage speaker who has not taken a Spanish course, or
  2. it’s been 2 years since you’ve satisfied the requirements above, or,
  3. you’ve had a hodge-podge of Spanish over the years

 

SO

you’ll need a language evaluation, at a cost of $35, payable to the Regents of UC. Schedule an exam with Agnes Dimitriou, agnesd@socrates.berkeley.edu.

Are you planning to attend a language & culture program, with a pre-requisite of Spanish 2?

IF

  1. you’ve taken Spanish 2 at UC Berkeley, within the past two years, or
  2. you took the Spanish language AP exam within the past two years and received a 3 or 4, and IB score of 4 or an SAT II test of 350, or
  3. you’ve taken the 2nd level of Spanish at a community college, or
  4. you’ve taken 4 years of high school Spanish within the past two years.

THEN

 

you simply go to EAP and the advisers will evaluate and rank your Spanish, based upon the ranking above.

 


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