Linguistics

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These pages are currently under revision, and may not have a complete list of programs. Please contact Hannah Nevitt to explore all program options.

The following programs offer significant coursework and performance immersion opportunities for Linguistics related coursework. This is meant to highlight a variety of programs by region; please note there are many more available beyond what is listed here and this is not a guaranteed list for credit transfer. Students will still need to meet with their departments to discuss fulfilling degree requirements.

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Advisor

Kristin Denham

Advisor for Linguistics

Office: BH 418D

Advising Info

Interested in studying Linguistics abroad? Linguistics majors must have two years of college study of an Indo-European language like FrenchSpanish, or German, -OR- one year of college study of a non-Indo-European language, such as ChineseJapanese, American Sign Language, or Arabic. Students may fulfill the language requirements for the linguistics major in a variety of study abroad programs. Linguistics advisors can also work with students individually to determine which courses may satisfy other requirements of the major.

After you decide on a program and the courses you will take abroad, you must meet with Departmental Academic Advisors to complete the EdAbroad Departmental Academic Advising Form. The form must be completed before you leave on your study abroad program.

For information about the Linguistics degree program, please refer to the Linguistics BA requirements listed on the University Catalog.

All other courses in the Linguistics Department (and other linked departments such as English or Anthropology) can be found using the Course Description search feature of the University Catalog.

Transcripts from your program abroad MUST be sent to the Education Abroad office for processing upon completion of your program.

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Program Options

Study Abroad Provider

  • Independent organizations that facilitate or administer study abroad programs for students
  • Quarter, semester, academic year, calendar year, and summer
  • Pay a program fee that includes tuition, housing, etc. (varies)
  • More services provided
  • Often includes excursions, onsite pickup, varied housing options
  • Part time internships can be available for credit

Western Exchange

  • Bilateral agreements between WWU and universities abroad to exchange students
  • Chance of placement is high
  • Semester and year-long options
  • Pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees
  • Room & board paid onsite
  • Take courses with international students at universities abroad
  • Eligibility requirements vary
  • More independent and less services

ISEP Exchange

  • ISEP stands for International Student Exchange Program
  • Students can choose from over 135 universities in 36 different countries
  • Students provide ISEP with a list of preferred sites. Chance of placement varies from site to site.
  • Semester & year-long options only
  • Pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees
  • Room & board paid to WWU
  • Take courses with international students at universities abroad
  • More independent and less services provided

Research, Fellowships & Grants

Asia

Japan

Europe

Austria

North America

Canada

  • ISEP - Brock University, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter
    • Phonetics and Phonology, Topics in Phonetics and Phonology, Sociolinguistics, Syntax, Language and Society, the Ethnography of Communication, Semantics and Pragmatics, Communication Disorders, Neurolinguistics, Language Acquisition and Learning
  • ISEP - University of Regina, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter
    • Phonetics and Phonology, Morphology and Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics, Language and Society, the Ethnography of Communication, Sociolinguistics, Language Acquisition, Structure of Indigenous Languages, Historical Linguistics, Topics in Linguistics

Oceania

Australia

  • Western Exchange - University of Newcastle, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter
    • Language and Society, Phonetics and Phonology, Morphology and Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics, Language Acquisition, Speech and Language Disorders, Bilingualism, Languages of Australia and the Pacific, Special Topics in Linguistics