Before applying for the academic year programs in Argentina or Spain, students must have completed either 2 years of Spanish language in High school or 1 year of Spanish in college.
ALL other programs (academic year + summer) accept students who are total beginners in the target language. There is NO language pre-requisite for the summer program in Spain.
However, for all academic year programs, students who have completed one year or more of college-level language study will have a much easier adjustment and will probably be enrolled in higher level courses right on their first quarter/semester abroad.
In addition, please be advised that intermediate and upper level students are eligible for internships at the study abroad program.