You need to have successfully completed at least 3 years of high school Spanish, French, Russian or a different second language or you need to have equivalent language experience through study abroad, immersion programs or cultural exposure to the language. The brief program application
asks you for evidence of success in in your second language. We attract a wide range of speaking levels to the program, from “took three years but not yet confident” to native speaker. This RAP is designed to help you advance from wherever you are so that you won’t lose the language skills that you’ve already invested your time in. The RAP is designed to help you keep and improve your Spanish, French or Russian through partial language immersion, casual exposure to language and culture (movies, music, activities, food, etc.) , and a focus on the contexts within which the language is meaningful. While we do not have the support structures in place for other languages, we do accept applicants that do not know any of our three core languages.