Foreign Languages - International Studies Certificate



The International Studies Certificate Program recognizes the growing importance of global interdependence and diversity. It is of special interest to students planning careers in fields emphasizing backgrounds in such areas as foreign languages, regional studies, international business and economics.

Study Languages Abroad
The most effective way to learn a language is to study and live among native speakers. Clark College offers foreign language immersion programs for students who want to improve their language skills through travel and study abroad. The Clark College World Languages Abroad Program offers study abroad opportunities in French, German, Spanish and Japanese.
General Study Abroad Information (including Washington State Community College Consortium for Study Abroad opportunities)
Study Abroad opportunities through Clark College

International Studies Certificate
For students in World Languages (French, German, Japanese or Spanish) interested in emphasizing courses with a strong international focus as they complete the distribution requirements for their Associate of Arts degree.

To earn the Certificate (which appears as a special notation on the transcript), students must complete 25 credits in Core Courses and 15 credits in additional approved international electives. Students must complete each required core class with a grade of C or above
Required Core Courses (25 credits)

Approved International Electives (15 credits)
The International Studies Certificate Program has identified certain courses in the Clark College catalog as having a strong international component. Students must complete 15 credits from the list below. The selected courses count toward the International Studies Certificate while at the same time meeting distribution requirements for the Associate of Arts degree. Students must complete each international elective class with a grade of C or above.
Approved Electives

For additional information, please contact a participating World Languages faculty member in French, German, Japanese or Spanish.
Doug Mrazek   (French)     992-2165
Julian Nelson   (German)     992-2280
Michiyo Okuhara   (Japanese)     992-2455
Erika Nava   (Spanish)     992-2172
Elizabeth Ubiergo   (Spanish)     992-2977