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Earning Academic Credits

Students and teachers who wish to receive undergraduate, graduate or continuing education credit when studying at ICLC programs, must required approval from the study abroad office or from the language department at their College or University, prior to starting the program.

ICLC has established an academic relationship with the following universities and colleges in the United States:

  1. Angelo State University
  2. Buena Vista University
  3. Campbell University
  4. Colorado Mountain College
  5. Education for Global Learning:
    • Anoka Ramsey
    • Minneapolis Community &Technical College
    • Normandale Community College
    • Rochester Community College
  6. Gardner-Webb University
  7. Jackson State University
  8. John Carroll University
  9. La Sierra University
  10. Madison Technical Area College
  11. Mississippi Valley State University
  12. Portland Community College
  13. San Diego State University
  14. University of Virginia
  15. Washington Community College Consortium:
    • Bellevue College
    • Cascadia Community College
    • Clark College
    • Columbia Basin Community College
    • Edmonds Community College
    • Grays Harbor College
    • Green River Community College
    • North Seattle Community College
    • Peninsula College
    • Pierce College
    • Seattle Central Community College
    • Shoreline Community College
    • Skagit Valley College
    • South Puget Sound College
    • South Seattle Community College
    • Whatcom Community College

These institutions give official credits to their students as well as to students outside of their institution. Students from outside institutions must follow the guidelines that have already been established between the sponsoring institution and ICLC, in order to earn academic credits.

All corresponding documents (grades, test and number of hours covered, language level and transcripts) will be sent to the Language Department of the sponsoring college or university by ICLC.

Students that are applying for academic credit must complete all the hours of language instruction. Attendance is compulsory. The evaluations will take place during class time. Written tests will be administered every week.

Decisions regarding specific course number, level, and grade will be made by the Department of Foreign Languages at your home institution, based on your transcript (s) and performance at ICLC Language Program. The Academic Department at ICLC will send to your home institution the Evaluation Report, transcripts and mayor exams.

The student applying for academic credits at ICLC must take a program that consists of a minimum of twenty (20) hours of classroom study per week and that you study for the amount of weeks required for the amount of academic credit hours sought.

Academic Credit Sought:

  1. Undergraduate
    • 3 hours (3 week language program)
    • 6 hours (5 week language program)
    • 9 hours (8 week language program)
    • 12 hours (12 weeks language program)
  2. Graduate:
    • 3 hours (3 week language program)
    • 6 hours (5 week language program)
    • 9 hours (8 week language program)

Credit fees must be paid at your home institution. During your studies abroad ICLC charges tuition that includes Spanish Language instruction and homestay. An US$ 50 fee (non-refundable) will be charge for academic credit paperwork.

Requirements from college / university students:

  1. Contact the Spanish Department at your college prior your arrival.
  2. Obtain authorization to apply to an overseas Spanish Language course.
  3. Specify the level coursework in Spanish to register abroad.
  4. Get the contact person information who will receive the Transcripts and academic reports and provide it at your arrival at ICLC Campus.

A week after your Spanish Program completion, all the academic documents will be sent your home institution.

All our courses have equivalences with the Spanish courses in your home country and ICLC follows the United States National Standards and the international assessment according to the ACFTL (American Council on the teaching of Foreign Languages) guideline. You may study Spanish at the novice, intermediate, advance or superior levels.

If you have further questions or you need assistance, please contact ICLC Academic Director, M.A. Ronny García using this form.

Last Update:  2016-09-28
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