IAS students must take an additional 3-unit course at the 300 or 400 level unless they study abroad on a program that fulfills the following criteria:
The student must
* transfer at least 3 units from abroad toward the total units necessary to complete the IAS major
* take a language course abroad that counts toward the IAS 4-semester language requirement.
NB No more than 3 credits can transfer from a summer abroad. No more than 6 credits can transfer toward the IAS major for one semester abroad. No more than 12 credits can transfer for a year of study abroad.
* courses must be taken as part of a study abroad program approved by Washington University
* the student must receive the equivalent of a B- or better to count study abroad coursework toward the IAS major
* courses must clearly be upper division courses
* the study abroad program must be consistent with the student’s IAS concentration and language training. A full list of IAS-approved programs is available through the Office of Overseas Programs HERE.
Note that not all IAS-approved study abroad programs are appropriate for all concentrations. Students in Eurasian Studies and European Studies, for example, must choose a program that is consistent with their geographic and linguistic specialization. Students in the Development concentrations, Global Cultural Studies or International Affairs must choose a program that offers coursework applicable to the concentration, and we strongly prefer that students choose a program consistent with their chosen language of study.
A student with a compelling reason may petition for an exception to these requirements. Students wishing to do so should contact the IAS Study Abroad Advisor (Dr. Jeremy Caddel) for further guidance. Examples of programs requiring a petition include:
* programs that are not consistent with IAS concentration requirements
* Washington University-approved programs that have not been approved by IAS (even if approved for a second major or minor)
* alternative programs that have not been approved by the Office of Overseas Programs
A&S Distribution requirements: Some coursework completed abroad may count toward your A&S distribution requirements. According to College policy, "Students may take 3 units per semester toward their general distribution area requirements (Natural Science and Mathematics, Social Science, Language and the Arts, Textual and Historical Studies) while abroad in a Washington University approved study abroad program. The maximum number of 6 units for a year or a summer plus a semester can be taken in one area or in a combination of two areas. These courses cannot be used to fulfill a cluster requirement in any area."