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The Department of Linguistics has an exchange program with Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany. See the program brochure for more information. Applications are accepted through the UGA Office of International Education’s StudyAway Portal.

We strongly encourage students to take advantage of this and other study abroad programs offered through UGA or other institutions. The experiences one gains by being immersed in a different culture have no equivalent. However, you should also be aware that certain limitations are placed on credits transferred from studies abroad.

Courses taken abroad in a UGA-operated study abroad program will count as courses taken in residence. Courses taken abroad in non-UGA programs (including academic exchanges with partner universities) will count as transfer credit. A maximum of three (3) transfer courses (9 hours) from non-UGA study abroad programs can count toward the Linguistics degree. Linguistics courses above and beyond this will not satisfy Linguistics requirements, but may be used for other requirements in the Core Curriculum or as general electives.

Please also be aware that UGA has a residency policy, which states that 45 of the last 60 hours a student earns towards a degree must be earned in residence at UGA. This requirement is waived for students participating in an official UGA exchange program with another university, but note that these credit hours are otherwise counted as transfer credit (unlike study abroad programs operated directly by UGA).

Updated: 7/13/18