Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Study Abroad’s Seven Deadly Sins

“Because few American students have the language skills to ‘direct enroll’ in regular classes in another country, partner institutions often maximize instruction in English to accommodate American schools. And so it is relatively easy to take all classes in English regardless of locale. But taking slide courses, especially in English, considerably lessens the possibility that you will get much out of your academic experience.”

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