The World Engagement component ensures that, as part of their course of study, students engage with ideas, perspectives, or experiences beyond those to which they are accustomed. World Engagement components are divided between a minimum language requirement and four additional designations.

  • Completion of non-English language (NEL) through the second semester (132) level. This can be achieved in the following ways:
    • Completion of a NEL course at Willamette at the 132-level or higher;
    • Placement into a 231-level or higher course, and passing of a proficiency exam administered by a faculty member in the language department of choice;
    • Transfer in credit for equivalent NEL study (including AP/IB or “Running Start” credits accepted by the Registrar);
    • Present evidence of a primary language other than English
    • If you need to pursue an accommodation for a language substitution, please visit the Foreign Language Requirement Substitution Policy on the Accessible Education Services website.
  • World Engagement Elective course categories
    • Continued study in a NEL (231 or above on courses with a language department prefix)
    • Study Abroad
    • Culture and Values (CV)
    • Service Learning (SL)
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