It is a good idea to strengthen your current language skills or take this opportunity to introduce yourself to the language. Some familiarity with the language will strongly enhance your experience abroad even if your classes are offered in English.
- The Study Abroad Office has copies of the Rosetta Stone levels 1 & 2 in Arabic, Chinese, German, French, Spanish, and Portuguese available for rent.
- There are also language institutes, including Berlitz, in downtown Chicago. Local community colleges or cultural centers may also offer language instruction for a fee.