To apply, you must be a a currently enrolled, degree-seeking UW-Eau Claire student. You must be in good academic standing and have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher. You must maintain full-time enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. Although you may apply as a freshman, you need to be a the sophomore level or above by the time the program begins.
The LU Baltic Study program offers several courses, taught in English, for international students. Exact course offerings vary; sample offerings are below. You may also take a three-credit Latvian or Russian language course.
Recent Economic Development of Latvia
History of Ethnic Minorities in Latvia
Europe and the Baltic States, Reunification
International Human Rights Standards in the Baltics
Most Baltic study courses are 1.5 UWEC credits (but some can be as many as 4 UWEC credits), so students take 7-8 courses. Students must take enough courses to meet a minimum of 12 UWEC credits.
Click on the link "Univ of Latvia" when it appears
Click "Search" again. All Latvian courses that have been evaluated for UWEC credit will appear in alphabetical order by the Latvian School Course Number.
If the Latvian course does not appear on the list, it has not yet been evaluated for UWEC credit
Please keep in mind that this is a historical record of past course equivalencies. There is no guarantee that the same courses will be offered in the future, or that they will be offered during the term in which you are abroad.
This program fulfills the complete Foreign Culture requirement upon successful completion. Please email Degree Review at firstname.lastname@example.org after completion of the program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details.)
Students are only able to study in Riga for the fall semester. You will arrive in Riga in late August. Classes begin in early September and run through late December. Exact dates will be available the semester prior to departure.