The International Development (INDEV) program requires that students develop or demonstrate conversational ability in a second language. This includes, but is not limited to, official languages spoken in the field placement countries.

To meet the language requirement, students are normally required to take INDEV 304 - Language Conversation for Development Field Work, which is a course designed to advance verbal fluency in one of several languages spoken in field placement countries. Depending on student demand, the course may be offered in French, Spanish and Vietnamese. The course is normally offered in spring “pre-departure” term.