A primary mission of Linfield University is to develop among its undergraduates an international perspective based on competence in foreign languages, encounters with other cultures, and knowledge of world issues.
For all tuition-paying students on a Linfield program outside of the continental U.S., Linfield provides the first round-trip air transportation from the Portland International Airport to one destination for one trip – for approved travel for semester, academic year, or January Term programs – for each student who meets program requirements. Students must pay airfare for subsequent trips arranged by the university.
If international education on the undergraduate level is to be effective, it should take place over the entire four-year period. Thus, Linfield offers a comprehensive program which integrates study abroad with a stimulating international environment on the home campus. The goal is to awaken in students a concern with world affairs that will extend beyond their years at Linfield.
Linfield offers four types of study abroad opportunities to its students: semester, academic year, internships abroad, and January term programs. Each option provides a different kind of international experience.