Walla Walla University is a member of the Adventist Colleges Abroad (ACA) consortium. Foreign language majors are required to spend one year (three quarters) in a study abroad program, typically the sophomore or junior year. Language minors are required to spend a minimum of one quarter of study abroad at the intermediate level. Academic credit will be granted for these studies so that a student may be able to complete a full college year abroad. Prospective ACA students must have completed one year of college French, German, or Spanish or the equivalent with a grade-point average of 3.00. Applicants should consult with their major professors, the Department of Communications and Languages, and the Registrar prior to enrollment.

A student planning to teach should confer with their assigned academic adviser and with the School of Education and Psychology in regard to certification and teaching credentials.

The ability to communicate in a foreign language and the acquaintance with a foreign culture should be part of the background of educated persons, particularly those with a sense of world mission.