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Location Duration Housing Required Language Sponsor Comments
Copenhagen,
Denmark,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students, Family DIS

Excellent academics; 3.0 gpa required for admission. Varied course selection, including architecture, clinical biology, child development, European studies, public health, environmental studies. Core courses in Business, Communication, Management, Entrepreneurship not approved.... Read more...

Participants: 1,000
Salzburg,
Austria,
Europe
Spring or Year Dorm w/ local students German Bowling Green State University

Program and university courses. Grad student tutors; scenic setting. Lower cost.


Participants: 10
Florence,
Italy,
Europe
Semester or Year Family Syracuse University

Large program with liberal arts track and studio art track. Italian language course and home stay are required.... Read more...

Participants: 325 (Studio Art:50)
Melbourne,
Australia,
Oceania
Dorm w/ local students University of Melbourne
Melbourne,
Australia,
Oceania
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students IFSA
Arusha,
Tanzania,
Africa
Semester SIT Study Abroad

Human/Environment interactions; academic excursions to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area; participants camp in the parks. Lots of moving around from site to site. Independent study project. Prior coursework in environmental studies, biology, sociology, anthropology... Read more...

Participants: 20-25
Kyoto,
Japan,
Asia
Semester or Year Family Japanese Associated Kyoto Program

Excellent program in historic, medium size city, quality peer group of students and faculty; elective courses taught in English on various topics: Japanese Religion, Japanese Anime and Film, Postwar Japan-US Relations, and the Chemistry of Industrial Pollution and Waste in Japan. Early... Read more...

Participants: 40
Osaka,
Japan,
Asia
Semester Family Japanese Kansai Gaidai University

A semester program with emphasis on language study, near Osaka. Living with a family is most rewarding (as well as required by Bates). Early application is best. Fall: late-August to mid-December; Spring: late-January to early-June.


Participants: 200
Tokyo,
Japan,
Asia
Semester or Year Family Japanese IES

Separate campus in large city; close to Osaka/Kyoto. Courses with Japanese students in Fall; competitive admissions, early application required.


Participants: 20 US students (130 international students)
Beijing,
China,
Asia
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students Chinese Associated Colleges in China

Language focus, run by Hamilton, Williams, & Oberlin, summer-fall option, host family program. For advanced students with excellent language aptitude. Independent research project. Competitive internship program. Language pledge.... Read more...

Participants: 18
Beijing,
China,
Asia
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students Chinese CET

Intensive language. Optional January term before Spring semester. Based at Capital Normal Univ. Poor air quality a concern, esp. in Winter semester. CET... Read more...

Participants: 130
Beijing,
China,
Asia
Semester Dorm w/ local students Chinese CET

Not offered after Fall 2018 Chinese Studies with option for internship. Optional January term before Spring semester. Based at Capital Normal University. Elective in traditional Chinese medicine; internship possibility at traditional Chinese medicine hospital.... Read more...

Participants: 130
Hangzhou,
China,
Asia
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students Chinese Middlebury College
Kunming,
China,
Asia
Semester Dorm w/ local students Chinese SIT Study Abroad

Introduction to minority cultures in Southwest China. Smaller, greener city. Can do the independent study project or take an extra language course. Excursions to Beijing and Yunnan province. Housing a mixture of dorm and home stays. Students are encouraged to apply for... Read more...

Participants: 10-15
Nanjing,
China,
Asia
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students, Family Chinese CIEE

Based at Nanjing University. Smaller, student-centered city in central China; former Imperial capital. Four hours from Beijing; one hour from Shanghai by fast train. Focus on language learning. Low cost. Students are encouraged to apply for... Read more...

Participants: 15-20
Bodh Gaya,
India,
Asia
Fall Guest House Carleton College

Intense program in Buddhist studies; Tibetan or Hindi language; independent study. Housing at a guest house in the Burmese Vihara (monastery). Students live according to Buddhist ethical principles. Serious meditation practice. Hot and humid. Orientation in London and Delhi.


Participants: 32
Bali,
Indonesia,
Asia
Semester SIT Study Abroad

Arts and culture of a traditional society affected by tourism and development. Independent study project (possibility to pursue a practicum in a traditional art form). Based in Bedulu, a large village that is one of the earliest sites of Balinese Hinduism. Two week excursion to Java.... Read more...

Participants: 10
Seoul,
South Korea,
Asia
Semester Family CIEE
Ulaan Bataar,
Mongolia,
Asia
Semester SIT Study Abroad

Herding culture and development themes; independent study project. Excursion to Lake Baikal region of Russia. Cold and remote; program based in capital; 2 home stays with nomadic herders. Riding lessons part of the curriculum. Not for vegans. Students are encouraged to apply for... Read more...

Participants: 5-10
Kathmandu,
Nepal,
Asia
Semester Family Pitzer College

Core course in Nepali history and modern identity; significant emphasis on language study (50% of course load); independent study project. Based in semi-rural area on the outskirts of Kathmandu. Trekking excursion; village home stay.


Participants: 15
Kathmandu,
Nepal,
Asia
Semester SIT Study Abroad

Gender and development focus; Nepali language; independent study project. Based in Kathmandu; village home stay; brief trekking excursion;week long excursion to India. Students are encouraged to apply for... Read more...

Participants: 15
Kathmandu,
Nepal,
Asia
Semester SIT Study Abroad

Politics and Religion; travel to India to visit Tibetan exile communities; high altitude trekking. Tibetan language; independent study project; early application required. Students are encouraged to apply for... Read more...

Participants: 20-25
Kandy,
Sri Lanka,
Asia
Semester Family IFSA

Affiliated with the University of Peradeniya. Required courses: conversational Sinhala and Sri Lanka Studies seminar culminating in month long independent study project. Academic excursions throughout Sri Lanka including Jaffna and the Eastern province. Electives in Buddhist studies, Peace and... Read more...

Participants: 18
Khon Kaen,
Thailand,
Asia
Semester Dorm w/ local students, Family CIEE

Development and Globalization; Based at Khon Kaen University; Core course; extensive field study with community organizations and NGOs; group discussion of impact of globalization and development upon local community. Focus on peer learning and group organization. Thai language.


Participants: 18
Ho Chi Minh City,
Vietnam,
Asia
Semester Dorm w/ local students CET

Core course in Development Studies; Opportunity to take intensive Vietnamese language; electives in public health, Asian studies. 9 day traveling seminar to Northern & Central Vietnam. Housing in program dorm with Vietnamese roommates.


Participants: Fall: 25; Winter: 8
Legon,
Ghana,
Africa
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students, Family CIEE

Large English-language university (total enrollment: 30,000) on outskirts of Accra; broad range of courses. Required Twi language course; Students must take at least one course that focuses on Ghana and/or West Africa. For the independent student. Students are encouraged to apply for... Read more...

Participants: 45-50
Nairobi,
Kenya,
Africa
Semester Family St. Lawrence University

Required core course: Culture, Environment and Development of East Africa; and Swahili language; 2 electives. Excursions to rural village, Maasai homestead, Mombasa, Tanzania. Based in a gated campus in Karen (suburban Nairobi). Nairobi has high crime rates that require careful attention and... Read more...

Participants: 25
Ft. Dauphin,
Madagascar,
Africa
Semester French SIT Study Abroad

Natural Resource Management; experiential biology; course in French for Natural Sciences; community ecology project during rural home stay. Previous biology/environmental studies coursework required. Students are encouraged to apply for... Read more...

Participants: 15
Windhoek,
Namibia,
Africa
Semester Program Dorm, Family Augsburg University

Focus on the challenges posed by underdevelopment, globalization, extreme inequality, and the legacies of apartheid. Very hot and arid. Academic excursions to Cape Town and Johannesburg (week long home stay in Soweto Township). Students are encouraged to investigate the Augsburg scholarship... Read more...

Participants: 20
Dakar,
Senegal,
Africa
Semester or Year Family French CIEE

This program provides a general introduction to Senegalese culture and society and offers the widest range of courses in French in Francophone Africa. Based in Dakar, a city of 2.5 million; economic and cultural capital of West Africa. Required core course in Senegalese culture; French language... Read more...

Participants: 50
Cape Town,
South Africa,
Africa
Semester SIT Study Abroad

Multiculturalism, Human Rights and the legacy of apartheid. Program orientation in Johannesburg. Home stays in township, rural village and Stellenbosch; independent study project. Cape Town is beautiful city with extremes of wealth and poverty and high crime rates that require careful... Read more...

Participants: 25
Durban,
South Africa,
Africa
Semester SIT Study Abroad

Social and Political Development; a dynamic, multicultural city; academic excursions to Johannesburg and Mozambique; Zulu language; independent study project. Home stay in township; briefer rural home stays. A dynamic, multicultural city with (similar to much of South Africa) high crime rates... Read more...

Participants: 15
Durban,
South Africa,
Africa
Semester SIT Study Abroad

Community Health; academic excursions to hospitals, special needs schools and various NGOs; independent study project. Rural home stay with community health workers. Home stay in Durban township; briefer rural home stays. A dynamic, multicultural city with (similar to much of South Africa) high... Read more...

Participants: 15-20
Kruger National Park,
South Africa,
Africa
Semester Organization for Tropical Studies

Two concurrent semester programs; similar curriculum and coursework; one program based at Kruger, the other at West Coast National Park. South African eco-systems, wildlife conservation. Academically serious; significant field work and data collection. 5 day excursion to Cape Town. Basic... Read more...

Participants: 10-15
Zanzibar,
Tanzania,
Africa
Semester SIT Study Abroad

Coastal ecology & natural resource management; impact of human activity and tourism on marine and coastal environments; prior biology/environmental studies coursework required. One week at University of Dar es Salaam. Best for the independent student. Students are encouraged to apply for... Read more...

Participants: 15
Kampala,
Uganda,
Africa
Semester Family & Group SIT Study Abroad

Development studies, with focus on issues of gender and public health; independent study project or practicum based at development organization. Academic excursion to Rwanda. Early Application needed. Students are encouraged to apply for... Read more...

Participants: 15
Buenos Aires,
Argentina,
Central & South America
Semester or Year Family Spanish IFSA

Classes at 3 universities with very large enrollments. Required course in Spanish Language and Argentine Culture. Option of enrolling in Cinema Studies,... Read more...

Participants: 65
Cochabamba,
Bolivia,
Central & South America
Semester Family & Group Spanish SIT Study Abroad

Globalization and Social Change, fewer Americans, high altitude, large city, but easy access to rural areas. Excursions to Lake Titicaca and the Bolivian Amazon. Students are encouraged to apply for ... Read more...

Participants: 20
Santiago,
Chile,
Central & South America
Semester or Year Family Spanish IFSA

Large urban environment (city of 6.5 million); foothills of the Andes. Mandatory language course; optional program culture course; direct enrollment at Universidad de Chile and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (large universities). Semester calendar: July-Dec, Feb-July. Students are... Read more...

Participants: 10
Santiago,
Chile,
Central & South America
Semester or Year Family Spanish Middlebury College

Large urban environment in foothills of the Andes. Middlebury writing course; direct enrollment at Universidad de Chile and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; internships. For the more independent student. Semester... Read more...

Participants: 12
Santiago,
Chile,
Central & South America
Semester Family & Group Spanish SIT Study Abroad

Education and Social Change theme; independent study project or practicum. Two week excursion to Buenos Aires. Previous coursework in Education, Latin American studies, or Development studies required. Students are encouraged to apply for... Read more...

Participants: 15-20
Valdivia,
Chile,
Central & South America
Semester or Year Family Spanish Middlebury College
Valparaiso,
Chile,
Central & South America
Semester Family & Group Spanish SIT Study Abroad

Development and social justice theme. Two week excursion to the Mapuche region to study challenges facing indigenous populations. Independent study project and community service project. Students are encouraged to apply for... Read more...

Participants: 20-25
Valparaiso,
Chile,
Central & South America
Semester or Year Family Spanish IFSA

Program and university courses. The Exploring Community and Culture program is an excellent way to engage in... Read more...

Participants: 20-30
Valparaiso,
Chile,
Central & South America
Semester or Year Family Spanish Middlebury College

Large and attractive coastal city, 2 hours from Santiago, UN World Heritage site; warm and dry. Direct enrollment at three universities; Premedical Studies track.... Read more...

Participants: 18
Monteverde,
Costa Rica,
Central & South America
Semester Program Dorm Spanish CIEE

For ES and Bio majors only. Ecology & Tropical Biology, Spanish. Based in rain forest, but travel to various ecological settings. Students are encouraged to apply for CIEE scholarships.


Participants: 20-25
Cumbaya,
Ecuador,
Central & South America
Semester or Year Family Spanish IES
Quito,
Ecuador,
Central & South America
Semester or Year Family Spanish IES

Program courses at the IES Center; opportunity for university courses at Universidad San Francisco in suburban Quito. Optional field trips to the Amazon and the Galapagos; internships; diverse student population. Fall: early August-mid December; Spring: early January-mid May. Total enr.: 15,000... Read more...

Participants: 15
Quito,
Ecuador,
Central & South America
Semester Family & Group Spanish SIT Study Abroad

Comparative Ecology and Conservation; significant field work in the cloud forest, the rain forest, the Galapagos. Independent study project. Previous Biology or Environmental Studies required. Early application recommended. Students are encouraged to apply for... Read more...

Participants: 20-25
Merida,
Mexico,
Central & South America
Semester or Year Family Spanish IFSA

Required Spanish language course; classes at Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán and Universidad Modelo. Anthropology, Archaeology, Psychology, Public... Read more...

Participants: 55
Managua,
Nicaragua,
Central & South America
Semester Family Spanish Augsburg University

Social change in Guatemala, Costa Rica and Nicaragua; topics include liberation theology, eco-theology and indigenous peoples. Low income settings. Less cultural connection because of the travel nature of the program.


Participants: 20
Cuzco,
Peru,
Central & South America
Semester Family & Group Spanish SIT Study Abroad

Indigenous peoples and globalization; introduction to Quechua language; independent study project. Excursions to Machu Picchu, the Amazon and Lake Titicaca (including a 4 day home stay on Taquile Island). Students are encouraged to apply for... Read more...

Participants: 15-20
Rio Piedras,
Puerto Rico,
Central & South America
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students Spanish SUNY
South Caicos,
Turks and Caicos,
Central & South America
Semester Program Dorm School for Field Studies

Coral reef ecology program, biology and resource management themes, prior biology coursework required. Can receive SCUBA certification in first 2 weeks of program. Program is field work focused; students must be willing to spend 3+ months in a small, island setting. Students are encouraged to... Read more...

Participants: 30
Montevideo,
Uruguay,
Central & South America
Semester or Year Family Spanish Middlebury College
Prague,
Czech Republic,
Europe
Semester Apartment w/ local students CET

Central and East European Jewish studies; core course in modern Jewish history; week-long traveling seminar in Central Europe. Community service with Jewish community organizations is required by Bates. CET scholarships are... Read more...

Participants: 10
Montpellier,
France,
Europe
Semester or Year Family French University of Minnesota

Attractive university city of 350,000; fewer Americans and tourists than in Paris or Aix; program and university courses; close to the Mediterranean. 3 1/2 hours from Paris by fast train. Early application.


Participants: 80
Nantes,
France,
Europe
Semester or Year Family French IES

Excellent program; mix of program and university courses; internships. Mid-sized student-centered city close to Loire Valley chateaus and Atlantic beaches, 2 hrs from Paris; fewer tourists and Americans. Lower cost. Students are encouraged to apply for... Read more...

Participants: 50
Paris,
France,
Europe
Semester or Year Family French CUPA

Excellent program, popular, best for more independent students, lots of Paris contacts; limited number of program courses; university courses at multiple universities and institutes. University courses can be a challenging experience. Orientation in Paris. Early application. Language pledge... Read more...

Participants: 40
Paris,
France,
Europe
Semester or Year Family French Hamilton College

Orientation in Biarritz; program and university courses. Program courses are challenging. Full year students have opportunity to take courses at Sciences-Po (5 sems of French required). High quality small program. Priority given to year apps. Language... Read more...

Participants: 40
Paris,
France,
Europe
Semester or Year Family French Sweet Briar College

Program and university courses; internships. Full year/fall: 2 week orientation in Paris; spring orientation: one week in Paris; students from many quality colleges and universities. Course load: Fall --... Read more...

Participants: 90
Rennes,
France,
Europe
Semester or Year Family French CIEE

Program and university courses. Attractive university city with active student life; fewer tourists and Americans. Historically and culturally rich region. Easy access via fast train to Paris and the rest of France. Orientation in Paris; teaching opportunities. Students are encouraged to... Read more...

Participants: 40
Berlin,
Germany,
Europe
Semester or Year Family German IES

Language and Area Studies program approved by Bates. Associated with Humboldt University. Program and university courses; Fall: IES program courses only. Studio art, music. Post-program... Read more...

Participants: 40
Freiburg,
Germany,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students German IES

Language and Area Studies Program; Associated with Albert-Ludwigs Univ.; program and university courses (Fall semester program courses only); music, studio art, internships. Small, medieval city near Black Forest; outdoor activities. Lower cost. Students are encouraged to apply for... Read more...

Participants: 35
Munich,
Germany,
Europe
Spring or Year Dorm w/ local students German Wayne State University

Excellent program with own and university courses; art history and studio art. Internship opportunities. Vibrant city with fewer English speakers. Close to Alps -- opportunities for skiing and other outdoors activities. Lower cost.


Participants: 30
Bath,
Great Britain,
Europe
Semester Program Apartment ASE

All US students; quality courses in English, CMS, history, education, art. Opportunities for qualified students to pursue tutorials in particular subjects. ... Read more...

Participants: 40-50
Bristol,
Great Britain,
Europe
Spring or Year Dorm w/ local students University of Bristol
Cambridge,
Great Britain,
Europe
Spring or Year Dorm w/ local students IFSA
Edinburgh,
Great Britain,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students, Apartment w/ local students University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh,
Great Britain,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students IFSA
Glasgow,
Great Britain,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students Glasgow School of Art
Glasgow,
Great Britain,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students IFSA
Glasgow,
Great Britain,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students University of Glasgow
Glasgow,
Great Britain,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students IFSA
London,
Great Britain,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students King's College
London,
Great Britain,
Europe
Year Dorm w/ local students LSE
London,
Great Britain,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students Queen Mary, University of London
London,
Great Britain,
Europe
Semester or Year Program Apartment Sarah Lawrence College

Theater program with British-American Drama Academy; intense, conservatory experience; all Americans. Early application required. Audition very important. Bates students receive $3,000 tuition discount. Expensive city.


Participants: 40
London,
Great Britain,
Europe
Spring or Year Dorm w/ local students School of Oriental and African Studies
London,
Great Britain,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students University College, London
London,
Great Britain,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students IFSA
Norwich,
Great Britain,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students University of East Anglia
Norwich,
Great Britain,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students IFSA
Oxford,
Great Britain,
Europe
Spring or Year Dorm w/ local students University of Oxford
Oxford,
Great Britain,
Europe
Spring or Year Dorm w/ local students IFSA
St. Andrews,
Great Britain,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students University of St. Andrews
St. Andrews,
Great Britain,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students IFSA
Sussex,
Great Britain,
Europe
Spring or Year Dorm w/ local students University of Sussex
York,
Great Britain,
Europe
Spring or Year Dorm w/ local students University of York
Athens,
Greece,
Europe
Semester or Year Program Apartment CYA

Courses in classical, medieval and modern Greek and Mediterranean society; excellent facilities. Academic excursions throughout Greece. An attractive, walkable city with many layers of history and urban energy. Easy access to the Aegean islands and many outdoor activities, especially in the... Read more...

Participants: 100
Budapest,
Hungary,
Europe
Semester or Year Program Apartment, Family Budapest Semester in Mathematics
Budapest,
Hungary,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students CIEE

Central European studies in vibrant historic city. Based at Corvinus University in central Budapest. CIEE area studies courses; opportunity to take courses in English at Corvinus University (incl. Economics). Academic excursion to Transylvania. Lower cost. Fewer Americans. For the more... Read more...

Participants: 15
Cork,
Ireland,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students University College Cork
Cork,
Ireland,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students IFSA
Dublin,
Ireland,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students Trinity College Dublin
Dublin,
Ireland,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students IFSA
Dublin,
Ireland,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students University College, Dublin
Dublin,
Ireland,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students IFSA
Galway,
Ireland,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students, Apartment w/ local students National University of Ireland, Galway
Galway,
Ireland,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students, Apartment w/ local students IFSA
Milan,
Italy,
Europe
Semester Apartment w/ local students IES

Commercial city in the north; fewer Americans and tourists. Courses in Italian and European culture and society; opportunities to take: music electives or to create a music curriculum; intensive... Read more...

Participants: 80
Perugia,
Italy,
Europe
Semester Program Apartment Arcadia University

Italian and European culture, history, politics. Italian language course required. Fewer tourists, a lively Italian university town. Historic setting north of Rome. Required course load: 16 credits. Students are encouraged to apply for... Read more...

Participants: 180
Rome,
Italy,
Europe
Semester Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies

For Classics, Art History, or History major. Background in Roman history recommended. All classics, all the time. Focus on ancient Greek and Italian studies. Students study, live, and eat at the ICCS Center. Admission difficult. Preference to students with background in Latin or Greek. ICCS... Read more...

Participants: 35
Rome,
Italy,
Europe
Semester Program Apartment, Family Temple University

Strong in Visual Arts (portfolio required); also Liberal Arts courses; located near the Piazza del Popolo. Italian language course required. Many opportunities for cultural enrichment. Students... Read more...

Participants: 200
Rome,
Italy,
Europe
Semester Program Dorm Trinity College

Excellent program in very central location, good variety of courses with own faculty and visiting professors from Trinity. Expensive program, even with discount for Bates students. ... Read more...

Participants: 60
Siena,
Italy,
Europe
Semester Apartment w/ local students, Family CET

Core course in Italian cultural history with academic excursion to Sicily; strong art history courses; language partners with Italian students. Smaller program; Fewer tourists, historic town close to Florence, yet removed from its 4,000 American study abroad students per semester. CET... Read more...

Participants: 20
Amsterdam,
Netherlands,
Europe
Semester SIT Study Abroad

International perspectives on sexuality and gender; 2 week academic excursion to Morocco. Dutch language; prior coursework in sexuality/gender studies required. Independent Study project may include a field work practicum. Students are encouraged to apply for SIT... Read more...

Participants: 12
Svalbard,
Norway,
Europe
Semester Dorm w/ local students University Centre in Svalbard
Krakow,
Poland,
Europe
Semester Program Apartment API

Central and East European and Jewish studies at Jagiellonian University. Opportunity for a non-credit internship at the Galician Jewish Museum. Small, historic city; close to outdoor activities. Excursions to Auschwitz and to Budapest or Prague. Polish language course required. Lower cost.... Read more...

Participants: 4
Warsaw,
Poland,
Europe
Semester Dorm w/ local students CIEE

Central and East European society and politics; big cosmopolitan city. Polish language course required. Lower cost. Students are encouraged to apply for CIEE scholarships.


Participants: 10
Irkutsk,
Russia,
Europe
Semester or Year Family Russian Middlebury College

At Irkutsk State University, for advanced independent students, Siberian Studies, internships. Fewer Americans. Access to Lake Baikal and outdoor activities.


Participants: 5
Moscow,
Russia,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students, Family Russian Middlebury College

Based at Russian State University for the Humanities, special and university courses, focus on language study. Internships.


Participants: 10
St. Petersburg,
Russia,
Europe
Semester Family Russian CIEE

Two options: Russian Studies (2 semesters of Russian); Russian Language... Read more...

Participants: 25
Yaroslavl,
Russia,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students, Family Russian Middlebury College

Attractive city of 650,000 northeast of Moscow; medieval center a UNESCO site. Easy access to Moscow and the "Golden Ring" (series of medieval Russian cities and towns). Special and university courses; internships.


Participants: 5
Granada,
Spain,
Europe
Semester or Year Family Spanish Arcadia University

Located in historic city with Islamic heritage; all courses taken with international students at the Center for Modern Languages (associated with the University of Granada). One-Month Intensive Spanish Pre-... Read more...

Participants: 20
Madrid,
Spain,
Europe
Semester or Year Family Spanish Hamilton College

Mostly program courses, language pledge, quality program with good peer group; excursions to different regions of Spain. Well-run program with excellent director and faculty. Hamilton encourages one course at... Read more...

Participants: 35
Madrid,
Spain,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students, Family Spanish IES

Located on the main campus of the Universidad Complutense. Many course options available including the Sciences and Math at the university. IES staff help arrange internships, field trips, and other activities. Home stay or dorm with Spanish students required to promote cultural engagement... Read more...

Participants: 90
Salamanca,
Spain,
Europe
Semester Dorm w/ local students, Family Spanish IES

Smaller program in cosmopolitan, small, historic university city. Great location for immersion in Spain. Wide range of IES program courses; direct enrollment in university courses. 2 week intensive language orientation. Internships available. Excellent administration; excursions and cultural... Read more...

Participants: 35
Seville,
Spain,
Europe
Semester or Year Family Spanish CIEE

CIEE offers several programs at their center, including: Liberal Arts; (Fall: 100 participants; Spring: 175-200).... Read more...

Participants: Fall - 200; Winter - 400
Valencia,
Spain,
Europe
Semester Family Spanish University of Virginia

Quality program with strong peer group and sense of community. Many students from University of Virginia. Own building with classrooms and meeting spaces in the midst of the University of Valencia. All program courses; including courses in medical Spanish.... Read more...

Participants: 100
Stockholm,
Sweden,
Europe
Semester or Year Family The Swedish Program

Quality program with a strong peer group; liberal arts courses, including those that compare Swedish and US social and economic policies. Based at the Stockholm School of Economics; opportunity to take courses with Swedish students and to access the university’s clubs, student organizations,... Read more...

Participants: 45
Fribourg,
Switzerland,
Europe
Spring or Year Dorm w/ local students, Family French American College Program
Cairo,
Egypt,
Middle East & North Africa
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students American University of Cairo

Participation suspended indefinitely. Students might consider Israeli universities or programs in Jordan. Full curriculum in English, including the sciences; Arabic & Middle East studies; based at a new campus one hour outside of city. Affluent suburban setting separates... Read more...

Participants: 125
Beer Sheva,
Israel,
Middle East & North Africa
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students Ben-Gurion University

Desert location in southern Israel. Wide range of courses in English including: Sustainable Development and ... Read more...

Participants: 50
Haifa,
Israel,
Middle East & North Africa
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students University of Haifa
Jerusalem,
Israel,
Middle East & North Africa
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students Hebrew University

Historic, multicultural city where religious diversity and tensions are visible. Prestigious university with a wide range of courses in English including religious studies, , psychology, dance and Arabic. More American students... Read more...

Participants: 300
Tel Aviv,
Israel,
Middle East & North Africa
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students Tel Aviv University

Cosmopolitan city, on the Mediterranean coast; many Americans. Limited housing. Total enrollment: 30,000


Participants: 200
Amman,
Jordan,
Middle East & North Africa
Semester Family CIEE

Program has a language focus with two required courses: Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Jordanian Arabic. Two elective area studies courses in English. Students have access to campus facilities at the Princess Sumaya University of Technology. Excursions within Jordan. Lower cost.


Participants: 80
Amman,
Jordan,
Middle East & North Africa
Semester Family & Group SIT Study Abroad

Political and Social Change in Jordan and the immediate region; Modern Standard Arabic with a colloquial Jordanian Arabic component; independent study project; excellent director. Five day home stay in Bedouin community. Excursions within Jordan and to Istanbul. Students are encouraged to... Read more...

Participants: 25
Rabat,
Morocco,
Middle East & North Africa
Semester Family & Group SIT Study Abroad

Multiculturalism and Human Rights; independent study project. Modern Standard Arabic course with a shorter period devoted to colloquial Moroccan Arabic. Knowledge of French useful. Academic excursions throughout Morocco. Rural home stay in Atlas mountains. Cosmopolitan setting in a diverse... Read more...

Participants: 25-30
Montreal,
Canada,
North America
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students McGill University
Atlanta,
United States,
North America
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students Morehouse College
Atlanta,
United States,
North America
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students Spelman College
Bar Harbor, Maine,
United States,
North America
Fall Jackson Laboratory
Mystic Connecticut,
United States,
North America
Semester Program Dorm Williams-Mystic

Maritime studies program with biology, literature, history, policy. Introduction to a series of maritime skills. Excellent academics & peer group; 10-day sailing trip;... Read more...

Participants: 25
Washington DC,
United States,
North America
Semester Dorm w/ local students Washington Semester Program

Sponsored by American University; 9 specific concentrations; concentration consists of: seminar; internship; research project or appropriate AU course. No credit for on-line courses. Sustainable Development program... Read more...

Participants: 400
Brisbane,
Australia,
Oceania
Dorm w/ local students University of Queensland
Brisbane,
Australia,
Oceania
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students IFSA
Hobart,
Australia,
Oceania
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students University of Tasmania
Perth,
Australia,
Oceania
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students University of Western Australia
Sydney,
Australia,
Oceania
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students IFSA-Butler
Sydney,
Australia,
Oceania
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students IFSA
Townsville,
Australia,
Oceania
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students James Cook University
Townsville,
Australia,
Oceania
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students IFSA
Yungaburra,
Australia,
Oceania
Semester Program Dorm School for Field Studies

Rainforest management and restoration in the Wet Tropics rainforests of Far North Queensland. Research project, remote. Prior biology courses required.


Participants: 30
Auckland,
New Zealand,
Oceania
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students, Apartment w/ local students, Family University of Auckland
Auckland,
New Zealand,
Oceania
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students Arcadia University
Christchurch,
New Zealand,
Oceania
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students, Apartment w/ local students University of Canterbury
Christchurch,
New Zealand,
Oceania
Semester or Year Arcadia University
Dunedin,
New Zealand,
Oceania
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students, Apartment w/ local students University of Otago
Dunedin,
New Zealand,
Oceania
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students Arcadia University
Wellington,
New Zealand,
Oceania
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students, Apartment w/ local students, Family Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington,
New Zealand,
Oceania
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students Arcadia University
Apia,
Samoa,
Oceania
Semester Dorm w/ local students SIT Study Abroad

Tropical, Pacific island in transition; anthropology and sociology; independent study project. Students live in housing with host country students at University of the South Pacific; 10 day rural home stay. Excursions to Fiji and American Samoa. Students are encouraged to apply for... Read more...

Participants: 10
Multiple,
Multiple,
Europe
Fall Family & Group Carleton College

An exploration of feminist and queer theory in practice across Europe: Germany, Netherlands, Czech Republic and Poland. Program starts with a one-week summer school in Utrecht organized by the Network of... Read more...

Participants: 15
Semester Family & Group International Honors Program

Cities in the 21st century: Urban planning and development. Fall: Argentina, South Africa and Spain; Spring: Brazil, South Africa, and Spain. Early application necessary. Less cultural connection due to the travel nature of the program. Students should be prepared for an... Read more...

Participants: 35
Semester Family & Group International Honors Program

Health and community issues. 2 itineraries each semester: India, South Africa, Brazil (above link) or Vietnam, South Africa, Argentina. Early application necessary. Less cultural connection due to the... Read more...

Participants: 35
Lisbon,
Portugal,
Europe
Semester Dorm w/ local students, Family CIEE

Area studies courses in English at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa; Portuguese language. Smaller cosmopolitan city with layers of Roman and Islamic history; fewer Americans. Students are encouraged to apply for CIEE... Read more...

Participants: 25
Rabat,
Morocco,
Middle East & North Africa
Semester Family & Group SIT Study Abroad

Migration & Transnational Identities; academic excursions throughout Morocco and to the Netherlands to study Moroccan migration to Europe; independent study project or internship (with independent study component). Modern Standard Arabic course with a shorter period devoted to colloquial... Read more...

Participants: 10-15
Buenos Aires,
Argentina,
Central & South America
Semester Family & Group Spanish SIT Study Abroad

Study of social movements (including environmental, gender, indigenous and labor groups) from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Independent study project. Excursion to Patagonia. For the independent student who wants the challenge of living in a... Read more...

Participants: 15
Kigali,
Rwanda,
Africa
Semester SIT Study Abroad

Specific focus on post-conflict transformation and reconciliation. Academic excursions within Rwanda and to Northern Uganda. Kinyarwanda language study. Independent study project. Knowledge of French useful. Students are encouraged to apply for... Read more...

Participants: 15-20
Shanghai,
China,
Asia
Semester or Year Apartment w/ local students Chinese IFSA
Khon Kaen,
Thailand,
Asia
Semester Apartment w/ local students, Family CIEE

Based at Khon Kaen University. Public and community health; practicum, Thai language. Overnight village stays. Excursion to another Southeast Asian country (past destinations: Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia).


Participants: 25
Arica,
Chile,
Central & South America
Semester Family & Group Spanish SIT Study Abroad

Courses on Public Health and traditional Chilean medical practice; language course in Spanish for Health Sciences; independent study project. Academic excursion to Tacna, Peru. Smaller coastal city in northern Chile. Very dry with access to beaches and mountains. Students are encouraged to... Read more...

Participants: 20-25
Kingston,
Jamaica,
Central & South America
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students University of the West Indies
Prague,
Czech Republic,
Europe
Semester Program Apartment CIEE

Two tracks: film production or screenwriting; theoretical and practical instruction. Previous coursework and portfolio required. Based at FAMU -- one of the leading film schools in Europe. Czech language. Small program limited to 20 participants. Apartments with CIEE students and a Czech... Read more...

Participants: 20
Prague,
Czech Republic,
Europe
Semester Program Apartment, Family CIEE

For students who have an interest in the Czech Republic and Central Europe, as well as in the political, social, and/or economic transformation from state control to democratic market-based systems. The home stay is strongly recommended as the best option for immersion in Czech culture. Czech... Read more...

Participants: 200
Mainz,
Germany,
Europe
Spring or Year Dorm w/ local students German Middlebury College

University courses; Internships. Lively, historic city of 200,000 on the Rhine. 30 minutes from Frankfurt. Total enr.: 36,000.


Participants: 10
Belfast,
Ireland,
Europe
Spring or Year Dorm w/ local students Queen's University
Geneva,
Switzerland,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students French Smith College

University Studies Program or Advanced Program in International Studies -- majority of courses must be in French. Expensive program and city. Not a student oriented city.


Participants: 25-30
Cambridge,
Great Britain,
Europe
Spring or Year Dorm w/ local students Pembroke College
Istanbul,
Turkey,
Middle East & North Africa
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students CIEE

Program suspended until further notice. Turkish and Middle East politics and history; art history; literature. Based at Koç University (English language univ.) with opportunities to participate in clubs and sports; Turkish language required; classes with Turkish students.... Read more...

Participants: 5-10
Sydney,
Australia,
Oceania
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students, Apartment w/ local students Macquarie University
Lima,
Peru,
Central & South America
Semester or Year Family Spanish IFSA
Prague,
Czech Republic,
Europe
Semester Apartment w/ local students CET
Oxford,
Great Britain,
Europe
Year Dorm w/ local students St. Peter's College
Oxford,
Great Britain,
Europe
Spring or Year Dorm w/ local students St. Catherine's College
Prague,
Czech Republic,
Europe
Semester Family & Group SIT

Small. focused program best suited for the independent student interested in the intersection of the arts, politics and history. Independent study project/practicum; students can choose visual arts or creative writing project. Excursions throughout the Czech Republic and to Poland and Slovakia... Read more...

Participants: 15
Vienna,
Austria,
Europe
Spring or Year Dorm w/ local students, Apartment w/ local students German University of Illinois
Seoul,
Korea,
Asia
Semester Dorm w/ local students, Family Korea University
Berlin,
Germany,
Europe
Spring or Year Dorm w/ local students, Apartment w/ local students, Family German Berlin Consortium for German Studies

Core language and culture course; direct enrollment at Freie Universitat. For the advanced, independent student. Month long home stay followed by university dorm or apartment with German roommates. Year -- September to July; Spring -- February to July. Administered by Columbia University.


Participants: JYA: 8-10; JSA: 35-40
Tunis,
Tunisia,
Middle East & North Africa
Semester SIT Study Abroad

Interplay of regional politics, migration, and religion. Three weeks in Sicily. Birthplace of the "Arab Spring;" Tunisia has made a successful transition to democratic rule. Modern Standard Arabic (with brief introduction to Colloquial Tunisian Arabic) or Advanced French. Best for students... Read more...

Participants: 5-10
Oxford,
Great Britain,
Europe
Semester or Year Program Dorm Middlebury College

Medieval and Renaissance studies. All US students; students study and live in program building. Course load: research seminar; readings seminar; 2 tutorials. Co-curricular activities available at Keble College (Oxford University). Lower cost; fall semester option.


Participants: 50
Barcelona,
Spain,
Europe
Semester or Year Family Spanish CIEE
Paris,
France,
Europe
Semester or Year Family French Middlebury College
Bordeaux,
France,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students, Apartment w/ local students French Middlebury College
Arezzo,
Italy,
Europe
Spring Program Dorm Accademia Dell'Arte
Oxford,
Great Britain,
Europe
Spring or Year Dorm w/ local students St. Edmund Hall
Oxford,
Great Britain,
Europe
Spring or Year Dorm w/ local students Mansfield College
Prague,
Czech Republic,
Europe
Semester Apartment w/ local students CET
Dakar,
Senegal,
Africa
Semester or Year Family French CIEE

Program requires a Development practicum, French language, Wolof and three electives. Based in Dakar, a city of 2.5 million; economic and cultural capital of West Africa. Students interested in Senegalese and Francophone African culture may wish to consider the... Read more...

Participants: 5-10
Havana,
Cuba,
Central & South America
Semester Program Dorm Spanish SIT Study Abroad
Buenos Aires,
Argentina,
Central & South America
Semester Family & Group Spanish SIT Study Abroad

Public health and epidemiology in Buenos Aires; language course in Spanish for the Health Sciences; independent study project. Previous coursework in public health, anthropology or development studies. For the independent student who wants the challenge of living in a... Read more...

Participants: 10-15
Cape Town,
South Africa,
Africa
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students, Program Apartment IES

Smaller program based at the University of Cape Town. Required Field Experience course (includes placement at a local organization); courses at University of Cape Town (one course must be South Africa-focused). Earning a 3.0 gpa at UCT requires serious attention to coursework and exams.... Read more...

Participants: 40
Prague,
Czech Republic,
Europe
Semester Apartment w/ local students CET
Cardiff,
Great Britain,
Europe
Spring or Year Dorm w/ local students Cardiff University
Cardiff,
Great Britain,
Europe
Spring or Year Dorm w/ local students IFSA
Amsterdam,
Netherlands,
Europe
Semester Apartment w/ local students IES
Istanbul,
Turkey,
Middle East & North Africa
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students, Apartment w/ local students IES
Havana,
Cuba,
Central & South America
Semester Family Spanish IFSA
Shanghai,
China,
Asia
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students Chinese CET

Based at Donghua University (downtown Shanghai). Chinese language, opportunity for an internship taken in conjunction with Issues in Chinese Workplace course... Read more...

Participants: 25
Hong Kong,
China,
Asia
Semester Dorm w/ local students Syracuse University
Paris,
France,
Europe
Semester Family French Paris College of Art via CUPA
Rhotia,
Tanzania,
Africa
Program Dorm School for Field Studies

Students live, eat and study at the Moyo Hill Camp in Northern Tanzania. Wildlife ecology; environmental policy and socio-economic values; directed research project. Language and culture course required. Best for students looking to focus on field work; less cultural immersion. Students are... Read more...

Participants: 25
Paro,
Bhutan,
Asia
Semester Program Dorm School for Field Studies
Tokyo,
Japan,
Asia
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students, Family Japanese IES
Tokyo,
Japan,
Asia
Spring or Year Family Japanese Earlham College
Amman,
Jordan,
Middle East & North Africa
Semester Family & Group SIT Study Abroad
Exeter,
Great Britain,
Europe
Spring or Year Dorm w/ local students University of Exeter
Semester Family & Group International Honors Program
Oxford,
Great Britain,
Europe
Year Dorm w/ local students Sarah Lawrence

Based at Wadham College; tutorial system. 3.7 minimum gpa for application. February 1 application deadline. Bates students receive $6000 tuition discount.


Participants: 30
Gaborone,
Botswana,
Africa
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students, Family CIEE

Arts and Sciences at the University of Botswana. Setswana language; language and culture practicum, 4 university courses. English language university. Late July-Dec; Jan-May calendar. Smaller urban setting in southern Africa. Students are encouraged to apply for... Read more...

Participants: 10
Gaborone,
Botswana,
Africa
Semester Family Pitzer College
Ísafjörður,
Iceland,
Europe
Semester Family & Group SIT Study Abroad
Ho Chi Minh City,
Vietnam,
Asia
Semester Family & Group SIT Study Abroad

Development and social change; particular focus on ethnicity and gender. Extensive excursions throughout Vietnam including to Hanoi and the Mekong Delta. Independent study project. Vietnamese language. Students are encouraged to apply for... Read more...

Participants: 15
Stockholm,
Sweden,
Europe
Semester Dorm w/ local students, Family DIS
London,
Great Britain,
Europe
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students IFSA
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students IFSA
Paris,
France,
Europe
Spring Dorm w/ local students French University of South Florida

For Dance majors and minors. Courses: dance technique (modern, ballet, yoga and world dance), choreography, dance history and an intensive French language/culture course. Program directed by Michael Foley (Bates '89), Associate Professor of Dance at USF.


Participants: 20
New York City,
United States,
North America
Fall Dorm w/ local students Trinity College
Florence,
Italy,
Europe
Semester or Year Family Middlebury College
Yaoundé,
Cameroon,
Africa
Semester Family & Group French SIT

Coursework predominantly in English. Academic excursions within Cameroon. Independent study project.


Participants: 10-15
Semester Family & Group International Honors Program
Belgrade,
Serbia,
Europe
Semester Family & Group SIT Study Abroad
Siem Reap,
Cambodia,
Asia
Semester Program Dorm School for Field Studies
Gaborone,
Botswana,
Africa
CIEE
Rabat,
Morocco,
Middle East & North Africa
Semester Family & Group SIT Study Abroad
Rabat,
Morocco,
Middle East & North Africa
Semester Family IES
Vancouver,
Canada,
North America
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students University of British Columbia
,
Guatemala,
Central & South America
Family Spanish Augsburg University

Social change in Guatemala and Costa Rica; topics include liberation theology, eco-theology and indigenous peoples. Low income settings. Less cultural connection because of the travel nature of the program.


Participants: 20
Taipei,
Taiwan,
Asia
Semester Dorm w/ local students Chinese CIEE

Based at National Chengchi University in a suburb of Taipei (a cosmopolitan city of 6 million). Internship option. Temperate winter climate without the air pollution concerns of the mainland. Students are encouraged to apply for... Read more...

Participants: 15-20
Syracuse,
Australia,
Oceania
Semester Dorm w/ local students University of Sydney
Semester Program Dorm School for Field Studies
Singapore,
Singapore,
Asia
Semester Dorm w/ local students National University of Singapore
Maastricht,
Netherlands,
Europe
Semester Dorm w/ local students Maastricht University
Bocas del Toro,
Panama,
Central & South America
Semester Program Dorm School for Field Studies
San Cristobal,
Ecuador,
Central & South America
Semester Family IES
Pune,
India,
Asia
Semester Family IFSA
Sao Paulo,
Brazil,
Central & South America
Semester Apartment w/ local students CET
Beirut,
Lebanon,
Middle East & North Africa
Semester or Year Dorm w/ local students AUB
Santiago,
Chile,
Central & South America
Fall Family Bates College
Semester or Year Family IES