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Austria

The academic year in Austria consists of a "winter semester" (October-February) and a "summer semester" (March-early July). The year and semester programs with placement at universities provide an intensive language program before the start of each semester.

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Venice, Italy (photo by Alexandra Fisher '17)


 

Each program page is linked to its sponsor's web site where more detailed information is available and to student evaluations. To access these evaluations you must log in (lower right corner) with your Bates username and password.

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Granada: IES Granada

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Advanced Spanish Track Required. Students with four or more semesters of college-level Spanish will be placed in an Advanced Spanish Immersion focus in which all courses are taught in Spanish. Advanced students also have the opportunity to participate in a no-cost, part-time internship and take courses at the University of Granada, one of Spain’s top-ranked and largest universities, and the most popular university for European students participating in the Erasmus student exchange program.

London: School of Oriental & African Studies through IFSA

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Focused, but excellent curriculum for students interested in African and Asian cultures and languages. International student body. Expensive city. Total enrollment: 5,200; number of Americans: 195.
Consult the Course Catalog. Course selection: Spring--4 courses; Year-8 courses; at least half course load above the first year level.

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African-American Studies: courses on the African diaspora

Asian Studies: courses on South-, East- and Southeast Asian languages, history, politics, culture.

Lisbon: SIT -- Sustainability and Environmental Justice

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Focus on Portuguese approach to sustainability and social equity. Academic excursions to the Azores and Spain. Independent study project. Students are encouraged to apply for SIT scholarships.

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Environmental Studies Sustainability and social equity

Rome: IES in Rome

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General Language and Area Studies curriculum; can also focus on: Early Childhood Education; Art History; Film & Media Studies. Bates requires home stay.

Maastricht: Maastricht University

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Major university located on border with Germany and Belgium. Students attend via the university's Center for European Studies. Extensive curriculum in English; opportunities in the sciences; psychology, neuroscience. Courses with host country students.

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Sciences: Broad array of courses in Pre-medical Studies, Biology, Neuroscience, Psychology.

Belgrade: SIT - Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans

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Focus on the Balkans Wars of the 1990s and subsequent post-conflict challenges of new state formation and peace building. Significant academic excursions to Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo. Interested students should speak with Professor Browne (European Studies). Students are encouraged to apply for SIT scholarships.

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