Beyond the Classroom

Experiencing a discipline up close gives you a chance to internalize and personalize your undergraduate experience and often serves as a springboard for independent study and honors projects.

Some Bowdoin students immerse themselves in research to help decide between two areas of interest. Other students get their feet wet through jobs, internships, community-based service programs, or through off-campus study programs around the world. However your interests evolve, you’ll find that these enhanced learning opportunities give you priceless experience and connections for pursuing graduate school or a work life after Bowdoin.

Office of Student Fellowships and Research


The Office of Student Fellowships and Research can connect you with opportunities to deepen or augment your academic coursework at Bowdoin, or even after you graduate. The College supports undergraduate student research through endowed funds and also through major grants from prestigious national institutions. Many alumni have earned nationally competitive awards that helped them attend graduate schools, or even carry out research while traveling the world. Visit site »

Off-Campus Study


You can connect what you’re learning at Bowdoin with the entire world through our off-campus study program. Over half of Bowdoin students study away for a semester in one of over 100 affiliated academic programs in places including Australia, Botswana, Chile, China, Egypt, France Italy, Japan, Sri Lanka and the UK. Visit site »

Bowdoin Career Planning


A hub of Bowdoin staff and a 1,500-member alumni Career Advisory Network are available to help you with everything from skills-assessment, to networking, to industry information or actual job interviewing. Career Planning offers one-on-one sessions with professional career advisors, maintains extensive job and internship databases, hosts workshops, and coordinates recruiting on campus by more than seventy firms. Visit site »