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Why the ISLE Program

ISLE Program

ISLE offers a unique blend of cultural immersion, academic study, and personal research that challenges, inspires and transforms students. 

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Begin your preliminary application online now! 
You may also download the full application and send to or mail to ISLE Program, Bowdoin College, 4400 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011

Application Deadlines:
Spring 2017 Program: October 15, 2016
(Program will run mid-January to mid-May)
Fall 2017 Program: March 1, 2017
(Program will run late August to mid-December)

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In the final session of the ISLE program, each student conducts a research project or volunteers for a local NGO. The research culminates in a written paper and oral presentation at the University of Peradeniya. Check out past Independent Study Projects here!