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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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Complete the preliminary online application now! Or download the full application and send to or ISLE Program, Bowdoin College, 4400 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011.

Application Deadlines:
Fall 2017 Program: March 1, 2017
(Program runs late August to mid-December)
Spring 2018 Program: October 15, 2017
(Program runs late January to mid-May)

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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!