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Program Options

Here are the options that Bowdoin students have for off-campus study. There are over 100 programs on this list and have been selected to meet the majority of academic needs. Though they are sorted geographically here, an academic interest may have options available all over the world.

There are four basic types of programs on this list, with varying degrees of academic offerings, cultural integration, language options, support services, and structure.

  • Integrated: Classes are held at a host university with locals, mostly in the local language (though occasionally with English-taught classes in non-English settings.) E.g.: University of Edinburgh, University of Cape Town, Bogazici University in Istanbul, Middlebury in Chile, Bowdoin Sciences-Po Lyon Exchange.
  • Island: Classes taught by American and/or local faculty to study abroad participants in the program facilities. Depending on the program, the language of instruction may be:
    • entirely in English with local language classes offered (e.g. the Swedish program, Budapest Semester in Mathematics),
    • a mixture of English and the local language depending on your interests/skill level (e.g. CIEE Ferrara, IES Vienna),
    • entirely in the local language (e.g. Middlebury in Amman, CET in China).
  • Hybrid: Students take classes taught both by the program and a local university, sometimes in English and sometimes in the local language. E.g. Advanced Studies in England, Frontiers Abroad, Hamilton in Paris, IFSA Argentina, IES Madrid.
  • Field-based: Classes taught to program participants in various locations “in the field” relating to the academic topics, and often featuring a culminating independent study. Mostly focused on the natural and social sciences, program size tends to be small and English-taught (though not always) and can involve regional or international travel relating to the core theme. E.g. program providers like SIT, SFS, and OTS; SEA semester, CIEE Thailand, ISLE, SITA, Ecoquest.

Program Period Notes
Africa
Botswana
ACM Botswana S Managed by Associated Colleges of the Midwest. Take Setswana language course, one program taught course, an elective course in a wide variety of subjects (politics, economics, public health among others) at the University of Botswana (UB) and pursue an independent study. Students live with local students in UB residence hall. (4 courses)
Cameroon
Middlebury in Cameroon F/S/(Y) University enrollment for students with advanced French; based in Yaounde at the Université catholique de l’Afrique centrale. Homestays. (5 units.) Evaluation
Ghana
CIEE, Legon F/S/Y Track: Arts and Sciences. Program at U. of Ghana. Courses in Twi language, West African studies, social sciences, humanities, arts. Volunteer opportunities. Requires 3.0 GPA. Homestays or residence halls. (15-18 semester credits.) Evaluation
Kenya
St. Lawrence University, Kenya F/S Courses in Kiswahili, Culture, Ecology and Development in East Africa, electives. Based in Nairobi, but with field trips and homestays. (4.5 SLU units.) Evaluation
Madagascar
SIT, Madagascar F/S Track: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management. Field study program based in Fort Dauphin. Intensive French, independent study project. Homestays. (16 semester credits.) Evaluation
Morocco
BU Rabat F/S Track: Arabic Studies. Based in Rabat, with a week-long educational excursion around Morocco, students enroll in two Arabic language classes, and two Arabic-studies electives. Homestays. (16 semester credits.) Evaluation
IES Rabat F/S Teaching options available in Arabic (language class required but no pre-requisite for admission), English, and French (at local university). Homestays. (16-19 semester credits.)
Namibia
Augsburg F/S Track: Nation Building, Globalization, and Decolonizing the Mind. Focuses on development, apartheid and colonialism, globalization. Courses include Political Science, Religion, History. Based in Windhoek. Group trip to South Africa. Homestays in Windhoek and rural area. (16 semester credits.) Evaluation
Senegal
CIEE, Dakar F/S/Y Track: Language & Culture. Based at l'Université Cheikh Anta Diop and Baobab Center, in busy city. Courses in French, Wolof, social sciences, humanities. Homestay. Volunteer opportunities. 2 semesters French required. (15-18 semester credits.) Evaluation
South Africa
University of Cape Town F/S/Y Prestigious university in beautiful, vibrant city. Mostly shared student apartments. Enrollment only through CIEE. (15-18 credits/sem=70-82 HEQF.) Evaluation
Organization for Tropical Studies F/S Track: African Ecology & Conservation. Semester program in African Ecology, mostly based in Kruger National Park. Courses taught in English. Residence halls. (4 courses.) Evaluation
Tanzania
School for Field Studies, Tanzania F/S Track: Wildlife Management. Research-based program focusing on wildlife ecology, as well as human-wildlife conflict and competition around national parks. (18 semester credits.) Evaluation
SIT, Tanzania F/S Track: Zanzibar-Coastal Ecology (Stone Town, Zanzibar). Intensive Swahili, independent study project. Homestays. (16 semester credits.) Evaluation

Asia
China
Associated Colleges in China, Beijing F/S/Y Intensive Chinese language program hosted by Capital U. of Economics & Business. Language pledge. Min. 1 year college-level Chinese required. Dormitory housing. (4 Hamilton course units/16 semester credits.) Evaluation
CET in China F/S/Y Two tracks: Beijing or Harbin. Intensive language programs for advanced students at Beijing Institute of Education or Harbin Institute of Technology. Small classes. Chinese roommates in dormitories. (17-20 hours/week.) Evaluation
Middlebury in Kunming F/S Students study at Yunnan University. All classes in Chinese. Two language courses, and two electives chosen from a variety of disciplines. Housing: share a dormitory with Chinese students. (4 courses). Evaluation
Japan
IES Abroad, Nagoya F/S/Y Track: Direct-enrollment at Nanzan University's Center for Japanese Studies. Students take two intensive Japanese language, area studies courses, and choose electives taught in Japanese or English, or a further Japanese language course. Off-site orientation, field trips. Homestay or dormitory housing. (15-18 semester credits.) Evaluation
Japan Center for Michigan Universities, Hikone F/S/Y In Hikone, Shiga Prefecture. Beginning to advanced Japanese language, with electives in English. Homestay or apartment accommodation. (16 credits: language course + 2 electives.) Evaluation
Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies, Kyoto (F)/(S)/Y 2-semester program (limited single-semester options), managed by Columbia. Core Japanese language course; English- and Japanese-language courses in humanities and social sciences. Homestays or apartments. Requires 2 years of Japanese language. (16 semester credits.) Evaluation
Waseda University, Tokyo (Y) Prestigious Tokyo-based university with classes taught in English at the School of International Liberal Studies. Dormitory with other international students. Early application date. (16-18 semester credits.) Evaluation
Korea
Yonsei University F/S/Y Prestigious university in dynamic city of Seoul. Korean language and wide variety of university courses taught in English. Enrollment recommended CIEE. (15-18 semester credits.) Evaluation
South Asia:
India
South India Term Abroad (SITA), Madurai F/S/(Y) Tamil Language, history, religion, literature, social and cultural issues, independent study. Homestays. Tours of several regions in South India. (15 semester credits.) Evaluation
Nepal
SIT, Nepal F/S 2 tracks: Tibetan and Himalayan Peoples or Development and Social Change. Based in Kathmandu, conducted in Tibetan and Himalayan communities in Nepal. Homestays. (16 semester credits). Evaluation
Sri Lanka
Intercollegiate Sri Lanka Education (ISLE), Kandy F/S Affiliated with U. of Peradeniya. Language study, history, Buddhist philosophy & practice, traditional medicine, social & gender issues, literature & folklore, politics, economics, dance, ind. study. Homestays. (4 courses.) Evaluation
Thailand
CIEE, Khon Kaen F/S Track: Development and Globalization. Courses in Thai language. Directed Research project. Peer tutoring program. Apartment with Thai roommate. (15 semester credits.) Evaluation

Europe
Austria
Bowling Green University in Salzburg F/S/Y
IES Abroad, Vienna F/S/Y 2 tracks: Music or European Society and Culture. German language; area courses in English. Excellent music program featuring composition and performance workshops. Enrollment at U. of Vienna for qualified students. Housing in apartments, homestays, or student residence halls. (15-16 semester credits.) Evaluation
Czech Republic
CET Prague F/S Track: Film Production. Small, hands-on filmmaking course with classes taught in English at FAMU, the Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Students collaborate to produce short films. (15 semester credits - 6 FAMU/ 3 US + 12 CET.) Track: Jewish Studies or Central European Studies. Core class in track focus, with three electives and an introductory class on Czech language. Apartment living with Czech roommates. (16 semester credits.) Evaluation
CIEE Prague F/S Track: Central European Studies. Medium-sized program with broad course offerings in social sciences and humanities, with a required Czech language class. (16 semester credits.) Evaluation
Denmark
DIS (Danish Institute for Study Abroad), Copenhagen F/S/Y Popular program with many disciplines including humanities & social sciences, EU politics, pre-architecture, marine biology/ecology, molecular biology/genetics, medical practice/policy, child development. Core class includes week-long international travel related to class. Variety of housing types but DIS shared apartments is not permitted. (15-16 semester credits.) Evaluation
France
Bowdoin-Sciences Po Lyon Exchange, Lyon F/S/Y Two tracks: French-only immersion program or an English-language program. French language and English-taught area studies courses. Particularly suitable for students with an interest in social sciences, international relations, government and political studies. Two-week language and cultural orientation before the start of the regular semester. OCS office administered. (160-180 hours/semester) Evaluation
Dickinson in France, Toulouse F/S/Y Based at France's second largest university, U. de Toulouse. All courses taught in French, in full array of university subjects. Field trips, cultural events. Homestays. (4 Dickinson credits.) Evaluation
Hamilton in France, Paris F/S/Y Combination of university and program courses. Directed by Hamilton French professors. Homestays. Recommended by Bowdoin French faculty; also good Art History offerings. (8 courses per year.) Evaluation
IES Abroad, Nantes F/S/Y In one of France's "most livable" cities, with few Americans. French language & literature, history, psychology, government, etc. Courses in French at IES center; at U. de Nantes in select disciplines. Homestays, field trips. French-only policy at center. (15-16 semester credits.) Evaluation
Middlebury in France (Bordeaux, Paris, Poitiers) (F)/S/Y All courses in French. Paris: Courses offered at both the Middlebury Center and several French host universities. Poitiers and Bordeaux: Direct enrollment in French host universities. Co-curricular activities offered by program. All students honor a French language pledge. Housing in homestays or student residences. (5 courses for semester/9 for full year.) Evaluation
Vassar-Wesleyan, Paris F/S/Y Intensive French program. Taught in French, at Reid Hall and Paris universities. Pre-semester language/orientation session. Homestays encouraged. French majors going to Paris are encouraged to opt for the full year. (5 courses fall, 4 spring.) Evaluation
Wellesley in Aix F/S/Y All courses in French. Students may enroll in WIA courses in translation or French writing. Direct enrollment at the local university in wide range of courses. Host family. 5 semesters of French required. (4 credits)
Germany
IES Abroad, Berlin F/S/Y 2 tracks: Language & Area Studies or Metropolitan Studies. Enjoy a semester in Germany’s capital while taking both local and international field trips. Variety of housing including apartments and homestays. Language & Area: prerequisite of 4 or more semesters of college-level German; can enroll in German university classes for spring and year students but not for fall semester-only. (15-19 semester credits) Evaluation
IES Abroad, European Union F/S/Y Based in Freiburg with many educational excursions to European cities. Focus on the EU, with Economics, IR, Government. No German req. for admission; beginning/intermed. mandatory on program. German student residences. (15-16 semester credits.) Evaluation
IES Abroad, Freiburg F/S/Y 2 tracks: Language & Area Studies or Environmental Studies & Sustainability. Medium-sized German city near the Black Forrest with courses taught by program and direct-enroll opportunities (for year and spring students; not for fall-only) at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität. Language & Area Studies: prerequisite of 4 or more semesters of college-level German. Residence halls with German and international students. (15-16 semester credits.) Evaluation
Wayne State University, Munich (S)/Y Affiliated with top-ranked Ludwig Maximilian Univ. of Munich. All courses taught in German at JYM Center or through university enrollment. Dormitories with German students. (15 semester credits.) Evaluation
Greece
College Year in Athens F/S/Y Classical art and archaeology, ancient history, literature also political science, Byzantine and modern history, modern Greek, ethnography, IR, etc. Study tours. Shared student apartments. (4 courses.) Evaluation
Hungary
AIT Budapest F/S/Y Program in engineering and computer science. Apartments. (16 semester credits/20-22 contact hours/week) Evaluation
Budapest Semester in Mathematics F/S/Y Courses mostly in pure mathematics taught in English by eminent Hungarian professors, but enrollment solely in math courses is discouraged; an elective in Hungarian language and culture is recommended. Apartments. (4 classes.) Evaluation
Ireland
National University of Ireland, Galway F/S/Y University of 13,000 in expanding city of 65,000 on the western coast of Ireland near Gaelic speaking region. Strong course offerings in a variety of disciplines. Housing in self-catering student flats. (30 ECTS.) Evaluation
University College Cork (NUI Cork) F/S/Y In Ireland's second largest city, enrollment 14,000. Strong in a variety of disciplines. Certificate in Irish Studies offered. Fall students may take one of several "Early Start" programs for an additional cost (Note: additional cost of the early start is not covered by Student Aid). Student apartments. (30 units per year.) Evaluation
University College Dublin F/S/Y Ireland's largest university, highly-ranked and very international, set on a modern campus just 4 km from the city center with many student amenities and services. Excellent for STEM with new lab facilities, and good humanities and social sciences. Student dormitories and flats on campus.  (6 modules) Evaluation
Italy
Boston University, Padova F/S/Y Track: Italian and European Studies. Intensive language study, university courses, in historic student city 20 miles west of Venice. Intermediate and advanced programs. Italian university faculty. Electives in Italian and English, individual study projects, homestays. (16 semester credits.) Evaluation
CET, Siena F/S/Y Track: History of Art. Affiliated with U. per Stranieri di Siena. Italian language, beginner to advanced; art history (recommended for majors). Italian roommates. Siena a quieter location than Florence. (4 courses/15 semester credits.) Evaluation
CIEE, Ferrara F/S/Y 2 Tracks: Language & Culture for students with 0-3 semesters of Italian, or Liberal Arts for 4+ semesters of Italian. Wonderful small/mid-size northern Italian city, which is a UNESCO world heritage site city, not far from Bologna, Padua, and Venice. Apartments or homestays. (15-18 semester credits.) Evaluation

Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies, Rome

F/S

Roman art, archaeology, history, Greek & Roman literature, Italian language, Renaissance & baroque Italian art. Strong classical language skills required. Program housing in a villa. (16 semester credits.) Evaluation

IES Abroad, Milan

F/S/Y

2 Tracks: Music: Tradition & Innovation and Italy Today. Italy Today has beginning/intermediate and advanced (4 or more semesters) Italian language programs. Area studies courses taught in English and Italian. Enrollment at Milan universities and music conservatory for qualified students. Housing in apartments with Italian roommates. (15-16 semester credits.) Evaluation

Middlebury in Ferrara S/Y Courses at U. of Ferrara (founded 1391, enr. 12,000) in relatively tourist-free city. Suitable for advanced, independent student. 5 semesters Italian required. Language pledge. Full year preferred. Student apartments. (4 Middlebury credits.) Evaluation
SACI, Florence F/S/(Y) Strong visual arts and art history program based in two Florentine palazzos. Unique, location-specific course offerings and student exhibitions at the end of each semester. Apartments with other SACI students. (15 semester credits.) Evaluation
Temple University, Rome F/S/Y Tracks: Visual Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (including Italian language & culture). Broad course offerings in Art History, Art conservation, Soc/Anthro etc. Italian language courses. Student apartments. (15-17 semester credits.) Evaluation
Trinity College, Rome F/S Courses include Italian language, Art History, Art Conservation, History, IR, Economics, and Classics. Dormitory-style housing. (4.5 course credits.) Evaluation
EcCo Bologna F/S/Y Small program administered by Vassar, Wellesley & Wesleyan. Intensive pre-semester language/orientation session. Courses taught by Italian faculty; qualified students may enrol at U. degli Studi Bologna. Housing in apts. with Italian students. At least 2 semesters of college-level Italian required. Total cost may exceed Bowdoin. (3 course units + 2 required half-unit courses.) Evaluation
Netherlands
CIEE/IES Amsterdam F/S/Y University Direct Enrollment CIEE best for social sciences. IES has a psychology and sciences track, and a music or art direct enrollment track. Evaluation
Russia
ACTR, Russian Language and Area Studies F/S/Y Based in Moscow (Moscow International University), St. Petersburg (CORA), or Vladimir (Intensive language study). Homestays or university dormitory housing. 2 years minimum college-level Russian required. (15-16 credits/4 Bryn Mawr course units.) Evaluation
Middlebury in Russia F/S/Y Based in Irkutsk, Moscow, or Yaroslavl. All courses taught in Russian, by host-university instructors. Direct enrollment for advanced students. Language pledge. Homestays. 4 semesters college-level Russian required. (4 Middlebury credits.) Evaluation
Spain
IES Abroad, Granada, Madrid, or Salamanca F/S/Y Based in Granada (U. of Granada). Madrid (U. Complutense de Madrid), or Salamanca (U. de Salamanca). For intermediate and advanced Spanish students. All courses taught in Spanish. 4/5 semesters college-level Spanish required (2 in Granada's intermediate track). Homestays, apartments, and residence hall options. (15-16 semester credits.) Evaluation
Middlebury in Spain (various cities) F/S/Y
Sweet Briar, Seville F/S/Y Courses taught in Spanish by U. de Sevilla professors; university enrollment option. 5 semesters college-level Spanish required. Homestays. (15 semester credits.) Evaluation
Sweden
Swedish Program, Stockholm F/S/Y The Swedish Program at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) is a highly regarded study abroad program, offering a full range of liberal arts courses in English. Comparative study of institutional organization and public policy. (4 courses.) Evaluation
Switzerland
SIT, Switzerland F/S Track: Global Health and Development Policy. Geneva-based program with English-taught core class on public health, policy, and related organizations, as well as French language class and independent study project. Educational excursions to Morocco and Bern. Previous experience with French not required. Homestays. (16 semester credits.) Evaluation
United Kingdom
Advanced Studies in England, Bath F/S/Y Excellent humanities academics in a program setting. Those with a 3.4+ can study under Oxford professors. Recommended for history, literature, creative writing, politics, classics, and education. Apartments. (16 credits - 4 seminars or 3 seminars + 1 tutorial.) Evaluation
University of East Anglia F/S/Y Newer campus outside small medieval city of Norwich. Highly-rated Creative Writing, ES, American Studies. Housing in student apartments. (60 credits.) Evaluation
University of Edinburgh F/S/Y Prestigious university in Scottish capital with large, diverse student population. Wide range of courses with strengths in gov, econ, literature, history, and more. University housing guaranteed. (60 credits.) Evaluation
University of Glasgow F/S/Y In Scotland's lively largest city with a variety of subjects. Strong STEM offerings, plus religion, economics; opportunity to take visual art class at Glasgow School of Art. Green university campus in city center. Variety of housing available. (60 credits.) Evaluation
U. of London, Goldsmiths College F/S/Y Campus in the trendy New Cross neighborhood of south London, short train journey to city center. Famous for Visual Arts/Design, as well ask Theater, Sociology. Residence halls. (36 credits/yr; 20 credits/spring+summer trimester.) Evaluation
U. of London, King's College F/S/Y Central London location. Strong departments include Classics, History, War Studies, Health & Life Sciences. Full year preferred for housing. Residence halls. (60 credits--often 4 classes.) Evaluation
U. of London, London School of Economics and Political Science Y The popular but selective General Course allows year-long enrollment in any regular LSE class. Recommended for Economics majors, as well as IR, Sociology, modern languages. (4 full-year courses.) Evaluation
U. of London, School for Oriental and Africana Studies F/S/Y Based in Central London with excellent offerings in Asian, Middle Eastern, and Africana studies, languages, government/IR/diplomacy, and more. Single and shared self-catered rooms in apartments, and dormitories as a back up. Enrollment only through IFSA. (16 semester credits.) Evaluation
U. of London, Royal Holloway F/S/Y Green campus outside London in suburban Surrey town of Egham with easy access to city. Smaller university with wide offerings. Guaranteed campus housing. (30 ECTS/16 semester credits.) Evaluation
Oxford University Y Prestigious and selective university. Early deadline. Trimester system requires year-long enrollment. Admission is to one of seven unique colleges through IFSA. Open to STEM students, but consider college choice as some (St. Anne's; St. Catherine's) have greater lab offerings than others. Residence halls. (1 primary & 1 secondary tutorial per term.) Evaluation
Queen's University, Belfast F/S/Y Prestigious university in compelling and safe mid-sized city with a distinctive culture. Wide range of courses; interesting focus on peace and conflict studies. Pre-session courses offered through Institute of Irish Studies. Housing in apartments in a modern student village complex 10 min from campus. (3 modules/semester.) Evaluation
University of St Andrews F/S/Y Excellent university in beautiful small city on Scottish coast north of Edinburgh. Large international student body. Strong departments include Art History, Psychology, IR, Middle Eastern Studies, STEM. Traditional dormitories in the town center, or student apartments a short walk from town. (60 credits.) Evaluation

Middle East
Consult OCS staff on special conditions and options in the Middle East.
Israel
Hebrew University of Jerusalem F/S/Y Courses in English at Rothberg International School, with Ulpan (Intensive Hebrew, required). Favored by Religion majors. (15 semester credits.) Evaluation
Jordan
CIEE, Amman (various tracks) F/S Arabic language and culture program, with courses in Arabic, anthropology, history, economics, literature, religion, archaeology, ES, political science. Volunteer opportunities. Host family or apartment accommodation. (15-16 semester credits.) Evaluation
Middlebury in Amman F/S/Y Based at the University of Jordan, with a strong emphasis on research and rich background in the liberal arts. All students will take a combination of language and content courses. All course work is conducted entirely in Arabic. Homestays. (16 semester credits) Evaluation

Oceania
Australia
James Cook University, Townsville F/S Small city in Queensland. Well-reputed marine and tropical biology, with access to Great Barrier Reef and some class field trips (at added expense). (12 units.) Evaluation
Australian National University, Canberra F/S Prestigious university in Australia's capital city. (24 units.)
School for Field Studies, Australia F/S Track: Tropical Rainforest Management. Study of rainforest management and conservation at SFS's field station in Yungaburra, Queensland. Residence halls. (16 semester credits.) Evaluation
SIT, Australia F/S Track: Sustainability and Environmental Action. Studies of environmental sustainability from base in Byron Bay. Seminar, independent study project. Homestays. (16 semester credits.) Evaluation
University of Melbourne F/S Very good university in culturally lively city. Popular with US students. (50 credits.) Evaluation
University of Sydney F/S Large university in metropolitan setting. (22-24 semester credits)
University of Queensland, Brisbane F/S Brisbane: welcoming, student-friendly, and the third largest city in Australia. Over 4,000 courses for students to choose from. Students can opt to live in a Residential College or apartments for their study abroad. (8 units) Evaluation
University of Tasmania, Hobart F/S Attractive for students who prefer small city and island location, with environmental interests. Very strong Visual Arts, Creative Writing, and EOS. (4 units.) Evaluation
New Zealand
Ecoquest F/S Offered through the University of New Hampshire. Students are immersed in a rigorous field-based program that allows them to explore terrestrial, coastal, and marine ecosystems in a variety of locations in New Zealand. Prerequisite of at least one semester course in the natural sciences and one in the social sciences. Residence halls. (15 semester credits) Evaluation
Frontiers Abroad F/S 2 Tracks: Geology of New Zealand or New Zealand Earth Systems. Field work followed by a semester at a university. Can choose from University of Canterbury or University of Auckland. Field stations and campus accommodations. (5wk. Field camp + methods + ind study + 2 Univ courses.) Evaluation
University of Auckland F/S/Y Top-ranked university of 40,000 students in cosmopolitan city on North Island. Residence halls. (60 points.) Evaluation
University of Otago, Dunedin F/S/Y Small city in beautiful part of South Island. Strengths include biology, geology, anthropology, Antarctic studies. Smaller Maori presence than on North Island. (60 credits.) Evaluation

Central and South America; Caribbean
Argentina
IFSA-Butler, Buenos Aires F/S/Y Courses at four Buenos Aires universities. Homestays. 5 semesters college-level Spanish required. (15-16 credits.) Evaluation
IFSA-Butler, Mendoza F/S/Y Based at U. Nacional de Cuyo in smaller city of Mendoza. Strong offerings in arts and humanities. Courses taught in Spanish by Argentine professors. Homestays. 2 years college-level Spanish required. (15-16 credits - up to 20 credits with B approval.) Evaluation
Brazil
CIEE, Rio de Janeiro F/S/Y Track: Liberal Arts. Enrollment at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro campus. Each semester begins with a Pre-Term Intensive Language and Culture Program (ILCP) to prepare for Portugese-taught university courses. 2 semesters of Portugese or 4 semesters of Spanish. Homestays. (15-17 semester credits.) Evaluation
Chile
IFSA-Butler, Chile F/S/Y Enrollment in universities in Santiago or Valparaíso. Homestays. 4 semesters Spanish required. (15 semester credits.) Evaluation
Middlebury in Chile F/S/Y Based in Concepción, La Serena, Santiago, Temuco, Valdivia, and Valparaíso. University enrollment for students with advanced Spanish. Housing in private homes, student residences. (5 courses.) Evaluation
SIT, Chile F/S Track: Cultural Identity, Social Justice and Community Development. Based in Valparaíso. Seminar, Field Study, Intensive Spanish, Indep. Study Project. Homestays. 3 semesters college-level Spanish required. (16 semester credits) Track: Cultural Identity, Social Justice and Community Development. Based in Valparaíso. Seminar, Field Study, Intensive Spanish, Indep. Study Project. Homestays. 3 semesters college-level Spanish required. (16 semester credits) Evaluation
Cuba
IFSA Butler in Cuba F/S Hosted at the University of Havana, students continue Spanish language study, enroll in one program course and the remainder of courses at the university in a wide variety of subjects. Students live in small groups in a Casa Particular (private family-run bed and breakfast). 5 semesters of Spanish required. (15 semester credits)
Costa Rica
Organization for Tropical Studies, Costa Rica F/S Tropical Biology on a Changing Planet Semester program based at three biological field stations in different ecological zones. 2 semesters college-level Spanish required. Dormitory/cabin housing. (16 semester credits.) Evaluation
Dominican Republic
CIEE Santiago F/S/Y Continue Spanish language study at intermediate and advanced levels, enroll in "cursos para extranjeros" (spanish-taught courses for foriengers) in subjects like: Caribbean studies, history, literature and economics. Live with a Dominican host family. 4 semesters of Spanish required. (15 semester credits)
Ecuador
SIT, Ecuador F/S Track: Comparative Ecology and Conservation. Based in Quito, with visit to Galápagos. Seminar, Field Study, Intensive Spanish, Independent Study Project. Homestays. 4 semesters college-level Spanish and background in Biology or ES required. (16 semester credits.) Evaluation
IES Abroad-Quito F/S Direct-enrollment. Based in Quito, study at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in a wide variety of disciplines. Homestays. Classes are taught in Spanish. Language prerequisites of 6 semesters of college-level Spanish. 15-19 semester credits. Evaluation
Mexico
IFSA-Butler, Mérida F/S At renowned U. Autónoma de Yucatán, near outstanding archaeological sites. Anthropology strong. All courses taught in Spanish. Homestays. 4 semesters college-level Spanish required. (15-16 semester credits.) Evaluation
Panama
SIT, Panama F/S Track: Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, and Biodiversity Conservation. Based in Panama City. Homestays. Biology/ES prerequisites, and three semesters of college-level Spanish. (16 semester credits.) Evaluation
Peru
IFSA-Butler, Lima F/S/Y Study at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru. Strong community service options. Homestays. 5 semesters college-level Spanish required. (15-17 semester credits.) Evaluation
Turks & Caicos
SFS, Turks & Caicos F/S Track: Marine Resource Studies Evaluation

USA
(some programs include component abroad)
American University, Washington Semester F/S On A.U.'s Tenley campus in DC. American Politics, Economic Policy, Foreign Policy, International Environment & Development, Justice, Peace & Conflict Resolution, Public Law. Students nominated by Prof. J. Martin in Government. Various housing options. (16 semester credits.) Evaluation
Bowdoin Marine Science Semester, Brunswick/Harpswell F An immersion semester taught at the Bowdoin/Harpswell Marine Laboratory and Coastal Studies Center. Taught in 3-4 week modules. Strong program for those students interested in careers in environmental science. Field research around gulf of Maine and Baja, California. Bowdoin housing. (4 classes) Evaluation
Dual-Degree in Engineering at Dartmouth Y Spend your junior year at Dartmouth enrolled in interdisclipinary and innovative, project-based coursework in the Thayer School of Engineering. Return after graduation for 5th year and dual degree. Apply through OCS.  (3 courses per trimester, 3 trimesters per year). Full-year only. Evaluation
National Theater Institute F/S At Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Courses in acting, directing, playwriting, movement, voice, design. Part of Twelve College Exchange through Connecticut College, but with its own application process. (20 semester credits.) Evaluation
SEA Semester F/S Various tracks. Maritime policy, history, literature, navigation, oceanography. Shore session in Woods Hole, sailing component in Atlantic or Pacific. (4 courses.) Evaluation
Twelve College Exchange:
Amherst, Connecticut, Dartmouth (year only), Mount Holyoke, Smith, Trinity, Vassar, Wellesley, Wheaton and Wesleyan.
F/S/Y Space limits at some colleges. Note Dartmouth has a trimester calendar and Bowdoin requires you to attend for a full-year of 3 trimesters (fall/winter/spring terms only). On-campus housing. Apply through OCS by February. (4 classes per semester) Evaluation
Williams College-Mystic Seaport Maritime Studies Program F/S Interdisciplinary semester focused on the world's oceans with courses in history, marine sciences, environmental policy, and literature of the sea. Based in Mystic CT, with traditional sailing component. Part of Twelve College Exchange due February, but with its own application process. (4 courses.) Evaluation