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Barnard has a rich history and tradition of study abroad dating back to the 1930s. Today, students study abroad in more than 35 countries, from Australia to Tibet. This site details the opportunities available, online resources, and procedures to apply. Please review the information on the website before meeting with the Dean for Study Abroad.

One of the best ways to learn more about what study abroad can offer you academically and personally is from other Barnard students who have studied abroad or who are currently abroad. We invite you to link to reach out to Barnard students who have studied abroad to ask questions about their experience and research which program is right for you.

To learn more, visit http://www.barnard.edu/studyabroad

Important Dates and Deadlines

To learn about initial procedures, please visit http://www.barnard.edu/studyabroad

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09/09/2014 A Place Close To My Heart SIT Study Abroad: Madagascar - Traditional Medicine and Health Care Systems - Summer

"As an anthro major, I'm happy that I developed field work skills and produced research that I am proud of. Before I left, I was afraid to work too outside of my comfort zone, but going abroad made me realize my "comfort zone" is really much more flexible than I thought. Also, Madagascar developed as a serious area of academi..."

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09/05/2014 The Most Exotic, Adventurous, And Surreal Experience I've Ever Had In My Life. Emory University: Dharamsala - Tibet Mind-Body Experience, Summer Program

"I became a Himalayan mountain hiker, very much a novice in the Tibetan language, a curiously driven intellectual and passionately broad-minded globe trotter, a cultural and spiritual Tibetan Buddhist enthusiast. I have seen and done things many people will never ever get a chance to do, ever, in their life. My study abroad prog..."

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09/04/2014 Great Trip! Worthwhile And An Awesome Experience Columbia University: Shanghai - Summer Business Chinese and Internship Program

"I learned to be more independent and step out of my comfort zone. The best part was the internship because I learned so much about myself, what career I want to pursue in the future, and gained a deeper understanding of Chinese culture. It was definitely a great 10 weeks spent in Shanghai. "

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09/02/2014 "Ich Bin Ein Berliner" Columbia University: Berlin - Berlin Consortium for German Studies / BCGS Program

"Going abroad was the best experience I have ever had!! It was a challenge, especially as a Neuroscience Major, but with enough credits and determination, it is most certainly doable. "

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09/02/2014 A Fun, Once In A Lifetime Summer In Prague USAC: Prague, Czech Republic - Politics, Culture and Art Studies

"Definitely worthwhile! Gained a broader knowledge of international cultures and social issues. "

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09/02/2014 Wonderful Summer Experience Columbia University: Paris - Reid Hall

"Use the foreign language"

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07/24/2014 Gaining Independence In A Foreign Country Sarah Lawrence College: Florence - University of Florence

"I learned another language and the ability to interact with another culture. I met new people and learned how to be independent and provide for myself on an emotional level. It was worthwhile because it was a surge of growth and access to knowledge. "

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07/08/2014 I Didn´T Want To Come Home Yet! Sarah Lawrence College: Havana - Sarah Lawrence College in Cuba

"It was an amazing experience in Cuba, however personally I would have preferred not being with other American students. I enjoy being in place alone more than with a giant group. However, Cuba was an amazing place to live in, full of amazing people and experiences, and ultimately gave me a lot of perspective on both Cuban cultur..."

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07/08/2014 The Happiest Country In The World. DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad: Copenhagen - Various Programs

"I became comfortable in my independence. "

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07/07/2014 Life Outside Of The Bubble University of Sydney: Sydney - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learned many things during my time abroad, but most importantly, I widened my global perspective. "

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07/07/2014 Edinburgh: A Gothic Castle Aventure University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I LOVE EDINBURGH. It is my favorite city right now. Every square inch is beautiful. It's fun and has a wide variety of old and young. I loved wandering around. I also loved getting into a new university system."

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06/26/2014 Definitely Not What I Expected But Better! CIEE: Cape Town - Arts and Sciences

"Learned that I am a world traveler and meeting new people and exposure to new cultures and places is very important to me. Studying abroad was worthwhile. Being able to interact first-hand with a culture instead of reading about it is a phenomenal experience. "

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06/23/2014 Life Changing University of Oxford: Mansfield College - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I gained confidence in my academic abilities from studying at Oxford. I also made some amazing friends, one of whom is another student at Barnard whom I had not known previously."

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06/22/2014 Total Cultural Immersion Emory University: Dharamsala - Tibetan Studies Program, Spring Semester

"Learned about the Tibetan exile community from the inside. Met with important community members, lived with a host family, and learned Tibetan language. "

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06/19/2014 Te Hecho De Menos, España! Syracuse University: Madrid - Syracuse University in Madrid

"I met a lot of different types of people, and that has made me even more accepting. I also feel that I understand another culture after living with my host family. I will always be in contact with them, and feel that I have a second home in Spain. I would study abroad again if I could! I absolutely loved it. My speaking skills h..."

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06/17/2014 Go Somewhere Else Trinity College - Dublin: Dublin - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"Travel was the best part. I've heard that said a lot by others. Note that most people have a hard time the first two months. I didn't have a great time in Dublin and that's partially my fault...I didn't try as hard as I should've to make friends. But the education was bad, local students either don't care much or dislike you pre..."

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06/16/2014 Barcelona, A City Of Personal Growth And Happiness! Universidad de Pompeu Fabra (UPF): Barcelona - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"It was positively amazing.I learned that I am in control of my own happiness and that there is a whole world out there beside america. I dont have to necessarily live in America when I am older. There are so many different cultures that are different but amazing at the same time but at the end of the day so many people have had ..."

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02/18/2014 Unforgettable Hong Kong Syracuse University: Hong Kong - Syracuse University in Hong Kong

"I learned so much about Hong Kong and China- it was definitely worth it."

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02/07/2014 Amazing CIEE: Barcelona - Advanced Liberal Arts

"I learned about Spanish culture and how to adapt to a different environment. I learned how to be independent and manage to travel around Europe. It was the best decision of my life. "

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02/04/2014 As Dis Says, Denmark Was My Home, Europe Was My Classroom. This Is Very True. DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad: Copenhagen - Various Programs

"I became more independent. I couldn't always rely on others. I made it a point to step out of my comfort zone and I made great friends and have amazing experiences because of it. I highly highly recommend DIS for studying abroad! "

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09/20/2013 International Honors Program: Learn About The World And Yourself SIT Study Abroad: Traveling - International Honors Program / IHP, Health and Community

"I saw SO many different places, which inspired so many amazing discussion s among my peers and great ideas within me. The program is challenging in its constant travel and it demands your ultimate flexibility. I slept and lugged my bags on buses, trains, floors, airplanes, cabins, up stairs, through sand, and back again. But tho..."

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07/27/2013 A Look Into Revolution And Dissidence Through Artistic Expression SIT Study Abroad: Czech Republic - Arts & Social Change

"I gained so much that I can't really even put it into words, it was incredibly worthwhile. "

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07/26/2013 Best Year Of My Life! Challenging But Worth It University of Oxford: Pembroke College - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"worthwhile! what i learned is a bit ambiguous and hard to explain, but I definitely benefitted and grew."

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07/11/2013 Amazing Experience For Ancient History And Language Buffs! Duke University: Rome - The Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome / ICCS

"I now have a very deep knowledge of the ancient history in and around Rome as well as making friends that will last me a lifetime. The entire group became very close both with each other and with the city in a way that would not be possible in any other program. I am so glad I went and was very sad to leave, but I know that th..."

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07/05/2013 Sevilla Study Abroad Sweet Briar College: JYS in Seville

"I improved my language skills and had an opportunity to learn how to live in a different culture on my own."

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