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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 the blogs of five Barnard students who are currently studying abroad and are eager to share their experiences with other Barnard students, or to contact students who are happy to answer questions you might have about the programs they attended.

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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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."

- Barnard College
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. "

- Barnard College
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! "

- Barnard College
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. "

- Barnard College
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."

- Barnard College
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: Junior Year in Spain - University of 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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06/26/2013 A Unique Experience With Some Bumps In The Road American University Center of Provence (AUCP): Aix-en-Provence - Advanced French Study

"I learned the power of cultural differences. Many of my actions and mannerisms were interpreted as very stand offish or off putting. I think that being a person who keeps to myself and also being a minority, I was somewhat of an anomaly in France. Progressive as it was, France hadn't evolved quite enough for me to feel completel..."

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06/26/2013 A Unique Experience With Some Bumps In The Road American University Center of Provence (AUCP): Aix-en-Provence - Advanced French Study

"I learned the power of cultural differences. Many of my actions and mannerisms were interpreted as very stand offish or off putting. I think that being a person who keeps to myself and also being a minority, I was somewhat of an anomaly in France. Progressive as it was, France hadn't evolved quite enough for me to feel completel..."

- Barnard College
06/24/2013 Opportunity Of A Lifetime SIT Study Abroad: Traveling - International Honors Program / IHP, Health and Community

"Saw the most amazing places and met incredible people of all walks of life. Definitely worthwhile, changed my perspective in many ways and helped me to make decisions about my academic focus."

- Barnard College
06/20/2013 A Whirlwind Of Langauge Middlebury Language Schools: Spanish Language School

"- fluency - cultural awareness - independence "

- Barnard College
06/20/2013 Brown In Bologna Is The Best Program To Learn Italian Brown University: Bologna - Brown in Italy at University of Bologna

"I learned more about a different way of life that was slower-paced and more peaceful. It was worthwhile because I became more self-reliant and depended on myself for things that in the past I would have depended on someone else."

- Barnard College
06/20/2013 Copenhagen, The Land Of The Beautiful DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad: Copenhagen - Various Programs

"I had to realize that I would learn things outside of the classroom, as the classes themselves were not interesting. "

- Barnard College
06/20/2013 Incredible Experience In Ba, But Would Consider Another Program. SIT Study Abroad: Argentina - Regional Integration, Development, & Social Change

"My spanish skills improved remarkably during my experience abroad. I really enjoyed my ISP period and this time strengthened my research skills and forced me to use my language skills in the field. This experience is beyond worthwhile and although the program had some limitations, I learned a lot and felt that they prepared me w..."

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06/19/2013 Adventuuuure Is Out Theeeere Frontiers Abroad: New Zealand Earth Systems

"I can learn to do things like longboard, rock climb, hitch hike, yoga---whatever. It's easy to become bogged down in who you think you are, but you're never truly stuck--you can always shake it up."

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06/19/2013 Magical Study Abroad Programs Worldwide

"Learned a lot about myself, about other cultures "

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06/19/2013 Life Changing American University Center of Provence (AUCP): Aix-en-Provence - Advanced French Study

"It has had such a positive influence in my life. Now, I feel more confident and am so happy to be fluent in a different language. Going abroad is really the best thing you can do for yourself in college. "

- Barnard College
01/16/2013 Keep Calm, And Sure It's Grand Arcadia: Galway - National University of Ireland, Galway

"I learned so much about my own strength, and what I am capable of doing. I also learned that it is more valuable to go into strange waters than keep to ones you know. I learned about Ireland and Irish Culture, I learned Irish drinking songs, and pub life. I learned about Paris, Hungary, Sardinia, England, and how wonderful and c..."

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01/13/2013 Beautiful, But Touristy. Syracuse University: Florence - Syracuse University in Florence, Summer

"I learned a lot about how I relate to an International sense of America and how I fit into that conversation. It was definitely worthwhile. "

- Barnard College
01/01/2013 A Full Circle, Invaluable Experience CIEE: Dakar - Language & Culture

"I gained a totally new perspective on what it means to be a minority and how it feels to be blatantly targeted as that minority. I have such an appreciation for the family-centered and communal culture that Senegal has, and I also revere their insistence on peaceful coexistence of people of all religions and ethnicities. I also ..."

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12/26/2012 It Was The Best Experience I Have Ever Had And I'm Going To Miss Bcn So Much CIEE: Barcelona - Advanced Liberal Arts

"It sounds really cheesy and cliche, but I really feel that I found myself while abroad. I remember hearing and reading this phrase a lot before I left, and thinking that it was just another one of those things that everyone said because it sounded good. However, I know what they mean now. There is no real concrete way of explain..."

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12/25/2012 Sit Vietnam Is The Best! SIT Study Abroad: Vietnam - Culture, Social Change, & Development

"I learned so much from studying abroad in Vietnam! I learned a lot about Vietnamese culture, family values, the economy, gender norms, education systems, food production, environmental policies, and international relations. Besides what I learned in the classroom and through experiential learning, I learned to be more independen..."

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12/20/2012 A Pleasant Break From Nyc Columbia University: Paris - Reid Hall

"Now I'm very familiar with french wine and cheese! A comfort with the language definitely makes it worthwhile, but I'm so in love with my home university that I'm still not convinced that this was better than missing a semester at home. "

- Barnard College
12/18/2012 Passage To The East University of Hong Kong: Hong Kong - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learnt how to get in touch with a new and different culture from mine, how to interact with people I otherwise would have never met in my whole life and get out of my comfort zone to try new exciting experiences. "

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