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Wellesley students may select from more than 150 pre-approved programs of study. Select the "Pre-approved Programs" tab to see the full list. Programs featured in the side-bar may or may not be approved for Wellesley students. When in doubt, please contact the Office of International Study at ois@wellesley.edu.

Important Dates and Deadlines

All Wellesley students who intend to study abroad during the 2013-14 academic year (fall and/or spring) must declare a major and submit a Proposal to Study Away by December 1, 2012. Please refer to the Office of International Study website (www.wellesley.edu/OIS/) for details.

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02/23/2015 Independent Learning/Exploration University College London (UCL): London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I gained an experience in independent living and got the chance to explore London and other European cities/countries on my own terms. It was definitely worthwhile, and I would recommend this experience to people interested in getting a more independent experience not dictated by a program or their home university."

A student - Wellesley College
02/19/2015 An Adventure That I Would Have On Repeat! CIEE: Dakar - Development Studies in Senegal

"I would say that my experience was worthwhile; there is nothing I can imagine trading it for. My perspective on myself and on people and on life has changed, in ways that I cannot voice and that I do not yet know the effect of. I just know that I am grateful, and Dakar will always have a special place in my heart. "

A student - Wellesley College
02/19/2015 Loved It DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad: Copenhagen - Various Programs

"I love to travel, I am extremely capable when completely on my own and work well when completely independent."

A student - Wellesley College
02/15/2015 My Happiest Semester In College (+Math) BSM: Budapest - Budapest Semesters in Mathematics

"Absolutely. I loved being in a program of all mathematicians, and realized that I want to go to grad school for math."

A student - Wellesley College
02/12/2015 My New Home DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad: Copenhagen: Summer Study Abroad in Denmark

"It was definitely worth it! I was only supposed to stay a semester but I ended up staying the year."

A student - Wellesley College
02/11/2015 Best Experience For Real Integration Internships in Francophone Europe (IFE): Multiple - Field Study and Internship Program

"I was able to take very interesting classes that gave me a good introduction to French society that was complemented with an internship that was relevant to my field of study. I made some really good friends, and was able to live in an environment which made me truly appreciate Paris. "

Pauline D - Wellesley College
02/09/2015 India Makes You Question Everything You've Ever Known About Yourself SIT Study Abroad: India - Health & Human Rights

"It was worthwhile. I think that the fact that I knew so much about the culture before arriving made my experience all the more worthwhile. I learned so much about myself and the culture. "

A student - Wellesley College
02/09/2015 An Invigorating Semester In Beautiful Copenhagen! DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad: Copenhagen - Various Programs

"Apart from the excellent courses, I learned a lot about myself, which I think is what made it worthwhile. My biggest challenge surprisingly was maintaining a social life, because I didn't meet anyone from my cultural or religious background who enjoyed doing the same things for leisure as me - I don't like to drink and party, wh..."

A student - Wellesley College
02/08/2015 An Unforgettable Experience Wellesley College: Aix-en-Provence - Wellesley-in-Aix

"I was challenged in ways I wasn't otherwise at Wellesley: by language barriers, cultural barriers, travel logistics, safety concerns, social challenges, time zones, and scheduling. All of these challenges forced me to grow and mature much faster than I otherwise would during a semester at Wellesley."

A student - Wellesley College
02/07/2015 A Semester For Learning DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad: Copenhagen - Various Programs

"I learned a lot about myself and a lot about the cultural environment abroad "

A student - Wellesley College
02/05/2015 Absolutely Amazing! University of Canterbury: Christchurch - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"Reflecting, there are no negative things that come to mind. Especially coming from Wellesley, I learned that there really is more to life than getting that grade or being in as many orgs as possible. It is absolutely worthwhile to get out into the world and experience new things. I learned to respect what I want out of life, and..."

Chesley H - Wellesley College
02/03/2015 Learning History And Archaeology On Site At Amazing Places College Year in Athens: Athens - CYA

"I learned a lot about Greek culture and archaeology during my time abroad, I was able to gain a better sense of local life in Greece because of our apartment location and because we had plenty of free time to explore the city and visit additional sites. "

Emily R - Wellesley College
02/02/2015 It Exceeded My Expectations Which Were Pretty High Umbra Institute: Perugia - Direct Enrollment in Semester, Summer or Academic Year Programs

"Being immersed in a language and culture was incredible. I loved being able to constantly practice the language and be slightly outside of my comfort zone. "

A student - Wellesley College
02/02/2015 An Okay Experience That I Do Not Take For Granted University of Otago: Dunedin - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"New Zealand is very pretty. Traveling is expensive."

Island Dreams - Wellesley College
02/01/2015 Unforgettable Experience In Bodh Gaya Antioch Education Abroad: Bodh Gaya - Buddhist Studies in India

"Words can't do it justice. As a student of religion and political science interested in Buddhist practice, this program was an excellent fit. Living in a monastery and keeping up with the program's schedule requires considerable discipline but it is entirely worth it. As a result of living and studying within the heart of a Bu..."

A student - Wellesley College
01/28/2015 Islam, Women, And Travel. CIEE: Rabat - Language and Culture

"I learned so much about Islam, feminism, colonization, and education in the Moroccan context. It was a great experience. "

A student - Wellesley College
01/28/2015 Extremely Memorable Exchange Experience At Spelman College Exchange: Atlanta - Spelman College

"I learned that even if you choose to travel domestically and attend another school in the U.S.you can have an extremely different experience than at Wellesley. I met so many diverse people and really got the opportunity to experience a different type of college life. The experience was definitely worthwhile."

A student - Wellesley College
01/28/2015 An Exciting Semester Abroad University College London (UCL): London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"Even though I felt I was already independent, I definitely became even more confident in my ability to take care of myself. I learned a lot about living in a city, which I appreciated after living in the suburbs my whole life. I learned to appreciate my surroundings and really embrace new experiences, even more so than I have do..."

A student - Wellesley College
01/28/2015 Have Fun Learning About Ecuador's Ecosystems In The Field And Beyond. SIT Study Abroad: Ecuador - Comparative Ecology & Conservation

"I had very little fieldwork experience before my program, and knew the minimal amount of ecology for my program. After the program, I was by no means an expert, but definitely knew a lot more than when I began the program. "

A student - Wellesley College
01/27/2015 A Unique Experience To Learn About Yourself, China, And How To Speak Chinese! Alliance for Global Education: Shanghai - 21st Century City

"I gained a huge amount of confidence, as well as an appreciation for and awareness of cultural differences. Plus, my Chinese is so much better!"

A student - Wellesley College
01/27/2015 A Mixed Review Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Santiago

"Of course, I learned a bunch of academic stuff. But I think the "life lessons" I learned were much more worthwhile. For example, I'm a blonde/blue-eyed/white girl from Minnesota. I'd never left the U.S. before this trip. I'd never had the experience of being The Other. I'd never been constantly stared at/made to feel like I did..."

A student - Wellesley College
01/26/2015 A Great Experience In One Of The Happiest Countries In The World. DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad: Copenhagen - Various Programs

"I learned about Denmark's history and culture from the people who know it best and I also learned how to be more independent and confident in myself and my ability to navigate new situations. Studying Abroad was definitely a worthwhile experience."

Jordan S - Wellesley College
01/26/2015 Amazing Experience That Made Me Appreciate America! Sweet Briar College: JYF in Paris and Nice

"I learned that I really dislike the French education system and really enjoy the American one."

A student - Wellesley College