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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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08/01/2014 Spring Semester In Aix Wellesley College: Aix-en-Provence - Wellesley-in-Aix

"I found myself surprised and sometimes shocked at French people's attitudes on things, which made me appreciate my own culture so much more. I do think it was worthwhile because it gives you a different perspective on how foreigners are treated outside their country. Being somewhere where people do not speak your first language ..."

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07/31/2014 Supportive Program; Amazing City! CET Academic Programs: Prague - Central European Studies Program

"I learned about a new region of Europe (for me), met great other American students, many of whom I'm close with and see regularly, and got to know a beautiful, exciting, enchanting city intimately for a semester."

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07/31/2014 Study Abroad Experience IES Abroad: Freiburg - European Union Program

"I learned about Europe. I was worthwhile. "

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07/31/2014 A Newer Program With Potential University of Massachusetts Boston: Xi'an - Advanced Chinese Language Immersion (Long Term Program)

"I learned that you get what you put in. It was definitely worthwhile,but I will say that there are areas where it can be improved upon."

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07/30/2014 Denmark: Learning To Reflect On The Built Environment That Surrounds Us DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad: Copenhagen - Various Programs

"-I was given the opportunity to see places and things that I might not have otherwise seen. I traveled to Sweden, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Turkey, and Italy. -I also enjoyed about much we stepped out of the classroom and actually got a chance to observe first hand what we had been discussing - eg Urban Design th..."

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07/30/2014 How To Cram As Many Adventures As Possible Into 4 Months In Europe! PRESHCO: Cordoba - University of Cordoba

"My Spanish fluency massively improved, my love of travel grew, and I generally had a relaxing semester! It was good to take a break from Wellesley to get some more cultural exposure and re-charge my brain!"

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07/29/2014 Ecco Bologna Eastern College Consortium (ECCO): Bologna - Università di Bologna Study Abroad Program

"Improved my language skills and challenged myself academically. Yes, worthwhile. "

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07/28/2014 Eye Opening And Everything I Could Ask For Without Being Too Idealistic. CIEE: Dakar - Language & Culture

"I definitely learned a lot from the people who were NOT students. Had run-ins with people and personalities I would otherwise never meet. Sometimes it could be frustrating, but in the end, it was incredibly rewarding. "

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07/28/2014 Finding Friends That Love Me For Who I Am Made My Experience In Spain. PRESHCO: Cordoba - University of Cordoba

"Even though Spain is in Western Europe, there are still a lot of cultural differences/challenges between Spain and the US (i.e. smoking, eating schedule, drinking, socializing at university, etc.). I loved my experience. I made some really good friends and got to travel all around Western Europe and to Morocco. Cordoba is a beau..."

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07/27/2014 Living In Hangzhou CET Academic Programs: Hangzhou - CV Starr-Middlebury School in Hangzhou, China

"I loved living in China. The way the program was run was actually the part I was most often dissatisfied with. Studying abroad was definitely a worthwhile experience. My Chinese improved a lot."

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07/27/2014 Bsm BSM: Budapest - Budapest Semesters in Mathematics

"I learned a lot of math, first of all. I undoubtedly could have learned as much at Wellesley or MIT, but I learned in a different environment, so I appreciated that. I also got a lot better at cooking, and gained a lot of independence as well. I am confident that I could get myself out of a lot of bad situations in America, b..."

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07/27/2014 Finding My Passion For Japanese Columbia University: Kyoto - Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies

"Personally, the most valuable thing I gained from this experience is a better knowledge of my relationship with the language and the culture. Before living in Japan, I only had a very vague notion of why I was interested in the language, but now I feel I have found what I can personally use it for and where my interest truly lie..."

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07/27/2014 Jacobs Was A Melting Pot Of European Culture And A Fun Place To Be. Jacobs University: Bremen - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learned how much I value the close relationships that are in my life. I learned that I don't want to take the people who matter to me for granted. "

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07/27/2014 Budapest = Love BSM: Budapest - Budapest Semesters in Mathematics

"Budapest is AMAZING! Loved the city but wouldn't choose the same program just because I didn't love my classes. The professors weren't great (in my opinion). "

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07/26/2014 So Ecua IES Abroad: Quito - IES Abroad in Quito

"Everything. Independence, language skills, friends, maturity, initiative. It was worthwhile, but if I could do it again I'd choose a program that encourages and allows for even more independence - maybe a direct enrollment program. But that's a reflection of my own desires, not a fault of the program. It does what it does well."

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07/26/2014 Córdoba: A Second Home University of Cordoba: Cordoba - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learned a lot more about myself and how I cope in a completely foreign situation. This experience was definitely worthwhile, and I wish I had spent two semesters in Córdoba."

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07/26/2014 It Was Not What I Expected. CIEE: Tokyo - Arts and Sciences

"I learned about a culture that is completely different from my own and it was eye-opening."

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07/25/2014 So Chill PRESHCO: Cordoba - University of Cordoba

"I loved living in Spain with my friends who were going through the same immersion process. It was a lot of fun and a good break from Wellesley."

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07/25/2014 Preshco: Meaningful Connections In Cordoba PRESHCO: Cordoba - University of Cordoba

"It was definitely worthwhile. PRESHCO gave me a personal and thorough trip into the culture of Spain (this comes from the amazing staff, well-planned excursions, the host families in the program, and the fact that it's a small program in a small city) that, from talking with other friends about their study abroad programs, is r..."

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07/24/2014 Unforgettable, Eye Opening, Amazing PRESHCO: Cordoba - University of Cordoba

"I got to travel a lot and experience different cultures. I definitely improved on my Spanish although not as much as I wanted, but it was the best decision I made."

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07/24/2014 Aix En Vacances: A Semester In The South Of France Wellesley College: Aix-en-Provence - Wellesley-in-Aix

"I advanced very significantly in my language skills, and feel that I developed personally a lot along the way. "

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07/24/2014 Best Time Of My Life PRESHCO: Cordoba - University of Cordoba

"It was extremely worthwhile. I improved my Spanish, made lifelong friends, grew as a person and as a student and learned things about myself in the process. "

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07/24/2014 A Semester Studying Biology In Unique Ecosystems IES Abroad: Galapagos Islands - Direct Enrollment

"The ability to communicate and understand another culture."

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