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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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12/17/2014 Castles, Haggis, And Bagpipes University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh - Direct Enrollment/Exchange

"I would do it over and over again, I LOVE SCOTLAND, and I loved the long breaks which allowed me to travel. "

- Wellesley College
11/25/2014 Best Summer Of My Life SEA Semester: Programs at Sea – Transatlantic Crossing ( Summer )

"I learned so much about Marine Biology and myself. I grew into a stronger scientist and person. It was absolutely worthwhile."

- Wellesley College
11/13/2014 Eye Opening CIEE: Amsterdam - Social Sciences

"aside from all the fun I had while in Amsterdam, my experience living there taught me I can adapt to different cultures easily and live independently"

- Wellesley College
11/10/2014 Ok Experience I Would Have Preferred A Class At An Actual University College Year in Athens: Athens - CYA

"I gained more knowledge about Greek foods, as well as some of the traditions. "

- Wellesley College
11/10/2014 An Adventure Filled With History, Art, And Beauty! Lorenzo de' Medici – Florence: Direct Enrollment

"Yes! My experience was definitely worthwhile! I learned so much about the language and culture of Italy. I particularly learned a lot about art history, as I go to to visit many museums and historic sites."

- Wellesley College
11/08/2014 Summer In Shanghai CET Academic Programs: Shanghai - Chinese Studies and Internship, Summer

"I learned more about the Chinese language and culture. It was definitely worthwhile. "

- Wellesley College
11/04/2014 Ny/P Columbia University: Traveling - The Shape of Two Cities: New York/Paris

"A lot about design and the studio architecture environment. I also learned a lot about Paris and its history "

- Wellesley College
09/24/2014 Have A Semester Long Adventure In The Most Beautiful Place You Will Ever See. University of Otago: Dunedin - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"It was definitely worthwhile. I got to know a lot of really great people from all over the world. I did some magnificent hiking, and had a great time! Saw tons of penguins, seals, and sea lions. I also got my first taste of traveling solo, and found it an enjoyable and empowering experience."

- Wellesley College
09/23/2014 A Growing Up Experience University of Sydney: Sydney - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I was able to learn how to live on my own and deal with paying rent, signing leases, and planning trips. While these are extremely valuable skills I wish had had more time to enjoy the experience and not worry so much about money while I was there. "

- Wellesley College
09/23/2014 Definitely Recommend IES Abroad: London - University College London (UCL)

"My favorite part was traveling. I would choose a different program if I could do it all over again just so I could improve on my French or Spanish, but this is just a matter of personal goals / preference. Living in London was super fun as well. "

- Wellesley College
09/21/2014 Jordan Is Boring, But Middlebury Is Wonderful! Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury In Amman

"I learned the limitations of my interests in the Arabic language itself. My love of the culture and history took a backseat to the language pledge, which I knew going into the program, but had not fully thought through. "

- Wellesley College
09/16/2014 Great Country, Pretty Good Experience CIEE: Cape Town - Arts and Sciences

"Learned quite a bit about my privilege as an American who attends a liberal arts school in a safe town--it is amazing that as a female I can walk outside after dark and feel safe (not true for so many women in Cape Town). Also opened my eyes to several aspects of white privilege that I had never considered before. "

- Wellesley College
09/15/2014 Best Summer Ever International Chinese Language Program (ICLP): Taipei - National Taiwan University

"I learned a lot about Taiwanese culture whilst improving my Chinese at the same time. I discovered that I could safely live on my own in Taiwan. It was definitely a worthwhile experience, I would love to go back."

- Wellesley College
09/14/2014 Study Abroad In Zurich Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich(ETH): Zürich - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"Exposure to high-level research and excellent facilities."

- Wellesley College
09/13/2014 Work Hard, Play Hard University of Oxford: Mansfield College - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learned lifelong skills and more about where I want to take my life. Very worthwhile. "

- Wellesley College
09/03/2014 It Gave Me A Glimpse Into Independence And Self Reliance. University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"It was worthwhile in a sense and not so much in others. I wish I had more support but I think the lack of it was a silver lining because it allowed a lot of time for myself and I really got to know my strengths and capabilities and forced me to confront myself in hard situations. "

- Wellesley College
09/03/2014 Improved My Spanish A Lot, Made Good Friends. Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Montevideo

"Language skills, learning about the culture, traveling."

- Wellesley College
09/03/2014 Beautiful Scenery,Rigorous Workload,Limited Discussion University of St. Andrews: St. Andrews - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"Definitely gave me a taste of what a UK college would have been like for me. It was far too short to fully integrate, however I feel as though I got what I wanted from the program itself. "

- Wellesley College
09/02/2014 Two Jobs, 8 Classes, And Countless Cups Of Amazing Coffee ISA Study Abroad in London, England

"I gained a newfound confidence in my ability to adapt to different situations, and also the savoir faire to navigate large cities. UCL pushed me out of my comfort zone in terms of it being such a large institution, but I was able to navigate the school without feeling lost or disconnected. It was very worth it, and I've decide..."

- Wellesley College
09/01/2014 All I Could Have Wanted! Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Tokyo

"I gained so much personal growth through this program by being abroad. I wouldn't trade my experiences for anything."

- Wellesley College
09/01/2014 A Year In Kyoto Columbia University: Kyoto - Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies

"I loved delving deeper into Japanese culture, particularly with a city as rich in tradition as Kyoto. While the program has its weak points along with the strong, I felt that I improved my Japanese, gained a deeper appreciation for Japanese culture and fell in love with the city of Kyoto."

- Wellesley College
09/01/2014 I Learned A Lot, Just Not What I Expected. Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Berlin

"I gained self-confidence. i faced many challenges while studying abroad and the fact that I managed, in the end, to find a way to succeed makes me feel prepared to deal with future challenges confidently. I learned to pay more attention to my feelings. I also learned some stress-management exercises. I gained experience away f..."

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08/30/2014 Learning, In And Outside Of The Classroom London School of Economics (LSE): Direct Enrollment in LSE Summer School

"I matured a lot and gained independence being abroad. At the LSE, the academic and administrative system is very different from what I'm used to in the states and at times I felt like nobody really cared for you. However, this pushed me to adopt this "solve your own problems" mentality and gave me more confidence as well. I trav..."

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08/29/2014 Challenging But Fun University of Oxford: Oxford - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"Learnt how to study by myself. Got used to the Oxford teaching style. Worth the experience for it trained me to be more independent in learning."

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