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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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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."

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01/26/2015 Loving London University of London - Queen Mary: London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learned how to budget and support myself more efficiently. I also learned so much from the British and International friends I made. We shared many cultural traditions and experiences with one another. I made life long friends in London that I feel very comfortable visiting any time and that I still talk to today!"

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01/25/2015 Reading/Writing Intensive, But The Best College Experience I've Ever Had. Middlebury Schools Abroad: Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS): Oxford - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learned to be more confident and self-sufficient. I also really discovered my passion for medieval English history. It was definitely worthwhile, and I regret not going an extra semester."

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01/25/2015 Safe City To Explore New Things DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad: Copenhagen - Various Programs

"1) I learned that my personal well being should be a high priority in my life. 2) Enforcing top-down policies is effective for city strategies. 3) Big isn't always better. Study abroad was super worthwhile! I respect the city and the people so much. I am trying so hard to go back"

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01/25/2015 Hidden Gem Of A Study Abroad Location SIT Study Abroad: Serbia, Bosnia & Kosovo - Peace & Conflict Studies in the Balkans

"Living independently, adjusting to new cultural environments, greater insight into the history and politics of the region"

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01/25/2015 Some Of The Best Three Months Of My Life SIT Study Abroad: Morocco - Multiculturalism & Human Rights

"I gained a better awareness and love for the multicultural realities that exist in our world and gained a lot of self confidence by speaking Arabic daily and stretching myself by traveling and living in a place so different from what I defined as familiar five months ago. In other words, now the medina in Rabat and the US feel b..."

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01/22/2015 An Experience I Will Remember Forever SIT Study Abroad: Argentina - Regional Integration, Development, & Social Change

"I found a new confidence in myself and my ability to converse and make my way around a foreign city. I figured out public transportation and learned so much about the culture and history of Argentina and other South American countries. The academics were an important piece to me, but I also learned to relax a bit and take in the..."

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01/22/2015 Amazing And Unforgettable Experience. No Regrets Middlebury Schools Abroad: MIddlebury in Buenos Aires

"Academic, personal, and above all language growth"

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01/21/2015 Something New Around Every Corner CET Academic Programs: Beijing - Intensive Chinese Language

"I learned the language and a lot about Chinese culture. I also learned to roll with the punches because China is full of surprises and crazy experiences"

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01/19/2015 Learning To Love London One Tube Stop At A Time. University of London - Queen Mary: London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"It was amazing. Being abroad gave me such a newfound sense of confidence and independence. Living in a giant city like London by myself was well worth it and traveling solo throughout my time really enriched my experience. "

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01/18/2015 French Immersion At It's Best! Wellesley College: Aix-en-Provence - Wellesley-in-Aix

"I gained more confidence in my language skills, was able to make friends in classes and a connection with my host family, and was able to travel around Europe. It was definitely worthwhile. "

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01/17/2015 A Great Experience University College London (UCL): London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"London itself was very stimulating and enjoyable. The program was just alright."

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01/17/2015 Vietnam, Morocco, And Bolivia. Wish I Could Do It All Again! SIT Study Abroad: International Honors Program / IHP, Climate Change - The Politics of Food, Water, & Energy

"I learned how to independently navigate a city in a language I do not know. I improved communication skills, I am less hesitant to reach out to people I would like to learn from or meet and I am more extraverted. I learned how to connect with people more easily/ readily, how to find commonalities and similar values. I learned ho..."

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01/15/2015 A Semester At Goldsmiths Goldsmiths, University of London: London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"Learned immensely about living and learning independently. The city of London is culturally rich, very enjoyable. Goldsmith's Visual Cultures and Media/Communications Departments had extremely thought provoking and fun classes. "

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01/15/2015 Send Me Back To New Zealand The University of Auckland: Auckland - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learned how to live independently and make my own decisions. I got to meet amazing people of New Zealand and other international students. I also had a taste of New Zealand's culture which is different from my own culture. "

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01/14/2015 A Beautiful Awakening Columbia University: Kyoto - Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies / KCJS

"I learned about a completely different culture other than mine. I'm from El Salvador, a third world country but I was not expecting Japan to be just as difficult as my own country. The housing condition was excellent but their culture was an eye opener. I learned how much Japanese people care more about others in their community..."

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01/14/2015 Studying In The Uk Was Ok University College London (UCL): London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I'm glad I went, but UCL was not a good fit."

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01/14/2015 Summer In Greece College Year in Athens: Athens - CYA

"I gained cultural experience in another country and exposure to a perspective different from my own"

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01/14/2015 French Challenges And Successes Wellesley College: Aix-en-Provence - Wellesley-in-Aix

"My comprehension improved greatly, as did my confidence in speaking. I also was able to read a lot, which helped to improve overall comprehension-although it took a lot longer to complete my reading. VERY worthwhile."

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01/13/2015 Challenging But Fun PRESHCO: Cordoba - University of Cordoba

"It was 100% worthwhile not only for improving my language abilities but for cultural immersion as well. Living in the Spanish culture was a revelation."

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01/13/2015 Do Not Highly Recommend Columbia University: Kyoto - Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies / KCJS

"My Japanese improved significantly, and I have a much deeper understanding of the culture and the country's history. It was worthwhile, but if I could go back in time I would have chosen to study at another university or program, perhaps Ritsumeikan or Kyoto University. I did not feel like I was surrounded by bright students, an..."

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01/13/2015 Language Immersion In Beijing, China CET Academic Programs: Beijing - Intensive Chinese Language

"My language skills improved enormously! For this alone it was a totally worthwhile experience. "

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01/13/2015 Fun In Edinburgh University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learned that I am more independent than I thought I would be. I also learned that I cannot live somewhere that is cold for the majority of the year. But, in the end it was worthwhile. I got to meet some amazing people. had some fun adventures, and got the chance to travel throughout Europe. "

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01/13/2015 Theatre Program In One Of The World's Most Vibrant Cultural Capitals! London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art: London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"It was absolutely worthwhile. I gained a new perspective on how I view myself as an American and as a Filipino-American while in London. I learned from seeing so much London/West End theatre and about the culture around the arts. I gained a new love in my life -- London."

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01/13/2015 You Get What You Put In. SIT Study Abroad: International Honors Program / IHP, Human Rights - Foundations, Challenges, & Advocacy

"This program was humbling; though, it became increasingly difficult to connect with my peers on the program because there was an obvious misunderstanding of privilege. However, what made it worthwhile was that I was able to befriend locals from each country and connect with them. "

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