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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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07/01/2015 Beautiful Local Culture, The Kindest People, And An Authentic Time In Spain PRESHCO: Cordoba - University of Cordoba

"My experience was absolutely worthwhile, and I miss it all the time. It showed me that I can happily live abroad for an extended period of time, and gave me more confidence living only in Spanish. I was able to travel and see more of the world, and I made amazing new friends."

A student - Wellesley College
06/30/2015 Horrible At First But Ultimately Really Excellent University of Oxford: Oxford - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I pushed myself academically, harder than Wellesley ever could have done. Socially I didn't have to do much, because work took up all my time. I was quite lonely for a while, but once I found my people I had a couple of wonderful months. It would not have been worth it to me to go for less than the whole year, and I advise al..."

A student - Wellesley College
06/30/2015 Take Me Back: There & Back Again (In Far Too Short A Time) The University of Auckland: Auckland - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learnt how to be happy and balanced in an academic environment. I learnt about the life outside stress culture."

A student - Wellesley College
06/30/2015 The End Of My Comfort Zone undefined

"How to love living in a new culture"

A student - Wellesley College
06/30/2015 Ucl: A Great Opportunity For Independence University College London (UCL): London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"Studying outside of an established program meant that I was on my own, more or less. While this was daunting at first, I appreciate how it forced me to step outside of my comfort zone. It was definitely worthwhile. I loved being a student in London, and felt very connected to the city."

Eloisa C - Wellesley College
06/30/2015 Ladas And Shawarma A Semester In Moscow Middlebury Language Schools: Davis School of Russian

"My experience was definitely worthwhile. My language skills definitely improved, but more importantly I learned a lot about daily life and culture in Putin's new, multicultural-ish Russia under sanctions."

A student - Wellesley College
06/30/2015 The Education Is Okay, But The Country Is Amazing University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"It was definitely worthwhile to spend a semester in Scotland, though spending Wellesley tuition for Edinburgh education and lack of personal attention was pretty disappointing. "

A student - Wellesley College
06/30/2015 Not What I'd Hoped DIS - Danish Institute for Study Abroad: Copenhagen - Various Programs

"I enjoyed living in Copenhagen with Danes and the chance to travel. Adjusting to or getting out of the aspects I didn't like taught me a lot about myself and my preferences. "

A student - Wellesley College
06/30/2015 Highly Immersive Cultural Experience SIT Study Abroad: India - Health & Human Rights

"This program was absolutely worthwhile and provided me with opportunities and experiences that I could not have otherwise accessed."

Sabrina Z - Wellesley College
06/30/2015 Best Host Family Ever CIEE: Rabat - Language and Culture


A student - Wellesley College
06/30/2015 Learning By Living IES Abroad: Amsterdam - IES Abroad in Amsterdam

"I have always had a passion for traveling, and this was the perfect opportunity for me to be based someplace really cool with a lot of things going on, but also the perfect gateway to the rest of Europe. I feel like I learned a lot about myself while I was there, and was given the time to do so. The Dutch's school system is diff..."

A student - Wellesley College
06/30/2015 Best Year Of College! Wellesley College: Aix-en-Provence - Wellesley-in-Aix

"I gained not only language skills, but confidence in myself and independence. I really pushed the boundaries of what I was comfortable with, and now I feel empowered to pursue all sorts of opportunities I may not have considered before. It was completely worthwhile. "

Madeleine S - Wellesley College
06/30/2015 Main Focus On Maternal And Reproductive Health SIT Study Abroad: Argentina - Public Health in Urban Environments

"It was a different focus on public health that I didn't have. I do not think it is as worthwhile as I wish it could have been."

Idalmis V - Wellesley College
06/13/2015 Ireland Is Beautiful! Trinity College - Dublin: Dublin - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learned a lot about myself as I lived (alone) in a new culture and made new friends. I totally recommend long-term immersion in another culture, its hard and terrifying but totally worth it."

Leah F - Wellesley College
06/06/2015 A Unique Experience The School for Field Studies / SFS: Turks & Caicos - Marine Resource Studies

"I truly learned a lot about myself and what makes me happy. It may not have been the most amazing three months of my life but I would say it changed me for the better."

Catherine E B - Wellesley College
06/04/2015 Amman Is A Commitment, Completely Worth It If You Love Arabic. CIEE: Amman - Arabic Language

"I learned a lot about myself and my relationships with other people -- what I want from relationships, the way I interact. I became much more self aware. "

Caroline B - Wellesley College
06/01/2015 Unbelievable Jacobs University: Bremen - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learned about foreign languages/cultures/customs, as well as learned a lot about myself. It was certainly worthwhile."

Gillian D B - Wellesley College
05/27/2015 Bologna: Well Fed For A Semester Eastern College Consortium (ECCO): Bologna - Università di Bologna Study Abroad Program

"It was one of the most incredible experiences of my life."

A student - Wellesley College
05/23/2015 Incredible Country, Not So Incredible Program The School for Field Studies / SFS: Peru - Biodiversity & Development in the Amazon

"Peru is an incredible country and I'm glad that I got to spend time exploring and learning more about the people, culture, and ecosystems of Peru. However, SFS Peru, for me, was too focused on hard science and academics, but not focused enough on actual cultural integration. "

A student - Wellesley College
05/19/2015 Came To Learn Spanish, Stayed Because I Fell In Love With Chile(Ans). Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Santiago

"YES. I have learned more about myself, about integrating myself into other cultures, about Spanish, and about Chile than I could have imagined. So many opportunities for future projects have also opened up here. "

A student - Wellesley College
05/18/2015 Hard, But Amazing Because I Can Speak Arabic Now! CET Academic Programs: Amman- Intensive Arabic Language in Jordan

"I can speak Arabic now, and I could not at all at the beginning. Definitely worthwhile."

A student - Wellesley College
04/16/2015 Tuscany Is Better Then Anything You Can Imagine Siena School for Liberal Arts: Siena - Semester & Summer Programs

"I learned that I can travel alone. That being in a space where I do not know the language is difficult and beautiful at the same time. That friends can be found in wonderful spaces. Money is well spent on a good time and that being away from Wellesley was exactly what I needed in order to make it through. It was completely worth..."

A student - Wellesley College
04/08/2015 Semester In Aix En Provence Wellesley College: Aix-en-Provence - Wellesley-in-Aix

"I learned a lot about French literature and authors that I enjoy reading. This experience was worthwhile but I did not get as much appreciation for the French culture out of it as I had expected."

A student - Wellesley College
04/08/2015 Sunny And Yummy! Wellesley College: Aix-en-Provence - Wellesley-in-Aix

"It was definitely worthwhile. I feel more independent and mature for having navigated a foreign country for 5 months. "

fiona.boyd - Wellesley College