The study abroad programs offered by Wheaton College are carefully vetted for academic rigor and student support. They are programs on which Wheaton students have participated for many years with positive feedback. Each study abroad program on our approved list offers high-quality courses in a variety of fields, including some specialized curricula in visual arts, environmental sciences, religion, education and the languages. Study abroad participants often have the opportunity to study with international experts, take courses not available to them at Wheaton, pursue more independent intellectual endeavors, and/or gain professional work experience. Studying abroad also provides students the opportunity to fully engage with another culture exposing them to different perspectives and encouraging self-reflection.