Barnard College

August 4, 2020

University Information

Barnard has a rich history and tradition of study abroad dating back to the 1930s. Today, students study abroad in more than 35 countries, from Australia to Tibet. This site details the opportunities available, online resources, and procedures to apply. Please review the information on the website before meeting with the Dean for Study Abroad.

One of the best ways to learn more about what study abroad can offer you academically and personally is from other Barnard students who have studied abroad or who are currently abroad. We invite you to link to reach out to Barnard students who have studied abroad to ask questions about their experience and research which program is right for you.

Important Dates and Deadlines

To learn about initial procedures, please visit https://barnard.edu/global/studyabroad

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03/31/2020 A Wonderful & Immersive Experience!!! (Highly Recommend) Queen Mary University of London / QMUL: London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learned that it is hard to adjust to it raining everyday but you have to make it worthwhile. You are only there for a, what may seem long, short period of time and you should go out and do everything you can because you never know when things can change (i.e. COVID 19)."

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08/31/2019 Great Program Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Madrid

"Definitely worthwhile. It was helpful to see a culture that operates differently because it forces me to think about why things are the way the are where I come from, as opposed to just accepting them as normal"

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08/21/2019 Best Decision Of My Life So Far IES Abroad: Christchurch Direct Enrollment - University Of Canterbury

"Be prepared for a fun adventure every single weekend, the best scenery of your life, and being pushed way outside of your comfort zone in the best way possible. I accomplished many feats I never thought I would, made lifelong friendships, and enjoyed every second of being in a new country with a new culture. Work hard play hard ..."

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08/12/2019 Fun, Challenging Semester In Madrid Heavy Language Emphasis Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Madrid

"Improved Spanish skills; was able to live in a European city and fully experience the cultural / social differences that entails; had time to travel; etc. "

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02/05/2019 Great Experience SIT Study Abroad: Panama - Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, and Biodiversity Conservation

"I learned a lot about myself as well as how healthy it is to be outside of a stressful academic environment. It was an educational experience inside and outside of the classroom. "

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07/03/2018 A Year In Rome Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Rome

"I gained a deeper understanding of Italy and needless to say my Italian improved a lot"

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02/10/2018 Looking Back On Ba & Santiago... IES Abroad: Multi-Location - Emerging Economies, Buenos Aires & Santiago

"Through IES I got to reach beyond my comfort zones and because of that I’ve gotten to spend my time with many different wonderful people. . Now, all I want to do is travel more, in general, and to return to Santiago. I have a better idea of what is important to me in terms of my career goals (turns out travel opportunities and c..."

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07/31/2017 Great For Some People, But Not Ideal For Me James Cook University - Cairns: Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I feel like I grew a lot. I learned a lot about who I am and what I value. I realized how independent I am and how much I value my alone time. These were important realizations. I had one class that I loved and which exposed me to politics in Australia as well as in Asia which was incredibly helpful. By taking me out of the tris..."

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Past Review Great Experience University College London (UCL): London - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"The assessments were more intense, so I learned more about managing my time to balance out my work and "play" schedule. I think I came out of the experience a more independent person who isn't afraid of doing things other than work because it "would waste my time" - i.e. found a more balanced lifestyle than I would've allowed m..."

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Past Review The Hidden Gem Of Spain IES Abroad: Granada - Study Abroad with IES Abroad

"Studying abroad, while challenging at times was definitely worthwhile, and my favorite semester of my college experience. Take advantage of the opportunity if you can. Abroad gave me the opportunity to reflect on many of the aspects of my life and path that I take for granted while at school in the United States. The opportunity..."

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Past Review An Unforgettable Semester Abroad DIS Copenhagen: Semester

"I learned to live on my own in a foreign country. Going to a program not knowing anyone and traveling Europe alone taught me a lot about myself. "

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Past Review Aix Has My Heart American University Center of Provence (AUCP): Aix-en-Provence - Advanced French Study

"I gained so much intercultural fluency, and made so much progress in my french language skills (which were already decent). Everyday was an adventure, so yes worthwhile to put it lightly. By the end, the way I saw myself and my future had completely changed. I understand the importance of education overseas, and there's no doubt..."

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Past Review Awesome! DIS Copenhagen: Semester

"Yes. I learned a lot about other cultures "

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Past Review A Great Base To Experience Madrid And Travel Europe Syracuse University: Madrid - Syracuse University in Madrid

"So worthwhile! I improved my Spanish, learned to be more independent, got exposed to different food and cultures, and had an experience of a lifetime."

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Past Review *Yay Reid Hall* Columbia University: Paris - Reid Hall

"Study abroad is great, just know that you can't choose the people on your program and that they really help to shape your experience! "

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Past Review Adventure Of A Lifetime. IES Abroad: Barcelona - Study Abroad with IES Abroad

"I learned the value of independence and how important it is to make everyday an adventure. Time is of the essence! It was definitely a worthwhile experience!"

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Past Review A Fantastic Place To Spend A Semester! Arcadia: Galway - National University of Ireland, Galway

"I valued the opportunity to see a different culture and a different educational system from my own as well as the opportunity to travel throughout Europe on a budget."

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Past Review Great City Ok Program Syracuse University: Strasbourg - Syracuse University in Strasbourg

"It was definitely worthwhile! I learned the most, not from class, but from the experiences I had exploring Strasbourg and traveling around Europe. "

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Past Review The Best 4 Months Of Your Life Syracuse University: Madrid - Syracuse University in Madrid

"I became fluent in Spanish, became acclimated to a new culture, and experienced more than I can put into words. It was definitely worthwhile."

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Past Review Go To Sea! SEA Semester: Programs at Sea - Oceans and Climate

"I became incredibly confident in my abilities to do shipboard oceanographic research."

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Past Review An Emphasis On Learning Outside The Classroom DIS Copenhagen: Semester

"By learning about another culture I was able to reflect on my own. "

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Past Review Demanding, Rewarding Arabic Language Experience That Made Me Appreciate Amman! CIEE: Amman - Arabic Language

"My Arabic speaking and listening skills improved immensely, especially my Jordanian dialect. I gained a lot of personal confidence, both in using my Arabic in the city and dealing with situations where I had to stand up for myself. I also made some amazing friends, since the students attracted to this program tend to be super in..."

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Past Review A Program With High Aspirations American University Center of Provence (AUCP): Aix-en-Provence - Advanced French Study

"I gained a high proficiency in French, which made it pretty worthwhile. I had studied abroad before, so my experience was not as life-changing as it was for others (happily, I experienced that the first time I was abroad!). I sometimes wish I had only gone for a semester rather than a year; there were some important courses I co..."

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Past Review Go To India, But Not With Sita South India Term Abroad - SITA

"The truth is that I gained and learned SO much from India, Madurai, and indeed from SITA. It was one of the hardest experiences of my life for many reasons -- it was physically and emotionally draining. But the friends there I made are my friends for life, and I wouldn't trade them for anything. I also realize that the type of p..."

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Past Review A Magnificent City That I Wish I Had More Time To Explore! American University Center of Provence (AUCP): Aix-en-Provence - Summer in Provence

"My experience was one I will never forget, and I would recommend studying abroad to anyone with a passion for traveling or language."

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