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October 31, 2020

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Below you will find study abroad reviews from students at Bates College. We hope you will find these helpful in your search for options in education abroad. If you are a Bates College student, please check with the Off-Campus Study Office for guidelines on enrolling in a study abroad program and receiving credit for your study abroad experience. If your university has listed recommended programs below, please consider them first and contact any of the program providers referenced in the reviews listed below for more information.

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02/09/2020 Study Abroad In Madrid, Spain: A Time Of Wonder And Excitement IES Abroad: Madrid - Language & Area Studies

"Before I went abroad to Madrid, Spain, I had many reservations about what my experience would be. With only traveling out of the United States two times beforehand, I thought that living in Europe for an extended period of time was always going to be challenging. I was afraid that not only I would react poorly to my new surround..."

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09/03/2019 Would Do Again SIT Study Abroad: Chile - Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development

"I am now more comfortable in who I am as a person. I learned what my goals are and I was able to do this abroad because of the lack of experience and comfort many have in a foreign place. I had to really reflect and evaluate what I wanted to put out into the world and this opportunity encouraged me to do that. "

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08/16/2019 Culture Exchange SIT Study Abroad: South Africa - Multiculturalism and Human Rights

"I learned a lot about different cultures in South Africa and learned how to be more flexible with change."

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08/09/2019 A Transformative And Immersive Experience Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Yaroslavl

"*significant improvement in language ability *better perspective on culture/life"

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07/25/2019 Hard And Worth All Of It Middlebury Language Schools: Chinese Language School

"More language skills and adaptability"

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01/12/2019 An Important Personal Growth IES Abroad: Milan - Study Abroad With IES Abroad

"When I was first leaving for abroad, I was very nervous about having to start over with many aspects I had already concurred in my home university. Making new friends, becoming comfortable in a new location, and adjusting to a new culture were all things I had done two year prior at my College, and I was dreading having to do it..."

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09/29/2018 Surprising Connections, Next Routines, Limitations, Growth, And Finally Love Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Bordeaux

"I gained a better knowledge of the French language. I attained an unprecedented fluency and ease with my French speaking through engaging with the others in the language on a persistent daily basis in different social contexts. I learned how to be a better, more-prepared, and competent traveller through excursions and trips, as ..."

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09/22/2018 Studying With Ifsa In Argentina IFSA: Buenos Aires - Argentine Universities Program, Summer

"My time abroad was integral to my personal and academic growth. I think that I gained knowledge in the classroom as well as life skills as I lived in Buenos Aires. "

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08/08/2018 Kunming Is A Hidden Gem Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Kunming

"Language was the biggest gain obviously. But I learned so much about art and ethinic minority art and history and their relationships with the Chinese government. I also personally was awakened to my religion after needing to turn to God given how ridiculously difficult this program was on me in the beginning."

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08/06/2018 Madrid, Me Mata! (Madrid, You Kill Me!) IES Abroad: Madrid - Language & Area Studies

"I gained independence, organization when it comes to travel, more social skills, and of course, I saw an improvement in my Spanish. It was absolutely worthwhile! My school blessed me with money to travel, eat well, and explore my new favorite city in Europe, Madrid. It was unforgettable."

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07/12/2018 Amazing And Unbelievable! Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Montevideo

"It was most definitely worthwhile. I improved so much with my Spanish language skills and I learned so much about another culture and people and got to live with an amazing family who helped me to integrate into life in Uruguay. "

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07/10/2018 What A Year Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Valparaiso

"Perseverance. Obviously in the beginning it was tough with the language, especially because Chile has their own "version" of Spanish with lots of slang. But I truly learned how to overcome challenges and make the best out of it all. "

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07/03/2018 Long Hikes & Great Views Arcadia: Dunedin - University of Otago

"Not too rigorous, allows good opportunities to travel"

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11/30/2017 Go To Buenos Aires Abroad It Is Amazing IFSA: Buenos Aires - Argentine Universities Program

"i grew a lot. it was so worth it. "

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11/10/2017 T Ime Of My Life ELA Sevilla: Seville - Experiential Learning in Spain

"Yes it was worthwhile, without a doubt. Both my ability to speak Spanish and my confidence to use this ability improved greatly."

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10/16/2017 Time Of My Life ELA Sevilla: Seville - Experiential Learning in Spain

"I became more confident in my ability to travel alone, in my ability to speak spanish, and in my ability to meet new people"

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09/17/2017 Spring Semester In Nagoya! IES Abroad: Nagoya Direct Enrollment - Nanzan University

"I learned a lot about myself and how I react in situations where I feel uncomfortable. Abroad helped me grow a lot and deepened my appreciation for my support network."

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08/25/2017 Wonderful Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Bordeaux

"I learnt alot about the french culture"

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Past Review Take A Step Outside Of Your Comfort Zone! SIT Study Abroad Nepal: Development, Gender, and Social Change in the Himalaya

"I learned a lot about myself and broadened my perspective on the world. I was challenged but saw a lot of growth in myself as a person and was able to experience a whole new world for an enjoyable 4 months. "

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Past Review Great Program, Better Country DIS Copenhagen: Semester

"Very worthwhile, learned loads about myself and my ideas."

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Past Review Best Time Of My Life DIS Copenhagen: Semester

"I learned how to be independent in life and travel"

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Past Review I Couldn't Have Asked For A Better Study Abroad Experience. SIT Study Abroad: Morocco - Multiculturalism and Human Rights

"This program was very worthwhile. It was a wonderful cross-cultural experience that gave me a new perspective on the world. The people that I met (both Americans and Moroccans) were amazing and taught me so much about the world. I also learned a lot about myself, especially regarding what makes me happy and what is important to ..."

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Past Review Needed To Be Done DIS Copenhagen: Semester

"So worth while, It changed my whole perspective on life."

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