Bowdoin College

May 30, 2024

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Below you will find study abroad reviews from students at Bowdoin College. We hope you will find these helpful in your search for options in education abroad. If you are a Bowdoin College Student, please check with the Office of Off-Campus Study 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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02/21/2024 Experience Of A Lifetime ! Round River Conservation Studies - Botswana Program

"I learned so much about the community and how conservation work within this region. This program made me think about the larger implications of effect community based natural resource management and how it offers a alternative method of conservation that focuses on the economics of the region."

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01/19/2024 Once In A Lifetime Experience CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"I learned most about other people and myself. It really opened me up to other experiences."

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08/22/2023 Would Do It Again Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Paris

"I gained more confidence in my ability to communicate in french."

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05/03/2023 The Best Time If Your Undergrad! CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"It was incredible- it allows you to learn how people live outside of your bubble. It helps you understand other societies and civilizations and the ways in which other societies function in at times more efficient and more ethical manners than you have observed. "

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05/17/2021 Round River Is Awesome! Round River Conservation Studies: USA - Sky Island Borderlands

"I learned about how the border is affecting wildlife, how to do ecological surveys, how to carry out a scientific study and write a paper that will be used by conservationists, and how conservation and cultural issues tie together."

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Past Review The Most Underrated Study Abroad Program IFSA: Merida - Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan

"As someone who wants to have an international career, I learned that I definitely would love to work in Latin America in the future due its to warm and welcoming culture. It was worthwhile because I felt comfortable to make mistakes and grow, which might have not been possible in other locations. It was just enough to get me out..."

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Past Review Adventure And Immersion Unlike Any Other Program Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Yaoundé

"Language acquisition, cultural insights, lifelong friendships."

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Past Review Enriching Abroad Experience! SIT Study Abroad: Argentina - Public Health in Urban Environments

"This was a great program to improve my Spanish, learn about public health, and explore Argentina."

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Past Review Tbb The Best Decision I've Ever Made! (Truly!) Thinking Beyond Borders: Traveling - Global Gap Year

"What didn't I gain/learn?! As cheesy as it sounds, TBB was the single-most transformative experience I've had, and every part of it was beyond worthwhile -- even (/especially) the moments of culture shock and discomfort. "

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Past Review Iceland And Greenland: A Great Learning And Growing Experience SIT Study Abroad: Iceland - Climate Change and the Arctic

"I learned even more about how to live on my own/with friends and come up with routines to keep myself learning and happy. I feel way more prepared for life after college as a result. On top of that, I learned a ton about the politics and cultures of the areas we visited, and how climate change will impact those areas."

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Past Review Educational And Enlightening Sapienza University of Rome: Rome - Direct Enrollment and Exchange

"I learned too much to sum up here, and it was worthwhile. "

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Past Review Dance Yrself Porteña Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Valparaiso

"I feel so much more comfortable speaking and writing in Spanish now. The only thing I regret is making plans that prohibited my staying longer."

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Past Review Great Trip, But Would Have Been Better If They Had Used The Placement Tests. Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Kunming

"Outside of the classroom I had a fantastic experience, it was worthwhile but could have been done better."

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Past Review Un Semestre De Aventura Y Amistad IES Abroad: Granada - Study Abroad with IES Abroad

"I learned to be more confident in my language abilities and that it's okay to make mistakes. I found that having local friends, though unexpected, was the best part of my experience. And if you have any faith background that is present in the home country, it is a very profound experience to be part of that while abroad. "

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Past Review Become A Euro Expert In One Semester IES Abroad: Freiburg - European Union

"I gained valuable exposure to European politics and culture. I was able to visit 12 countries while learning about the ins and outs of the European Union. "

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Past Review Exceeded Expectations! IES Abroad: Berlin - Study Abroad With IES Abroad

"I definitely improved my German skills, in reading, writing, and speaking! I met new friends who shared my passion for German, which was actually super cool for me, coming from a super small school where all of my German classes had fewer than 7 students. I got to know the beautiful city of Berlin and made connections with Berli..."

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Past Review New Zealand Was Beautiful, My Shipmates Were Great And I'm Glad That I Met Them! Sea Education Association: The Global Ocean

"I learned how to interact with people a little different than me as well as sail a boat and do research on a ship. It was worthwhile."

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Past Review Difficult For The First Two And A Half Months But Gratifying For The Last Two Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Paris

"It was worthwhile, I learned about cultural adaptation and grit. As a government major, observing the political life and influence of the state was very interesting to me as well."

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Past Review Sophie's Fabulously Eye Opening French Adventure Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Paris

"I learned an unfathomable amount of French, I learned how different culture interact with each other and exist and finally I learned who I am and who I want to be. It was incredibly worthwhile and I am so grateful for Middlebury and the opportunity to experience Paris through a safe, fun and immersive program."

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Past Review Paris Is Fantastic Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Paris

"Gained a lot, confidence in an international city. "

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Past Review Bordeaux: A Fun Cultural Experience! Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Bordeaux

"I got much better with my language skills and felt like I was able to see a new side of French culture that I had not seen or learned about before. I would like to go back again sometime and would recommend it to others as well."

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Past Review Whatever I Made It. Wellesley College: Aix-en-Provence - Wellesley-in-Aix

"Definitely worthwhile. I learned to be more independent."

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Past Review Difficult At Some Points But A Very Rewarding Experience! Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Santiago

"Yes, definitely worthwhile. My language skills improved significantly and it was useful for my academic and professional futures. "

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Past Review Incredible People, Views, Culture, And Nature! Round River Conservation Studies - Patagonia, Chile Program

"Field techniques, group dynamics, as well as cultural experience and travel experience"

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Past Review Countless Positive Impacts SIT Study Abroad: Panama - Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, and Biodiversity Conservation

"I learned so much about tropical ecosystems, Panamanian culture, Spanish, and how to function as a foreigner. I gained a more easygoing nature, an appreciation for what our world has and how much is at stake, and 12 lifelong friends. "

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