Connecticut College

June 17, 2024

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The Office of Study Away, in conjunction with the College's Faculty Study Away Committee (FSAC), maintains a wide selection of carefully approved study away programs that are designed to meet the greatest majority of students' academic and linguistic needs. This selection represents a range of traditional and field-based programs, found in a variety of countries, that have been successfully used by Connecticut College students and recommended by the College's academic departments.

Please see Study Away Office for more details on approved programs and view the reviews here as background.

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08/03/2023 Amazing Experience Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Paris

"I became fluent in my target language and learned a lot about living in a foreign culture. "

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06/05/2023 Awesome Experience! The GREEN Program: Iceland - Sustainability and Renewable Energy Abroad

"This trip was an unforgettable experience! I went into it not knowing what to expect but left with great memories, knowledge, and a greater passion for the environment. I really enjoyed all of the activities that we did, especially the glacier hike, and absolutely loved getting to explore Iceland! The other students on the progr..."

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12/21/2022 The Perfect Program For Me CYA (College Year in Athens) - Semester/Academic Year Program

"Living in Greece taught me that there are so many ways to live. In contrast to my experience in the United States, the work/life balance and slower pace of Grecian life reminded me that I have a choice in the life I create for myself. It also gave me a greater understanding of people all over the world."

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07/20/2022 Ekie! Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Yaoundé

"Language growth, personal growth, academic growth, cultural sensitivity "

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07/20/2022 I Was Happy To Explore Myself In A New Context! Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Paris

"My program helped me to stay focused on academics while using a foreign language. The language pledge forced me to develop vocabulary both in the academic and social milieu."

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07/01/2022 Don't Look Back Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Paris

"Absolutely worthwhile. As a student, researcher, artist, and thinker, I have expanded my world and feel ready to take further steps abroad. The best things to do are wander and see."

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Past Review Immersion In Every Way Possible! IES Abroad: Nantes - French Language Immersion & Area Studies

"I gained language fluency, cultural knowledge, new friends and family, unforgettable memories and more! It was definitely worthwhile!"

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Past Review Amazing Academic And Cultural Experience! IES Abroad: Rabat - Study in Rabat

"I learned so much about the region that I don't believe I could have achieved at my home institution. As a government major, it was an incredible opportunity to study under Moroccan political scientists that understand the inner working of the different governments across North Africa and who have lived through and witnessed som..."

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Past Review Jyf Is Wonderful! France Study Abroad Reflections: Comprehensive Reviews of Past Programs

"I became more independent and confident and I learned how to navigate life in a foreign city!"

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Past Review Do Sweet Briar Jyf!! France Study Abroad Reflections: Comprehensive Reviews of Past Programs

"More confidence and improved French skills! Very worthwhile "

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Past Review Preshco PRESHCO: Study Abroad in Córdoba, Spain

"I've definitey learned more about myself, improved my ability to communicate with those around me, and become a bit more independent."

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Past Review Amazing And Immersive Experience In Paris France Study Abroad Reflections: Comprehensive Reviews of Past Programs

"Loved the people and the intimate program and how good I got at French!"

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Past Review Study Abroad: The Great Umbra Adventure Umbra Institute: Perugia - Direct Enrollment in Semester, Summer or Academic Year Programs

"I learned more Italian and I think it helped me also become more independent."

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Past Review Ies Is Mediocre But Living In Vienna Is Incredible! IES Abroad: Vienna - Study Abroad With IES Abroad

"My favorite memories/ experiences from abroad were exploring Vienna and solo travel throughout Europe. Vienna is the most amazing city to live in. Solo travel gave me a lot of confidence and allowed me to meet amazing new people all over Europe. Vienna is an ideal city to explore the rest of Europe from because it is in the midd..."

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Past Review Best Four Months Of My Life! DIS Copenhagen: Semester

"DIS Copenhagen changed me for the better. Yes, cliche, I know, but beyond true. I left having gained more independence and confidence, as well as best friends to love and support for the rest of my life. My life was enriched and every day was tinged with gold. My happiness level was through the roof, even when stressed about sch..."

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Past Review Incredible Experiences And Unforgettable Memories IES Abroad: Galápagos Islands Direct Enrollment - GAIAS

"During my semester abroad and even after my return, I learned that no matter what new environment I find myself in, I could build on and integrate my past life experiences to enrich my present endeavors, and guide any plan of action for the future. Although I was living within a very different culture where the people interacted..."

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Past Review A Beautiful Fall Semester In Granada IES Abroad: Granada - Study Abroad with IES Abroad

"Study Abroad not only significantly improved my Spanish and gave me a greater cultural understanding of Spain, but it also increased my self-confidence so much. For the first time, I lived by myself in a completely new city where I knew nobody and ended up having the most incredible experience of my life. "

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Past Review An Experience Of A Lifetime IES Abroad: Barcelona - Study Abroad with IES Abroad

"I learned how to be independent and had to go out of my comfort zone in many situations. You learn how to make friends easily when you are in a place where no one knows each other. "

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Past Review Yaoundé: You'll Never Know Until You Go Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Yaoundé

"I gained life long friends, language skills, a new cultural awareness, and a few pounds (thanks to all the street food). "Il faut profiter" is a saying you'll hear every single day in Cameroon- it means you have to take advantage of opportunities and make the most of every situation, and I definitely did that."

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Past Review Imsrael University of Haifa: Study Abroad at Haifa International School

"I learned to be independent and think for myself."

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Past Review Intimidating At First, But An Experience That Has Helped Me Grow As A Person. France Study Abroad Reflections: Comprehensive Reviews of Past Programs

"I learned that I can be independent and that it's not as scary as it seems. I mastered a city and it's transportation system; something that I never thought I would do. I gained a new cultural perspective and understanding of how foreigners must feel when they come to the U.S. It was 100% worthwhile."

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Past Review The Experience Of A Lifetime IES Abroad: Galápagos Islands Direct Enrollment - GAIAS

"I learned to live a simpler life and be more independent "

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Past Review Life Changing Experience With Ies Abroad Cape Town! IES Abroad: Cape Town - University of Cape Town

"I gained an entirely new perspective on issues such as development, racism, xenophobia, and poverty. I feel that I was able to mature immensely as a result of seeing and understanding things that may be "taboo" within our culture. "

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Past Review Amazing DIS Summer in Scandinavia

"I went outside my comfort zone and tried things I never imagined trying before. Definitely was worthwhile"

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Past Review A Very Necessary But Amazing Eye Opening Experience/ DIS Copenhagen: Semester

"Europe is extremely different than the USA but similar. I really appreciated going to different countries and seeing their daily life."

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