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June 4, 2020

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Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, whose history, influence and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Below you will find study abroad reviews from students at Harvard University. We hope you will find these helpful in your search for options in education abroad. We also hope that these first-hand accounts of education abroad from previous students at your institution will help you understand what to expect from study abroad and help you set your expectations. If you are a Harvard University student, please check with the Office of International Education 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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08/20/2019 Great For Arabic, Terrible For Mental And Physical Health University of Jordan: Amman - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I think academically/Arabic-wise it was a good choice for me. I learned a lot from my elective courses - about new forms of research, about honest perspectives on the Middle East and its current issues, about Jordanian society. Abeer, the Gender Issues professor, alone made this program worth it!! I gained a sense of resilience ..."

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08/20/2019 Great For Arabic, Terrible For Mental And Physical Health Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury In Amman

"I think academically/Arabic-wise it was a good choice for me. I learned a lot from my elective courses - about new forms of research, about honest perspectives on the Middle East and its current issues, about Jordanian society. Abeer, the Gender Issues professor, alone made this program worth it!! I gained a sense of resilience ..."

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07/29/2019 I Loved It, Give Me A Ticket And I'll Do It Again!!! Middlebury Schools Abroad: Middlebury in Bordeaux

"I learned to adapt to a new culture when you think it's very similar to your own and it turns out to be quite different in small ways. It was definitely worthwile."

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06/20/2018 Very Enjoyable Experiencde Arcadia: London - Queen Mary University of London

"Took a much needed break from my home school and learned that I love London so much!"

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10/13/2017 An Unforgettable Summer In Buenos Aires IES Abroad: Buenos Aires - Study Abroad With IES Abroad

"This past summer I studied abroad for 6 weeks in Buenos Aires, Argentina through IES Abroad. From the moment I arrived in the airport until the day I left, I felt supported and encouraged from IES Abroad staff. At the airport, I received an alfajor, and this classic Argentinian snack became my after-lunch dessert everyday—for be..."

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01/24/2017 Api Salamanca Review API (Academic Programs International): Buenos Aires - Gap Year Intensive Language Program

" Overall, my experience in Salamanca was extremely positive. I consider the town a second-home, and have already made plans to go back this spring! Studying in Salamanca made me a more adventurous, independent person. I became much more comfortable with being outside of my comfort zone, which I considered to be an invaluable s..."

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Past Review Go To Copenhagen DIS Copenhagen: Semester

"I learned about myself and about how to live with those who do not have the same background as myself."

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Past Review Loved It! Atlantis Project | Pre-med Fellowship Abroad

"I was placed in Albacete, which was a pleasant surprise. The living accommodations were amazing - the room was spacious, we had access to a plethora of facilities, and we were close to important buildings (hospital, mall, restaurants, nightlife). I learned a great deal about medicine during my time here as well - I shadowed a di..."

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Past Review Ies Berlin Fall 2015 IES Abroad: Berlin - Study Abroad With IES Abroad

"Berlin was not as much a German city as it was a multi-cultural city. It is a place where all nations are represented, including people, food and architecture. There were so many people from all over the world and all walks of life. Every time I was on the U-Bahn (metro) or the S-Bahn (city-train) I would here languages ranging ..."

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Past Review The Most Life Changing Experience Oxbridge Academic Programs: Cambridge - The Cambridge Prep Experience

"This was honestly the most amazing experience of my life. I think the most valuable lesson I learned was how to live on my own in a foreign city and cambridge was such an amazing place. One of my favorite parts was getting so familiar with the town and having certain places that I would go to all the time. Overall though, the mo..."

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Past Review An Unforgettable Enlightening And Life Changing Academic And Social Experience SIT Study Abroad: Bolivia - Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change

"The trip was utterly worthwhile. I improved my language abilities, gained confidence and loved the entire experience "

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Past Review Post Production Internship Study Away Programs and Internships in Los Angeles

"I learned just how connected the movie industry is. In order to make any advancement you need to know the keys players."

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Past Review A Summer Of Growth Study Abroad and Internship Programs in Paris

"I learned to live a city that I was completely unaccustomed to. I have always thoughtI would live in a big city after college and I now know I will. "

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Past Review Brazil, Vietnam, South Africa. Need I Say More? SIT Study Abroad: IHP - Health and Community: Globalization, Culture and Care (Fall 1)

"It's too much to summarize here. Academically, I learned so much because I was immersed in what I was learning about. Surprisingly, I learned a lot more about myself than I thought. It has been my favorite semester during college so it was definitely worthwhile. "

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Past Review Fantastic Study Abroad Adventures In Zanzibar SIT Study Abroad: Tanzania - Zanzibar Coastal Ecology and Natural Resource Management

"The program was most definitely worthwhile! I would recommend any brave and adventurous soul who is open minded and willing to explore other cultures around the world to attend the program. While it is an academic program and there are significant academic components, the program really immerses you in the cultural and environme..."

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Past Review Language And Internship Program In Moscow: Great Summer Experience Academy of National Economy: Moscow - Summer Language & Internship Program

"I learned a lot about Russia and Russian. I realized I want to focus more in Social studies."

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Past Review Sevilla, Que Maravilla Spanish Studies Abroad: Seville - Semester, Year or Summer in Seville

"I recommend study abroad to anyone that can afford it. I needed the time away from Harvard, I had the opportunity to live elsewhere, travel, and stretch myself."

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Past Review Harvard College Program In Cuba Harvard University: Havana - DRCLAS Program in Cuba

"Drastically different from anywhere else I have ever visited or lived."

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Past Review Avignon! Bryn Mawr: Avignon - Institut d'études Françaises d'Avignon

"Yes, my French improved a ton."

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Past Review Food Studies In Perugia: Feeding Your Mind, Soul, And Appetite Arcadia: Perugia - Umbra Institute

"Was it worth while? Most definitely. I gained a broader global perspective, a new appreciation for good food and drink, as well as a couple pounds (but so worth it). The students I met are bound to be lifelong friends, and taking classes in Food studies catered directly to my future interests in the food industry, and have given..."

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Past Review Paris: An Incredible, Genuinely Life Changing Experience CIEE: Paris - Critical + Francophone Studies

"I learned a lot about myself, fell in love with Paris and want to go back to do graduate study in Paris after I graduate from college."

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Past Review Salvador In Six Months: Living, Learning, Growing CIEE: Salvador- Liberal Arts

"Yes, it was worthwhile. Not only did I gain invaluable language skills, I made connections with amazing people who taught me that relaxing can help me expand my potential in every part of my life. I learned how to see the world around me just as it is and not take for granted its beauty. I hope I can go back soon and either cond..."

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Past Review Palestine: Make Amazing Friends Birzeit University: Birzeit - Palestine and Arab Studies Program

"It made me really interested in practicing engineering"

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