Reed has a number of exchange programs for students interested in international off-campus study. Students who are interested in these programs are encouraged to meet with their faculty adviser and the off-campus program director to develop a study plan. In order to initiate this process, the International Programs Office has prepared example study plans for each major, which can be downloaded below. Faculty-approved programs are listed here. Students in good academic standing who are approved by Reed faculty for participation in these programs are able to use their financial aid and are registered as regular students at the College.
Step 1: Make an eight semester plan for the major(s) you wish to pursue at Reed
Download one of the example plans from the list of study areas below.
American Studies - History
American Studies - Literature
Biology Molecular Biology
ES - Biology
ES - Chemistry
ES - Economics
ES - History
ES - Political Science
Step 2: Meet with your Adviser to confirm your plan
It is important that you go over the 8 semester plan and have it confirmed by your faculty adviser. If your adviser is not in the department you plan to major in, you should discuss your plan with a faculty member in that department as well. At the end of these meetings you should have a clear idea on timing and academic objectives for your study abroad.
Step 3: Investigate programs that fit your plan and meet with the Director of International Programs to discuss programs and application process
Using language, country and academic discipline search for programs. This will identify specific faculty-approved programs that meet the criterion you've chosen. You can then look at each one carefully to be sure that they have the curricular offerings you need, taught in a language you have mastered so that you can move to the next step and begin an application.
Step 4: Complete both program specific applications (on the program web pages) as well as the application forms for Reed.
Step 5: Program Evaluation
Returned participants should complete the program evaluation form.