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IES: Emerging Economies

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: English, Spanish

This multi-location program allows students interested in Economics, Sociology and Political Science to study these topics in several notable South American cities. Participants study in both Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile over the course of an academic semester or year, as well as shorter trips to Peru and Uruguay. Students will learn about the acceleration of globalization and economic growth in several very different cultures. The program is suitable for students hoping to study in either English and Spanish, and offers the option to take a semester-long Spanish course.

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IES Argentina: Latin American Societies and Cultures

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction:

Through this program, students study in Argentina’s vibrant capital city of Buenos Aires. Classes in both Spanish and English are offered through the program, and students may also enroll in the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Argentina, a leading university enrolling about 22,000 students. Students may pursue a wide variety of courses in humanities, social science, and business, all with an emphasis on Latin America’s particular culture. Program participants are housed in either homestays or apartments around the city.

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IFSA Argentine Universities

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: Spanish

Buenos Aires offers the best of big-city living with fascinating social and cultural dynamics. Reed students can create their own academic focus by mixing-and-matching courses at the following universities: Universidad Católica Argentina, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad del Salvador and Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. All classes are taught in Spanish by Argentine university professors. IFSA offers academic advising, access to leading organizations, extensive volunteer opportunities, field trips to neighboring countries and a number of particular academic foci including Argentine Foreign Policy, Argentine and Latin American Literature, Art and Politics from an Intercultural Perspective, and Literature and Cinema in Argentina.

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Universidad de San Andres

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: Spanish

Founded in 1989 by the Scottish Community in Argentina and inspired by the pedagogical system of the liberal arts colleges, the Universidad de San Andrés is a privately‐owned, not-for-profit institution with a complete academic offering in various fields. Its mission is to build an academic community of professors, students, and alumni motivated by the search for truth and contributing to progress in Argentina and to the well‐being of its citizens. The University offers a wide range of courses in the social sciences as well as the Humanities.

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Australia

School for Field Studies - Australia

Program duration: semester
Language of instruction: English

The School for Field Studies in Australia has a focus on Tropical Rainforest Studies. Although this is particularly suited to students interested in Biology and Environmental Studies, SFS programs offer ample resources and opportunities for students in all disciplines. The SFS center for Rainforest Studies is at the edge of the Atherton Tablelands, surrounded by World Heritage forests, farmland, and tropical hills. Students live in cabins within the rainforest. Students will look at various policies, using field research, collaboration with local landholders and environmental organizations, and a student directed project to explore possibilities for this area of the country. SFS gives Reed students an interdisciplinary approach to these topics, overlapping with questions about public policy, economic analysis of biological resource issues, and "Direct Research" projects where students carry out independent field work. For students of all disciplines, these programs are also an exceptional chance to explore field-based learning rooted in local communities and cultures.

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University of Sydney

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: English

The University of Sydney, the oldest university in Oceania, has one of the largest study abroad programs in Australia, with hundreds of international students enrolled each year. Students can take advantage of Australia's most extensive university studies while embracing Australian student life and culture. With its main campus located nearby downtown Sydney, the University of Sydney provides its students with an intimate look at Australia's most populous city. Students can choose to live on or off campus, and can expect the aid of the university in either case. The University of Sydney also offers an extensive network of student support systems including health, academic, religious, and disability services. 

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Bhutan

School for Field Studies - Bhutan

Program duration: semester
Language of instruction: English

SFS offers study abroad programs in Bhutan, a mountain kingdom where change is afoot. Few foreigners have ever seen Bhutan's small villages and stunning Buddhist monasteries - it wasn't until 1974 that the country opened its borders to tourists. Based in Paro, students will learn how biodiversity is protected and traditional rural lifestyles are maintained. Participants experience conservation and environmental issues against the backdrop of vibrant culture and Buddhist philosophy, gain an in-depth understanding of local ecosystems, and wrap up the semester with an extensive field trip.

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Cambodia

School for Field Studies - Cambodia

Program duration: semester
Language of instruction: English

Conservation efforts are deeply connected to Cambodian community livelihoods across Tonle Sap Lake and Angkor Wat. Participants in this program will learn about threats to ecosystems and natural resources, environmental governance, and the ethics of conservation and development in this fascinating country. While traveling extensively, students will visit elephant-inhabited forests in Mondulkiri, mountain ecosystems in Kampot, the Vietnamese Mekong Delta, and key sites along the Mekong River. During the final weeks of the semester, students will conduct an extensive research project in the field.

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Chile

IES: Emerging Economies

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: English, Spanish

This multi-location program allows students interested in Economics, Sociology and Political Science to study these topics in several notable South American cities. Participants study in both Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile over the course of an academic semester or year, as well as shorter trips to Peru and Uruguay. Students will learn about the acceleration of globalization and economic growth in several very different cultures. The program is suitable for students hoping to study in either English and Spanish, and offers the option to take a semester-long Spanish course.

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School for Field Studies - Chile

Program duration: semester
Language of instruction: English

Known for its massive glaciers and active volcanoes, Patagonia is a land of fire and ice. Study conservation and the impact of climate change in the majestic Torres del Paine National Park, surrounded by soaring peaks, narrow fjords, and fields of ice.  The semester ends with an extensive research project in the field.

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China

Capital Normal University

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: Chinese

Students who choose to study in Beijing through the Capital Normal University will be directly enrolled, without the aid of a liaison program. Capital Normal was founded in 1954, and is ranked consistently among China's top universities, with around 25,000 enrolled students. This program is recommended to students interested in a driven year or semester of learning Chinese, as well as direct academic and cultural immersion in Beijing. Autonomy is a necessity, and students must be prepared to navigate their time abroad with little guidance.

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East China Normal University

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: Chinese, English

Located in Shanghai, the East China Normal University provides international students a direct exchange program, offering either a semester or year-long enrollment geared towards intensive linguistic and cultural integration. Courses will be taken primarily in Chinese; however, ECNU also offers the Global China Program (GCP) with courses taught in English, as well as introductory-level Chinese language courses for less experienced students. This program is aimed at students looking for intensive study of the Chinese language with solid work ethics and self-motivation. Since this exchange does not work through a liaison program, integration and academics will be less guided and possibly more intense. 

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Fujian Normal University

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: Chinese

Students studying in Fuzhou through the Fujian Normal University will take courses alongside Chinese students, and will have full access to all university amenities (library, cafeterias, gymnasium). Since this is a direct university exchange, integration is much less guided, and students must be prepared to confront social and cultural differences, in addition to the university system, on their own

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Costa Rica

School for Field Studies - Costa Rica

Program duration: semester
Language of instruction: English

The School for Field Studies in Costa Rica focuses on land use practices and the Sustainable Development Studies. Although they are particularly suited to students interested in Biology and Environmental Studies, all SFS programs offer ample resources and opportunities for students in all disciplines. Students on this program live in a dormitory in a small town near Atenas, where they engage in the study of different development and resource management models that includes extensive fieldwork, research projects and trips around the greater area. SFS gives Reed students an interdisciplinary approach to these topics, overlapping with questions about public policy, economic analysis of biological resource issues, and “Direct Research” projects where students carry out independent field work. For students of all disciplines, these programs are also an exceptional chance to explore field-based learning rooted in local communities and cultures.

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Cuba

Sarah Lawrence in Cuba

Program duration: semester
Language of instruction: Spanish

This unique opportunity is offered to Reed students in conjunction with Sarah Lawrence College's program based in Havana. Students take four courses: Spanish, two electives, and a core seminar that focuses on gender, health, education, and sustainable development throughout Cuban society. Students can take classes with Cuban students at the University of Havana, the Instituto Superior de Artes, or at the Fundación del Nuevo Cine Latino-Americano. This program is ideal for students interested in the Spanish language, humanities, social sciences, and the arts. Outside of the classroom, this program offers students opportunities to do fieldwork and internships at various organizations around the country. Students can take advantage of various trips around the country to deepen their understanding of Cuban politics, history and social life. 

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Denmark

DIS Copenhagen

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: English

A non-profit study abroad foundation established in Denmark in 1959, DIS provides semester and academic year programs taught in English and offers high-impact learning experiences for upper-division undergraduate students. The intellectually challenging curriculum is broad, cutting edge, and enriched by experiential learning components, including faculty-led study tours across Europe. It provides Reed students with opportunities for meaningful cultural engagement and personal growth, which is further enriched through housing and extracurricular offerings. DIS programs focus on a specific academic field or discipline such as neuroscience, European politics, justice and humans rights, psychology, sociology, sustainability, or urban studies.

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American University of Paris

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: English, French

Through this exchange program, Reed students can study at the American University of Paris, an international liberal arts college located in Paris. AUP strives to offer a student-centered learning experience on a vibrant urban campus located close to the Eiffel Tower. This program offers courses entirely in English, making it ideal for students who have not taken a language in college but are interested in learning one abroad. Students can take courses in all disciplines offered at Reed, as well as French classes suited to their level.

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Center for University Programs Abroad Paris (CUPA)

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: French

CUPA acts primarily as a liaison between students visiting Paris and the French educational system, facilitating registration and grade transfer with a wide range of universities. Students are allowed to take courses at multiple French universities simultaneously, allowing for a diverse and demanding academic experience. CUPA is a primarily hands-off program, allowing students to determine how involved they wish to be in the group community, and how independent they will be during their stay in Paris.

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Columbia in Paris: English Program

Program duration: semester
Language of instruction: English

Through this program facilitated by Columbia University, students can take classes in English at the renowned French University Sciences Po as well as at Reid Hall, Columbia’s global center in Paris. Students will have the opportunity to take one class in French language, with courses offered for levels from beginner to advanced, making this program a good choice for students with limited French experience and a desire to learn more. Additionally, this program offers a wide variety of courses in the social sciences and humanities, with a particular focus on French history and culture.

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Sarah Lawrence College

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: French

In cooperation with Sarah Lawrence College, Reed students with at least two years of college level French language can study in the global city of Paris. Students take courses at some of France's most prestigious academic institutions including the Sorbonne (Paris IV), Jussieu (Paris VII), Ecole du Louvre, or Institut d'Etudes Politiques. The program provides immersion in the French university system, integrated with intensive tutorial work to provide students with personalized study programs.

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The University of Rennes II

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: French

The University of Rennes II has one of the largest schools for foreign languages in France. Reed students are able to attend the university to improve their French or, for students with university-level French to take regular courses in the university, they also offer courses in english. The University de Rennes II also offers coursework in broad areas of social sciences and humanities.

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Université de Lille III (Université Charles de Gaulle)

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: French

This program allows students to study in Lille in either an intensive French-only program, or with a more guided curriculum blending courses in both French and English. This program is a great opportunity for both experienced French speakers and relative newcomers to experience the French university system and life in Lille. Through this program, students may choose to spend either a year or semester in France at Lille III (Université Charles de Gaulle).

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Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: German

Students are enrolled directly at the Universität Tübingen, working without a liaison university or private program. The university itself is decentralized, spread throughout Tübingen.

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Greece

College Year in Athens

Program duration: semester
Language of instruction: English

The primary focus of this program is to provide students with first-hand experience with Greece, in its ancient, medieval and modern contexts. For obvious reasons, CYA is an incredible opportunity for students studying classics. Students who study in Greece through CYA will undergo a process of orientation upon arrival, which will acquaint students with staff and faculty, provide information on the program and Greek life, and will introduce the city Athens through planned activities and group outings. All courses will be taught in English, but students are encouraged to study Greek and/or Latin as part of their courseload. In addition to language courses, students can choose from a wide variety of disciplines including as history, religion, philosophy, art history, political science, and more. All students will live in apartments (four or five students per apartment in double and single rooms) in local residential buildings in the Pangrati quarter of Athens, located about ten to twenty minutes walking from the CYA Academic Center. Program fees cover a mid-day meal at the Academic Center on weekdays, but all other meal accommodations must be procured by the students themselves. In addition to group trips and cultural events, numerous extra-curricular activities and athletics are organized by the program, as are volunteer opportunities. CYA also has an open-door drop-in policy for all types of student support (academic, personal, etc) at the Academic Center. Contrary to its name, this program is offered in both semester and year-long commitments.

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Hungary

Aquincum Institute of Technology Budapest

Program duration: semester
Language of instruction: English

Located in Budapest Hungary, AIT is specifically designed for computer science and software engineering students, offering a curriculum that combines foundational computing courses with innovative courses in entrepreneurship, design, and special topics including a design course with Ernő Rubik (inventor of Rubik's Cube), an innovative computer vision course for digital film post-production, and courses in computational biology.

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Budapest Semester in Mathematics

Program duration: semester
Language of instruction: English

Through the Budapest Semester in Mathematics program, students in their junior or senior year can spend a semester studying math with leading scholars in Hungary. In an effort to share a history of Hungarian excellence in mathematics across language barriers, all courses are taught in English. Individual student focus is of high priority for this program, and students can expect intense faculty support to accompany intense courses.

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University of Dublin - Trinity College

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: English

Trinity College, the single constituent college of the University of Dublin, was founded in 1592 and is the oldest in Ireland and one of the oldest in Europe. Located in Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland, Trinity College prides itself on its tradition of personal contact between faculty and students encouraged by its collegiate atmosphere. Courses are open to Reed students across a broad spectrum of disciplines with particular interests focused on Irish history, literature, and music. Over four centuries old, Trinity is home to around 15,500 students and offers a vast range of courses and disciplines to be explored and experienced.

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Ben-Gurion University

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: English

Students interested in studying abroad in Israel may choose to enroll for a year or semester at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev through the Ginsberg-Ingerman Overseas Student Program (OSP). Exchange students at Ben-Gurion embark on an intensive study of the Hebrew language, in addition to courses of their choice from a number of English-taught classes, most of which focus directly on Israel or Middle-Eastern politics and/or humanities.

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Dance in Jerusalem

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: English

This unique program combines artistic training in dance skills and technique with academic exposure to Israel's challenging social, historical and cultural environment. Students can focus on artistic and technical training in the disciplines of Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance Choreography, Repertoire and Improvisation. The program is offered through a joint initiative of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance and Hebrew University’s International School. In addition to dance training, students can take courses in Hebrew language, as well as learn about Israel and the Middle East through classes and field trips.

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Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies (ICCS)

Program duration: semester
Language of instruction: English

This program offers students the opportunity to travel to Rome for a semester in order to study ancient Greco-Roman Humanities, History, Archaeology, and Art, as well as the Italian language. Students will take four or five courses, which include a two-credit course called The Ancient City which covers ancient archaeology and topography, as well as aspects of Roman social history and culture.

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New York University in Florence

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: English

The NYU program in Florence is widely renowned and noted for its academic excellence. Students are given the opportunity to study in either English or Italian based on linguistic proficiency, and are offered an extensive selection of courses covering Italian culture, History, Philosophy, Art and more.

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Lebanon

American University in Beirut

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: English

This program offers students the opportunity to spend a semester or year studying in Lebanon at the American University of Beirut. Courses are taught in English, allowing students without prior experience in Arabic a porthole into Lebanese life and culture. Students can either live on-campus in university housing, or may search for off-campus, independent accommodations. Meals will be arranged accordingly, through campus cafeterias or privately. Students will undergo an orientation program upon arrival at AUB. This program is notable for its low faculty-student ratio (1:13) and its subsequent small class sizes and intimate atmosphere. There are approximately 1500 international students studying at AUB every year, and the Office of International Programs (OIP) is accordingly developed and supportive. Special events, trips and other social activities are arranged to guide student immersion, and a Student Ambassador program is offered to help students through the first week of classes. Counseling and academic support are also offered with the help of a walk-in advising center. There is no language requirement for this program, but students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 to qualify.

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Mexico

IFSA Mérida

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: Spanish

Through this program, Reed students can study in the city of Mérida, Mexico. Classes are offered through the Universidad Autónoma de Yucután and the Universidad Modelo, covering a wide range of both liberal arts and pre-professional topics. The IFSA program also offers select courses, all taught in Spanish. Through this array of offerings, Reed students can customize an academic focus that fits their needs while experiencing the vibrant city life of Mérida.

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Universidad de Monterrey

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: Spanish, English

Founded in 1969, the Universidad de Monterrey is a private university located in the Mexican province of Monterrey. The university’s study abroad program offers three possible tracks for exchange students. Reed students studying here can follow a liberal arts track taught primarily in English, as well as a mandatory Spanish language course. They can also take a full course load taught in Spanish. The third track, offered through the Art-NW5 Consortium, offers an English curriculum specifically designed for art students.

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Morocco Regional Area Study with Lewis and Clark College

Program duration: semester
Language of instruction: English

This program, delivered in collaboration with Lewis and Clark College, focuses on the history, culture, social dynamics of Morocco and is held spring semester every other year in Marrakesh, Agadir and Fez. Students will have a host family experience and can take courses including Arabic language, architecture and urban landscape, women and gender relations.

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Peru

School for Field Studies - Panama

Program duration: semester
Language of instruction: English

Spend a semester in the dynamic community of Bocas del Toro, where everything – from the thriving underwater ecosystems to the rich green rainforests – seems more alive. Study the impacts of tourism and development on the island system’s unique habitats, evaluate local environmental policies, and apply the principles of sustainability and conservation to your research project.

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School for Field Studies - Peru

Program duration: semester
Language of instruction: English

At the heart of this program are the conflicts and synergies of conservation and development in the north Peruvian Amazon region. The program includes a multi-day excursion to the Sacred Valley, the city of Cusco—the hub for visitors to Machu Picchu—and the adjacent Andean highlands. Students learn firsthand about the ecological patterns and processes that underpin the extraordinary biodiversity of the Amazon region along the catchment of the western Amazon River and its tributaries. Students explore biological diversity and conservation, ecological interactions, and the value of ecosystem services, as well as the effects of climate change and land use on regional and global biodiversity and human well-being.

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South Africa

Organization for Tropical Studies - South Africa

Program duration: semester
Language of instruction: English

Centered in Kruger National Park, the OTS program in South Africa provides students who have an active interest in biology with a rich experience in field study and research. The academic program involves four core courses with a concentration on ecology and visits to additional sites in South Africa. This program allows students to experience first-hand what it means to conduct, as well as live, field-research. South Africa's rich biological and cultural diversity makes it an exceptional location in which to examine issues related to ecology and conservation.

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School for Field Studies - Kenya

Program duration: semester
Language of instruction: English

In Kenya, the survival of human and wildlife populations hinges on the availability of all critical resources. Spend your semester in the world-famous national parks and stunning landscapes of Kenya while studying the country’s diverse wildlife and engaging in hands-on conservation research. Here, in the heart of the Great Rift Valley, climate change and land use adjustments are negatively affecting Kenya’s ecosystems and those living in them. Research the root causes of these changes and how different conservation strategies can benefit both humans and wildlife.

This academically rigorous program follows a six-day/week schedule. The interdisciplinary curriculum is designed to help students actively discover and understand the complexities of environmental, social, and economic issues in Kenya. Read more about the SFS program model.

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Taiwan

National Cheng Kung University - Chinese Language Center

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: English

The Chinese Language Center, founded in 1956, teaches Chinese as a second language to 1,700 students from 70 different countries during each academic year. Reed students will join small classes of students from beginner to advanced who share a common goal of wishing to communicate in Chinese and learn more about Chinese history and culture. Students live and study in Tainan, the oldest city in Taiwan. Dotted with Taoist and Buddhist temples Tainan provides both a rich cultural history combined with a modern, rapid paced society.

September 2023: All foreign students staying in Taiwan for more than 3 but less than 6 months are now required to undergo medical examinations before or upon their entry. Medical examination form

 

 

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National Taiwan University - The International Chinese Language Program (ICLP)

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: English

This intensive language program provides Reed students the opportunity to study the Chinese language through training in speaking, listening, reading and writing in both old and new Chinese characters. Students will be placed in classes of 3-4 students at comparable language background and will have the opportunity to participate fully in the cultural life of Taiwan in the capital city of Taipei.

September 2023: All foreign students staying in Taiwan for more than 3 but less than 6 months are now required to undergo medical examinations before or upon their entry. Medical examination form

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Tanzania

School for Field Studies - Tanzania

Program duration: semester
Language of instruction: English

The program explores the human elements of these the complex conservation issues. Our curriculum and research focus on how changes in land use and resource availability in the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem can be managed to foster the well-being of local communities while safeguarding and promoting biodiversity conservation. Students learn about the socioeconomic, policy, and environmental drivers and implications of demographic change and land reform for wildlife conservation and rural development. Students hear lectures by park wardens, wildlife veterinarians, and field researchers. They also interview Maasai community members about challenges they face by the rapid loss of natural resources.

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Turks and Caicos

School for Field Studies - Turks and Caicos

Program duration: semester
Language of instruction: English

The School for Field Studies in Turks and Caicos focuses on Marine Resource Management Studies. Although they are particularly suited to students interested in Biology and Environmental Studies, all SFS programs offer ample resources and opportunities for students in all disciplines. The SFS program in Turks and Caicos is located next to Cockburn Harbour, and has a field station and ocean laboratory right next to the water.

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Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Oxford

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: English

CMRS was founded in 1975 by Drs John and Sandy Fenely: first, to establish in Oxford a permanent institute for the interdisciplinary study of the medieval, Renaissance, and early modern periods; second, to provide academic training for overseas students from all disciplines wishing to complete part of their education at Oxford but who are not matriculated members of the university.

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Sarah Lawrence in Oxford

Program duration: year
Language of instruction: English

Thanks to partnerships with Sarah Lawrence and Wadham College, Reed can provide its students the opportunity to spend year at Oxford University studying under leading academics through its renowned tutorial system. This unique pedagogical approach allows students to pursue personal academic interests, working one-on-one with expert professors. The Sarah Lawrence program is limited to 30 students annually, and grants its accepted applicants direct matriculation into Oxford as registered visiting students. Students will take two tutorial courses in addition to Sarah Lawrence's Core Programme, which connects visiting students with lectures, cultural events, and field trips around England.

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Sarah Lawrence London Drama Program

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: English

Through this program, students may choose to spend a year or semester studying theatre at the British American Drama Academy (BADA) through Sarah Lawrence College. The London Theatre Program is built out of a a combination of classes, performances, and individual tutorials from faculty chosen from the foremost theatre and dance institutes in Britain. Intense performance training is supplemented with courses on theatre history and criticism, in order to provide students with a rounded educative experience on and off of the stage.

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University of Edinburgh

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: English

Founded in 1582 the University is considered one of the top universities in the world with alumni including: Charles Darwin, Alexander Graham Bell and Robert Louis Stevenson. Reed exchange students can study in any discipline taught at Edinburgh in the faculties of Humanities, Science and Social Science. Exchange students are guaranteed accommodation in University owned facilities with Scottish and other international students.

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University of Nottingham

Program duration: year or semester
Language of instruction: English

Through this program, students may choose to spend a year or semester studying at the University of Nottingham in England. The University of Nottingham boasts a wide variety of disciplines and over 200 undergraduate courses from which international students may choose during their time abroad. It also offers the valuable chance to explore the city of Nottingham itself.

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