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Argentina

CIEE Buenos Aires

year or semester

Students studying in Buenos Aires through the CIEE program will be given the opportunity to study at multiple universities, including the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Pontificia Universidad Catolica, the Universidad de Buenos Aires and the Instituto Universitario Nacional de Arte. Four semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent are required in order to qualify. The CIEE program prepares students for their study-abroad experience through a double-orientation, one half of which is undergone online prior to departure, supplemented by a two-week onsite crash-course in linguistic, methodological, and cultural preparation. Students will live in either homestays or in student residencias, which pair CIEE students with native Spanish speakers. Regardless of which housing choice is made, meals are paid for directly through the program, and are provided accordingly. Students will take classes at the CIEE Study Center as well as directly through local universities, to supplement and support their academic experience. The Center provides ongoing student support ranging from the academic to personal and emotional realms, and organizes numerous cultural and social activities.

Course Catalog

Language: Spanish

Areas of Study
America Studies
  American Studies - History
  American Studies - Literature
Anthropology
History
Linguistics
Literature
  Comparative Literature
  General Literature
  History-Literature
  Theatre-Literature
Political Science
Psychology
Spanish

Universidad de San Andres

year or semester

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 and well as the Humanities.

Course Catalog

Language: Spanish

Areas of Study
America Studies
  American Studies - History
  American Studies - Literature
Anthropology
Economics
  Economics
  Math-Economics
History
Literature
  Comparative Literature
  General Literature
  History-Literature
  Theatre-Literature
Political Science
Spanish

Australia

Australian National University

year or semester

Australian National University offers an array of courses with particular strength in all fields of science, social science and humanities. Located in Canberra, this program offers Reed students a great opportunity to study at one of the world's premier universities. This exchange program provides students with the opportunity to take courses at ANU while exploring Australian culture and life from a local perspective. ANU has a large exchange program, and a well structured system for welcoming and situating international students. Students may live on or off campus, and in the case of the latter, the University will assist in the search for accommodations. ANU offers a wide variety of student support systems, covering academic, emotional, and specifically international student needs. Students can take part in peer-mentoring programs aimed to ease the transition into a new university and culture, and can also choose to volunteer for a position at ANU helping with social events, or just around campus. In order to qualify for this exchange, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

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Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Anthropology
Biology
Biology Molecular Biology
Economics
  Economics
  Math-Economics
English
Environmental Science
  ES - Biology
  ES - Chemistry
  ES - Economics
  ES - History
  ES - Political Science
History
Literature
  Comparative Literature
  General Literature
  History-Literature
  Theatre-Literature
Philosophy
Psychology

School for Field Studies - Australia

semester

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. While Australia only has a small percentage of the world's rainforest, it serves as a model for environmental conservation practices. 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.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Alternative Biology
Biology Molecular Biology
Biology
Chemistry
Environmental Science
  ES - Biology
  ES - Chemistry
  ES - Economics
  ES - History
  ES - Political Science

University of Sydney

year or semester

University of Sydney is the oldest university in Australia and Oceania, also offering students great options in science, social science and humanities. The University of Sydney 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. For a small fee, students are offered membership to the University of Sydney Union (USU) which provides access to over 200 student clubs and organizations. Participation in the student union also opens student discounts around the city. The University of Sydney also organizes an annual social program for international students in order to help orient them with their fellow students and their new surroundings. 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. A study abroad internship program is also offered to international students, expanding avenues of cultural participation and integration. In order to be eligible for this program, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

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Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Art/Art History
  Art History
  Studio Art
English
Environmental Science
  ES - Biology
  ES - Chemistry
  ES - Economics
  ES - History
  ES - Political Science
History
Psychology

Botswana

University of Botswana

year or semester

In cooperation with CIEE, Reed students will take classes of their choice in the arts, sciences, social sciences, or humanities with local students, learn the Setswana language, go on excursions, and live in university residence halls. In addition, students will have the opportunity to spend a week with a local family. Botswana, one of Africa’s most stable countries, is governed by a multiparty democracy and hosts the headquarters of the 14-nation Southern African Development Community.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Psychology
Physics
Math
Theatre

China

Capital Normal University

year or semester

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. At any given time, CNU is home to around 25,000 enrolled students. Students may choose to live either on-campus in dormitories, or off-campus through independent housing. Meals will be provided through campus cafeterias, and students will have full access to amenities such as the university library, gymnasium with basketball and football courts, and internet bar. Intensive Chinese language classes are provided for international students in addition to the general roster of university courses. For students with less experience with the Chinese language, for whom the program serves as an intense introduction, select courses are offered in English. 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. At least one year of college-level Chinese is recommended before applying for this program.

Course Catalog

Language: Chinese

Areas of Study
Chinese

East China Normal University

year or semester

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, as well as the opportunity to live and learn among Chinese university students. Students will live either in university dormitories or independently, and meals will be provided via university cafeterias. Courses will be taken primarily in Chinese, however there are select 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. At least one year of college-level Chinese is recommended before applying for this program.

Course Catalog

Language: Chinese

Areas of Study
Chinese

Fujian Normal University

year or semester

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. Students will live either in university housing, or independently, and will be provided meals in university cafeterias. This program allows students to focus primarily on heavy linguistic immersion and study. Students should be prepared to take courses primarily in Chinese. Academic and personal autonomy is critical to student success. Students should complete at least two years of college-level Chinese or the equivalent before applying for this program.

Course Catalog

Language: Chinese

Areas of Study
Chinese

Costa Rica

Organization for Tropical Studies - Costa Rica

semester

This program allows students to experience first-hand what it means to conduct, as well as live, field-research. Students will spend a semester studying six different diverse tropical sites in various parts of Costa Rica, focusing heavily on environmental studies and biology, supplemented by studies of their social, political, and economic dimensions. Spanish skills will also be treated and ameliorated. In addition to hands-on experience in field-research, students will have the chance to create and conduct their own independent research project with the help of their instructors. Students will stay in research centers, and will camp in-field. Meals will be provided by the program. This program will provide students with both valuable experience in field studies, and connections for further research. One year of college-level biology is required to qualify for this program, and one year of college-level Spanish is highly recommended but there is no language requirement.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Alternative Biology
Biology Molecular Biology
Biology
Chemistry
Environmental Science
  ES - Biology
  ES - Chemistry
  ES - Economics
  ES - History
  ES - Political Science

School for Field Studies - Costa Rica

semester

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 are engaged in the study of different development and resource management models that includes extensive fieldwork, research projects and trips around the greater area. Students on this program live in a dormitory in a small town near Atenas. 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.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Alternative Biology
Biology Molecular Biology
Biology
Chemistry
Environmental Science
  ES - Biology
  ES - Chemistry
  ES - Economics
  ES - History
  ES - Political Science

Cuba

Sarah Lawrence in Cuba

year or semester

This unique opportunity is offered to Reed students in conjunction with Sarah Lawrence College's program based in Havana. Students take four courses, including Spanish, a core seminar, and electives. The seminar 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. Furthermore, students can take advantage of various trips around the country to deepen their understanding of Cuban politics, history and social life. This program is open to students with the equivalent of four semesters of college-level Spanish.

Course Catalog

Language: Spanish

Areas of Study
America Studies
  American Studies - History
  American Studies - Literature
Art/Art History
  Art History
  Studio Art
History
Literature
  Comparative Literature
  General Literature
  History-Literature
  Theatre-Literature
Political Science
Psychology
Spanish

Ecuador

Universidad San Francisco de Quito

year or semester

USFQ is a relatively new, private university founded in 1988 in Quito, the capital city of Ecuador. It has much in common with Reed in its size (1200 students) and dedication to the intellectual development of its students. The curriculum offers courses in sciences, humanities and social sciences with courses of particular interest to Reed students in Latin American history and literature and environmental biology. This program is open to students with four semesters of college-level Spanish. In addition, the Universidad San Francisco de Quito has established the Galapagos Institute for the Art and Sciences (GAIAS), where students can take classes in environmental studies, marine biology and other related fields, taught in English.

Course Catalog

Language: Spanish

Areas of Study
America Studies
  American Studies - History
  American Studies - Literature
Alternative Biology
Biology
Environmental Science
  ES - Biology
  ES - Chemistry
  ES - Economics
  ES - History
  ES - Political Science
History
Political Science
Spanish

Egypt

The American University in Cairo

year or semester

The American University in Cairo is regarded as one of the leading universities in the Middle East, as well as one of the leading international English-language institutions. Students who choose to spend a semester or year of study here will have access to a wide variety of courses spanning the liberal arts, as well as the opportunity to explore one of the worlds foremost international hubs, Cairo. AUC offers student dormitory housing in Zamalek (in downtown Cairo), as well as on-campus. Meals are provided through a variety of on-campus cafes and restaurants, as well as in dormitories, but are not covered by the program fee. Since this is a direct university exchange, assimilation and student life will require a great deal of independence. However, since this is an English-language university, academic cultural barriers should be substantially mitigated. International students will undergo a week-long orientation program including lectures and sessions introducing newcomers to AUC and to life in Cairo. In order to qualify for this program, students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Anthropology
Art/Art History
  Art History
  Studio Art
Economics
  Economics
  Math-Economics
Environmental Science
  ES - Biology
  ES - Chemistry
  ES - Economics
  ES - History
  ES - Political Science
History
Literature
  Comparative Literature
  General Literature
  History-Literature
  Theatre-Literature
Political Science
Psychology

France

Center for University Programs Abroad Paris

year or semester

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. Courses are also offered at the CUPA offices in Montparnasse, as well as linguistic tutoring and academic support. 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. Group outings are offered, but are not mandatory. Students visiting Paris through CUPA will undergo an intense 3 week orientation program prepping language skills, familiarizing students with the French pedagogical methodology, and providing guidelines for independent life in the city. Students choosing CUPA should already be proficient in French, as all CUPA business is conducted with a 'French only' policy, and the program is focused on total immersion. Aside from check-in appointments with staff, CUPA students are expected to be highly self-sufficient and autonomous. Students are offered the opportunity to live with a host family assigned by the program, or on their own. Students who wish to live independently must make their own arrangements.

Course Catalog

Language: French

Areas of Study
Anthropology
Art/Art History
  Art History
  Studio Art
Dance
  Dance
  Dance-Theater
Economics
  Economics
  Math-Economics
French
History
Literature
  Comparative Literature
  General Literature
  History-Literature
  Theatre-Literature
Music
Political Science
Psychology
Theatre

Lille III (Université Charles de Gaulle)

year or semester

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). Two primary exchange plans are offered at Lille III, one for experienced French speakers, and another for students seeking linguistic guidance. The former consists of full immersion into the French academic system, taking courses exclusively in French at the university. To qualify for this option students must have completed 4-5 semesters of university-level French or its equivalent prior to inscription. The latter provides students with intensive courses in French in addition to a general curriculum of english-taught courses. Qualification for this option requires a minimum of 3 semesters of university-level French. Students choosing this program will live in single-occupancy rooms in university housing, and will be provided a small stipend for meals. Upon arrival in France, students undergo an expansive 10-day orientation program to assist in immersion and general cultural acclimation. Several excursions within and outside of the city are provided by the university.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Anthropology
Art/Art History
  Art History
  Studio Art
Economics
  Economics
  Math-Economics
French
History
Linguistics
Literature
  Comparative Literature
  General Literature
  History-Literature
  Theatre-Literature
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Religion

Sarah Lawrence College

year or semester

In cooperation with Sarah Lawrence College, Reed students with at least two years of college level French language can 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.

Course Catalog

Language: French

Areas of Study
Anthropology
Art/Art History
  Art History
  Studio Art
French
History
Philosophy
Political Science
Religion

Science Po-Lille

year or semester

The program of Sciences Po in Lille offers a selective educational environment for all students interested in studying in Europe. There is no language requirement, but plenty of opportunities to learn French through language classes for all levels and integration with the local cultures. This program is located on the border between France and Belgium. It gives Reed participants small class settings to study wide ranging topics including Journalism, European Studies, International Relations, and the history and politics of European integration.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Anthropology
Economics
  Economics
  Math-Economics
French
History
Political Science

The University of Rennes II

year or semester

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. The University de Rennes II also offers coursework in broad areas of social sciences and humanities. The course catalog can be found with the above link under "unites de recherche" on the lefthand side.

Course Catalog

Language: French

Areas of Study
Anthropology
French
History
Literature
  Comparative Literature
  General Literature
  History-Literature
  Theatre-Literature
Political Science

Germany

Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen

year or semester

Students studying at the Universität Tübingen will be enrolled directly, working without a liaison university or private program. Housing is provided by the university, but is operated by private and public student accommodation organizations. There are university dining halls, but no dormitory cafeterias, and all food must be bought on top of program expenses. The university itself is decentralized, spread throughout Tübingen. Students are expected to have 2 years of college-level German experience or the equivalent in order to study at Tübingen, as while english courses are offered, the university and the exchange program are directed in German. There is a welcome-week orientation period for international students, but there is no intensive linguistic and methodological prepping as commonly found in other exchange programs. The welcome-week is hosted by StudIT, a program that works to establish ties between international and local German students in order to expedite integration. This program, like most other direct university exchanges, requires independence and the capacity to succeed without the upkeep of a guiding liaison program.

Course Catalog

Language: German

Areas of Study
German

The Freie Universitaet Berlin

year or semester

Option 1 Direct Exchange

Reed students with at least 2 years of college-level German language can participate in a direct exchange that enables students from both institutions to exchange places for a semester or full year. Reed participants are provided with general orientation guidance as well as academic advising so that they can enroll in courses taught in German at either the Freie or Humboldt Uni alongside regular students at the universities. Housing is provided in student residences throughout the city.

 

Option 2 Berlin Consortium for German Studies (BCGS)

Reed students with at least 2 years of college-level German can participate in a program founded in 1995 to help students improve their German and enroll in a broad range of German university courses with the support of a structured program. Students begin with a 6 week German Discourse and Culture course followed by direct enrollment in courses at the Freie in a broad range of subject areas of their choice. Students begin with a "Guest Stay" housing program with German hosts followed by shared apartments or residences.

 

Option 3 Freie Universität Berlin European Studies (FU/BEST)

Reed students without prior German language experiences are welcome to study in this program offering a German language course at the students level as well as 4 courses taught in English and an array of interesting topics. Students may live with German host families or in housing arranged by the program. Unlike options 1 and 2 this program runs on the traditional U.S. semester calendar thus making it possible for students to study either fall or spring semester.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
German
History
Philosophy
Music
Art/Art History
  Art History
  Studio Art
Literature
  Comparative Literature
  General Literature
  History-Literature
  Theatre-Literature
Political Science
Economics
  Economics
  Math-Economics

University of Munich

year

Operating through Lewis and Clark, the Munich study-abroad exchange, is an exclusively year-long program at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität. Upon arrival in Munich, students will undergo an intensive 4-week orientation period focusing on linguistic, cultural, and pedagogical integration, and will then be offered courses both from the Lewis and Clark faculty and directly through the University itself (all Lewis and Clark classes are taught strictly in German). Students studying through this program will have the opportunity to pursue an internship for their spring-semester break, which is facilitated through a cooperative effort between students and the Lewis and Clark faculty. Housing is organized by the program, providing rooms in a dormitory community 10 minutes away from the university. The community is home to a bakery, a library, restaurants, two discothèques and offers intramural sports. The Lewis and Clark program, acting as a direct liaison to the university, provides an immediate source of student support, and promotes a guided integration into Bavarian culture and everyday student life. Its three major goals are the enhancement of education through academics and experience, cultural understanding, and the discovery of the city of Munich. Two years of college-level German or the equivalent are required to qualify for this exchange.

Course Catalog

Language: German

Areas of Study
German

Greece

College Year in Athens

year or semester

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.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Art/Art History
  Art History
  Studio Art
Classics
Classics-Religion
History

Hungary

AIT Budapest

year or semester

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.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Math
Physics

Budapest Semester in Math Education

semester

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. There is no language requirement to qualify for this program, but an optional intensive, two-week program in Hungarian language is offered before the commencement of classes. Individual student focus is of high priority for this program, and students can expect intense faculty support to accompany intense courses. All courses are held at the College International campus of the Technical University Budapest, which is located near the city center. All students studying through BSM are allowed to choose between living in a homestay with a Hungarian family, or in an apartment with other BSM students. In order to be eligible for this program, students must have completed a course in Advanced Calculus or Abstract Algebra, and must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Math
Physics

Ireland

University College Cork

year or semester

Located in Ireland's second largest city, on the banks of the River Lee, University College Cork is the country's premiere research institute. To this end, students can expect a modern, research-driven curriculum and may apply to any of the following seven faculties the university has to offer: Arts and Celtic Studies, Commerce, Engineering, Food Science and Technology, Law, Medicine and Health, and Science. Students studying at UCC will have the opportunity to spend a semester or year in Cork, coupling academia with cultural integration. Students may choose to live in either on or off-campus housing, and in the latter case either independently or in homestays. Sources of food and other accommodations vary by choice of lodging. UCC is divided into four colleges of study: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences; Business and Law; Science, Engineering and Food Science; and Medicine and Health. There are over 17,000 students pursuing an undergraduate degree at UCC, in a vast spectrum of disciplines. Study-abroad students may take courses in whichever fields they prefer. To facilitate studies in a new environment, UCC offers students various systems of support, ranging from personal counseling to academic tutor partnering. International students are also invited to participate in UCC's numerous social and athletic clubs to compliment cultural integration and to foster community with local students. In order to qualify for this program, students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.

More information about study in Ireland can be found at: www.liveandlearninireland.ie

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Biology
Classics
English
Environmental Science
  ES - Biology
  ES - Chemistry
  ES - Economics
  ES - History
  ES - Political Science
History
Literature
  Comparative Literature
  General Literature
  History-Literature
  Theatre-Literature
Math
Music
Political Science
Psychology

University of Dublin Trinity

year

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 interest focused in 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. Students studying at Trinity may apply for university housing, but should expect to make other arrangements due to limited space for exchange students. Apartment stays around Dublin can be organized with the help of Trinity's accommodating offices. Meals are available from three on-campus restaurants, as well as from several student cafes. Trinity offers its students a variety of support services, including counseling and individual tutoring. A week-long orientation period is also provided at the beginning of the academic year for incoming students. International students are not specifically targeted for cultural events, but many campus-wide social events are offered throughout the academic year. In order to qualify for this program, students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.

More information about study in Ireland can be found at: www.liveandlearninireland.ie

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Biology
Classics
English
Environmental Science
  ES - Biology
  ES - Chemistry
  ES - Economics
  ES - History
  ES - Political Science
History
Literature
  Comparative Literature
  General Literature
  History-Literature
  Theatre-Literature
Music
Philosophy
Psychology
Religion

Israel

Ben-Gurion University

year or semester

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). In order to build connections with communities outside of the academic, volunteer service is encouraged, and opportunities to engage are arranged by the university. Lodging is arranged on campus, and exchange students will live within the general university community. Students who wish to live off-campus may pursue nearby housing with the assistance of the University. On campus, students have full access to numerous amenities including sports facilities, libraries, and a movie theatre.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Anthropology
History
Linguistics
Political Science
Religion

DanceJerusalem

year or semester

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.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Dance
  Dance
  Dance-Theater

Hebrew University

year or semester

Students may choose to spend a year or semester studying in Jerusalem through the Hebrew University. Courses may be taken either directly through the University, where all lessons will be taught in Hebrew, or through the Rothberg School for Overseas Students, where courses on Hebrew language and Middle-Eastern Studies are taught in English. The latter program focuses more heavily on guided cultural immersion. In both programs, students may choose to live in university housing complexes with local students or independently, off-campus. Counseling and academic support networks are offered to all students, as well as a variety of social and cultural events throughout each semester. Athletic and social clubs and facilities can allow international students access to local student communities, and are highly recommended for breaching cultural barriers. There is no language requirement for the Rothberg program, but proficiency in Hebrew must be displayed in order to test into the direct study at the Hebrew University. Students must also maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to qualify for this program.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Anthropology
History
Political Science
Religion

Italy

Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome (ICCS)

semester

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. Students are expected to have a general knowledge of Roman history prior to arrival, and are required to take at least one course in Latin or Greek. Students will be provided housing in the program center, located ten minutes by bus from downtown Rome. Three meals per day are provided by the center. In order to qualify for this program, Reed students must be majoring in Classics or Art History, and must have at least a 3.0 GPA. Priority will be given to students prepared to take courses in intermediate (or higher) level Latin and/or Greek courses. This is a very physical program, including a great deal of walking and climbing while experiencing ancient sites first-hand. Students are asked to consider physical capacity and well-being before applying.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Art/Art History
  Art History
  Studio Art
Classics
Classics-Religion
History

New York University in Florence

year or semester

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. This program does not require experience in Italian, but students with a proficiency can apply to take courses directly through the University of Florence. Students are housed in on-campus villas, off-campus residences, and homestays. Food is provided accordingly, with an on campus cafeteria or through a homestay meal plan. The student body count at the university is around 350 in the fall and around 375 in the spring, with 60 professors. Since this is a larger study-abroad program, students should be aware that studying through NYU Florence will not be as intimate of an experience as one might find through a smaller liaison program. Nonetheless, NYU Florence organizes group trips, volunteer work and reliable student support like any other program. A 3.0 GPA or higher is required in order to be eligible for the program.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Art/Art History
  Art History
  Studio Art
History
Literature
  Comparative Literature
  General Literature
  History-Literature
  Theatre-Literature
Philosophy
Religion

Syracuse University in Florence

year or semester

Students studying through this program can choose from three avenues of study depending on their proficiency in Italian. Courses can be taken exclusively at the SUF campus, partly at the SUF campus with additional intensive language and cultural studies at the Centro di Cultura per Stranieri - Università di Firenze, or solely and directly through the University of Florence. Housing in this program differs in accordance to academic focus, placing students in either homestays or apartments. All arts and sciences students are automatically placed in homestays, with architecture and studio art majors as the exceptions. The SUF campus is a five-building compound ten minutes from the city center by foot. In addition to its teaching facilities, the campus provides students with a computer lab, a library, and a scenic garden. In the interest of student integration and cultural education, SUF organizes internships for students upon request, as well as volunteer opportunities. There are no language requirements for this program, but a 3.0 GPA or higher is necessary in order to qualify.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Art/Art History
  Art History
  Studio Art
History
Literature
  Comparative Literature
  General Literature
  History-Literature
  Theatre-Literature
Political Science

Lebanon

American University in Beirut

year or semester

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.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Anthropology
Economics
  Economics
  Math-Economics
History
Philosophy
Political Science
Religion

Morocco

Al Akhawayn University

year or semester

Through this program, students may choose to spend a semester or year in Ifrane, Morocco at Al Akhawayn University, a private institution in the Atlas Mountains. This program is ideal for students interested in the Arabic language and Middle-Eastern Humanities. All courses are taught in English, making this program a great opportunity for students with little to no prior Arabic experience. Housing and meals are taken care of by the university, providing dormitories and a variety of on-campus restaurants. AAU also offers a wide variety of extra-curricular clubs and sports activities, which can prove quite valuable for international students looking for opportunities to establish community and friendships with local students. The athletic facilities at AUU are considered to be among the best in the country. Weekly movies and frequent on-campus parties are also organized by the activities committee, maintaining an energized, vibrant campus-feeling. There is no language requirement for this program, but students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to qualify.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Anthropology
Economics
  Economics
  Math-Economics
French
History
Political Science
Religion

Morocco Regional Area Study with Lewis and Clark College

semester

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.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Anthropology
Arabic Language
History
Political Science
Religion

Palestine

Al-Quds Honors College with Bard College

year or semester

Students participating in the Al-Quds Honors College through Bard program are granted the rare opportunity to study for either a year or semester in the West Bank at one of Palestine’s leading liberal arts institutions. Located in Abu Dis, the Al-Quds Honors College was recently founded in 2009 (as an offshoot of Al-Quds University, established circa 1984), and is home to an intimate student body of around 150 (with foreseeable growth in the coming years). Students who choose this program will have access to the general amenities of such a small, emergent institution, including smaller classroom sizes and more direct, hands-on relationships with faculty. Students will partake in a mandatory orientation process upon arrival in Jerusalem, which provides valuable information regarding the city, student life (both academic and non-academic), in addition to valuable tips and techniques for smooth cultural immersion.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Anthropology
Economics
  Economics
  Math-Economics
History
Linguistics
Political Science
Religion

Russia

ACTR Russian Language Program

year or semester

The American Council of Teachers in Russian (ACTR) acts as a liaison program for American students, providing study opportunities in a variety of Russian locales, as well as in greater Eurasia. For Reed students interested in spending a semester or year in Russia strengthening their linguistic skills, the Russian Language and Area Studies Program (RLASP) will most likely be the best fit. This academic program focuses on the intense amelioration of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in Russian, as well as courses on Russian history, politics, culture, and society. Students entering the program with a GPA of 3.3 or higher may be nominated as honors students, which allows swapping RLASP courses for actual university courses at their Russian host university. Students will spend around 20 hours per week working on linguistic skills, with one day set aside for weekly group outings. If requested, the program will assist students in lining up volunteer work and/or internship opportunities. Students studying through this program will have the choice of living either in a university dormitory, or with a host family. Before flying to Russia, all students collect in Washington D.C. to undergo a pre-departure orientation program. This program has multiple locations, offering study in Moscow, St. Petersburg, or Vladimir. Students must have at least two years of college-level Russian or the equivalent, as well as a 3.0 GPA to qualify.

Course Catalog

Language: Russian

Areas of Study
Russian
History

European University at St. Petersburg

semester

The study abroad program at the European University at St. Petersburg is run through Vassar College, and is well suited to Reed students who are interested in art history. Many of the courses focus on collections in the Hermitage Museum and the State Russian Museum, two world-class institutions. Students have direct access to the works of art as part of class work, and are required to take classes in Russian language, however no previous language skills are necessary. This is a great the opportunity to take courses focusing directly on the Hermitage Museum and the State Russian Museum, allowing unrivaled access to non-public showcases and after-hours visitation. This program is exclusively one semester long, and is only offered in the fall. Students take four courses: two in art history, one culture survey course, and one Russian language course according to skill level. All students will be assigned homestays in central St. Petersburg.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Art/Art History
  Art History
  Studio Art
History
Russian

Math in Moscow

semester

This program, under the direction of the Independent University of Moscow (IUM), offers Reed students the opportunity to take courses in Mathematics and Economics alongside both Russian and international students. This program is aimed at Reed Math and Economics majors wishing to spend a semester abroad while fulfilling requirements. The primary curriculum is entirely mathematical, drawing from every major field of mathematics. Students must have completed one year of college and completed one semester of both advanced calculus and linear algebra.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Math
Physics

Middlebury College in Russia

year or semester

The C-V Starr-Middlebury College School in Russia provides international students the opportunity to study Russian language, history and culture in 3 different locales: Yaroslavl (recommended for intermediate students), Irkutsk, and Moscow. This program stresses the independence of its students, and promotes a fuller integration than that offered in many other American programs in Russia, which often segregate students from regular university and community life. The program content varies by city: In Irkutsk, students will take courses at the Middlebury center in Russian Language, Humanities and Politics, with an emphasis on regional Siberian Studies. Students may also study through the Irkutsk State University, which, alongside general liberal arts courses, offers a focus on local sciences dealing with its Lake Baikal, which contains nearly one-fifth of the world's fresh water. Students in Moscow will also primarily take courses at a Middlebury center, as well as through the Russian State University for the Humanities (RGGU). Advanced students may additionally choose to take a course at the Shukin Theater Institute or the Higher School of Economics. The host university in Yaroslavl is the Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University (YGPU), with the Middlebury program operating through the Department of International Relations. Students will be placed in homestays with host families. Breakfast and dinner will be provided on weekdays, with three meals per day on weekends. Rather than through the program, students pay their host families directly at the beginning of each month. Students wishing for the utmost in cultural integration and experience can organize internships through their program. Students must have at least two years of college-level Russian or the equivalent, as well as a 3.0 GPA or higher to qualify for this program.

Course Catalog

Language: Russian

Areas of Study
Anthropology
Economics
  Economics
  Math-Economics
History
Political Science
Russian
Theatre

National Theatre Institute in Moscow

semester

This program is open to Reed theater students looking for a unique opportunity to study at the world famous Moscow Art Theatre School, the home of Stanislavsky and Anton Chekhov, located in the heart of Moscow. A full semester of credits in acting, Russian theatre history, movement and voice, design and Russian language are included in the program. In addition to this, students will undergo intensive theatrical training (acting technique, movement and voice lessons, fencing, design) and courses on the history of Russian Theatre. Classes are held 6 days out of the week, from 9am to 5:30pm. This program provides an overwhelming array of cultural events for its students, with as many as 40 or 50 theatrical performances or concerts offered in just one semester. Students will live in dormitories provided by the institute, and will be provided meals in the cafeteria. While there are no language requirements, students much maintain at least a 3.0 GPA to qualify for this program.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Dance
  Dance
  Dance-Theater
DanceTheater
  Dance
  Dance-Theater
Russian
Theatre

Smolny College with Bard

year or semester

Smolny College Operating through Bard College, this program allows students spend a semester or year taking courses at Smolny College (The Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences of St. Petersburg State University), Russia's first liberal arts university. At Smolny, students my expect to find a small, intimate university with a student body of 450 and small class-sizes. Students can enroll directly in courses at Smolny, as well as working on their linguistic skills through the college's Russian as a Second Language (RSL) program. Students are allowed to live either in university dormitories or with Russian host families (the latter is recommended). Dormitories provide food services, and students are billed directly for their rooms. All other expenses must be taken care of outside of program guidance. Students staying in homestays will be provided two meals per weekday, and full board on weekends. Homestay expenses are billed directly to students. Orientation begins at Bard College before departure for Russia, and is supplemented by an on-site orientation upon arrival in St. Petersburg. Bard-Smolny offers a cultural immersion program that organizes group outings for its students to embrace cultural and social life in St. Petersburg, and to build community amongst students. This program also plays a part in the organization of student internships and volunteer work. Two years of college-level Russian or the equivalent, as well as a 3.0 GPA or higher are necessary in order to qualify for this program.

Course Catalog

Language: Russian

Areas of Study
Art/Art History
  Art History
  Studio Art
History
Literature
  Comparative Literature
  General Literature
  History-Literature
  Theatre-Literature
Political Science
Religion
Russian

St. Petersburg University

year or semester

Students who have completed at least two years of Russian can spend a semester taking courses at the University through a program co-sponsored by the Council on International Education Exchange. Students with third-year proficiency in Russian qualify to spend the full year. At St. Petersburg University, students may take courses in a variety of disciplines, with additional compulsory linguistic classes on grammar and conversation. All students will live in Russian homestays with host families, and will be provided 2 meals per day (3 on weekends). This program is focused primarily on the intensive amelioration of Russian language skills, and students wishing to apply must have taken at least 2 years of college-level Russian or the equivalent to qualify. Before leaving for Russia, students take part in an online orientation in order to forge connections with other students, and to familiarize themselves with the program. This is supplemented by a three-day on-site orientation program geared to ease entrance and integration. Support of this kind is offered all throughout the course of the program in both group and individual environments. All classes are taught in Russian.

Course Catalog

Language: Russian

Areas of Study
Russian

South Africa

Organization for Tropical Studies - South Africa

semester

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. Based in Kruger National Park and West Coast National Park, field study and research exercises will expose you to different types of ecosystems, whilst you come to explore the fauna and flora of both the savanna systems and the Cape Floristic Kingdom. You will take four courses: South African Ecosystems and Diversity, Field Research Methods in Ecology, Conservation and Management of Protected Areas in South Africa, and Duke in South Africa: Special Topics in History. Science courses will be taught by OTS faculty and distinguished visiting scientists and conservation practitioners. Prominent South African historians, artists, and cultural theorists will lead the course on History and Culture of South Africa. The program is physically and intellectually demanding, stressing full immersion in hands-on scientific and cultural studies.

South Africa is a progressive, dynamic nation that continues to redefine itself in the post-apartheid era. It features a fascinating blend of Western amenities and traditional African cultures, and a strong tradition of environmental protection, which has resulted in the creation of numerous preserves that offer excellent research opportunities.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Alternative Biology
Biology
Chemistry
Environmental Science
  ES - Biology
  ES - Chemistry
  ES - Economics
  ES - History
  ES - Political Science

The University of Cape Town

year or semester

Reed students can gain a comprehensive understanding of social relations in South Africa while taking regular courses at the University of Cape Town through a program presented in collaboration with the Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE). Students live, interact and study with African students in a society in transition. Opportunities offered include homestays, volunteering and immersion in local society.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
African Language and Literature
Anthropology
Economics
  Economics
  Math-Economics
English
Music
Political Science

Spain

CIEE in Spain

year or semester

CIEE offers programs in both Barcelona and Seville for students with four semesters of Spanish. In Barcelona, students are invited to study at either the Universitat Pompeu Fabra or the Universitat de Barcelona. In Seville, students enroll at the Universidad de Sevilla. The academic program is supplemented with various field trips around the respective cities and around Spain. Both of these programs are good for students of all disciplines. Regardless of which city students choose, CIEE offers its own academic courses, as well as academic and personal support to its students. An overall GPA of 3.0 is required to qualify for the CIEE program, as well as a 3.0 in Spanish. In Seville and in Barcelona, students have an option to stay in a homestay or in a residencia. Meals are provided accordingly, either through homestay families or through cafeterias and external means for students staying in residencias. Students staying in Spain for an entire academic year may opt to find a private apartment during their spring semester. CIEE requires students to participate in an online orientation program prior to arrival in Spain, which is then supplemented by a weeklong on-site orientation in Spain. Cultural outings and social functions are organized by CIEE, as well as a “big brother/sister” program that pairs international students with local students to facilitate both friendships and immersion.

Course Catalog

Language: Spanish

Areas of Study
Anthropology
Art/Art History
  Art History
  Studio Art
History
Literature
  Comparative Literature
  General Literature
  History-Literature
  Theatre-Literature
Political Science
Spanish

Hamilton College in Madrid

year or semester

This program, run with Hamilton College, is open to students with a minimum of four semesters of college-level Spanish. Located in a residential quarter of Madrid, students take courses taught by members of the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid or by other authorities in the fields of letters, history and the arts. In order to give students the best opportunity to come into close contact with Spanish life, each student lives with a Spanish host. This program provides students with the opportunity to spend a semester or year in Madrid studying both through Hamilton College and directly through the Madrid University system. Students are encouraged to immerse themselves in Spanish life and studies in and outside of the classroom through homestays, group outings, program-organized internships and community service opportunities. All courses taught through Hamilton College are led by Spanish university faculty, and operate on a no-English speaking policy. Students will sign a pledge before arriving in Madrid agreeing to speak exclusively in Spanish. Most courses meet for three hours a week, and may be supplemented by use of Hamilton's Spanish writing center and language tutorials among other support systems. Fall and spring terms commence with ten-day orientation excursions to either Northern or Southern Spain (depending of the year), geared to ease students into Madrid and Spanish life. Eligibility for this program requires at least a 3.0 GPA and one college-level course in Spanish above the intermediate level.

Course Catalog

Language: Spanish

Areas of Study
Art/Art History
  Art History
  Studio Art
Dance
  Dance
  Dance-Theater
History
Literature
  Comparative Literature
  General Literature
  History-Literature
  Theatre-Literature
Spanish

Middlebury College School in Spain

year or semester

The School in Spain offers valuable academic experiences in four Spanish cities: Getafe, Logroño, Madrid and Córdoba. Getafe is a city in the province of Madrid and less than 30 minutes away from the capital by train. Students studying at the Universidad Carlos III in Getafe are able to experience campus life in a city of 100,000 while having easy access to the cultural offerings found in Madrid. The Middlebury program at the Universidad de La Rioja, located in the wine-making province of La Rioja, offers students the opportunity to live and study in Logroño, a lovely provincial Spanish city of 110,000. The program at the Instituto Internacional in Madrid provides students a wealth of intellectual and cultural possibilities and enjoys a central location, making travel to various regions of the country convenient. Located in Andalucía, and with a population of 325,000, Córdoba is a modern Spanish city that blends several centuries of cross-cultural history. Students on the Middlebury program benefit from the unique cultural experience of southern Spain, with its multicultural legacy and history that stems from centuries of Muslim, Christian and Jewish coexistence. 

This program is aimed fairly exclusively at students with advanced Spanish skills. For all four of these sites, students must have four semesters of college-level Spanish. Students are able to choose between living in residence halls, homestays or independently in apartments. The Middlebury program also provides students with internship opportunities through the C.V. Starr-Middlebury program.

Course Catalog

Language: Spanish

Areas of Study
Art/Art History
  Art History
  Studio Art
Economics
  Economics
  Math-Economics
Environmental Science
  ES - Biology
  ES - Chemistry
  ES - Economics
  ES - History
  ES - Political Science
History
Linguistics
Literature
  Comparative Literature
  General Literature
  History-Literature
  Theatre-Literature
Political Science
Spanish

Taiwan

National Cheng Kung University in Tainan - Mandarin Training Center (MTC)

year or semester

The MTC, 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.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Chinese

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

year or semester

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.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Chinese

Tanzania

School for Field Studies - Tanzania

semester

Northern Tanzania is a hub of wildlife tourism. Home to world-famous national parks such as Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, this remarkably scenic area is the center of tourism in East Africa. It has also been the home of the Maasai, Iraqw, and other groups for centuries.

SFS’ field station is surrounded by wildlife using diverse migration corridors and seasonal dispersal areas. The Maasai, and now settlers from other ethnic communities, depend on these same areas as communal grazing grounds for livestock and for growing food. As a result, they often face economic hardship due to crop damage from migrating wildlife, loss of livestock, and resource depletion and competition. Agricultural expansion, pollution, and climate change threaten the already strained water supply and the health of people, livestock, and wildlife alike.

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.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Alternative Biology
Biology
Biology Molecular Biology
Chemistry
Environmental Science
  ES - Biology
  ES - Chemistry
  ES - Economics
  ES - History
  ES - Political Science

Turkey

Bogazici University

year or semester

Bogazici University in Istanbul was founded in 1863 and offers study in a wide variety of disciplines in areas of science, social science, and humanities. Reed students will take regular classes taught in English with students from Turkey, the region and around the world. This elite, highly selective university will allow Reed students to take courses of their choice including those that focus on the topics of the Middle East. Bogazici University offers a wide variety of disciplines for students to choose from, though the liberal arts university focuses mainly on languages and the natural sciences. Home to 12,000 students, Bogazici is committed to long lasting partnerships with international institutions. The program offers housing on campus as well as access to a meal plan and laundry services.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Economics
  Economics
  Math-Economics
History
Linguistics
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Religion

Turks and Caicos

School for Field Studies - Turks and Caicos

semester

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. Students live in two attached resident wings. Students work in the adjacent reefs and marine areas, monitoring the condition of the marine habitats. Individual projects can include work with fish population assessments, biodiversity surveys, and coral reef ecology. This program balances the biological with the social, focusing heavily upon the economic effects of marine life, studying and evaluating the state of fisheries and tourism. 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.

Through this program, students with an interest in Marine Biology and Environmental Studies may spend a semester learning how to conduct field-research in Southern Caicos. Students will be working with the Department of Environment and Coastal Resources (DECR) and the National Park Service, researching in (and outside of) thirty-three different Marine Protected Areas, studying ecological habitats, the effects of fishing and tourist presence, biodiversity, and developing important field research skills such as data collection and analysis (as well as snorkeling and SCUBA abilities). Students will interact with local communities through program-organized service including teaching local youths how to swim, and conducting English lessons. The Center provides dining quarters, a kitchen, classrooms, a computer lab, and two residence wings where students will have quarters. The Center overlooks the sea, and is fully equipped for marine research. This program is primarily geared towards students studying Biology or Environmental Studies, but students in other disciplines may apply, provided they have taken at least one semester of college-level Ecology or Biology.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Alternative Biology
Biology Molecular Biology
Biology
Chemistry
Environmental Science
  ES - Biology
  ES - Chemistry
  ES - Economics
  ES - History
  ES - Political Science

United Kingdom

Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Oxford

year or semester

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.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Art/Art History
  Art History
  Studio Art
Classics
Classics-Religion
English
History
Literature
  Comparative Literature
  General Literature
  History-Literature
  Theatre-Literature
Religion

London School of Economics and Political Science

year

LSE offers the unique opportunity to study at one of the foremost social science university's in the world while making your home right in the heart of London, one of the world's most vibrant metropolises. Reed students should review the information provided by the LSE regarding selecting economics courses.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Anthropology
Economics
  Economics
  Math-Economics
Political Science

Sarah Lawrence in Oxford

year

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. All students will live in flats through Wadham housing, and will have private rooms with communal common areas. One meal per week is included in the program fees, so students should expect to cook or find their own meals. Upon arrival, students will undergo a 10-day orientation welcome-period, allowing time to settle in, and opportunities to learn about the numerous clubs and social groups that the Oxford social scene has to offer. This program is highly valuable in its flexibility and its specificity. It is a great way for students to spend a year developing an academic specialty in one of the most widely renowned universities in the world.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Anthropology
Art/Art History
  Art History
  Studio Art
Classics
Classics-Religion
English
History
Literature
  Comparative Literature
  General Literature
  History-Literature
  Theatre-Literature
Philosophy

Sarah Lawrence London Theatre Program

year or semester

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. The fall semester focuses on more constructive, basic theatrical work and concepts, building the framework for the advanced spring semester program. In order to spend spring semester in this program, students must have completed the fall semester. Single semester engagements are fall only. All students will be housed in fully furnished apartments located 20-30 minutes from Gloucester Gate, and are expected to prepare their own meals. Students will attend professional performances regularly, as well as lectures by guest speakers brought in be the program. Students must audition for this program, either in person, or by videotape submission.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Theatre

SOAS University of London

year or semester

SOAS specializes in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. The curriculum, open to exchange students, focuses on pressing issues - democracy, development, human rights, identity, legal systems, poverty, religion, social change - confronting two-thirds of humankind.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Anthropology
History
Political Science

University of East Anglia

year or semester

The University of East Anglia is a research-oriented institution located in Norwich, England, divided into four primary faculties (Arts and Humanities, Medicine and Health Sciences, Science, and Social Sciences). Students may choose courses from any of these faculties, with the exception of the Medicine and Health Sciences programs. UEA offers a variety of housing options, but lacks a meal plan. On campus housing includes kitchen-use, but students must be prepared to find or make their own food. Students may also opt to find private housing with the aid of the UEA's “Home Run” service. Students studying at UEA will have access to around the clock support services, covering academic, emotional, and personal needs. Campus amenities at UEA include Britain's largest indoor sports center, a public art museum, various shops, banks, a student union, and the largest library in Norfolk. Numerous campus social events and spectacles are organized every semester, so students should have no problem staying busy outside of the classroom.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Anthropology
Art/Art History
  Art History
  Studio Art
English
History
Literature
  Comparative Literature
  General Literature
  History-Literature
  Theatre-Literature
Political Science
Psychology
Religion

University of Edinburgh

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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.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Anthropology
Art/Art History
  Art History
  Studio Art
English
History
Literature
  Comparative Literature
  General Literature
  History-Literature
  Theatre-Literature
Political Science
Psychology
Religion

University of Nottingham

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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. Students who choose to study through this program may live on campus, choosing from a variety of housing options, or may opt to live independently by their own means. Meals are provided accordingly, varying by housing program. The University of Nottingham opens its numerous social clubs, teams, and events to its international students, which may prove quite valuable in fostering community and friendship with local students. In order to qualify for this program, students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
Anthropology
Art/Art History
  Art History
  Studio Art
English
Environmental Science
  ES - Biology
  ES - Chemistry
  ES - Economics
  ES - History
  ES - Political Science
History
Linguistics
Literature
  Comparative Literature
  General Literature
  History-Literature
  Theatre-Literature
Political Science
Psychology

University of Sussex

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At the University of Sussex Reed students can study in any of the 10 schools offering coursework in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Covering a vast spectrum of disciplines, the courses offered at US allow students the flexibility to specifically tailor their learning experience. Courses are generally small, relying heavily on student discussion and participation. Sussex's excellent academic reputation, its emphasis on small group teaching and its location on the coast in Brighton within a short distance by train to London has brought students and scholars from 114 different countries. Students will live either in dormitories or off-campus in privately organized housing, and will find plenty of on-campus options for snacks and sandwiches. There is no meal plan at US, however, so students should expect to make most of their own food. Some campus amenities include a dentist, a health center and pharmacy, a student union, and multiple fitness and sports centers. Over 165 student clubs, societies, and sports teams are available to all students, and provide valuable social networks for international newcomers. Numerous large-scale social events and spectacles are organized throughout each semester as well, in order to give students a break from their studies.

Course Catalog

Language: English

Areas of Study
America Studies
  American Studies - History
  American Studies - Literature
Anthropology
Art/Art History
  Art History
  Studio Art
Chemistry
Economics
  Economics
  Math-Economics
English
Theatre
History
Biology
Math
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science

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