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About half of Wellesley's students spend a semester or year abroad in order to gain language skill, develop a new perspective on their majors, or to take courses not available on campus.
Wellesley sponsors study abroad programs and exchanges in Austria, England, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Spain. In addition, students may choose from a list of more than 100 approved externally administered programs worldwide.
Planning for International Study
Students who enroll in any approved study abroad program pay regular Wellesley tuition and remain eligible for Wellesley financial aid.
Students considering study abroad should consult their class dean and the director of international studies in the fall of their sophomore year in order to determine eligibility and application requirements. Upon successful completion of an approved program of international study, students may earn up to four Wellesley units per semester. The Office of International Study must approve all courses in advance, and official transcripts must be sent from the program provider to the Registrar's office.
More information on the available study abroad programs and application procedures can also be found through the Office of International Study.
Wellesley administered and co-sponsored programs include:
- Associated Kyoto Program, Japan
- Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, England
- ECCO Bologna, Italy
- PMCSP Puebla, Mexico
- PRESHCO Cordoba, Spain
- Wellesley in Aix, France