Office of International Study

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Students who wish to study abroad may choose from more than 180 programs.

About 45% of Wellesley College juniors elect to study abroad for a semester or a year. Motivation for study abroad is as diverse as our student population. Many students study abroad to perfect a foreign language, or to conduct field research, or to gain a new perspective on their major. Others seek the opportunity to study in a major research university, live in an urban setting, or to experience life in a developing country. Whatever your goals, the Office of International Study wants to work with you to identify the most appropriate host university or study abroad program for an experience that will challenge you and provide you with the opportunity to grow as a global citizen. 

Students who enroll in fall, spring or full year credit-bearing study abroad programs pay regular Wellesley tuition and remain eligible for Wellesley financial aid.

We recommend you begin with our Getting Started | FAQ page, which covers broad topics and can get you pointed in the right direction.

Or, if you are looking for specific information, check out our pages on the timeline and application process, study abroad programs available, affording study abroad, diversity and identity, or health and safety. 

For parents visiting our website, take a look at our webpage for parents to find helpful information. 

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Contact the Office of International Study

Jennifer Thomas-Starck | Director of International Study | | 781-283-2320

Schneider 216 & 217