Wintersession Programs

group of students with faculty member in Tanzanie

Each January, Wellesley College faculty run short-term study abroad courses open to Wellesley and MIT students.

Wintersession courses have been suspended for 2021 and 2022 due to the covid-19 pandemic.

Please contact the sponsoring department or relevant faculty director for further information about course content, pre-requisites, application process and deadlines, dates and costs. 

Wellesley students may participate in no more than one college-sponsored wintersession course abroad. Programs are highly subsidized, and financial aid is available to aid-eligible students. Airfare costs are covered by the college. If demonstrated financial need exceeds the cost of airfare, additional aid is first awarded in the form of a subsidized loan of up to $1000. Grants will be awarded for any remaining need. 

Cancellation: Students who withdraw from the program after confirming their participation are liable for a cancellation fee of $200 or the sum of non-recoverable costs, whichever is greater. Financial aid does not apply. 

Past Wintersession Courses

2020

Wintersession in Germany: Intermediate German in Berlin (GER202W) - Thomas Nolden

Wintersession in Italy: Intensive Italian in Rome (ITAS 202) - Flavia Laviosa

Wintersession in France: Le Paris de Balzac & Zola (FREN 228) - Marie-Paule Tranvouez

Wintersession in Cuba: Intersections between History & Culture on the Island (LAST 221) - Koichi Hagimoto

Wintersession in Tanzania: Swahili Language & Cultures in East Africa (SWA 120/220) - Geofred Osoro

2019

Wintersession in Germany: Intermediate German in Berlin (GER202W) - Thomas Nolden

Wintersession in Italy: Intensive Italian in Rome (ITAS 202) - Flavia Laviosa

Wintersession in Morocco: Language & Culture (MES 270) - Rachid Aadnani

Wintersession in Spain: Barcelona & the Spirit of Modernity (SPAN 258) - Carlos Ramos

Wintersession in India: Gandhi in His Indian Contexts (PEAC 225/SAS 225) - Catia Confortini & Neelima Shukla-Bhatt

Wintersession in Haiti: Experiencing the Music, Dance and Culture of Haiti (MUS 214) - Kera Washington

2018

Wintersession in Germany: Intermediate German in Berlin (GER202W) - Thomas Nolden

Wintersession in Italy: Intensive Italian in Rome (ITAS 202) - Flavia Laviosa

Wintersession in Greece: Archaeology & Religion (CLCV 227) - Bryan Burns

Wintersession in France - Paris, Cinécity: French Film, Culture & Arts (FREN 228) - Codruta Morari

Wintersession in Russia: Intermediate or Advanced Russian in Moscow (RUSS 202/302W) - Alla Epstyn

Wintersession in Cuba: Intersections between History & Culture on the Island (LAST 221) - Koichi Hagimoto