Wintersession Programs

Jamaica students swimming
Golden Pavilion Kyoto
Tower Rome

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

Courses to be offered in 2019:


Wintersession in Nicaragua: Making a Difference through Engineering Fieldwork (ENGR 125) - postponed to 2020
Wintersession in India: Gandhi in His Indian Contexts (PEAC 225/SAS 225) - Catia Confortini & Neelima Shukla-Bhatt

Courses offered in 2018 included:

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 awarded in the form of a grant.

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.