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Off-Campus Study

The percentage of Bates students who study off-campus is among the highest in the nation, with 71% of the Class of 2006 receiving credit for off-campus study.

During off-campus study, the variety of academic disciplines, the different methods of study, and the in-depth experience of living in a different culture can enhance a student’s academic career and personal development.

The Barlow Alumni Travel Grant provides annual awards up to $3500 to fund travel abroad by a Bates alumnus/a involved in K-12 education who has been teaching at least five years, in support of educational and professional goals.


The world as a classroom

  • Bates College Fall Semester Abroad
  • Bates College Short Term (May) programs
  • Junior Semester Abroad and Junior Year Abroad
  • Washington Semester Program
  • Williams College-Mystic Seaport Program in Maritime Studies
  • South India Term Abroad (SITA) Consortium
  • ISLE Program in Sri Lanka
  • Exchanges with Morehouse College, Spelman College and Washington and Lee University
  • Research internships at selected laboratories
  • Junior Year or Junior Semester Abroad programs hosted by many approved institutions

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