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