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Enriching student development

Bates sponsors a vigorous off-campus study program through which approximately 60% of our juniors and smaller numbers of students in other classes study abroad each year.

Our program is distinguished by its variety of offerings – Short Term courses with time off-campus, the Fall Semester Abroad Programs with Bates students and faculty, and semester and year-long study abroad at select programs and foreign universities across the globe. The program is also distinguished by the diversity of participation with students from all majors, interests, and backgrounds participating. With an emphasis on individual advising, our goal is to provide a personal and intellectual experience that enriches and expands the student’s on-campus academic program.

Please explore the Off-Campus Study web site or visit the Off-Campus Study Office to find out more about these exceptional opportunities for study and teaching.

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