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 around the globe. The program is also distinguished by a diversity of participation with students from all majors, interests, and backgrounds participating. With an emphasis on individual advising, our goal is to provide an intellectual and personal experience that enriches and expands the student’s on-campus academic program.

Please explore the Off-Campus Study web site or visit the Center for Global Education to find out more about these exceptional opportunities.