First Steps

Attend an Information Session

Information Sessions for all students interested in off-campus study at any point in the 2018-2019 academic year:

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017.  Olin Concert Hall; 7pm and 9pm.

Make an Appointment

To schedule an appointment, please see Mrs. Palmer in the Center for Global Education, 9am-4pm, 124 Roger Williams Hall; call the office (786-6223); login to BatesReach.


At your first meeting you can expect to discuss


To best prepare for your first meeting

  • Consult with a faculty member about how off-campus study fits into your four-year plan of study at Bates.
  • Familiarize yourself with the information outlined in the Issues to Consider and the FAQ & Key Policies pages.
  • Look over the off-campus study opportunities and explore the links to the program web sites.
  • Read the student evaluations of programs on the program pages.
  • MOST IMPORTANT – RELAX. You are not expected to have a complete plan at your meeting.
  • You may decide to remain at Bates — that is fine, too.