Bates Fall Semester Abroad
The Bates Fall Semester Abroad (FSA) programs provide excellent opportunities to develop a foreign language skill and to study abroad with Bates faculty. In addition to getting to know the faculty, it is an opportunity to study a theme with them that can carry through to a major.
Intensive language instruction is a large part of each program. However, since there are no prerequisites, one can initiate the study of a language, renew a high school language, or study a language at a more advanced level. The programs are unique in that all classes, including first-years and sophomores, are welcome to participate. The faculty leading the programs conduct information sessions during the year.
Fall 2013 St. Petersburg, Russia Led by Professors Browne (Russian) and Palin (Biology), this FSA Program will offer students the opportunity to study intensively Russian language and to take two courses taught in English by the Bates faculty members. Students live in home stays. Excursions throughout Russia, and to the Crimea, are an integral part of the program. Comprises a General Education Concentration; Professor Palin’s course satisfies the “S” requirement. Download the FSA Russia Brochure.