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. The FSA program comprises a General Education Concentration.
Fall 2015 Berlin, Germany Professors Kazecki and Cernahoschi (German) and Greer (Mathematics) will offer courses, taught in English, on the cultural history of Berlin and on mathematics in Germany. Host-country faculty teach intensive German language courses; no previous study of German is necessary. Excursions throughout Germany and to Poland are an integral part of the program. The Berlin course is designated as a W1/W2 and the Mathematics course is a Q.