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Off-Campus Programs

The Dartmouth Plan provides the flexibility to participate in up to 3 off campus programs in up to three different countries. Whether the ultimate goal is to obtain fluency in a language or to study the culture, history, and current events of a country first-hand, Dartmouth’s abundant foreign study programs may be used to supplement coursework completed on-campus. 

The following programs are official Dartmouth programs. The Language Study Abroad Programs and the Foreign Study Programs are available only to Dartmouth students and are taught by Dartmouth faculty members. Study abroad is hassle-free at Dartmouth. Students do not have to worry about transferring credits; the coursework is recorded directly onto the student’s transcript. In addition, the tuition is the same whether a student studies in Hanover or abroad on a Dartmouth program, and financial aid transfers to these programs.

Foreign Study Programs

Students taking intermediate and upper-level courses in a department often chose to attend Foreign Study Programs. Foreign Study Programs focus on the history, culture, and current events of a specific country and take advantage of specific resources unique to the host country. The curriculum includes three classes offered by Dartmouth faculty within a specific department; however, students do not need to major in the sponsoring department in order to attend the Foreign Study Program. As these are intermediate and upper-level courses, Foreign Study Programs often have prerequisite courses.

Sponsoring Department
Program Location
Term Offered
Anthropology/Linguistics
Auckland, New Zealand
Winter
Art History
Rome, Italy
Spring
Asian and Middle Eastern Languages & Literature
Beijing, China
Summer, Fall
Asian Studies 
Fez, Morocco
Spring
Biological Studies
Costa Rica
Winter
Classics
Greece
Spring (alternate years)
Classics
Rome,  Italy
Fall (alternate years)
Earth Sciences
Western U.S., Mexico, and Chesapeake Bay
Fall
English
Glasgow, Scotland
Fall
English
Dublin, Ireland
Fall (alternate years)
English
St. Augustine, Trinidad
Fall (alternate years)
Environmental Studies
Pretoria, South Africa
Fall
French
Paris, France
Fall, Winter, Spring
Geography
Prague, Czech Republic
Spring
German
Berlin, Germany
Fall
Government
London, England 
Fall
Government
Washington, DC
Spring
History
London, England
Fall
Italian Studies
Rome, Italy
Fall (alternate years)
Music
London, England
Spring (alternate years)
Philosophy
Edinburgh, Scotland
Fall
Portuguese
El Salvador, Brazil
Fall (alternate years)
Religion
Edinburgh, Scotland
Fall
Russian
St. Petersburg, Russia
Summer
Spanish
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Spring
Spanish
Madrid, Spain
Fall
Theater         
London, England
Winter (alternate years)

Language Study Abroad Programs

Students interested in becoming fluent in a foreign language often chose to pursue a Language Study Abroad Program (LSA). On a Dartmouth LSA, students live with host families and participate in intense study of the language, history, and literature, with the ultimate goal of fluency. Students receive three course credits from the sponsoring department.

In order to attend a Dartmouth LSA, a student must complete two introductory-level language courses. Students often receive exemption from this requirement by taking placement tests the first week of orientation or through the SAT II language tests. 

Language Program Location Terms Offered
Japanese Tokyo, Japan Summer
French Toulouse, France Winter, Spring
French Lyon, France Winter, Spring
German Berlin, Germany Winter, Spring
Italian Rome, Italy Fall, Spring
Portuguese El Salvador, Brazil Spring (alternate years)
Spanish Barcelona, Spain Fall, Winter, Spring
Spanish Cholula, Puebla, Mexico
Winter, Spring

Dartmouth Exchange Programs

Dartmouth students are able to study at other schools, both domestically and abroad.  These students take classes independently at any of the following universities. 

The Twelve College Exchange:
Dartmouth College, Amherst College, Bowdoin College, Connecticut College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Trinity College, Vassar College, Wellesley College, Wesleyan University, Wheaton College.  Participants can attend the Williams College Mystic Seaport Maritime Studies Program or the Eugene O’Neill National Theater Institute.

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Morehouse College and Spelman College

Keble College at Oxford University

German Exchange with one of ten German Universities

Japanese Exchange at the Keio University in Tokyo, Japan

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

 

Last Updated: 8/18/08