Office of International Study

Coronavirus update

As of June 30, 2020, a limited number of fall semester and full year study abroad programs are still available, and the International Safety Committee intends to assess the viability of study abroad on a site-by-site basis throughout the summer. Students are encouraged to delay making any significant non-refundable financial commitments to the extent possible and to register for remote Wellesley courses as a backup. Check the FAQ for more information relevant to Fall 2020 study abroad.


In addition to the limited full semester options, the Office of International Study has created, in partnership with trusted study abroad providers and partners, a suite of 7-week programs for Wellesley students with travel planned for November-December so that students who take 2 courses remotely in the first Fall Term may have the opportunity to study abroad during the second Fall Term. More information on these options is available here.


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Students who wish to study abroad may choose from more than 180 programs.

About 45% of Wellesley College juniors elect to study abroad for a semester or a year. Motivation for study abroad is as diverse as our student population. Many students study abroad to perfect a foreign language, or to conduct field research, or to gain a new perspective on their major. Others seek the opportunity to study in a major research university, live in an urban setting, or to experience life in a developing country. Whatever your goals, the Office of International Study wants to work with you to identify the most appropriate host university or study abroad program for an experience that will challenge you and provide you with the opportunity to grow as a global citizen. 

Students who enroll in fall, spring or full year credit-bearing study abroad programs pay regular Wellesley tuition and remain eligible for Wellesley financial aid.

Learn more about the programs available, application process, and affording study abroad.

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Contact the Office of International Study

Jennifer Thomas-Starck | Director of International Study |

Kristiana Graves | Assistant Director | | 781-283-2320

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