Each year, over one-third of Bryn Mawr’s junior class studies
abroad. Their time abroad deepens and expands their understanding
of the world, and when they return to campus, they bring new
ideas and fresh experience into the College community.
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The Balch Seminars introduce all first-year students at Bryn Mawr to a critical, probing, thoughtful approach to the world and our roles in it. These challenging seminars are taught by scholar/teachers of distinction within their fields and across academic disciplines. They facilitate the seminars as active discussions among students, not lectures. Through intensive reading and writing, the thought-provoking Balch Seminars challenge students to think about complex, wide-ranging issues from a variety of perspectives.
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Special relationships with Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges and the University of Pennsylvania give Bryn Mawr students access to more than 5,000 courses and 2.5 million library books.
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360° is a new interdisciplinary experience that engages several aspects of a topic or theme, giving students an opportunity to investigate it thoroughly and thoughtfully from several perspectives. A cohort of students takes a cluster of classes over the course of a semester, focusing on the history, economic concerns, cultural intersections and political impact of an era, decision, event, policy, or important scientific innovation.
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The Praxis program allows students to mix rigorous
scholarship and civic engagement. Praxis courses—taught across
the curriculum—integrate fieldwork in the community with
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Bryn Mawr's unusual combination of an undergraduare liberal-arts college and several strong graduate programs allows the College to offer a combined A.B. / M.A. program, which lets the very well-prepared undergraduate student work toward a master's degree while still completing her bachelor's degree.
Ten departments offer the combined-degree program.
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