Sophomore Planning Process:
Planning for the Junior Year -- Study Abroad
For many students, deciding whether to study abroad--and if so, where—is a significant decision during sophomore year. Studying abroad provides opportunities for growth, exploration, and adventure, while remaining at Bryn Mawr for the entire junior year offers other enriching opportunities.
If you are thinking about studying abroad, consider the following:
- If you are interested in studying in a particular country or region, why that location?
- What do you imagine study abroad will be like? What do you hope to gain from the experience?
- What might be some challenges for you about Study Abroad (e.g. foreign language, loneliness, different academic environment, culture shock, etc)?
- Have you talked about your plans to study abroad with people who know you well, such as your professors, advisers, and family members? What are their thoughts about your plan?
- Will you try to count courses taken abroad towards your major? What might be the alternative benefits of remaining at Bryn Mawr throughout the junior year?
Students who are planning to study abroad should:
- Review the Study Abroad website
- Attend one mandatory Study Abroad Information Session
- Meet all deadlines and requirements set by the Undergraduate Dean's Office.
Deadlines for students planning to study abroad:
Friday, December 4, 2015: for students applying to the University of Oxford, London School of Economics, SIT-IHP Cities in 21st Century, SIT-IHP Health and Community, or IFSA-Butler UCL
Friday, February 5, 2016: for students applying for Study Abroad Approved Programs for Fall 2015, Spring 2016, or Full-Year 2016-2017 Study Abroad
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