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 I try to count courses taken abroad towards my major? Or would I take a semester away from my 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, must attend one Study Abroad Information Session and must meet all deadlines and requirements set by the Undergraduate Deans Office.
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