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Preparation for Study Abroad

If you are considering spending a term or your entire junior year studying abroad, you should give serious consideration to your course selections starting in your first year. If you are considering a non-English-speaking country, foreign language study is of the utmost importance and should be considered early in your academic career. Students must demonstrate on their application to the Committee on Leaves and Privileges that they have acquired sufficient area studies course work to support their academic proposals for foreign study programs.

Vassar College study abroad is based on a home tuition policy and your financial aid “travels” with you. Further information on financing and planning study abroad can be found on the Office of International Programs website. You are welcome to stop by the office located in Main N-173 during open drop in hours, or you can make an appointment with the director of the Office of International Programs by calling 845-437-5260.

For more information on approved programs as well as a copy of Fundamentals of Study Abroad, please visit the Office of International Programs website.