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Study Abroad

The History Department encourages students to supplement their liberal arts education through foreign study. Junior year abroad programs are available in Montpellier, Oxford, Florence, St. Petersburg, Cadiz (Spain), Cambridge, Seoul, Adelaide, Beijing, Kanazawa, and Tokyo, among other places. Consult the Study Abroad Office at the Reves Center for International Studies for assistance.

Students planning to study abroad should carefully review Steps for Obtaining Transfer Credit in History for Study Abroad (pdf) - also available in the box of handouts near the department office, James Blair 330.

If students are planning to enter the Department's honors program, or hope to pursue graduate work in history, they should keep in close contact with their advisor while abroad. Such contact is important, because they will need a faculty supervisor in order to enter the honors program. Also, faculty will be able to write more detailed letters of recommendation for graduate school when they have been kept apprised of students' studies while away from the College.