Interested in a semester of learning and adventure abroad in the company of other Connecticut College students and a professor?
The College's own SATA programs provide a group of ten to twenty students the unique opportunity to join one or two Connecticut College professors in a joint educational enterprise designed to enhance their knowledge and appreciation of political, economic and social systems significantly different from their own. Many SATA groups study in developing nations and interact with local communities.
During the SATA semester, you carry a regular course load, taking classes offered by the Connecticut College professor(s) and faculty at the host institution. The academic focus varies from one country to another and from one year to the next, depending on the academic interests of the professors leading the program. Coursework is primarily designed to appeal to third-year students, as the normal study away period is during the junior year. Most SATA programs include field trips dedicated to helping you and your fellow student-travelers develop an appreciation for the history, culture and social customs of the country or region where you are studying.
You may be housed either in dormitories with students from the host university or in private homes. Those housed in private homes may have to rely on public transportation to attend their classes.