The Office of Study Away works to enhance the College’s mission through promoting carefully selected study away programs that encourage an understanding of international peoples, groups, cultures, languages, and global issues.
When you study away, you examine global issues from a local perspective. Over half of Connecticut College students study around the world through carefully selected College-approved study away programs, as well as through the College's own Study Away/Teach Away programs (SATA).
Whether you choose a SATA program or from the wide selection of College-approved programs in dozens of countries, all programs are designed to meet the majority of students' academic and linguistic needs, and to provide them with an exceptional international experience. Students can begin planning for a study abroad experience during their sophomore year by using the suggested timelines.
In recognition of its outstanding and innovative efforts in campus internationalization, Connecticut College received the Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization from NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the world’s largest professional international education association.
Language is central to understanding a community’s history, values, and hopes, so we teach 11 languages in all. The language programs at Conn are strong and getting even stronger: In June 2009, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded us a $375,000 grant for a major new language initiative.
Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Study Away with any questions about the application process and general assistance in selecting a program.