The College's SATA programs provide a group of students the unique opportunity to join one or two Connecticut College professors for a semester designed to enhance their knowledge and appreciation of political, economic and social systems  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. 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.