Through study and service off-campus, American studies majors encounter first-hand the issues they explore in the classroom.

A course on Latin American migrations and immigration took students on a trip to the Texas/Mexico border, where they stayed with local families. Students in our civil rights seminar have traveled to many of the most important locations of the African-American freedom movement. Students have also gone to New Orleans to see the ongoing impact of Hurricane Katrina.

As an American studies major, you'll participate in community service, fieldwork and/or an internship. You'll find many prospects for service near our campus, but American studies majors have also worked in many other places around the globe, including South Africa, New Zealand, Germany and Mexico.

Connecticut College encourages its students to take advantage of opportunities to study away and to apply to SATA (Study Away and Teach Away) programs the College may offer.