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Vassar Sponsored Programs

Berlin, Germany

Vassar College is an associate member of the Berlin Consortium For German Studies established by University of Chicago, Columbia University/Barnard College, Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton and Yale University. The program is based in Berlin and managed by Columbia University.

  • Language of instruction:German
  • Length of program:Either one semester (spring) or the entire academic year.

Bologna, Italy

Vassar College, Wellesley College and Wesleyan University offer a study abroad program at the Università di Bologna in Italy. The program is committed to high academic standards and to providing opportunities for students to develop their knowledge of Italian language and culture in one of the most venerable and prestigious academic environments in Europe.

  • Language of instruction:Italian
  • Length of program:Either one semester (fall or spring) or the entire Academic Year.

Clifden, Ireland

The Irish Internship Program in Clifden is only open to Vassar students. Ireland (Irish Elementary and Secondary Schools) was established in 1986. Admission to the program is vetted through the Education Department.

  • Language of instruction:English
  • Length of program:One semester only (fall or spring).

The Cloud Forest School, Costa Rica

Vassar College in conjunction with the Cloud Forest School in Monteverde, Costa Rica, offers a fall or spring semester of study plus an internship experience in the schoolʼs bilingual setting. The program offers field work and an independent study project in the field of education and educational policy plus intensive Spanish language courses at varying levels. Participants must have the equivalent of at least one year of Spanish language, Hispanic Studies, 105-106. EDUC 162, Education and Opportunity in the U.S. or EDUC 235, Contemporary Issues in Education, is also required in order to participate in the program. Qualified students majoring in any discipline may apply.

    London, England

    This new Vassar program is open to all majors. Goldsmiths—ranked top London university in Media and Communications, Music, and Visual Arts—is also among the most respected UK colleges in Anthropology, Cinema Studies, Cultural Studies, Drama, Economics, History, Literary Studies, Political Theory, Psychology, and Sociology.

    • Language of instruction:English
    • Length of program:One semester only (spring).

    Madrid, Spain

    Vassar College and Wesleyan University direct a study abroad program based at Universidad Carlos III in Madrid. The program offers an ideal opportunity for students who wish to perfect their Spanish and increase their cross cultural awareness while living and studying in Madrid.

    • Language of instruction:Spanish
    • Length of program:Either one semester (fall or spring) or the entire academic year.

    Paris, France

    The Vassar-Wesleyan Program in Paris offers a broad academic program with courses in all aspects of French civilization – politics, art, literature, cinema and history. Living in Paris allows the students to take the opportunity to improve their language skills and learn about contemporary French culture.

    • Language of instruction:French
    • Length of program:Either one semester (fall or spring) or the entire academic year.

    St. Petersburg, Russia

    The Vassar Program in St. Petersburg offers a unique academic semester both for Russian majors and students interested in Art History. Students get a rare behind the scene glimpse into the collections of the Hermitage and the Russian Museum while taking classes in the Hermitage. No previous knowledge of Russian is required.

    • Language of instruction:English/Russian
    • Length of program:Only available fall semester.