Office of International Studies

Europe

CZECH REPUBLIC

CERGE-EI Undergraduate Program in Central European Studies (Prague)
Fall, spring, or full year. Czech language course plus four courses in social sciences and humanities, primarily related to area studies. 

DENMARK

Danish Institute for Study Abroad - DIS (Copenhagen) 
Fall, spring, or full year. Rigorous program with a good range of courses in social sciences and humanities, especially psychology, sociology and government, and very strong marine biology and architecture programs. Check with OIS staff about the special application process and housing options. This program fills quickly.

FRANCE

*Vassar-Wesleyan Program in Paris* 
Fall, spring, or full year.  Language requirements for this program are explained in detail under "Foreign Language Policy" on the Study Abroad Options page, on this web site. 

*Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) Exchange Program* 
Spring or full year only.  Requires French 215 or the equivalent, with a grad of B+ or better. 
See Professor Jeff Rider for more information.  The internal deadline for Spring 2014 is October 1, 2013.

Columbia University "Shape of Two Cities" Program (New York and Paris)
Full year only. Fall semester in New York, spring semester in Paris. 8-10 credits. This is a specialized program in architecture or urban studies

GERMANY

Duke in Berlin
Fall, Spring, or Full year. Wesleyan requires German 211 or the equivalent. Students enrolled for the entire academic year or for the spring semester only may take courses at the Freie University, Humboldt University or the Technical University. Internships are also available upon request. Please contact the German Studies faculty for more information.

Smith in Hamburg
Full-year or spring only. The language requirement for the full-year program is GRST 214 or the equivalent. For the spring semester only, we require GRST 211 or the equivalent. Students will be able to take courses at Hamburg University and the Technical University. Please contact the German Studies faculty for more information.

Vanderbilt-Wheaton Program in Regensburg
Spring only. Requires German 211 or the equivalent. Students enroll in courses at Regensburg University. Please contact the German Studies faculty for more information.

GREAT BRITAIN

A useful resource for evaluating British universities is the Research Assessment Exercise, which rates research at academic departments throughout the UK according to a number of criteria. A spreadsheet of these ratings is available for review in the OIS.

Most British universities are on a three-term system that does not correspond to the American semester system: students can go either for the full year or for the two terms running from January to June. Because the fall term is significantly shorter than Wesleyan’s fall semester, fall enrollment is approved only at the institutions indicated below, and will earn 3 Wesleyan credits, although students must be enrolled for the equivalent of 4 Wesleyan credits.

We list particular strengths of the British universities below, but this is not an exhaustive list of all topics taught at each; visit the universities’ web sites for a full list of disciplines taught. 

University of London:

Fall, spring or full year (NB: 3 credits for fall only

King’s College: BIOL, CCIV, DANC, E&ES, ENGL, FREN, GERM, HIST, IBST, LAST, MATH, MUSC, NS&B, PHIL, PHYS, RELI, SPAN, THEA

Queen Mary College: BIOL, COMP, E&ES, ECON, ENGL, FREN, GOVT/IR, IBST, LAST, MATH, PHYS, public health/SISP, RUSS, THEA

Royal Holloway: BIOL, COMP, DANC, E&ES, ECON, ENGL, GERM, HIST (3.3 GPA), MUSC, PHYS, PSYC, THEA (3.3 GPA)

SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies): African, Asian, and Middle East area studies and languages, plus ARHA, EAST, HIST, GOVT/IR, MUSC, RELI

University College London: Wesleyan strongly recommends application through IFSA-Butler rather than via direct enrollment. ANTH, ARCP, architecture, ARHA, ARST, BIOL, CHEM, CCIV, COMP, E&ES, ECON, ENGL, FREN, GERM, GOVT/IR, HIST, ITAL, MATH, NS&B, PHIL, PSYC, public health/SISP, RELI, social policy, urban studies.

Full year only

London School of Economics (LSE): ANTH, ECON, E&ES, European studies, GOVT/IR, HIST, PHIL, social policy

NB: LSE, Kings and University College are very competitive: early application is essential


Oxford and Cambridge Universities

Study at Oxford and Cambridge is for full year only. The tutorial system is quite different from the American system, and is only recommended for very focused and highly motivated students. GPA required is usually 90 or above. We recommend: 

Oxford U
            Sarah Lawrence Program at Wadham College
            St. Edmund Hall
            Eight colleges through IFSA-Butler (no chemistry, computer science, or geology) ANTH, ARCP, ARHA, BIOL, CHEM, CCIV, COMP, creative
writing, E&ES, EAST, ECON, ENGL, FREN, geography GERM, GOVT/IR, HIST, ITAL, MATH, MUSC, NS&B, PHIL, PHYS, PSYC, RELI, RUSS, SOC 

Cambridge University: 
           Pembroke College
           IFSA-Butler University’s program at Fitzwilliam College and Pembroke College African studies, ANTH, ARCP, ARHA, BIOL, Celtic studies, CHEM, CCIV, COMP, E&ES, ECON, ENGL, FREN, GERM, GOVT/IR, HIST, IBST, ITAL, LAST, MATH, Middle East studies, MUSC, NS&B, PHIL, PHYS, PSYC, public health/SISP, RELI, RUSS, SOC, urban studies 

Other Universities / England

Fall, spring or full year (NB: 3 credits for fall only

East Anglia: AMST, ARHA, BIOL, CHEM, COMP, development studies, E&ES, ECON, ENGL, HIST, MATH, social policy

Kent: ANTH, DANC, E&ES, ECON, ENGL, HIST, social policy, THEA

Spring or full year

Bristol: ARHA, BIOL, CHEM, CCIV, COMP, DANC, E&ES, ECON, ENGL, HIST, ITAL, MATH, MUSC, NS&B, PHIL, PHYS, PSYC, RELI, RUSS, social policy, THEA

Essex: ARHA, COMP, ECON, ENGL, GOVT/IR, HIST, PHIL, PSYC, SOC

Exeter: ARCP, BIOL, CCIV, DANC, ECON, E&ES, ENGL, FREN, GERM, GOVT/IR, HIST, MATH, PHYS, PSYC, RUSS, SOC, THEA

Lancaster: ARST, COMP, E&ES, ENGL, HIST, PHYS, RELI, social policy, SOC

Leeds: ARHA, ARST, Asian studies, BIOL, CHEM, COMP, DANC, E&ES, EAST, ENGL, FREN, GERM, HIST, IBST, ITAL, LAST, MATH, MUSC, PHIL, PHYS, PSYC, public health/SISP, RELI, social policy, THEA, urban studies

Manchester: African studies, ANTH, ARCP, ARHA, BIOL, CHEM, CCIV, COMP, DANC, development studies, E&ES, ECON, ENGL, FGSS, FREN, GERM, GOVT/IR, HIST, IBST, ITAL, LAST, MATH, MUSC, PHIL, PHYS, public health/SISP, RELI, RUSS, social policy, SOC, THEA, urban studies 

Sheffield: ARCP, architecture, BIOL, CHEM, E&ES, ECON, ENGL, FREN, GOVT/IR, HIST, IBST, LAST, MATH, MUSC, PHIL, PHYS, PSYC, RELI, RUSS, social policy, urban studies

Sussex: AMST, ANTH, ARHA, CHEM, COMP, E&ES, ECON, ENGL (see English Department program below in Spring Only section), European studies, GOVT/IR, HIST, MUSC, PHIL, PHYS, PSYC, social policy, SOC
Warwick: ARHA, CHEM, CCIV, COMP, DANC, ECON, ENGL, FREN, GOVT/IR, HIST, ITAL, MATH, PHIL, PHYS, PSYC, social policy, SOC, THEA

York: ARCP, ARHA, BIOL, CHEM, COMP, E&ES, ECON, ENGL, HIST, MATH, MUSC, PHIL, PHYS, PSYC, social policy, SOC
Spring only 

*Wesleyan/Sussex Junior Semester Abroad in English* 
Spring only. Restricted to English majors, who must apply through the English Department to attend the University of Sussex. See the OIS staff or Professor Joel Pfister for details.

Full year only

Durham: CHEM, CCIV, FREN, GERM, HIST, IBST, LAST

For other programs in England see the end of the university section

Scotland:

Fall, spring or full year

Dundee: ARST, BIOL, COMP, E&ES, HIST, PHIL (3 credits for fall only)

St. Andrews: ANTH, ARHA, ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, CCIV, DANC, E&ES, ECON, ENGL, FREN, GERM, HIST, IBST, LAST, PHIL, PHYS, PSYC, RELI, THEA 

Stirling: ENGL, HIST

Spring or full year

Aberdeen: ANTH, ARHA, BIOL, COMP E&ES, ECON, ENGL, FREN, HIST, MATH, public health/SISP, RELI, SOC, urban studies

Edinburgh: African studies, ANTH, architecture, ARHA, BIOL, Celtic studies, CHEM, COMP, E&ES, ECON, ENGL (NB English full year only), FREN, GERM, HIST, IBST, LAST, MATH, Middle East studies, MUSC, NS&B, PHIL, PHYS, PSYC, RELI, social policy, SOC

Glasgow: ARCP, ARHA, BIOL, Celtic studies, CHEM, COMP, DANC, E&ES, ECON, ENGL, FREN, HIST, MATH, MUSC, PHIL, PHYS, PSYC, public health/SISP, THEA, urban studies 

Glasgow School of Art: Strengths: specialized program in studio arts and design 

Wales:

Spring or full year

Aberystwyth: Celtic studies, COMP, DANC, E&ES, GOVT/IR, THEA 

Bangor: Celtic studies, E&ES, ENGL, MUSC, PSYC 

Cardiff: Particularly relevant disciplines: ARCP, BIOL, ENGL, HIST, MB&B, MUSC. Also strong in architecture, ARST, ASTR, Celtic studies, CHEM, COMP, E&ES, GOVT, IR, NS&B, PSYC, SOC, urban studies, Welsh studies
Northern Ireland: 

Spring or full year

Queen's University Belfast: ANTH, ARCP, architecture, CHEM, DANC, E&ES, ENGL, European studies, HIST, GOVT, IBST, Irish & Celtic studies, MUSC, PHIL, PHYS, social policy, SOC, THEA, urban studies

University of Ulster: ARCP, Celtic Studies, E&ES, at Coleraine; peace and conflict studies at Magee. HIST, social policy

Special-Interest and Internship Programs: 
Please note: Internships must be pre-approved for credit within a department, taken for a grade, and include a significant written assignment to receive credit. They appear on the Wesleyan transcript with "CR," credit only. Some Wesleyan departments do not approve internships. 

British American Drama Academy Fall or spring. 4 credits. Specialized island program offering scene study and technical preparation for the stage, run by Sarah Lawrence College. Requires an audition. Restricted to theater majors. 

Boston University London Internship Program Fall or spring. Appropriate for some majors. Check with the OIS Staff. 

For the Republic of Ireland see: IRELAND

See OIS staff for specific institutional characteristics and help accessing information. Many opportunities are available in science, humanities and social sciences. 

GREECE

College Year in Athens  
Fall, spring or full year. Modern and ancient Greek at all levels, Classical studies, Mediterranean studies, archeology and anthropology.

HUNGARY

Aquincum Institute of Tecnology Budapest
Fall or spring. Intensive program focusing on computer science; courses also offered in Hungarian language, history and culture. Check with OIS regarding course credit.

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics
Fall, spring or full year. Focused program on mathematics at the Technical University of Budapest. Courses also offered in Hungarian language and area studies.

CIEE in Budapest
Fall or spring. East European studies, Hungarian language. Internship (must be pre-approved for credit) and homestay possibilities. Best for ANTH, ARHA, ECON, GOVT, HIST, IR, literature.

IRELAND (REPUBLIC OF)

The Irish academic calendar is like the English terms system, and thus students can go either for the full year or for the spring terms from January to June. Students usually receive 8 credits for the year, 4 credits for spring. We highly recommend that students apply through Arcadia University’s Center for Education Abroad which provides assistance with applications, housing, course selection, and transcripts. Students wishing to apply directly to a university should check with the OIS staff

Fall, spring or full year :

National University of Ireland, Galway: Strengths: the place to study Irish Gaelic, archaeology, biology, chemistry, classics, government, history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, studio art
University College Dublin:  (NB: 3 credits for fall only) Range of courses, including an interesting science program for juniors and a strong architecture program.

Full year or spring:

University College Cork  Fall, spring, or full year. Range of course offerings. Excellent program in traditional Irish music.
*University College Cork - Music Department Exchange Program* See Professor Mark Slobin or the OIS Staff for information

Spring only:

*Dublin City University - Physics Department Exchange Program* See Professor Tom Morgan or the OIS Staff for information.

Full year only:

Trinity College Dublin Trinity is competitive. For some subjects only full year applicants are accepted

For the Northern Ireland see: GREAT BRITIAN

ITALY

*Eastern College Consortium (ECCO) – sponsored by Vassar, Wesleyan, and Wellesley* (Bologna)
Fall, spring or full year.  Language requirements for this program are explained in detail under "Foreign Language Policy" on the  Study Abroad Options page, on this web site. 

Syracuse University in Florence 
Fall, spring or full year. Art history, studio art, Italian studies. Restricted to Art History majors. 

Boston University Padova Language and Liberal Arts Program 
Fall, spring or full year. Requires Italian 102 or the equivalent (112 or the equivalent for direct enrollment in courses at the Università degli Studi di Padova). Intensive language and Italian studies.

*Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome
 See Gail Winter or your advisor for details. Restricted to Classical Studies and Art History majors.

Temple University in Rome  
Fall, spring or full year. Art, art history, architecture, Italian studies. Requires portfolio review.  Restricted to Studio Art majors.

NETHERLANDS

CIEE in Amsterdam
Fall or spring. Dutch language, ANTH, ARHA, FGSS, govt, HIST, IR, literature, RELI, SOC.

RUSSIA 

Bard-Smolny Program (St. Petersburg) 
Fall, spring, or full year. Requires Russian 202 or the equivalent. Students take courses at Russia's first liberal arts college, with Russian and international students. This is an intellectually rigorous and culturally integrated program.  

CIEE in St. Petersburg 
Fall or spring. Requires Russian 202 or the equivalent. Best for ARHA, GOVT, HIST, REES, RUSS, SOC. 

American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR) Program
(St. Petersburg and Moscow)
Fall or spring. Requires at least Russian 202 or the equivalent. Language, Russian studies.

CV Starr Middlebury School in Russia
(Irkutsk, Moscow or Yaroslavl)
Fall, spring, or full year. Requires at least Russian 202 or the equivalent (summer program available). Students take courses through program; advanced students may seek permission to study at Irkutsk State University, Russian State University for the Humanities (Moscow), or Yaroslavl State University.

Moscow Art Theater Semester
(O’Neill National Theater Institute)
Fall or spring. Intensive performance program with Russian language. Students should plan to begin the study of Russian before participating in this program and take a further course after their return. Restricted to Theater majors

SPAIN

*Vassar-Wesleyan Program in Madrid*
Fall, spring or full year. Language requirements for this program are explained in detail under "Foreign Language Policy" on the Study Abroad Options page, on this web site.  Direct enrollment, as well as intensive short courses and courses for international students, at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

SWEDEN

The Swedish Program (Stockholm)
Fall, spring or full year. Range of courses taught in English; especially strong in public policy, PSYC, ENGL, FGSS, GOVT/IR, SOC.   Swedish language.