Office of International Studies

Twelve-College Exchange Program

The Twelve-College Exchange Program is a cooperative program for residential student exchange between Wesleyan and the following colleges:

Amherst College
Bowdoin College
Connecticut College
Dartmouth College
Mount Holyoke College
National Theater Institute
Smith College
Trinity College
Vassar College
Wellesley College
Wheaton College
Williams-Mystic Seaport Program

Wesleyan sophomores, juniors, and seniors in good standing are eligible to apply to any of the participating institutions for either one semester or the full year. Participation in the Twelve-College Exchange Program by Wesleyan students does not count toward Wesleyan's residency requirement, but courses are coded for general education equivalency. Information about each of the participating colleges and programs is available on the websites linked above.

Tuition and fees are paid to the host colleges; no fees are paid to Wesleyan. Financial-aid students may apply their Wesleyan assistance, with the exception of work/study benefits, toward expenses at the host college. It is the student's responsibility to complete any loan negotiations before leaving the Wesleyan campus. A Wesleyan student who participates in the exchange program is expected to abide by the rules and regulations of the host institution.

Students who wish to participate in the Twelve-College Exchange Program must apply through the Office of International Studies. Students may apply to only one college at a time. The deadline for submission of completed applications is February 1 for either or both semesters of the subsequent academic year. However, applications will be considered as long as space is available at the desired institution. Completed and approved applications are sent by Wesleyan to the respective colleges. If rejected by the college of their first choice, students may apply to a second college.

Applications

Please click here to access the the Twelve-College Exchange Program application form; Wesleyan students must also complete the Permission to Study Abroad application.