MHC Programs and Exchanges

Eligible students who are accepted to a Mount Holyoke year or semester program or exchange are guaranteed Laurel Fellowships (need-based financial aid), with the exception of the Associated Kyoto Program.  All programs and exchanges are for a semester or academic year, except as noted.

Study Abroad Programs

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Globalization, Development and Environment

An interdisciplinary program offered each spring by Mount Holyoke and Goucher Colleges at the Monteverde Institute in Costa Rica.
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Université Paul Valéry in Montpellier, France

Students take courses in a vibrant, historic city, where speaking French is a must and opportunities to experience French culture abound.
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Economic Transformation and Business in China

Students study China’s emergence as a world economic giant and its role as a major player in shaping the events of the 21st century.
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Associated Kyoto Program

A two semester study abroad program designed for students who don’t just want to study in Japan—but really want to experience life in Japan.
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Summer Language Study in Beijing, China

An intensive program of language immersion that covers a full year of Chinese language study in eight weeks.

Reciprocal Student Exchanges

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Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris, France

A one semester program at Sciences Po, an international research university that specializes in the fields of humanities & social sciences.
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Universität Leipzig, Germany

A full year or second semester program at one of the oldest universities in Germany featuring courses in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences.
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Berlin School of Economics and Law

A program offering either a spring semester or summer study at one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Berlin, Germany.
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University of Hong Kong

An opportunity to study at the oldest higher education institution in Hong Kong for one semester or a full year.
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Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea

Exchange students may study at the first and largest women's university in Korea for either the full academic year or one semester.
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Japan Women's University in Tokyo, Japan

A reciprocal exchange program for a full academic year or spring semester at the oldest and largest private university for women in Japan.
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University of Essex at Colchester, England

Exchange students may study for the full academic year or the spring program at Essex, a comprehensive university in the southeast of England.
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University of Kent at Canterbury, England

Exchange students may study at Kent for either fall or spring semester, in one of England’s most famous ancient cathedral cities.
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Royal Holloway, University of London at Egham

A one semester program at Royal Holloway, a comprehensive university located about 20 miles from London in the southeast of England.
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University of Sussex at Brighton, England

A fall or spring semester program at the Univeristy of Sussex, located in the town of Falmer – about 4 miles away from the seaside city of Brighton.
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University of York at York, England

Exchange students may study for the full year or spring in York, a walled city known for its ancient and medieval history.