Study Abroad

Study abroad offers a powerful personal and intellectual experience to advance your academics and build global competence, a must for citizenship and careers in the 21st century.

Whether you are interested in language immersion, field studies, or a traditional classroom-based experience, there is a program that is right for you: Mount Holyoke students may choose from more than 150 programs in 50 countries.

Watch the video for advice and inspiration from students who have studied abroad, and tap the resources of the McCulloch Center to help you chart your own path.

  • Study abroad provides a unique opportunity to explore your academic interests from a new perspective.
  • Living and learning in another country encourages you to engage across difference, expand your understanding of global challenges, and question your assumptions about yourself and your place in the world.
  • Study abroad provides tools and experiences that equip you to confidently pursue career and life goals.  In many programs, you can choose an academic course, approved for credit by Mount Holyoke, that incorporates an internship, community-based learning, or independent research.
  • Effective marketing of your education abroad experience can help you stand out in a competitive job market.  Many employers highly value the competencies and skills that students typically develop and sharpen through studying abroad.

Spring 2018 Programs

Space (and Laurel Fellowships) are still available in these programs.  Apply by September 30 by submitting the Request to Study Abroad in MyMountHolyoke.

Photo of students in the Monteverde program in Costa Rica

Globalization, Development and Environment

An interdisciplinary program offered each spring by Mount Holyoke and Goucher Colleges at the Monteverde Institute in Costa Rica.
Photo of students studying in Shanghai

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.
Photo of students in the Montpellier program in France

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.

New and Noteworthy

Photo of Nana Cann ’16

Diversity Resources for Studying Abroad

Find resources for, by, and about students who are often underrepresented in study abroad, along with resources for women travelers.
Photo of two students looking at a laptop

Study Abroad Evaluations

Read students' evaluations about their study abroad experiences in this searchable on-line format (log-in to MyMountHolyoke required).
Adrienne Picciotto '16 won the Innovative Student Video Award, IES Abroad Study Abroad Film Festival

Film Festival winner: Abroad Sweet Abroad

Adrienne Picciotto '16: Her video about her Study Abroad experience in Rome won the Most Innovate Student Video Award.