International Academic Programs
Haverford's International Academic Programs office encourages students to spend a semester or a year abroad as part of their Haverford education.
Experiencing Study Abroad
1st Place - Events
Cranes for Peace (Hiroshima, Japan) - Molly Graepel '10
1st Place - Faces
Clang (Berlin) - Laura Himel '10
1st Place - Places
Miyajima Torii (Miyajima, Japan) - Molly Graepel '10
1st Place - Nature
After the Storm (Perito Moreno Glacier at El Calafete, Argentina) - Yoonjie Chung '10
Each year more than 130 students attend an approved university program in one of 40 different countries, including France, Ghana, China, Cuba, Spain, Russia, Japan, and Jamaica. Studying abroad enhances language skills, increases students' knowledge of other cultures, and provides academic and personal challenges that might not otherwise be encountered.
Ideally, study abroad should be more than a pleasant change of academic scene; it should also be an opportunity to expand and enrich the total course of study in ways not available at the College. Study abroad can enhance language skills, increase students' knowledge of other cultures, and provide academic and personal challenges.
Students who wish to study abroad and receive Haverford credit may do so by applying to any of the 70 programs on the approved list. Some of these programs, including those at Oxford and Cambridge,reserve places specifically for Haverford students; the College also has agreements with many programs that they guarantee Haverford students automatic acceptance if they meet Haverford's study abroad requirements.
Monitored by the College's Educational Policy Committee (EPC), the list of approved programs "provides opportunities that both extend and complement the offerings of Haverford departments and answer the specific needs and wishes of the students."
Students may choose from approved programs in Australia, Austria, Barbados, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Trinidad, and Hawaii.