"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust.
Photo: Miravet, Catalonia, Spain.
Haverford College encourages interested students to spend a semester or a year abroad as part of their Haverford education. 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 should begin to consider study abroad as early as possible. Interested students need to think about where they want to be, what they would like to study, what language skills they have, and how study abroad will fit into their Haverford College plans.
The Office of International Academic Programs has a great deal of material to help you decide whether study abroad is for you, and, if so, where to go. You can read summaries of all programs, as well as student evaluations of each program. You can borrow books, catalogs, videos and take copies of brochures and handouts.