International Programs

International Programs

ChinaReed has a number of exchange programs for students interested in international off-campus study. Students who are interested in these programs are encouraged to meet with their faculty adviser and the off-campus program director to develop a study plan. In order to initiate this process, the International Programs Office has prepared example study plans for each major, which can be downloaded below. Faculty-approved programs are listed here. Students in good academic standing who are approved by Reed faculty for participation in these programs are able to use their financial aid and are registered as regular students at the College.

Choose a Destination

Australia
Argentina
China
Costa Rica
Cuba
Ecuador
Egypt
France
Greece
Germany
Hungary
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Kenya
Lebanon

Morocco
Palestine
Russia
South Africa

Spain
Turks and Caicos
UK

Example Study Plans

Alternative Biology
American Studies-English
American Studies-History
Anthropology
Art History
BMB
Biology
Chemistry
Chinese
Classics
Classics-Religion
Dance-Theatre
Economics
English
ES-Biology

ES-Chemistry
ES-Economics
ES-History
ES-Political Science
French
German

History
History-Literature
ICPS-Economics
ICPS-History
ICPS-Political Science
ICPS-Sociology
Linguistics
Literature
Literature-Theatre
Mathematics
Mathematics-Economics
Mathematics-Physics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Physics-Chemistry
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Russian
*Sociology
Spanish
Studio Art
Theatre

THE REGISTRAR HAS PROVIDED INFORMATION ABOUT HOW CREDITS WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO REED FOR EACH APPROVED OFF-CAMPUS PROGRAM HERE

*additional information for students seeking Sociology credit here

Downloadable Application Forms for Reed Programs

Study Abroad Application - PDF or Word (.doc)
Instructions for Study Abroad Application - PDF or Word (.doc)
Health Needs Assessment - PDF or Word (.doc)

Program Evaluation

Returned participants should complete the program evaluation form.

Independently Arranged Programs

In addition to the formal programs, Reed students are able to participate in a variety of other study programs sponsored either by a foreign university or an American college. Students are encouraged to discuss their study plans with their adviser, as well as the director of international programs, before they leave the College. Although students participating in such programs are required to take a leave of absence from the College and are not able to use financial aid, they can, with careful planning, be assured of having the work apply toward Reed academic requirements.

For those interested in non-Reed exchanges, please consult the office's searchable database. The office remains a resource for students interested in non-Reed exchanges. In addition students can use: www.iiepassport.org or www.studyabroad.com.

Australia

  • Australian National University
    year or semester
    Australian National University offers an array of courses with particular strength in all fields of science, social science and humanities. Located in Canberra, this program offers Reed students a great opportunity to study at one of the world's premier universities. Sponsored by Australearn. Click here for special information for Reedies.

  • University of Sydney
    year or semester
    University of Sydney is the oldest university in Australia and Oceania, also offering students great options in science, social science and humanities. Sydney is a great place to extend each student's Reed education, and an exciting place to study abroad. Sponsored by Australearn. Click here for special information for Reedies.

  • School for Field Studies
    semester
    The School for Field Studies in Australia has a focus on Tropical Rainforest Studies. Although this is particularly suited to students interested in Biology and Environmental Studies, SFS programs offer ample resources and opportunities for students in all disciplines. The SFS center for Rainforest Studies is at the edge of the Atherton Tablelands, surrounded by World Heritage forests, farmland, and tropical hills. Students live in cabins within the rainforest. While Australia only has a small percentage of the world's rainforest, it serves as a model for environmental conservation practices. Students will look at various policies, using field research, collaboration with local landholders and environmental organizations, and a student directed project to explore possibilities for this area of the country. SFS gives Reed students an interdisciplinary approach to these topics, overlapping with questions about public policy, economic analysis of biological resource issues, and "Direct Research" projects where students carry out independent field work. For students of all disciplines, these programs are also an exceptional chance to explore field-based learning rooted in local communities and cultures. Click here for special information for Reedies.

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Argentina

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China

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Costa Rica

  • Organization for Tropical Studies
    semester
    Reed students can study abroad in Costa Rica with the Organization for Tropical Studies, an opportunity for intensive field work and exploration aimed at those with an interest in biology and environmental studies. This is a mobile program, where students will spend time at six different field sites, conducting field studies, working with local professors, scientists and ecologists. There are opportunities for cultural exchange and for practicing Spanish with homestays and field trips. Click here for special information for Reedies.

  • School for Field Studies
    semester
    The School for Field Studies in Costa Rica focuses on land use practices and the Sustainable Development Studies. Although they are particularly suited to students interested in Biology and Environmental Studies, all SFS programs offer ample resources and opportunities for students in all disciplines. Students are engaged in the study of different development and resource management models that includes extensive fieldwork, research projects and trips around the greater area. Students on this program live in a dormitory in a small town near Atenas. SFS gives Reed students an interdisciplinary approach to these topics, overlapping with questions about public policy, economic analysis of biological resource issues, and “Direct Research” projects where students carry out independent field work. For students of all disciplines, these programs are also an exceptional chance to explore field-based learning rooted in local communities and cultures.

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Cuba

  • Sarah Lawrence College in Cuba
    year or semester
    This unique opportunity is offered to Reed students in conjunction with Sarah Lawrence College's program based in Havana. Students take four courses, including Spanish, a core seminar, and electives. The seminar focuses on gender, health, education, and sustainable development throughout Cuban society. Students can take classes with Cuban students at the University of Havana, the Instituto Superior de Artes, or at the Fundación del Nuevo Cine Latino-Americano. This program is ideal for students interested in the Spanish language, humanities, social sciences, and the arts. Outside of the classroom, this program offers students opportunities to do fieldwork and internships at various organizations around the country. Furthermore, students can take advantage of various trips around the country to deepen their understanding of Cuban politics, history and social life. This program is open to students with the equivalent of four semesters of college-level Spanish. Click here for special information for Reedies.

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Ecuador

  • Universidad San Francisco De Quito
    year or semester
    USFQ is a relatively new, private university founded in 1988 in Quito, the capital city of Ecuador. It has much in common with Reed in its size (1200 students) and dedication to the intellectual development of its students. The curriculum offers courses in sciences, humanities and social sciences with courses of particular interest to Reed students in Latin American history and literature and environmental biology. This program is open to students with four semesters of college-level Spanish. In addition, the Universidad San Francisco de Quito has established the Galapagos Institute for the Art and Sciences (GAIAS), where students can take classes in environmental studies, marine biology and other related fields, taught in English. Click here for special information for Reedies.

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Egypt

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France

  • University of Rennes II Haute Bretagne
    year or semester
    The University of Rennes II has one of the largest schools for foreign languages in France. Reed students are able to attend the university to improve their French or, for students with university-level French to take regular courses in the university. The University de Rennes II also offers coursework in broad areas of social sciences and humanities. Click here for special information for Reedies.
  • Sciences Po-Lille
    year or semester
    The program of Sciences Po in Lille offers a selective educational environment for all students interested in studying in Europe. There is no language requirement, but plenty of opportunities to learn French through language classes for all levels and integration with the local cultures. This program is located on the border between France and Belgium. It gives Reed participants small class settings to study wide ranging topics including Journalism, European Studies, International Relations, and the history and politics of European integration. Click here for special information for Reedies.

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Germany

How Can I (and Why Should I) Study in Germany?

  • The Freie Universitaet Berlin
    year or semester
    Founded in 1948 and internationally recognized for both teaching and research, offers Reed students the opportunity to take regular university courses taught in German while participating in the vibrant cultural life of the reunited capital of Germany. Two years of college-level German or the equivalent is required. Click here for special information for Reedies.

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Greece

  • College Year in Athens
    year or semester
    Through College Year in Athens, Reed Students can get to know Greece, both ancient and modern. College Year in Athens' curriculum offers Ancient Greek Civilization Studies as well as East Mediterranean Area Studies. The program integrates trips to various sites within Greece. Instruction in English. This program is particularly relevant for Reed classics majors. Click here for special information for Reedies.

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Hungary

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Ireland

  • University of Dublin Trinity College
    year
    Trinity College, the single constituent college of the University of Dublin, was founded in 1592 and is the oldest in Ireland and one of the oldest in Europe. Located in Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland, Trinity College prides itself on its tradition of personal contact between faculty and students encouraged by its collegiate atmosphere. Courses are open to Reed students across a broad spectrum of disciplines with particular interest focused in Irish history, literature and music. Click here for special information for Reedies.
  • University College Cork
    year or semester
    Located in Ireland's second largest city, on the banks of the River Lee, University College Cork is the country's premiere research institute. To this end, students can expect a modern, research-driven curriculum and may apply to any of the following seven faculties the university has to offer: Arts and Celtic Studies, Commerce, Engineering, Food Science and Technology, Law, Medicine and Health, and Science. Click here for special information for Reedies (IMPORTANT: this link contains updated directions for applying to University College Cork.)

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Israel

  • Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
    year or semester
    Through this exchange, Reed students have the opportunity to take courses directly through Israel's leading undergraduate institution. In addition to a wide selection of English-taught classes, students in this program will undergo an intensive introduction to the Hebrew language. This exchange is relatively recent addition to Reed's catalogue of international programs. Click here for special information for Reedies.
  • Hebrew University
    year or semester
    Students are nominated by Reed to study at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. They may either enroll in regular courses in the university taught in Hebrew, or study in the Rothberg School for Overseas Students, where courses are taught in English in the areas of Middle East and Israeli studies and the Hebrew language. Click here for special information for Reedies.

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Italy

  • Sarah Lawrence in Florence
    year or semester
    This program in Florence is run through Sarah Lawrence. Classes are taught by Italian professors and are generally small, with ample opportunity for extracurricular tutorials and help. In addition to seminars of their choice, students take Italian language classes in accordance to their level, and have the option in the spring semester of enrolling in a class at the University of Florence. This program offers great opportunities for students interested in music, art history, Renaissance literature, or Italian culture in general. Students are placed in a homestay, and have ample time to explore Italy, through programmed trips and on their own. Click here for special information for Reedies.
  • Syracuse University in Florence
    year or semester
    Through this program Reed students can uncover the connections between history, politics, and creative genius taking courses in Arts and Sciences (including history, literature, political science, sociology), Fine Arts, Architecture, Studio Arts, Italian Language and Culture, and Women's Studies. There is no language prerequisite. Click here for special information for Reedies.
  • New York University in Florence
    year or semester
    NYU in Florence offers an exceptional academic program for undergraduate students in subjects including Italian history, art, literature, philosophy, and architecture, along with the political, cultural, economic, and social issues that play a role in shaping Europe's future. Courses in business, film, photography, psychology, music (in spring semesters), and studio art are offered and will make use of the unique resources only available in Italy. Most content courses are taught in English, while some courses are offered in Italian to students proficient in the language. New York University in Florence is located just north of the city center, and provides a small campus-like environment. Click here for special information for Reedies.

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Kenya

  • School for Field Studies
    semester
    The School for Field Studies in Kenya focuses on Wildlife Management Studies. Although they are particularly suited to students interested in Biology and Environmental Studies, all SFS programs offer ample resources and opportunities for students in all disciplines. SFS operates two locations for this program, one in southwestern Kenya near Amboseli National Park, and another in Tanzania near Lake Manyara National Park. Students will take an in depth look at issues of wildlife conservation, working to promote a symbiotic relationship between the management of wildlife dispersal areas, productive grazing lands, reliable water points, and safe homesteads. On this program, students live together in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. SFS gives Reed students an interdisciplinary approach to these topics, overlapping with questions about public policy, economic analysis of biological resource issues, and “Direct Research” projects where students carry out independent field-work. For students of all disciplines, these programs are also an exceptional chance to explore field based learning rooted in local communities and cultures. Click here for special information for Reedies.
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Lebanon

  • American University of Beirut
    year or semester
    The American University of Beirut provides Reed students with a unique chance to study in an urban center of the Arab world. Classes are taught in English, yet the location allows for ample cultural exchange, and students will become accustomed with Levantine Arabi. Lebanon's distinctive dialect, history, culture and politics make this an incredible experience. The faculty at AUB are committed to providing a rigorous academic program, with options in all fields of study. For students with an interest in the Levant, in the Arabic language or in Middle Eastern studies, this is an optimal place to study abroad. Click here for special information for Reedies.
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Morocco 

  • Al Akhawayn University
    year or semester
    Al Akhawayn is a private Moroccan University located in Ifrane a small city in the Atlas Mountains. A residential campus, Al Akhawayn offers Reed students the opportunity to study intensive Arabic language as well as courses across a variety of humanities disciplines. All instruction is in English. Click here for special information for Reedies.

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Palestine

  • Al-Quds Honors College / Bard
    year or semester
    The partnership program between the Al-Quds Honors College and Bard College allows Reed students to spend a year or semester at Palestine's leading liberal arts institution. Students interested in learning Arabic and taking fairly geographically determined courses should consider this program, especially as it offers the rare opportunity for students to live in homestays in Ramallah. Click here for special information for Reedies.

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Russia 

  • National Theatre Institute/Moscow
    semester
    This program is open to Reed theater students looking for a unique opportunity to study at the world famous Moscow Art Theatre School, the home of Stanislavsky and Anton Chekhov, located in the heart of Moscow. Russian language is not required. A full semester of credits in acting, Russian theatre history, movement and voice, design and Russian language are included in the program. Click here for special information for Reedies.
  • The Middlebury College School in Russia
    year or semester
    This program offers study sites at universities in Irkutsk, Voronezh, and Yaroslavl where students focus on courses in Russian language, history and literature. This program provides, in addition to solid curricular offerings, the opportunity for students to experience and better understand life outside the major metropolitan centers of the CIS. Click here for special information for Reedies.
  • European University at St. Petersburg
    fall semester only
    The study abroad program at the European University at St. Petersburg is run through Vassar, and is well suited to Reed students who are interested in art history. Many of the courses focus on collections in the Hermitage Museum and the State Russian Museum, two world-class institutions. Students have direct access to the works of art as part of class work, and are required to take classes in Russian language, however no previous language skills are necessary. This is a great opportunity to work with curators of these museums and with rare works of art that would be otherwise unaccessible to the public. Click here for special information for Reedies.

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South Africa 

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Spain

  • Hamilton College in Madrid
    year or semester
    This program, run with Hamilton College, is open to students with a minimum of four semesters of college-level Spanish. Located in a residential quarter of Madrid, students take courses taught by members of the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid or by other authorities in the fields of letters, history and the arts. In order to give students the best opportunity to come into close contact with Spanish life, each student lives with a Spanish host. Click here for special information for Reedies.
  • The Middlebury College School in Spain
    year or semester
    The School in Spain offers valuable academic experiences in four Spanish cities: Getafe, Logroño, Madrid and Segovia. Getafe is a city in the province of Madrid and less than 30 minutes away by train. Students studying at the Universidad Carlos III in Getafe are able to experience campus life in a city of 100,000 while having easy access to the cultural offerings found in a capital city like Madrid. The Middlebury program at the Universidad de La Rioja, located in the wine-making province of La Rioja, offers students the opportunity to live and study in Logroño, a lovely provincial Spanish city of 110,000. The program at the Instituto Internacional in Madrid provides students a wealth of intellectual and cultural possibilities and enjoys a central location, making travel to various regions of the country convenient. Students studying at the Universidad Internacional SEK in Segovia, about one hour northwest of Madrid, can enjoy living in a city of 60,000, famous for its first century Roman aqueduct, impressive 16th century fort, and magnificent cathedral. For all four of these sites, students must have four semesters of college-level Spanish. Click here for special information for Reedies.
  • CIEE Barcelona and Seville
    year or semester
    CIEE offers programs in both Barcelona and Seville for students with four semesters of Spanish. In Barcelona, students are invited to study at either the Universitat Pompeu Fabra or the Universitat de Barcelona. In Seville, students enroll at the Universidad de Sevilla. The academic program is supplemented with various field trips around the respective cities and around Spain. Students are paired up with a Spanish "big brother or sister" to help integrate them into daily life in Barcelona. In Seville and in Barcelona, students have an option to stay in a homestay or in a residencia. Both of these programs are good for students of all disciplines. Click here for special information for Reedies.

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Turks and Caicos

  • School for Field Studies
    semester
    The School for Field Studies in Turks and Caicos focuses on Marine Resource Management Studies. Although they are particularly suited to students interested in Biology and Environmental Studies, all SFS programs offer ample resources and opportunities for students in all disciplines. The SFS program in Turks and Caicos is located next to Cockburn Harbour, and has a field station and ocean laboratory right next to the water. Students live in two attached resident wings. Students work in the adjacent reefs and marine areas, monitoring the condition of the marine habitats. Individual projects can include work with fish population assessments, biodiversity surveys, and coral reef ecology. SFS gives Reed students an interdisciplinary approach to these topics, overlapping with questions about public policy, economic analysis of biological resource issues, and “Direct Research” projects where students carry out independent field work. For students of all disciplines, these programs are also an exceptional chance to explore field-based learning rooted in local communities and cultures. Click here for special information for Reedies.
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UK

  • University of East Anglia
    year or semester
    The UEA, located in Norwich, England, shares a common educational theme with Reed College in its use of the conference style of instruction. Reed students may enroll in any of the various schools of the university -- including the schools of English and American studies and biology and chemistry -- which offer courses across those disciplines. Click here for special information for Reedies.
  • University of Sussex
    year or semester
    At the University of Sussex Reed students can study in any of the 10 schools offering coursework in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Sussex's excellent academic reputation, its emphasis on small group teaching and its location on the coast in Brighton within a short distance by train to London has brought students and scholars from 114 different countries. Click here for special information for Reedies.
  • Oxford University
    year
    Through affiliation with Sarah Lawrence and Wadham Colleges, Reed students can spend an academic year as associate students at Oxford University in England. The emphasis on the Oxford tutorial, coupled with a core seminar, university lectures and a complete range of social, cultural and athletic privileges at Wadham College. Click here for special information for Reedies.
  • University of Nottingham
    year or semester
    Situated just outside this historic city’s center, the University of Nottingham operates on an academic program of private learning and global thinking. With over 30 schools of study and a high profile staff, students will experience and gain “The Nottingham Edge.” Click here for special information for Reedies.

  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
    year
    LSE offers the unique opportunity to study at one of the foremost social science university's in the world while making your home right in the heart of London, one of the world's most vibrant metropolises. 
  • Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Oxford
    year or semester
    CMRS was founded in 1975 by Drs John and Sandy Fenely: first, to establish in Oxford a permanent institute for the interdisciplinary study of the medieval, Renaissance and early modern periods; second, to provide academic training for overseas students from all disciplines wishing to complete part of their education at Oxford but who are not matriculated members of the University.