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A visit to the Palace of Versailles during a transfer term in Ireland

Dartmouth study abroad programs are a bit different from other schools; while other schools limit the number of study abroad programs a student can do, Dartmouth encourages students to do as many study abroad programs as they can during their four years!

For FSPs, LSAs, LSA+s, exchange, and transfer programs, students get credits towards graduation. Here is a breakdown:

Foreign Study Program (FSP):

FSPs are incredibly popular among Dartmouth students. This Dartmouth study abroad program is a bit different from other schools. While other schools rely on exchange programs, Dartmouth FSPs are taught by a Dartmouth professor with about 14 other Dartmouth students in a different country or different part of the US (like Los Angeles). Rather than take classes at a university, you learn with the small group of Dartmouth students, often by experiential learning in museums or off-sites. The FSPs are for one term.

The appeal of the FSP is that it is taught in English. One of the most popular FSP options is the Anthropology FSP in New Zealand. It happens during Dartmouth winter, which is New Zealand's summer! Other popular options include the Classics FSP in Rome and Greece, and the Art History FSP in Rome.

Language Study Abroad (LSA):

If you have learned the basics of a language and want to learn the language in a conversational setting, the LSA option is for you. After taking about two terms of a language, you go to the country where it is spoken and take classes taught by a Dartmouth professor in that language with a small group of students. The LSAs are for one term.

Popular options include the Spanish LSA in Barcelona in the winter and spring terms. There are many LSA options to choose from!

Language Study Abroad+ (LSA+):

Similar to the LSA, the LSA+ is meant to learn and master a language. This is for native speakers or students who have taken advanced courses in the language. The LSA+ is for one term.

One of my good friends went on the Paris LSA+ to continue her French studies last winter, and not only mastered the language but had a blast doing it in cafes and museums around the city!

Exchange Term:

An exchange term is similar to what you think of when you think about a study abroad experience. Dartmouth has partnerships with schools all over the world as well as in the US. You can do the exchange for a term or the full-year, depending on the program.

Transfer Term:
A transfer term is organized by the student at a university that does not have ties to Dartmouth. I did a transfer term in Dublin, Ireland at Trinity College Dublin. You can do a transfer term abroad or even in the US. If you want to live at home for a term, you can study at your home state college, as well.

Most students do the transfer term during fall, as it best aligns with other schools' semester schedules, or the summer and do a couple summer school classes.

A girl in front of the London Bridge
A fun trip to England during my transfer term!

Off Term:

While you can't get class credit for off terms (terms which you are not taking classes), you can still travel the world, often funded by Dartmouth! 

My internship in Vietnam was fully funded by Dartmouth's Dickey Center and allowed me to explore Asia!

A girl on a boat with mountains in the background.
On a river in rural Vietnam!

Dartmouth Funded Break Trips:

During the breaks between summer, winter, spring and fall, there are a number of Dartmouth break trips that happen. The Dartmouth Outing Club has trips across the country as well as some abroad, Dartmouth Chamber Orchestra often performs in places like Mexico City, and even some classes have trips like the Biology 70 class with a winter break trip to India!

Dartmouth has so many opportunities to go abroad!

2 people on camels in a desert
A weekend trip to Morocco during my transfer term!

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