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Most Prestigious Study Abroad Programs?

coconutcakecoconutcake Posts: 120Registered User Junior Member
edited November 2012 in Study Abroad
I'm not asking as a prospective student. I am just curious as to what people think are the most highly regarded study abroad programs available. Which specific programs, in your opinion, are the cream of the crop? Why?
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  • zapfinozapfino Posts: 2,516Registered User Senior Member
    Here are some that I've heard about over the years:
    U Wisconsin College Year in India
    Smith in Paris
    Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome
    College Year in Athens
    Yale in China
    China & Asia-Pacific studies Program, Cornell
    Associated Colleges in China, Hamilton College
    Study Abroad in Japan, Earlham College
    C.V. Starr-Middlebury Schools Abroad
    Berlin Consortium for German Studies
    Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies
    Organization for Tropical Studies

    It really depends on where you want to go and what you want to study.
  • coconutcakecoconutcake Posts: 120Registered User Junior Member
    These are great, thank you! I'm an alum of one of the China programs (in the 90's) and I concur that it was fantastic.
  • strongbeans12strongbeans12 Posts: 126Registered User Junior Member
    at colleges?
    jhu in sais bologna
  • keepittoyourselfkeepittoyourself Posts: 1,535Registered User Senior Member
    Except perhaps for some intensive language schools, no study abroad is 'prestigious'. It's all just seen as an extended vacation.
  • basicspacebasicspace Posts: 192Registered User Junior Member
    The Cambridge-MIT exchange is rather nice. Two of the best all around universities in the world giving their students an opportunity to explore another country and its cultures right after they've just been acclimated to their current one (it's in jr year). Definitely the reason (among others) I want to go to MIT so badly vs. Stanford and the like.
  • keepittoyourselfkeepittoyourself Posts: 1,535Registered User Senior Member
    Just make sure Cambridge don't scam you by making you share rooms.
  • GeraldMGeraldM Posts: 251Registered User Junior Member
    With whom? There's no shared Cambridge accomodation... Anyway, I would say Harvard-Yale-P'ton-Cornell-MIT-Stanford-CalTech exchange programs with Oxford and Cambridge.
  • keepittoyourselfkeepittoyourself Posts: 1,535Registered User Senior Member
    With whom? There's no shared Cambridge accomodation...

    Are you sure about that, your smugness? Some colleges have special rooms with 2 beds all year round, or move extra beds in during the summer, to make American students share.
  • catlover2catlover2 Posts: 83Registered User Junior Member
    D is having agreat time in London at BADA for theater studies,learning a lot lots of theater trips included and nice accomodation in central london
  • GeraldMGeraldM Posts: 251Registered User Junior Member
    Well, students on official exchange programs hardly ever get shared rooms. Summer school students...could happen, perhaps, but I hope we agree that the two are not in the same category.
  • keepittoyourselfkeepittoyourself Posts: 1,535Registered User Senior Member
    Nope I know of at least one 'expensive American college at Oxbridge' programme, where the Oxbridge college owns a house with two beds per room, where the Americans stay for an entire year. I know because I had sex with one of the Americans in said house, with the sock on the door roommate warning and all. During the academic year.
  • paintgirl417paintgirl417 Posts: 158Registered User Junior Member
    Sweet Briar College has two well known programs for Study Abroad called Junior year in France and Junior year in Spain.
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