Program Descriptions

 

Wells College Programs

 

Wells in Florence

Program location: Florence, Italy

Program description: Students enroll at the Italian International Institute Lorenzo de’ Medici, where instruction is in English. Courses are available in history, politics, economics, business, archaeology, studio art, art history, Italian language at all levels, and many other areas.

GPA: 2.8

Semester: fall or spring

Web site: www.wellsabroad.com/cities/florence

Contact Amy Torea, florence@wells.edu

 

Wells in Dakar

Program location: Dakar, Senegal

Program description: Located in Dakar, Senegal, in affiliation with the University Cheikh Anta Diop and the West African Research Center, this program focuses on West African cultures from a socio-economic point of view as well as the arts and Francophone literature. This program is open preferably to juniors in good academic standing who can communicate effectively in French and are interested in international studies, literatures, women’s and gender studies, or social sciences.

GPA: 2.8

Prerequisites: Minimum of two years of college-level French or the equivalent required.

Semester: spring only

Web site: www.wellsabroad.com/cities/dakar

Contact Dr. André Siamundele, dakar@wells.edu

 

Affiliated Programs

 

Advanced Studies in England

Program location: Bath, England

Program description: The Advanced Studies in England program in Bath offers courses in the humanities, arts, and education, with periods of study in Stratford and at University College, Oxford. The program offers an integrated curriculum, course-related study trips, and a certificate of cultural enrichment. Specialized tutorials and internships are also available.

GPA: 3.0

Semester: fall or spring

Web site: www.studyabroadbath.org

Contact Professor Siouxsie Easter, seaster@wells.edu

 

 

Albany Internship Experience through Marist College

Program location: Albany, NY

Program description: Open to all majors. Students will enroll in 9 credits of internship and take a 3-credit seminar.

GPA: 3.0

Semester: fall or spring

Web site:www.marist.edu/liberalarts/albany-internships

Contact Professor Susan Tabrizi, stabrizi@wells.edu

 

Belize - Galen University

Program location: San Ignacio, Belize

Program description: Galen University has particular strengths in archeology, anthropology, and sustainable development, but offers a wide-range of courses. Students may participate either in the Spring or Fall semester.

GPA: 2.8

Semester: fall or spring

Web site: www.galen.edu.bz

Contact Professor Laura McClusky, lmcclusky@wells.edu

 

Costa Rica Program

Program location: San José, Costa Rica

Program description: A defining feature of this program is a required and guaranteed internship for all students. Students will enroll in two to three university topics courses in English, and two Spanish courses, all at the Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología in San José. Regular course offerings in English include business, education, and Latin American Studies. All students will be placed in an unpaid 3-credit hour internship at a Costa Rica-based company, NGO, or other organization for the duration of the semester. Open to all majors, this program will be of particular interest to students in the Wells Business Program. 

GPA: 2.8

Prerequisites: Coursework in Spanish is encouraged but not required (knowledge of Spanish, if any, may be one factor in internship placement).

Semester: fall or spring

Contact Amy Staples, astaples@wells.edu

 

Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts

Program location: Kyoto, Japan

Program description: The Japanese Studies Program at Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts offers semi-intensive Japanese along with courses on Japanese culture and history offered in English.

GPA: 2.8

Prerequisites: Two semesters of Japanese. Open to women only.

Semester: fall semester only (mid-September to late December)

Web site:

www.dwc.doshisha.ac.jp/english/international_exchange/acceptance/js_program/index.html

Contact Amy Torea, atorea@wells.edu

  

Freie Universität Berlin FU-BEST Program

Program location: Berlin, Germany

Program description: Located in the heart of Berlin, this program combines courses offered in English on history, sociology, philosophy, film, and art history combined with semi-intensive study of German. Courses take advantage of sites and museums in Berlin with weekly local field trips along with a week-long excursion inside Germany and other countries in Central or Eastern Europe.

GPA: 3.0

Prerequisite: Junior class standing. While not required, at least one semester of college-level German is recommended.

Semester: fall or spring

Web site: www.fu-berlin.de/en/sites/fubest

Contact Amy Torea, atorea@wells.edu

  

IES Abroad– Beijing: Contemporary Issues in China

Program location: Beijing, China

Program description: The language of instruction in this program is English, but students will take Chinese language courses on-site.

GPA: 3.0

Semester: fall or spring

Web site: www.iesabroad.org/study-abroad/programs/beijing-contemporary-issues-china

Contact Amy Torea, atorea@wells.edu

 

IES Abroad– Granada, Spain

Program location: Granada, Spain

Program description:

GPA: 3.0

Prerequisites:

Semester: fall or spring

Web site: www.iesabroad.org/study-abroad/programs/granada-study-granada

Contact Professor Gerardo Cummings, gcummings@wells.edu 

 

IES Abroad– Santiago Chile

Program location: Santiago, Chile

Program description:

GPA: 3.0

Prerequisites:

Semester: fall or spring

Web site: www.iesabroad.org/study-abroad/programs/santiago-study-santiago

Contact Professor Gerardo Cummings, gcummings@wells.edu

 

J. F. Oberlin University (also known as Obirin University)

Program location: Tokyo, Japan

Program description: Located in suburban Tokyo, JF Oberlin offers semi-intensive Japanese as well as subject courses in English and Japanese depending upon an applicant’s proficiency in Japanese. The program, known as Reconnaissance Japan, allows students to focus on Japanese language as well as the culture, politics, economics, and business of Japan and East Asia.

GPA: 3.0

Prerequisite: Two semesters of Japanese

Semester: spring semester only (mid-April through end of July or early August)

Web site: www.obirin.ac.jp/en/rj/index.html

Contact Amy Torea, atorea@wells.edu

 

Salt Institute for Documentary Studies

Program location: Portland, Maine

Program description: The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies provides a semester of hands-on learning of documentary radio, writing, or photography. Salt is located in the heart of the art district in Portland, Maine. By documenting Maine people, culture, and landscape, students become writers of nonfiction - literate, proficient, ethical storytellers in the written word, sound, and images. Through fieldwork, collaborative critiques, and guided discussion of relevant work, students learn how to ethically research and gain access to a story, collect information, edit their work, and return to the field to refine the process. Borrowing from a variety of disciplines outside of journalism to tell stories-- art, sociology, anthropology, oral history-- students produce a professional, intimate, humanistic body of work and leave Salt better equipped to work in their chosen field.

GPA: 3.0

Prerequisites: Junior class standing

Semester: fall or spring

Web site: www.salt.edu

Contact Professor Vic Muñoz, vmunoz@wells.edu

 

School for Field Studies

Program description: This program allows selected students to learn about environmental issues first-hand and to participate as a member of a team helping to solve a particular environmental problem.

Web site: www.fieldstudies.org

Contact Professor Niamh O’Leary, noleary@wells.edu

 

Australia: Rainforest Studies

Program location: Yungaburra, Queensland, Australia

GPA: 2.8

Prerequisites: One course in ecology or biology

Semester: fall or spring

 

Costa Rica: Sustainable Development Studies

Program location: Atenas, Costa Rica

GPA: 2.8

Prerequisites: One course in ecology, biology, or environmental studies and one college level Spanish course (or excellent achievement in at least three years in high school Spanish).

Semester: fall or spring

 

Kenya and Tanzania: Wildlife Management Studies

Program location: Kimana, Kenya and Manyara area, Tanzania

GPA: 2.8

Prerequisites: One course in ecology or biology

Semester: fall or spring

 

Panama: Tropical Island Biodiversity and Conservation Studies

Program location: Bocas del Toro, Panama

GPA: 2.8

Prerequisites: One college-level ecology, biology, or environmental studies course

Semester: fall or spring

 

Turks and Caicos: Marine Resource Studies

Program location: South Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands

GPA: 2.8

Prerequisites: One course in ecology or biology

Semester: fall or spring

 

University College Cork

Program location: Cork, Ireland

Program description: University College Cork (UCC) offers a comprehensive list of course offerings in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The program is of particular interest to students majoring in the biological, chemical, physical, environmental, mathematical, or computer sciences. An Early Start Program introduces students to living and studying in Ireland.

GPA: 3.0 (may consider applicants between 2.8 and 2.9 in exceptional circumstances)

Semester: fall semester only

Prerequisites: Junior class standing

Web site: www.ucc.ie/en/study/international/visiting

Contact Professor Niamh O’Leary, noleary@wells.edu

 

University of Stirling

Program location: Stirling, Scotland

Program description: The University of Stirling is a comprehensive residential university located between Edinburgh and Glasgow. It has wide offerings in most fields, including business and management, economics, English, film and media studies, history, psychology, and sociology.

GPA: 3.0

Semester: fall (mid-September to mid-December) or spring (mid-February to early June)

Web site: www.stir.ac.uk/study-abroad-exchanges

Contact Professor Cynthia Garrett, cgarrett@wells.edu

 

University of Tasmania

Program location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Program description: The University of Tasmania has particular strengths in business, environmental science, music, studio arts, and biology.

GPA: 2.8

Semester: fall (early July to mid-November) or spring (mid-February to early June)

Web site: www.international.utas.edu.au/static/StudentMobility/index.php

Contact Amy Torea, atorea@wells.edu

 

University of York

Program location: York, England

Program description: The University of York offers a wide range of courses, including archeology, economics, engineering, English and related literature, history and philosophy.

GPA: 3.0

Prerequisites: junior class standing

Semester: The program uses the British three-term module system. For credit comparable with a Wells semester, students should plan to attend during spring and summer terms, January-June.

Web site: www.york.ac.uk/study/international

Contact Professor Cynthia Garrett, cgarrett@wells.edu

 

Victoria University Wellington

Program location: Wellington, New Zealand

Program description: Victoria University Wellington has particular strengths in anthropology, history, business, and environmental science.

GPA: 2.8

Semester: fall (mid-July to early November) or spring (late February to late June)

Web site: www.studyabroadnz.com

Contact Amy Torea, atorea@wells.edu

 

 
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