A youth dance troupe in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photography by Liz Adetiba, AB’17)

Study Abroad in pictures and numbers

More than 10,000 College students have studied abroad. Here are some of the things they saw. 

In 1983–84, the College took its first tentative steps toward offering study abroad programs. This year, it hit a milestone: 10,000 students who have studied abroad.

"fire-run" in Barcelona, Spain
Correfoc, or “fire-run,” in Barcelona, Spain. (Photography Sahil Chatterji, AB’18)

Every year Study Abroad sponsors a photography contest for undergrads. The rules encourage photos that “capture locally characteristic phenomena, scenes, and people without falling back on the picture postcard monuments that we all know only too well.” Here is a selection of winners and honorable mentions from past years.

Mount Huangshan, China
Mount Huangshan in China. (Photography by Madison Lo, AB’18)

Programs offered in 1983–84: 2

Programs offered in 2018–19: 60 

Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey
Yoga on the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photography by Angela Shen, AB’16)

Undergrads studying abroad in 1983–84: 2

Undergrads studying abroad in 2018–19: 620

Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte near Paris
“Les Baguettes Volantes” at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte near Paris. (Photography by Ioanna Aguilar Mendez, AB’16)

Programs offered in a language other than English: 12 

Wadi Rum, Jordan
Hiking at Wadi Rum, Jordan. (Photography by Maggie Bader, ’20)

Faculty who have taught abroad since 1997, when faculty-led programs were introduced: 382

Alta Acqua Liberia in Venice, Italy
Alta Acqua Libreria in Venice, Italy. (Photography by Annabella Pinton, ’20)

Next academic year brings another option: Three-week September courses before autumn quarter begins. These include Florence: Living with History; Paris: Law, Letters, and Society; and Hong Kong: Human Rights in Asia.

Camel racetrack
A camel racetrack in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. (Photography by Laura Naccarato, AB’11)

Read more in “Ask an Ambassador” from the Summer/19 Core.