Vassar supports students who wish to pursue academic studies at partnering institutions during the course of their undergraduate studies. Students may apply to study for a semester or a year within the United States or Canada. Such study may be to take specific coursework at another institution, to gain a different scholarly perspective, or to enhance particular intellectual interests. Students are eligible to study away in junior year or the first semester of senior year.
Domestic study away includes
- Vassar-Twelve College Exchange
- Amherst, Bowdoin, Connecticut College, Dartmouth, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Trinity, Wellesley, Wesleyan, or Wheaton
- Eugene O'Neill National Theater Institute
- Williams-Mystic, the Maritime Studies Program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport
- Dartmouth-Thayer Dual-Degree in Engineering program
- Vassar-Historically Black College and Universities Exchange at Howard University, Morehouse College, or Spelman College
- Non-Vassar domestic programs (Note: Vassar financial aid does not apply to these programs)
Students applying to study away should work closely with their major advisor to determine an academic plan and proposed coursework that is an integral part of their Vassar education, whether within or outside of their major. The application deadline for domestic study away is the first Monday of December in the year prior to participation.
Any student considering domestic study away should consult with Casey Trocino, Assistant Dean of Studies.