Dean College Study Away Program

  • Explore the World

    Internships and Study AbroadConfident, ambitious students, who seek to become true global citizens, are encouraged to experience culture outside of their comfort zone by spending time away through Dean College’s Study Away Program.  The program includes three options to meet a variety of interests and needs:

    1. Dean College courses that include a short, 7-10 day trip abroad or in the U.S.
    2. Study away in the United States for a semester or a year.
    3. Study abroad for a semester or a year.

    Academic Courses With Travel

    Dean College offers one or more academic courses per year that include a 7-10 day trip as part of the course. The professor for the course, together with other faculty and staff, serve as group leaders. The courses are full academic classes, such as History of Theatre, International Business, or the History and Culture of France and Spain, and students earn academic credit and a letter grade for the course. During the course, students then take a trip to the region they have been studying to apply their learning. 

    You can have a wonderful study away experience without ever leaving the United States! Dean College provides domestic study away opportunities through The Washington Center and The Disney College Program. 
    The Washington Center: Dean College is formally affiliated with The Washington Center, located in Washington D.C. There are three parts to this 15 credit program: an intensive 32-hour per week internship; the Leadership Forum course; and an academic elective that the student selects. Internships are available in 7 broad areas for students in any major and with nearly any career interests: Arts, Humanities and Education; Business, Economics and Trade; Journalism, Media and Communication; Government and Politics; International Relations and Global Studies; Legal Affairs and Criminal Justice; and Health, Science and the Environment.
    The Disney College Program: Dean College students may participate in The Disney College Program. As a part of the Disney College Program, participants have the incredible opportunity to complete a 12-credit internship in one of the parks, and to take business-related courses. This truly unique program allows participants to network with leaders, take part in personal and career development classes, and build transferable skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, guest services and effective communication. 

    Study Abroad

    Dean College students have lots of options for study abroad for a semester or a year: at Regent’s University London or in many other countries throughout the world through one of our affiliated partners. 
    Dean College partners with Regent’s University London to provide a dynamic and exciting study abroad opportunity for our students. Located in the heart of central London in one of the historic royal parks, Regent’s provides a wide variety of courses, including business, management, human resources, marketing, public relations, event management, acting, global theatre, film, TV, digital media production, history, politics, international relations, foreign languages, social sciences, psychology, culture studies, fashion design, fashion marketing, communication design. The student population comes from all over the world, with only 20% from the United Kingdom. Classes are small, and taught by faculty. There is a full array of student services, including advising, clubs and activities, disability support services, tutoring, and counseling. Students may live in an on-campus residence hall. 

    Affiliated Partners

    Dean also partners with several study abroad organizations, including AIFS, API, Arcadia University and SIT  These organizations have locations throughout the world, including Ireland, Scotland, France, Spain, Italy, Germany to Australia and New Zealand  The types of available programs include theme-based programs and major-based programs. Student can immerse themselves in the local culture and live with a family, learning a new language or complete all studies in a foreign language or live the life of a typical college student in a university overseas. 

    Eligibility 

    Bachelor's degree students in their junior year or first semester of their senior year who have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.000 or higher, may choose to study abroad for a semester or full academic year.

    Students are strongly advised to start planning early — as soon as their first year at Dean — if interested in studying away once a junior. Students work with the Program Director and their academic advisor through all steps of the process

    Program opportunities are available in many academic majors around the world through several study away programs:
      Regents University London
      The Disney College Program
      The Washington Center
      Academic Programs International (API) 
      Arcadia University 
      American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) 
      SIT Study Abroad  

    FOR MORE INFORMATION
    Melissa P. Read 
    Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
    Study Away Program Director

    mread@dean.edu 
    508-541-1654 

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  • Study Away

    Dean students have spent a semester or a full year in the following places:

    • London, Great Britain
    • Prague, Czech Republic
    • Brazil
    • Washington DC
    • Orlando, FL
    • Anaheim, CA
  • Study Abroad Trips

    In the past, Dean College students have traveled to the following locations as part of a Dean College course:

    • 2013: Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, France
    • 2014: Spain, Morocco, London, Paris, Zurich
    • 2015: Italy and Greece
    • 2016: Germany and Central Europe
    • 2017: France and Spain; London