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Study Abroad

Stories from Abroad

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Washington College students studying abroad can choose from a variety of exchange and joint programs for a semester to a year, or join professors for trips during summer and winter breaks. Click on pins to learn about the different experiences Shoremen have had across the world through videos and stories.



Read Stories from Abroad

  • Katie shares her experience and observations studying abroad via Tumblr.
  • On a trip to Peru, Adele Bovis learns as much about the culture and challenges of Peru, and about herself, from the twists and turns as she does from the parts that go according to plan.
  • Studying abroad has always been on Meredith Andrews’ bucket list.
  • Alex Foxwell ’16, with his grandmother, "Bubby," Belle Lewkowicz Ostroff, who inspired his passion for history...
    Working for UNESCO in Paris this summer on a Starr Center fellowship, Alex Foxwell ’16 discovered the terrible answer to a Second World War family mystery.
  • Among the various lessons, students learned Cuban dance.

    Seventeen Washington College students grabbed the opportunity of a lifetime over winter break living in Havana, Cuba, studying the vibrant ties between music and culture there, and learning much more about another world.

  • Senior English major Julia Armstrong lived her dream by spending a semester abroad studying in England
  • Fifteen days after business management major Kate Duggan ’15 finished her fall semester, she had said her goodbyes, packed up all her things, and headed to Cork, Ireland, for five months.
  • Patrick Derrickson ’15 (center) and high school students accept an award at the Makana Drama Development Festival in Gra...
    Intrigued about theater in all of its forms, drama major Patrick Derrickson ’15 says the Cater Society helps him pursue that curiosity, no matter how out there.
  • Ashley Elmore ’15 at Cape Point, South Africa.

    After her semester abroad in South Africa, Ashley Elmore ’15 hopes to join the Peace Corps after graduation to return to the continent to work.

  • While in Ecuador, Misbath Daouda visited Mirador de Papallacta.
    After a summer internship in Ecuador, during which she did lab research in computational chemistry while immersing fully in Spanish, Misbath Daouda ’15 will present her findings at an international conference in the Galapagos Islands.
  • Spending a semester or two abroad can be a life-changing experience. For psychology major and Hispanic studies minor Andi Folker ’16, a trip to Australia opened up a world of possibilities.
  • Robbie Teel ’15 answers questions about his experience studying abroad at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.


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