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EXCH

Bowdoin College

Brunswick, ME, United States

Program At a Glance

Terms Offered

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Language

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English

Classes In

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English

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Guarini Institute

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

Dartmouth College students may attend Bowdoin College under the Twelve College Exchange.

"A liberal arts education at Bowdoin isn’t about being small and safe—it’s about having the support to take surprising risks. Students undertake this journey with faculty members who are scholars and artists of distinction who actively shape their fields. From their first-year seminar through their senior year, students are immersed in subjects with teachers who illuminate their learning with their own passion for their discipline. Faculty and students work together in small classes, in labs, in performance halls, and in the field where students are active participants in performing real-world research."

All of the Twelve College Exchange colleges, except Dartmouth, operate on a semester schedule. Dartmouth students wishing to participate in the exchange typically do so during the fall semester when the academic calendars of the Twelve College partner schools most closely align with the Dartmouth fall term. The spring semester at Twelve College schools operates across Dartmouth's winter and spring terms. Dartmouth students must be enrolled as full-time students while on the exchange and they are eligible to earn transfer credit for up to four courses during the semester. Dartmouth students will select from the courses available at the host school during the proposed term of study. Each of the Twelve College Exchange partner schools differs in their academic offerings, strengths of various departments and the geographical and social environments.

THE STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE

ACADEMIC PROGRAM

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General Info

Applications for the ensuing year, either for the first or second semester, must be submitted by February 1. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0. The host institution may, at its discretion, reject any applicant whose academic or other qualifications for participation in the program are not found appropriate.

Each student planning an exchange term must be in good academic standing at the College and receive prior approval of the appropriate department or division at Dartmouth for all courses to be taken while on exchange.  Application forms for prior approval of transfer credit are available at the Office of the Registrar.  The application deadline is published on the academic calendar.  See the ORC, available online at URL:  http://www.dartmouth.edu/~reg/calendars/index.html.  

Oral approval does not serve in place of written approval.

STUDENT LIFE

The host institution will assume responsibility for facilitating housing in campus residences for exchange students.  Dartmouth students are required to stay in university/college provided housing.

Tuition and Fees

Dartmouth students pay service fees to Dartmouth and pay the tuition, room and board for each semester at Amherst College directly to Amherst. Please note: At semester schools, the tuition, room and board covers approximately 15 weeks. The overall cost of attendance for the semester is typically greater than the cost of attendance for a single 10 week term at Dartmouth. The cost of transportation to and from Amherst is the responsibility of the student. Because the exchange is an official program sponsored by the College, the Dartmouth student does not need to pay the transfer term fee that the College charges to students who study on outside programs during leave terms. Upon completion of the exchange, the exchange coordinator at the host institution will forward the transcript to the Office of the Registrar, Dartmouth College. Future transcripts of exchange program grades must be obtained by the student from the exchange institution.
 

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for official exchange programs arranged through the College. Financial aid awards are adjusted to reflect the actual cost of the exchange term. However, students will receive no more scholarship assistance than they would have received for a term at Dartmouth. Any extra costs associated with the program will be covered by additional loan assistance.

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