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Global Studies

  • What study abroad options does Deerfield offer?

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    Deerfield has a wide net of international associations, and therefore has the ability to offer a broad spectrum of study abroad opportunities. Semesters abroad in Jordan, Costa Rica, and the Bahamas are highlights of Deerfield’s international programs, which also include Round Square service trips, a variety of School Year Abroad opportunities, exchange programs, and faculty-led trips to places such as the Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Colombia and China.

  • When do students typically study abroad?

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    Study abroad is available to all students from their sophomore to senior years, although typically students who choose to go abroad will do so during their junior year.

  • Are there opportunities to participate in global studies without spending an entire semester abroad?

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    A variety of faculty-led trips allow students to travel under the guidance of a Deerfield teacher without having to spend the entire year living and studying in a foreign country. These trips, which usually take place during spring break or the summer, often include a homestay, and are a great way to improve language skills and experience a different culture.

  • Does studying abroad set students back academically?

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    Deerfield’s study abroad partner schools offer a comparable set of courses, so students can fulfill Academy requirements with little or no penalty to their academic progress. All students who are thinking about studying abroad should meet with Director of Studies Lydia Hemphill for assistance in planning their study abroad experience.

  • Does studying abroad require proficiency in a foreign language?

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    Language requirements vary by program. Consult individual program web sites for more information.

  • Are there opportunities for students to apply the language skills they have learned outside the classroom?

    As an SYA member school, Deerfield is able to offer a wide range of study abroad options. In addition to spending school years living and learning languages in foreign countries, Deerfield students can also participate in faculty-led trips during the spring and summer, which allow students to use their language skills in practical settings, under the guidance of Deerfield language faculty.