Why not spend fall term in Maine? Or travel abroad to Jordan for your junior year?

Deerfield is proud to offer a number of partnerships across the continental US and abroad to diversify your education. Deerfield also sponsors a number of faculty-led trips every year.

All these programs allow students to learn about and be immersed in another language, culture, and people. Many of these programs are able to incorporate some sort of service to the community, and some are focused on field-research in support of classroom activities. Deerfield students who choose to take these opportunities and expand their horizons feel that the experiences they gained through their travels were invaluable.

General Information

The deadline for completed application forms to the Academic Affairs Office is January 15th.

Keep in mind the application deadline for your program. Most programs starting in the fall will have a deadline in late January or early February.

Be sure to thoroughly research the program of your choice!

Not all programs will have a similar curriculum to Deerfield’s. Be sure to talk with the Director of Studies about how a term or year away will affect your courses.

Policies

  • Parents pay term-away programs directly.
  • DA tuition will be remitted on a pro-rated per diem basis for the time a student is at a term-away program.
  • Parents must cover any difference between DA tuition and term-away programs’.
  • We will not support—financially or by offering credit—unsanctioned programs.

Questions about financial aid? Please direct financial aid questions to the Director of Financial Aid.

Application Process

Please complete each of these steps as you go through the application process to apply to an off-campus program during the school year :

Meet with the Director of Studies. You may need to alter your academic program in order to attend a study-away program.

  1. Fill out Deerfield’s Application Form.
  2. Request your transcript and recommendations.
  3. Remember, we will not release your transcript until you have met with the Director of Studies.
  4. Complete your program’s application.

Please note that the Application Form is not an application for a term- or year-away program. It is the first step in an approval process that determines whether you will have Deerfield’s support when you apply to the program.

Your application will be vetted by an Approval Committee consisting of the Director of Studies, Dean of Students, Director of College Advising, Director of Global Studies, and Dean of Studies who, in conjunction with advisor input, will determine the viability of student requests to study away.

Here is the timeline for study-away applications and their approval process:

  • Mid-December-January 15: Meet with Director of Studies
  • January 15: Application due to AD Office
  • Early Winter: Program applications due

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*School Year Abroad China and Italy also offers the option of one semester (September-December).
Students seeking financial aid should contact the Director of Financial Aid.

Tenth Grade Year

King’s Academy
Jordan
Arabic Year

School Year Abroad
Various Locations
Year-long*

Junior Year

King’s Academy
Jordan
Arabic Year
or
September-December

School for Ethics and Global Leadership
Washington, D.C.
September-December

School Year Abroad
Various Locations
Year-long*

The Mountain School
Vermont
September-December

Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki
Maine
September-December

High Mountain Institute
Colorado
September-December

Senior Year

King’s Academy
Jordan
September-December

School Year Abroad
Various Locations
Year-long*