Europe

England

London
Program Sponsor Arcadia CGS or IFSA Butler
Program Name University College London (UCL)
Program Type Direct enrollment
Location An urban university located in the Bloomsbury area of Central London.
University Size 18,000
Languages English
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors
Academics Students enroll in four classes totaling 16 units. Individuals register with a primary department and may take courses in one additional department.
Program Eligibility 3.3 GPA
Housing Students live in residence halls or student apartments throughout the city.
Terms Fall (early Sept. to mid Dec.); spring (early Jan. to mid June)
Did you know … London is formed by two ancient cities—City of London and City of Westminster—both forming the region of Greater London.
London
Program Sponsor Arcadia CGS or IFSA Butler
Program Name King’s College London
Program Type Direct enrollment
Location An urban university in the heart of the city, overlooking the River Thames.
University Size 19,000
Languages English
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors; pre-med program option
Academics Students enroll in four classes totaling 16 units. Individuals register with a primary department and may take courses in one additional department.
Program Eligibility 3.3 GPA
Housing Students live in KCL residence halls throughout the city.
Terms Fall (early Sept. to mid Dec.); spring (early Jan. to mid June)
Did you know … London is a multi-ethnic city where over 300 languages are spoken.
 London
Program Sponsor Arcadia CGS or IFSA Butler
Program Name Queen Mary University
Program Type Direct enrollment
Location Located in the diverse, up-and-coming East End area of London.
University Size 8,500
Languages English
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors; pre-med program option
Academics Students enroll in four classes totaling 16 units. Students may take classes in any department.
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Housing Students stay in on-campus residence halls.
Terms Fall (early Sept. to mid Dec.); spring (early Jan. to early June)
Did you know … QMU is one of the very few compact, city-based campus universities in the University of London system. It’s also home to two of London’s medical schools.
Lancaster
Program Sponsor Arcadia CGS or IFSA Butler
Program Name Lancaster University
Program Type Direct enrollment
Location A parkland setting in the northwest coast of England near the Lake District, two to three hours from London.
University Size 12,500
Languages English
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors
Academics Students enroll in four classes totaling 16 units. Individuals may choose courses from multiple departments. Lancaster also offers an independent research option with no restrictions on topic.
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Housing Students stay in on-campus residence halls.
Terms Fall (late Sept. to mid Dec.); spring (early Jan. to late June)
Did you know … Lancaster University offers one of the few creative writing departments in the United Kingdom.
Oxford
Program Sponsor Arcadia CGS or IFSA Butler
Program Name University of Oxford
Program Type Direct enrollment
Location The city of Oxford, located in southeast England, is just 60 miles from London.
University Size 11,500
Languages English
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors (varies by college)
Academics Students study at one of the several colleges and participate in personalized weekly tutorial sessions in a primary subject and a secondary subject every other week. These tutorials are supplemented by lectures.
Program Eligibility 3.7 GPA; junior class standing
Housing Students live in college residence halls or student apartments.
Terms Varies by college; Edmund Hall is a popular location for STEM students and its dates are as follows: Fall (early Oct. to early Dec.); spring (mid Jan. to late June)
Comments Admission is extremely competitive, and each college has a different GPA requirement. University of Oxford requires two academic recommendations and two graded writing samples on different research subjects. Please pay attention to application deadlines, as they may be due as much as a year in advance and can vary between colleges.
Did you know … Women were not admitted to the university until 1878 or awarded degrees until 1920. In 1974, the last of the all-male colleges finally opened its doors to women.

France

Nantes
Program Sponsor Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad)
Program Name University of Nantes
Program Type Stand-alone and direct enrollment
Location Only two hours from Paris by train, the city’s 580,000 residents understand why it’s considered one of the most desirable places to live in France.
Program/University Size 60/34,500
Languages French
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors (except engineering)
Academics Students complete 15–19 credits per semester by enrolling in IES area studies courses and at least one university course.
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA; French 44 (minimum)
Housing Students live with local families.
Terms Fall (early Sept. to mid Dec.); spring (early Jan. to early May)
Did you know … Nantes offers students ample opportunity to practice their French—English is rarely heard on the streets.
Paris
Program Sponsor Hamilton College
Program Name Hamilton Junior in France
Program Type Stand-alone and direct enrollment
Location Hamilton’s Reid Hall is located in the beautiful Montparnasse/Jardin du Luxembourg/Latin Quarter area. Partner universities are located throughout the city.
Program Size 35
Languages French
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors (except engineering)
Academics Students enroll in the equivalent of four courses, choosing between Hamilton’s own courses offered at Reid Hall and offerings at various French universities. Some courses may only be 1/2 credit, and it may be necessary for students to take more than four courses to earn the equivalent of a full load at their home institution. Students are expected to maintain a language pledge throughout the program.
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA; French 44+1
Housing Students live with local families.
Terms Fall (late Aug. to early Jan.); spring (mid Jan. to late May); Note: This is a spring term only program.
Did you know … Crayola is a French word that means “oily chalk.”
Paris
Program Sponsor Middlebury College
Program Name C.V. Starr-Middlebury College School in France
Program Type Stand-alone and direct enrollment
Location Middlebury’s Centre Madeleine is located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. Partner universities are located throughout the city.
Program Size 30–40
Languages French
Fields of Study Full curriculum: all STEM majors (except engineering)
Academics Students enroll in four to five courses equaling 15–16 Middlebury credits per semester. Students take up to two courses at the Centre Madeleine and the remaining courses at one of several partner institutions. Students are expected to maintain a language pledge throughout the program and are required to engage in at least one co-curricular activity, such as an internship or volunteer work.
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA; French 44+1
Housing Students live with local host families or international foyers.
Terms Fall (early Sept. to late Jan.); spring (early Jan. to early June); Note: This is a spring term only program.
Did you know … Paris is called the City of Lights—but not because of the power used to illuminate the Eiffel Tower or the ubiquitous streetlights. Lights, in this case, refers to intellectuals—the high concentration of writers, artists and academics that have always been drawn to the city.
Poitiers
Program Sponsor Middlebury College
Program Name C.V. Starr-Middlebury College School in France
Program Type Direct enrollment
Location This university town, with a population of just under 100,000, is architecturally one of the most interesting cities in Europe. Its streets feature the remains of France’s historical architecture, especially from the Romanesque period.
Program/University Size 1–5/28,000 at University of Poitiers
Languages French
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors (except computer science)
Academics Students enroll in four to five courses to complete 15–16 Middlebury credits per semester. Participants are required to engage in at least one co-curricular activity, such as an internship or volunteer work. The University of Poitiers, where the program is based, is known for its research in the biotechnology and health fields.
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA; French 44+2
Housing Students live with local host families or international foyers.
Terms Fall (early Sept. to mid Jan.); spring (early Jan. to mid May)
Did you know … Futuroscope, a science-based theme park, is only 9 miles north of Poitiers.

Germany

Berlin
Program Sponsor Institute for the International Education of Students (IES)
Program Name Berlin Language and Area Studies
Program Type Stand-alone and direct enrollment
Location Berlin is a center for business, politics and culture and an ideological crossroads where East meets West.
Program/University Size Varies by university
Languages German
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors
Academics Students complete 15–19 credits per semester by enrolling in required IES area studies courses and at least one university course. Engineering students take courses at the Technische Universitat (TU).
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA; German 44
Housing Students live with local host families or in apartments.
Terms Fall (early Sept. to late Dec./mid Feb.); spring (early March to late June/mid July)
Did you know … Located in northeastern Germany, Berlin’s significant industries include IT, pharmaceuticals, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, electronics, traffic engineering and renewable energy.

Hungary

Budapest
Program Sponsor Aquincum Institute of Technology (AIT)
Program Name Aquincum Institute of Technology
Program Type Stand-alone
Location AIT is located in the Óbuda side of Budapest on the west bank.
Program Size 100
Languages English
Fields of Study Computer science; computer engineering; mathematics; mathematical biology
Academics Students enroll in at least one area studies course and three or four technical courses for a maximum of 18 Harvey Mudd credits. A two-week intensive Hungarian language course is offered prior to each semester.
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Housing Students live in furnished apartments with program participants.
Terms Fall (early Sept. to mid Dec.); spring (early Feb. to mid May)
Comments See Professors Orrison and Libeskind-Hadas for academic advising.
Did you know … Thirteen Hungarian or Hungarian-born scientists have received the Nobel Prize.
Budapest
Program Sponsor Budapest Semesters in Mathematics (BSM)
Program Name
Program Type Stand-alone
Location The program is located in a charming neighborhood filled with local shops and eateries.
Program Size 80
Languages English
Fields of Study Mathematics
Academics Students enroll in at least one area studies course and three or four technical courses for a maximum of 18 Harvey Mudd credits. A two-week intensive Hungarian language course is offered prior to each semester.
Program Eligibility 3.5 GPA
Housing Students live in furnished apartments or with local host families.
Terms Fall (early Sept. to mid Dec.); spring (early Feb. to late May); students arrive about two weeks early for an intensive Hungarian language course.
Comments See Professor Orrison for academic advising.
Did you know … Budapest is ranked as the most liveable Central and Eastern European city on EIU’s quality of life index, “the world’s second best city” by Condé Nast Travelerand and “Europe’s 7th most idyllic place to live” by Forbes.

Ireland

Cork
Program Sponsor Arcadia CGS or IFSA Butler
Program Name University College Cork
Program Type Direct enrollment
Location Cork, Ireland’s second-largest city, is a major Irish seaport. It has a population of around 120,000.
University Size 14,000
Languages English
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors
Academics Students enroll in four to five courses totaling 15–16 credits.
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Housing Students live in furnished off-campus apartments.
Terms Fall (late Aug. to late Dec.); spring (early Jan. to late May)
Did you know … Cork is the English translation for the Irish word Corcaigh, which means “marsh.” The entire county used to be one giant marshland, and the people had to get around by boat.
Dublin
Program Sponsor Arcadia CGS or IFSA Butler
Program Name National University of Ireland, Dublin
Program Type Direct enrollment
Location With a population of over one million people, Dublin is Ireland’s largest and most diverse city.
University Size 22,000
Languages English
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors
Academics Students enroll in four to five courses totaling 15–16 credits.
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Housing Students live in furnished off-campus apartments.
Terms Fall (late Aug. to late Dec.); spring (mid Jan. to mid May)
Did you know … There are no snakes in Dublin! According to legend, St. Patrick drove them from the country.
Dublin
Program Sponsor Arcadia CGS or IFSA Butler
Program Name Trinity College Dublin
Program Type Direct enrollment
Location The university is located in the heart of Dublin.
University Size 12,000
Languages English
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors
Academics Students enroll in four to five courses totaling 15–16 credits. One of the university’s many highlights is the small classes and high faculty-to-student ratio.
Program Eligibility 3.3 GPA
Housing Students live in furnished off-campus apartments.
Terms Fall (late Aug. to mid Dec.); spring (early Jan. to late May)
Did you know … With more than four million people in Ireland, Dublin is home to over one quarter of the total population.
Limerick
Program Sponsor Arcadia CGS or IFSA Butler
Program Name University of Limerick
Program Type Direct enrollment
Location With a population of around 60,00 people, Limerick is a compact, walkable city with nearby sights and attractions.
University Size 11,000
Languages English
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors
Academics Students enroll in four to five courses totaling around 15–16 credits
Program Eligibility 2.9 GPA
Housing Students live in shared, single-room residences.
Terms Fall (late Aug. to mid Dec.); spring (mid Jan. to late May)
Did you know … Limerick is called the Silicon Valley of Ireland, because it houses many of the world’s high-tech multinationals.
Galway
Program Sponsor Arcadia CGS or IFSA Butler
Program Name University of Ireland, Galway
Program Type Direct enrollment
Location With a city population of under 100,000 people, the city center offers the feel of a small coastal town. Narrow streets and old, clustered buildings create a charming, cozy atmosphere.
University Size 16,000
Languages English
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors
Academics Students enroll in four to five courses totaling around 15 credits.
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Housing Students live in furnished off-campus apartments.
Terms Fall (late Aug. to mid Dec.); spring (early Jan. to mid May)
Did you know … Galway City has had the title of fastest-growing city in Europe.

Italy

Parma
Program Sponsor Pitzer College Exchange
Program Name Pizter in Italy
Program Type Hybrid
Location Famous for its ham, its cheese, its architecture and its countryside, the Emilia-Romagna region has played a vital role in the nation’s economic, cultural and political life. Parma has a population of just under 200,000.
Program/University Size 25/30,000
Languages English and Italian
Fields of Study Italian language and culture; E102 option for engineers
Academics Students enroll in four courses totaling around 16 credits. The program consists of lectures, seminars, fieldwork and independent study. During the spring semester, engineering majors may take an E102 course that will satisfy the requirements for the Harvey Mudd College E102 course.
Program Eligibility 2.5 GPA; Italian 002
Housing Students live with local host families.
Terms Fall (early Sept. to mid Dec.); spring (late Jan. to early May)
Did you know … The Italians created a variety of cheeses, including gorgonzola, mozzarella, provolone and ricotta.

Scotland

Edinburgh
Program Sponsor Arcadia CGS or IFSA Butler
Program Name University of Edinburgh
Program Type Direct enrollment
Location Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and has about 485,000 residents. The university has six sites located throughout the city.
University Size 20,000
Languages English
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors
Academics Students enroll in three to four classes totaling 15–16 units. Individuals may choose courses from two departments. Many science and engineering courses are held at the King’s buildings.
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Housing Students live in on-campus residence halls, student flats or houses.
Terms Fall (early Sept. to mid Dec.); spring (early Jan. to late May)
Did you know … J.K. Rowling penned the first novel in her Harry Potter series at The Elephant House, a cafe on George IV Bridge in Edinburgh.
St. Andrews
Program Sponsor Arcadia CGS or IFSA Butler
Program Name University of St. Andrews
Program Type Direct enrollment
Location Rurally located on the east coast of Scotland, the university is bordered by beaches and the North Sea. Students and staff make up approximately 1/2 of the city’s population of 17,000.
University Size 9,000
Languages English
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors (except engineering)
Academics Students enroll in three or four classes totaling 15 units. Individuals take most courses within one department.
Program Eligibility 3.2 GPA
Housing Students live in on-campus residence halls.
Terms Fall (early Sept. to mid Dec.); spring (mid Jan. to late May)
Did you know … St. Andrews’ physics department is ranked among the top 5 in the United Kingdom by the Guardian University Guide 2013.

Spain

Granada
Program Sponsor Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad)
Program Name Study in Granada
Program Type Stand-alone and direct enrollment
Location With a population of under 300,000, and located near the Mediterranean Sea in the colorful and culturally rich Spanish region of Andalucía, Granada is one of the most charming cities in all of Spain.
Program/University Size 60–80/60,000
Languages English and Spanish (Spanish only with advanced program)
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors (except computer science)
Academics Students take four to five courses totaling 15–16 credits. Intermediate-level Spanish language students enroll in English- or Spanish-taught courses at the IES center; advanced Spanish students have the additional option of taking Spanish-taught courses at the University of Granada.
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA; Spanish 22 for intermediate program; Spanish 44 for advanced program
Housing Students live with a local host family or in university residence halls or Colegios Mayores (university dorms).
Terms Fall (early Sept. to mid Dec.); spring (late Jan. to late May/mid June)
Did you know … Granada’s fascinating history includes over seven centuries of Moorish rule, which is seen through such architectural treasures as the Alhambra Palace, the white-washed neighborhood of the Albayzín and the Generalife Gardens.
Madrid
Program Sponsor Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad)
Program Name Madrid Language and Area Studies
Program Type Stand-alone and direct enrollment
Location With a population of approximately 3 million, Madrid is an ideal place to connect university studies to the city’s business, culture and politics. The art scene is ideal for up-and-coming filmmakers, dramatists and writers.
University Size 86,000
Languages Spanish
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors (except engineering)
Academics Students take four to five courses totaling 15–16 credits. Participants enroll in courses at the IES Center and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA; Spanish 44
Housing Students live with a local host family or in apartments or residence halls.
Terms Fall (early Sept. to late Dec.); spring (mid Jan. to late May)
Did you know … Well-known dance the Flamenco originated in Madrid. To many the word “Flamenco” means just that—a dance—but in fact it refers to a mixture of guitar playing, dancing and singing.
Madrid
Program Sponsor Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE)
Program Name Madrid Engineering + Society
Program Type Stand-alone and direct enrollment
Location The CIEE center is on the campus of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, located 30 minutes outside Madrid in Getafe.
University Size 8,000
Languages English
Fields of Study Area studies; engineering
Academics Students take four to five courses totaling 15–18 credits. Students enroll in courses at the CIEE Center and at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA; Spanish 22
Housing Students live with a local host family.
Terms Fall (late Aug. to mid Dec.); spring (mid Jan. to early May)
Did you know … Universidad Carlos III de Madrid has one of the highest percentages (42 percent) of full-time and tenured women faculty in Spain.
Salamanca
Program Sponsor Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad)
Program Name Study in Salamanca
Program Type Stand-alone and direct enrollment
Location With a population of approximately 3 million, Salamanca mixes small-town charm with a university town atmosphere.
University Size 30,000 (University of Salamanca); 8,500 (Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca)
Languages Spanish
Fields of Study Full curriculum; biology; chemistry
Academics Students take four to five courses totaling 15–16 credits. Participants enroll in courses at the IES Center and either the University of Salamanca or Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca (UPSA).
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA; Spanish 44
Housing Students live with a local host family or in apartments or residence halls.
Terms Fall (late Aug. to mid Dec.); spring (mid Jan. to late May)
Did you know … Salamanca and its urban neighbor Valladolid compose the select zone of Spain in which the “purest Spanish” is said to be spoken.

Sweden

Uppsala
Program Sponsor Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE)
Program Name Uppsala Arts & Sciences
Program Type Direct enrollment
Location The university is located in the charming city of Uppsala, just a 45-minute train ride from Stockholm. With a population of 200,000, the city is boasts many of the amenities of a larger city while retaining its intimate charm.
University Size 40,000
Languages English
Fields of Study Full curriculum, all STEM majors (except engineering)
Academics Students take four to five courses totalingl 15–18 U.S. credits.
Program Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Housing Students live in university residence halls throughout the city.
Terms Fall (late Aug. to mid Jan.); spring (mid Jan. to early June)
Did you know … A crayfish party (kräftskiva) is a traditional summer eating and drinking celebration in August. It involves boiled crayfish served with boiled potato and dill.