The chance to study abroad was one of the many reasons I fell in love with Colby. I’ve wanted to study in England since eight grade, when I realized that I wanted to study English in college. Colby made it so easy for me to follow my dream. I’m not the only one with dreams like this; about 67% of Colby students study abroad while enrolled.
Spending your junior year abroad (or a semester of your junior year), is not the only option for studying off campus at Colby; you can also spend your first semester of freshman year abroad in Salamanca, Spain or Dijon, France. There are also several Jan Plan trips each year that bring Colby students around the globe. This past Jan Plan, a bunch of my friends went to India to teach village children.
When it comes to studying abroad during Junior year, the possibilities are almost endless. Colby students scatter the globe from Rwanda to Chile.
One of the most amazing parts about having so many people study abroad during Junior year is that you are bound to know people studying near you that you can visit. At the moment, I am in the process of planning a trip to visit some friends who are studying in the south of France, and I hope to get up to Scotland soon as well. Plus, when I’m not visiting my friends in Europe, they can visit me! Traveling around Europe is pretty simple, plus it can be cheap if you book flights at the right time.
Even if you haven’t thought about studying abroad, I seriously recommend it. Whether it’s for a semester or a Jan Plan, there are so many things to see and do outside of the great state of Maine. Take advantage of the opportunities Colby provides you with. If you are interested in reading more about Colby’s program, check out the Off Campus Study website.
Here’s a picture of Aix-en-Provence, my April 16th destination!
Until next time,