Study Away and Exchange Opportunities

Marlboro offers summer, semester, and year-long programs within the United States and abroad. Students decide on their study away program, and how it fits in with their academic work and personal interests, through one-on-one consultations with faculty and staff. For more information about any of these opportunities, contact Maggie Patari

Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí, Mexico

One of Latin America’s best universities, the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí is the perfect destination for Marlboro students who want a Spanish language immersion experience. Although the history of higher education in San Luis Potosí traces back to the Jesuit College founded in 1623, the modern version of UASLP was born in the 1850s as the Scientific and Literary Institute, founded by the government to free higher education from religious or other ideological influences. Learn more

BISLA, Slovakia

Study as an exchange student in Bratislava. The capital city of Slovakia is located beside the borders of Austria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic, making travel to Vienna, Budapest, and Prague easily accessible. Marlboro’s partnership with Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts, or BISLA, allows Marlboro students to study at BISLA while BISLA students study at Marlboro in an exchange.Learn more

Charles University, Czech Republic

For a student seeking a larger university experience in one of Europe’s most historic and beautiful destinations, Marlboro’s partnership with Charles University in Prague is a great program to consider. With close to 50,000 students, a semester or year-long stay at Charles University presents a unique opportunity for students who long for a change of pace from Marlboro, in terms of social and academic culture.Learn more

Leuphana University, Germany

Marlboro’s partnership with Leuphana University, a medium-sized campus of just under 8,000, offers a unique undergraduate exchange experience in Lüneburg, Germany. With 30 different degree programs ranging within the fields of sciences, technology, and business, Leuphana’s curriculum differs greatly from Marlboro’s liberal arts emphasis. Such a curriculum would be particularly helpful to students wishing to explore discipline areas for which Marlboro does not formally provide faculty support.Learn more

American University of Nigeria

Our most recent partnership, the American University of Nigeria is located in Yola, the capital of the Nigerian state of Adamawa. Located in the North-East of the country, Adamawa state shares a border with nearby Cameroon, and is an access point to a number of national parks and UNESCO World Heritage sites. The university was founded in 2003 with the mission to provide quality education to Nigeria and Africa’s future leaders, pioneering service learning and sustainable development in Sub Saharan Africa.Learn more

Heilongjiang University, China

For Marlboro students who are Mandarin language learners, our partnership with Heilongjiang University in the "New England" of China is a wonderful program. Students can study for one or two months in an intensive language environment during summer breaks. The exchange is facilitated by Heilongjiang alum and Marlboro Chinese professor Grant Li.Learn more

Expedition Education Institute aka “The Bus”

EEI  provides semester-long traveling programs each fall and spring, where students and faculty live and learn together out of a custom-retrofitted school bus. The group eats, sleeps, and studies outdoors in specific bioregions, exploring the local and global environmental challenges faced by communities and ecosystems. Students gain a deep and critical understanding of complex issues by learning directly from regionally based leaders, and by engaging diverse geographic and cultural communities as their classroom. Learn more...

College for Social Innovation - Semester in the City

Students can join CSI as Social Innovation Fellows, and participate in a transformative 15-week program that allows them to address current social issues while developing essential skills and networks that prepare them for life and work after graduation. Social Innovation Fellows will intern four days a week with a leading social sector organization, working under a dedicated mentor. In addition, Fellows will participate in classroom activities and earn full credit from their home college with no additional tuition costs.

AVIC Semester Exchange

Marlboro students have access to 13 other private undergraduate institutions in the state through a semester exchange program spearheaded by the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges (AVIC). The AVIC Semester Exchange Program allows students to experience a different educational environment without leaving the country or facing a language barrier and still graduate on time from your home institution. Colleges currently participating in the exchange program are:

CIEL Semester Exchange

Marlboro belongs to the Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning, consisting of 12 institutions that share a commitment to progressive educational practices in the Deweyian tradition. While most colleges and universities have innovative programs, often on the margins of traditional practices, CIEL schools put innovation and experimentation at the core of their mission, organization, and everyday work. Marlboro students are eligible to apply for a one- or two-semester exchange to one of the following CIEL institutions.