Study Abroad Programs

Off-campus study allows Wells students to earn credits towards their degree while gaining valuable cultural and educational experiences throughout the world.

Wells College Programs



Location: Florence, Italy
Students enroll at the Italian International Institute Lorenzo de’ Medici, located in the heart of Florence. Instruction is in English. Courses are available in studio art, culinary art, art history, history, politics, economics, business, psychology, sociology, and archaeology, as well as Italian language courses at all levels. Students will live in apartments or homestays within a short walk of classes and surrounded by all the wonderful art and architecture that Florence has to offer.
Wells College students are encouraged to apply for a Giorgio and Anna Maria Renzi '69 Florence Study Abroad Stipend. These $2,500 stipends are to be used to cover the cost of airfare and the student visa and permit of stay, as well as additional cultural experiences while the student is abroad. Stipends are need-based and preference is given to students attending the Fall semester of the program. The Renzi stipends are contingent on continued funding.
Required GPA: 2.8
Semester: Fall / Spring
Contact: Amy Torea,

Approved Provider Programs

Wells College students START HERE----> to view the complete list of approved study abroad programs. Note the information in the menu lists below is meant to help students navigate the menu of approved programs and assist in finding the best program fit. 

Unique Courses by Location (USAC)

Highlighted courses

*The below list is not exhaustive. Please visit program page to view full course catalog by location. Course offerings may change.
Costa Rica

Cell Biology; Environmental Policy; Global Health; Sustainable Development: Women and the Environment; Tropical Marine Biology
The Hague, Netherlands
International Marketing; Contemporary European Politics; Media and Politics; Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation in a Global Perspective;
Bilboa, Spain
Consumer Behavior; Corporate Finance; Global Economies; Spanish language
Lyon, France
Impressionism and Post-Impressionism; LGBTQ+ France: Cultural and Literary Perspectives; International Human Rights; Exploring French Art and Architecture
International Negotiation; Business Models for Sustainability; Peace and Development Studies; International Social Work; International Law and Human Rights; Sociological Perspectives on Health and Illness
Brighton, U.K.
Language, Gender and Sexuality; Criminology in Action; Marketing Across Cultures; Visual Media Culture; Creative Writing for Performance
Comparative Studies in Global Health; Traditional Thai Medicine; Sustainable Agriculture Development; Modern Chinese History
Prague, Czech Republic
Czech Society Today: Transformation from Communism; From Medieval to Contemporary: Exploring the Creative Art and Architecture of Prague; Gender and Post-Socialist Transformation in Central Europe; The Peoples of Europe: Their Origins, Histories and Contacts
South Africa
The Role of Gender, Culture and State in South Africa; Sociology: Politics and Cultural Change in Contemporary South Africa
Unique Courses by Location (ISEP)

Highlighted Courses

*The below list is not exhaustive. Please visit program page to view full course catalog by location. Course offerings may change.
Public Policy and Heritage Management in Ghana; History of Western Medicine in Ghana
Psychology of Social Change; Balkan Literature; History, Memory and Narrative in Balkan Cinema; Policy and Policymaking in the EU
US- East Asian Relations; Political Economy of East Asia; Behavioral Economics; Social Businesses in Japan; Game Theory
FU – BEST, Germany
History and Philosophy of Modern Art in Central Europe; European Legal Traditions; Art and Dictatorship Environmental Politics and Policy; Green Business: German and European Sustainable Entrepreneurship


Highlighted Internship Locations

*Some locations offer internships for credit that students can complete along with their other academic coursework. See below for approved programs that offer internships. Note some locations may require basic foreign language proficiency to be eligible to internship placement.
USAC Costa Rica:
   - Great for: ESL, Business, Health and Wellness, NGO Social Sciences and research opportunities. Spanish language required
USAC Thailand:
   - Great for: Digital Marketing and Social Media Management; English-Language Instruction; International Relations; Journalism and Communications; Natural Resources and Environmental Studies
USAC Spain:
   - Great for: Business, Digital Marketing and Social media Management, Health and Wellness, Journalism and Communications, NGO and Social Services, Research in Humanities and Social Sciences. Spanish language required
USAC France -
   - Great for: Business
USAC Prague -
   - Great for: Business; Digital Marketing and Social Media Management; Grant-Writing and Crowd Funding; International Relations; Journalism and Communications; NGO and Social Services; Research - Humanities and Social Sciences
Wells in Florence –
   - Great for: Business, Communications, Art History

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