Study Away Fair Spotlights Opportunities for Experiences Around the World

Sixty Percent of Students Study Off Campus at Some Point during Their Time at Trinity

​Hartford, Connecticut, November 4, 2016 – For many of the 60 percent of students who study off campus at some point during their four years at Trinity College, attending the annual Study Away Fair is the first step toward an unforgettable experience. More than 350 students attended the annual Study Away Fair in the Washington Room in Mather Hall on October 5, 2016.

The event, which is put on every year by the Office of Study Away, is a showcase of the nine Trinity College-administered study away programs in urban and global locations around the world – Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Paris, Trinidad, New York City, Rome, Shanghai, and Vienna –  as well as more than 90 additional approved external programs.

Students also had the opportunity to learn about Trinity’s new exchange program with Rikkyo University in Tokyo, Japan. The study abroad program at Rikkyo University provides Trinity students with a unique opportunity to explore a wide variety of topics relating to Japan from numerous disciplinary perspectives in the humanities and social sciences. In addition to their courses on Japanese society and culture, taught in English, students also study the Japanese language intensively while at Rikkyo University. 

Associate Professor of History Jeffrey Bayliss, who attended the fair on behalf of the program, said, “I know from personal experience that there is no better way to master a foreign language – in particular, one as unlike English as Japanese is – than to have the opportunity to hear it and use it constantly outside of the classroom. The Rikkyo program provides all that and more, all while giving students the chance to experience and broaden their intellectual horizons in one of the world’s truly great, modern yet traditional metropolises: Tokyo.”

In addition to studying away during the semester, students now have the opportunity to sign up for courses in three international faculty-led January Term study away programs in Nepal, France, and Trinidad and Tobago. These J-Term programs are developed by faculty in partnership with the Office of Study Away, and allow students to earn credit off campus during the winter term.

For more information about Trinity Study Away Programs, click here. For more information about January Term courses, and the J-Term Study Away courses, click here.

Written by Zachary Macinnes