Domestic Study Away

There are a number of domestic study options included in Trinity’s List of Approved Study Away Programs.  This is a great opportunity for students to take a semester or a year to enrich their Trinity College academics with other opportunities that may not be offered on our Hartford campus. 

Studying at a college or university outside of these programs is not considered studying away. Students who choose to do this must voluntarily withdraw from Trinity and apply directly to their institution of choice.  Students cannot petition for domestic programs not on Trinity’s approved study away list, and financial aid CANNOT be used for domestic study on a non-approved program.​​

12-College Exchange

The Twelve-College Exchange Program is a cooperative program for residential student exchange between Trinity and the following colleges: Amherst College, Bowdoin College, Connecticut College, Dartmouth College, Mount Holyoke College, National Theater Institute, Smith College, Vassar College, Wellesley College, Wesleyan University, Wheaton College and the Williams-Mystic Seaport Program. For more information, please see the 12-College Exchange page on the OSA website.

Fall, spring and academic year.  3.0 GPA (varies depending upon institution). Recommended majors/possible  areas of study: all (full curriculum available at most of the colleges).

*ACM Chicago: Arts, Entrepreneurship & Urban Studies (Trinity Affiliate Program)

Fall and spring. 2.7 GPA. Recommended majors/possible areas of study: Urban Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Arts, and Public Policy & Law.

Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program, New York City

Fall, spring and summer. 3.0 GPA. Recommended majors and areas of study: International Studies; Economics; Human Rights; Urban Studies; Political Science; Sociology, Public Policy and Law.

Duke University Marine Lab: Beaufort, North Carolina

Fall and spring. 2.7 GPA. Housing: dorms. Recommended majors/possible reas of study: Environmental Science, Biology, English, Physics, and Marine Science.

*National Theater Institute Semester: Waterford, Connecticut (Trinity Affiliate Program)

Fall and spring. 2.5 GPA. Recommended majors/possible areas of study: Theater & Dance.

SEA Semester/Sea Education Association (SEA): Woods Hole, Massachusetts and at sea
Fall, spring and summer.  2.7 GPA. Recommended majors/possible areas of study: Biology, Environmental Science, American Studies, History, Public Policy, and Marine Science.
Semester in Environmental Science: Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Fall ONLY. 2.7 GPA. Recommended majors/possible areas of study: Biology, Biochemistry, and Environmental Science.

Washington Semester (American University): Washington, D.C.

Fall, spring and summer. 2.5 GPA. Recommended majors/possible areas of study: Political Science, Public Policy Studies, International Studies, Economics.

Williams-Mystic: The Maritime Studies Program of Williams College, Mystic, Connecticut

Fall and spring. Eligibility requirements: 2.7 GPA. Recommended majors and areas of study: Biology, History, English, American Studies, Public Policy, Literature, and Marine Studies.