Exchange Programs

Sarah Lawrence College offers SLC students the opportunity to spend a semester or year with our exchange partners in the U.S or with their programs abroad if available. In order to qualify for the exchanges listed below students must be in good academic standing and have completed their first and second year at Sarah Lawrence. Students must also plan to complete either their junior or senior year in Bronxville. The exchange programs are not open to students who have transferred into Sarah Lawrence College with a maximum of 60 credits.

Students pay SLC tuition fees and any financial aid grants and loans are applied to those fees. Room and Board charges, where applicable, are determined by the institution the student attends and is paid directly by the student to the institution. Places are limited so students should speak with Prema Samuel, Assistant Dean, International and Exchange Programs for further information and to receive an application.

Sarah Lawrence College is pleased to work with the following exchange partners:

California Institute of the Arts

Cal Arts study abroad options are not available to SLC students.

California Institute of the Arts was founded with the intent to bring different art forms together and allow them to cross-pollinate, in the process fostering collaboration and sparking innovation.

As an internationally recognized school for the performing and visual arts—film, theater, art, dance, music and writing—the CalArts artistic philosophy places an emphasis on an exploration of new paths beyond conventional boundaries.

The CalArts educational philosophy is based on close collegial interaction between teachers and students—in class, in production and in one-to-one mentoring. This approach combines rigorous instruction with individualized attention, a process that empowers students to define their own personal objectives—and to develop and refine their own distinctive artistic voices.

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Eugene Lang College

SLC students may study abroad with Eugene Lang College at the University of Amsterdam only.

In 1985, Eugene Lang, one of America’s most celebrated educational philanthropists, endowed a brand new undergraduate institution in the middle of downtown Manhattan. Since then, the mission of the college has been to foster the highest aims of social justice, political responsibility, and cultural awareness.

At Lang, rather than saddle you with numerous required courses in a single academic major, you are encouraged to explore highly interdisciplinary paths of study. That way, you can pursue connections among the humanities, arts, social sciences, and natural sciences. You choose from—and often crisscross—twelve paths: the arts; education studies; history; literature; cultural studies and media; philosophy; psychology; religious studies; science, technology, and society; social inquiry; urban studies; and writing.

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Falmouth University

Music only.

Falmouth University is a unique arts environment in that all of its students and faculty work across subject boundaries and participate in a wide range of performance and creative arts disciplines. Its academic staff consists of resident artists and scholars who regularly collaborate with guest teachers, performers, and researchers. Falmouth University is over 100 years old and currently has 700 students focusing in the performing arts. The music program consists of classical music, popular music and Creative Music Technology. Sarah Lawrence students will take six components in their chosen discipline (music performance, music composition, or a creative synthesis of both), self-directed work related to a choice of topics, and supporting practical and musicological studies and/or work in another arts discipline.

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Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka Japan

Since 1972, the Asian Studies Program at KGU has been providing excellent education and services to study abroad students. The program now annually welcomes more than 600 students from 40 countries and regions. The campus is situated in a region rich in history, culture, and commercial enterprise. The Asian Studies Program offers classes in Japanese language and liberal arts courses in English. International students appreciate the exceptional location and enjoy unique Japanese experiences. Students may choose to live in homestays or dormitories.

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Pitzer College

SLC exchange students may study abroad on any of Pitzer College’s study abroad programs.

Pitzer College was named for benefactor, noted philanthropist, and orange grower Russell K. Pitzer. Founded in 1963 as the sixth institution of The Claremont Colleges, Pitzer began as a residential liberal arts campus with a curricular emphasis in the social and behavioral sciences. The College’s pioneering programs embraced interdisciplinary teaching and learning, creative and cooperative classroom experience, and community governance, encouraging every voice to be heard equally and fully.

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South India Term Abroad (SITA)

Sarah Lawrence College participates in a consortium program with select colleges to offer a semester-long opportunity to observe and participate in the fascinating cultural environment of South India. The program is based in the ancient temple city of Madurai and all students will be housed there with host families. Classes are supplemented by field trips to other regions in South India, providing exposure to the rich cultural complexity of the region.

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Spelman College

Spelman College study abroad options are not available to SLC students.

Founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, the school was renamed Spelman College in 1924 and has since held the distinction of being America’s oldest historically Black college for women. Now a global leader in the education of women of African descent, Spelman College includes more than 2,100 students from 41 states and 15 foreign countries. Spelman empowers women to engage the many cultures of the world and inspires a commitment to positive social change through service. The college is dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical and leadership development of our students.

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Tsuda College, Tokyo, Japan

Women only.

Tsuda College was founded in 1900 by Umeko Tsuda, one of the first Japanese women to study abroad. As a result, the college has well-developed foreign exchange programs with more than twenty institutions around the world. Students will live in dormitories in Kodaira city, Tokyo, a suburb of Tokyo.

The Faculty of Liberal Arts follows Umeko Tsuda’s philosophy for nurturing ‘all-round’ individuals. Students study a wide variety of disciplines. Students may take classes offered by all departments.

The College consists of four undergraduate departments; Department of English, Department of International and Cultural Studies, Department of Mathematics, and Department of Computer Science.

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Exchange Program Applications

For applications for all other programs, please visit the International Programs Office.