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Dickinson Partner Programs

Partner Programs are developed through linkages between Dickinson academic departments and departments at overseas institutions. Partner Programs allow students to apply their Dickinson financial aid to the programs and continue to pay their regular Dickinson comprehensive fee. Students enroll in the partner institution with few services provided by Dickinson. Approximately 8 percent of students who study abroad participate in a Dickinson Partner Program.

Partner Program applications are available in the Office of Global Education. Dickinson currently maintains the following Partner Programs:

School for Field Studies (SFS)

University of Durham

Hebrew University

Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies (ICCS)

CIEE in São Paulo, Brazil

CIEE in Hyderabad, India

The American University in Cairo (AUC)

IES in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Washington Center (TWC)

The Jewish Theological Seminary


School for Field Studies (SFS) Programs
In cooperation with the School for Field Studies, Dickinson students may participate in the following five semester programs:

Costa Rica:  Sustainable Development Studies

SFS's Center for Sustainable Development Studies is exploring means of promoting sustainable land use and effective land protection in response to pressure from population growth and a degraded natural resource base. With the results of this research, SFS will help to develop protocols and training for farmers to help them obtain organic certification, select and monitor indicators of biodiversity, as well as provide information about improving national park operations and relationships between parks and local people.

Turks & Caicos:  Marine Resource Management Studies

SFS's Center for Marine Resource Studies is exploring ways to improve the sustainability of exploited marine resources and the protection of the near pristine coral reef ecosystem at South Caicos. The Center's research monitors the stocks of lobster and conch, the condition of coral reefs and the populations of reef fish. The goal of the program is to provide the local community and tourism developers with advice that will help sustain the traditional fishing economy as well as minimize the environmental impacts of growing tourism on the terrestrial and marine environments.

Kenya:  Wildlife Management Studies

Please note:  This program has been indefinitely suspended due to an ongoing U.S. State Department travel warning.

SFS's Center for Wildlife Management Studies is exploring ways to improve wildlife and rangeland management within national parks, and promote co-habitation between humans and migrating wildlife. The Center's research investigates range and wildlife ecology, as well as human-wildlife conflict and competition around national parks. The goal of the program is to provide advice that will help maintain ecological balances in and around protected areas and sustainable co-habitation between human settlers and wildlife in regions surrounding the protected areas. 

Mexico:  Conserving Marine Mammals & Coastal Ecosystems

SFS's Center for Coastal Studies is exploring ways to conserve the ecological health of Bahía Magdalena and improve the management of its exploited marine resources to sustain the socio-economic stability of the local community. The Center's research monitors marine resources, water quality and the protection and conservation of the gray whale and the highly threatened green sea turtle. The goal of the program is to provide sound stock management and species conservation advice to governmental regulators and the local community.

Australia:  Tropical Rainforest Management Studies

SFS's Center for Rainforest Studies is exploring the biodiversity benefits of restoration, the cost efficiency and ecological effectiveness of rainforest restoration site management practices and restoration planning in a riparian zone. With the results of this research and the Center's replanting projects, SFS will help to connect and create corridors between existing rainforest fragments, protect local drinking water sources and share best site management practices with rainforest restoration researchers worldwide.

For more information about SFS programs, contact:

Prof. Tom Arnold, On-Campus Coordinator

Department of Biology

Phone: (717) 245-1319


SFS website:

Classical Archaeology at the University of Durham, England
Students of classical archaeology have the opportunity to study for the academic year at the University of Durham in Durham, England. The University of Durham is home to one of the largest and most prestigious departments of archaeology in the United Kingdom.

For more information, contact:
Prof. Christopher Francese, On-Campus Coordinator

Department of Classical Studies
Phone: (717) 245-1202
University of Durham:

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
The program offers a full range of Judaic, Israel and Middle East studies in such fields as political science, international relations, history, religion, literature, philosophy and archaeology. Students may participate in a semester or academic year at Hebrew University’s Rothberg School. The program includes an Ulpan, an intensive Hebrew language course, that helps facilitate the student’s access to Israeli society and culture.

For more information, contact:
Prof. Ted Pulcini, On-Campus Coordinator

Department of Religion
Phone: (717) 245-1208
Hebrew University:

Please note:  Dickinson Programs in Israel have been indefinitely suspended due to an ongoing U.S. State Department travel warning.

Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies (ICCS), Rome, Italy
Classical studies majors may select to study abroad in Rome through the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies (ICCS) program. Students study the concept of Rome as “The Ancient City,” Renaissance and Baroque art history, as well as language courses in Latin, Greek and Italian.

For more information, contact:
Prof. Christopher Francese, On-Campus Coordinator

Department of Classical Studies
Phone: (717) 245-1202
Duke ICCS:

CIEE in São Paulo, Brazil

The CIEE program in Brazil is intended for students with at least two years of college-level Spanish or one year of Portuguese (or the equivalent).  The program is affiliated with the Catholic University of São Paulo, and students have access there to a full range of courses in Latin American studies, social sciences, and culture and literature.  All classes are taught in Portuguese.  Enrollment at the university is preceded by an intensive five-week language and culture program and orientation, and students have the opportunity to enroll in the program for the fall, spring, or full academic year.  Please note that the Partner Program affiliation pertains only to the liberal arts track, not to the business & culture track. Students interested in Latin American studies may wish to combine a fall semester in São Paulo with a spring semester in Querétaro.

For more information, contact:

Prof. Rebecca Marquis, On-Campus Coordinator

Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Phone: (717) 245-1766
CIEE São Paulo:

CIEE in Hyderabad, India

The CIEE program in India is designed for students with a desire to understand the complexities and paradoxes of the world's largest democracy. Students have the opportunity to explore India's cultural and religious diversity while experiencing the impact of modernity upon tradition.  The academic program is offered in collaboration with the Study India Program (SIP) at the University of Hyderabad.  The CIEE program offers students a combination of specially designed courses organized by SIP and carefully selected regular university courses in such fields as history, literature, philosophy, sociology, communications, management studies, anthropology, dance, art history, cinema, political science, and economics.  Students are required to take a course in Hindi, and they may also study Urdu or Telugu.

For more information, contact:

Prof. Sharon O'Brien, On-Campus Coordinator

Department of American Studies
CIEE Hyderabad:

The American University in Cairo (AUC)

Students of Arabic or with a special interest in the history, culture, and politics of the Middle East may apply to study for a semester or full academic year at the American University in Cairo, Egypt.  Students have access to the complete range of course offerings at AUC, including in areas such as Arabic language, Arab-Islamic civilization, Arabic literature, classical/medieval Islamic history, Islamic art and architecture, Islamic studies, and Middle East studies, along with other courses in the humanities, social sciences, business, and management.  All courses are taught in English.  Students may choose to live in AUC residence halls, or on their own in city apartments.

For more information, contact:

Prof. Ed Webb, On-Campus Coordinator
Phone: (717) 245-1009
The American University in Cairo:

IES- Buenos Aires, Argentina

The IES program in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is intended for students who have completed Spanish 231 and takes place during the fall semester only.  Depending on language skills and needs, students can take one or two courses at the IES center and take the rest of their courses at any of the partner universities in Buenos Aires.  If students have a firm command of the language, they can also choose to take all four courses at the partner universities.  A variety of courses are offered in the following areas:  Argentine and Latin American literature, art, theatre, dance, film, humanities, social sciences, and international business.  In addition, the program offers student internships for credit in arts, business, education, government, human rights, and public health.  Students will stay with a host family while participating in the program.  Students can only participate in this program for the fall semester.  Therefore, students may want to consider combining a fall semester in Buenos Aires with a spring semester in Querétaro.

For more information, contact:

The Office of Global Education
Phone: (717) 245-1341
IES Buenos Aires:

The Washington Center (TWC), Washington, D.C.
Students may participate in the TWC internship program for either the fall or spring semester. Dickinson was chosen “College of the Year” by the Washington Center in 2004 for its support of students in the program. Students are strongly encouraged to combine this semester internship experience with an additional semester in a Dickinson study abroad program. TWC offers experiential learning within an academic structure in order to encourage academic, civic, professional and personal development. TWC’s unique format includes a 4 1/2 day-per-week internship, an academic course held once a week and an independent study supervised by a Dickinson College professor. In addition, students attend a presidential lecture series, a congressional breakfast series and may take advantage of many other opportunities such as tours, discussions and social and cultural activities.

For more information, contact:
Prof. Jim Hoefler, On-Campus Coordinator

Department of Political Science
Phone: (717) 245-1311

Dickinson's TWC site:
The Washington Center:

The Jewish Theological Seminary, New York City

Through a special arrangement with the Jewish Theological Seminiary/List College, Dickinson students majoring or minoring in Judaic Studies have the opportunity to spend the spring semester of their junior year in New York City.  Students must complete at least two semesters of Hebrew in order to be eligible for the program.

For more information, contact:
Prof. Andrea Lieber, On-Campus Coordinator

Department of Religion
Phone: (717) 245-1482
The Jewish Theological Seminary:


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