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Getting Started: Preparing to Study Abroad

Start the process early!

Start the process early! The earlier students plan for studying outside of Claremont, the more options are possible.

Mention interest

Mention interest in studying abroad or interning in Washington, D.C. or the exchange with Spelman College in Atlanta with your faculty adviser early.

Enroll in the appropriate language

Enroll in the appropriate language courses to ensure the language requirements are met.

Check with faculty advisers

Check with faculty advisers and the Office of Study Abroad and Global Education (SAGE) to learn which requirements are best completed at The Claremont Colleges.

Attend a SAGE Information Session

Attend a SAGE Information Session early in sophomore year (first-years are also welcome to attend) to start planning ahead. Sessions are offered weekly in the first two months of each semester.

Watch for Program Representatives

Program representatives occasionally visit campus; watch for them outside the dining hall or at the SAGE Expo that happens each fall.


Research the approved program options to find the best fit.