Semester Study Abroad

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College, founded by the Quakers in 1864, is a leading private liberal arts college in the United States that seeks to instill in their students a deep sense of ethical and social concern. Located in Pennsylvania, the college has a campus spanning 425 acres including the Scott Arboretum. The student-faculty ratio of 8:1 gives students the opportunity to work closely and collaboratively with distinguished scholars. In addition, as a member of the Tri-College Consortium with Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges, Swarthmore offers students access to a breadth of resources usually found only at large research universities.

Number of Spots for Yale-NUS Students for Sem 1: 2

Due to the enthusiastic interest in study abroad and the volume of inquiries that we receive, if you have any questions, please read the Semester Study Abroad FAQs carefully first and contact us if you need further advice.

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Fields of Study

Yale-NUS students are free to take any Swarthmore course as long they meet the required prerequisites. In conjunction with Swarthmore courses, students may be able to enroll in classes at Bryn Mawr or Haverford College. At least half of the courses taken must be at Swarthmore College.

The most updated Swarthmore course catalogs may be found here.

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Full Course Load (Required Number of Credits)

4 credits

Students are required to take the full course load at the host institution, which will be equivalent to 20 MCs upon successful completion of credit transfer procedures back at Yale-NUS College.

Academic Calendar

Fall 2019

For more information, refer to this.

CAP Requirement


If you are interested in studying abroad at this institution and currently have a CAP below 3.5, please contact a member of the CIPE International Programmes team.

Have Questions?
Graham Link
Executive, International Programmes

Contact with questions about study abroad programmes.