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, which houses more than 4000 ornamental plants. 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 

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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.

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Fall 2017

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