Simpson Experience Abroad

Where would you like to study?

The college sponsors semester-long programs in which a Simpson faculty member leads the group, serves as the resident director, and teaches one or more of the courses offered. Such programs are offered in…
Rosario, Argentina
Spend a semester immersed in the culture, history, language and literature of Argentina under the direction of a Simpson professor. Work on your language skills while getting to know your Argentine host families. Visit important historical and cultural sites and be a part of a travel course exploring Argentina. Offered during the spring semester of even numbered years.

Adelaide, Australia 
Study abroad on Simpson’s newest semester-long program at our partner institution, the University of Adelaide, in the state of South Australia.  Take classes taught by the Simpson program director as well as from a wide range of course offerings at UA to fulfill either general education or major requirements.  Get to know the local culture by living with a host family.  Experience life “Down Under.”  Offered during the fall semester of even numbered years.

London, England
Live and learn with other Simpson students, accompanied by a Simpson professor, in one of the world’s great historical, cultural, political, and economic centers. Study tours to sites outside London also included. Offered during the fall semester of odd numbered years.

Schorndorf, Germany 
An intensive learning experience led by a Simpson professor where students study German language, culture, history, and literature while living with German families. Included are visits to historical and cultural sites and week-long study tours to Munich and Berlin. Offered during the spring semester of odd numbered years.

Tahiti, French Polynesia 
Study for a semester in the tropical paradise of a South Pacific island which offers a rich cultural environment combining both Western and non-Western cultural elements in one location. All students, regardless of major, are welcome to participate in the program with the prerequisite of FREN 101. Offered during the spring semester of even numbered years.

Chiang Mai, Thailand 
Held in a fascinating part of the developing world, this program gives students the chance to study at Payap University, a private educational institution located in the Northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. Students are enrolled in Payap’s Thai and South-East Asian Studies program, which is taught in English and is designed specifically for international students. The program offers a well-developed language curriculum, required and elective courses in a wide range of disciplines (some of which are taught be the Simpson program director), and extensive field trips, excursions, and cultural activities are included as well. Students are housed in an international dormitory on campus, where they live and learn with students and faculty from around the world.Offered spring semester of odd-numbered years.

If you would like more information about any of these programs, please contact:

Jay Wilkinson
Director of International Education
Simpson College
701 North C Street
Indianola, IA 50125
(515) 961-1288
toll free (800) 362-2454, ext. 1288