MOUNTAIN LAKES — Caroline A. Scarola a first-year student at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, recently returned from spending the fall semester in Dijon, France, through a special program that offers first-year students the opportunity to study abroad. Scarola, a graduate of Mountain Lakes High School, is the daughter of Vito and Letitia Scarola.
Colby’s Global Entry Semester program in Salamanca, Spain, and Dijon, France, provide academically rigorous experiences that fulfill Colby’s foreign language requirement. Through university classes and social interaction, including a homestay with a local family, students gain a global perspective and a better understanding of the complexities of another culture.
Global experiences abound at Colby. More than two-thirds of Colby students study overseas before they graduate, most during their junior year. Programs in language and culture, political science, classical studies, sustainable development, and environmental field studies are among more than 200 approved off-campus study programs. While most students spend an entire semester away, some take part in short-term experiences during Colby’s January term, known as Jan Plan.
The Class of 2022 was selected from the largest and most academically qualified pool of applications in Colby’s 204-year history. Students benefit from DavisConnects (click here), an innovative new program to facilitate and fund research, internship, and global experiences for every student.
Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby offers a rigorous academic program rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own.
Colby’s innovative and ambitious campaign, Dare Northward, will support deeper connections between the College and the world and a fully inclusive experience for all Colby students. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from more than 80 countries. Its Waterville, Maine, location provides unique access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.