Semester or year-long study abroad in a German-speaking country is strongly encouraged. Students may choose to enhance their language skills and knowledge of German culture by participating in the College's ongoing exchange program with the University of Dortmund. In the past, students have also attended programs in Vienna, Munich, Freiburg, Tübingen, Berlin and Hamburg. While abroad, students are enrolled directly in the German or Austrian university and live with German/Austrian students. Often, the senior project grows out of an academic or personal interest developed while abroad.