Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA)
The Spanish department works diligently at selecting the best study abroad programs for students. Thanks to this effort, Swarthmore became an associate member of CASA (Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad), a non-profit academic consortium of twelve leading research universities (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Northwestern, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Melbourne, UPenn, and Vanderbilt). The consortium was formed for the purpose of organizing and delivering rigorous education abroad. From its inception, the intention of CASA is to go beyond conventional study abroad, harnessing the combined resources of its member institutions to deliver full immersion opportunities that engage students with leading academics around the world.
Each Divisional Center has a fully operative physical presence in the host country, led by a permanent on-site administrative director and support staff. The centers provide a rich academic environment for CASA students and faculty from across disciplines to engage with select international partner universities. CASA's focus is to provide profound learning opportunities both in and out of the classroom, engaging students locally through carefully programmed curricular and co-curricular activities that are delivered, wherever possible, in the target language.
If they meet eligibility requirements, Swarthmore students can apply to any CASA program. Please refer to our list of approved programs for more information on academics, and application procedures.