Study Abroad

Students may elect to study abroad during their junior year.  Most students who choose to study abroad do so for one semester (preferably the spring) or during the summer.  History and Science will accept up to two half-courses for concentration credit from a Harvard University-approved study abroad program.  


Classes taken for History and Science credit must be approved by the DUS or the Manager of Student Programs in advance of the study abroad program.  Please note that the two half-courses of study abroad credit will count as pass/fail courses; the grades do not transfer.


Please consult with the Office of International Education for details about applying for credit for your study abroad experience.

The Harvard Summer School Study Abroad program also offers courses in the history of science in Europe and elsewhere that students may take for concentration credit during the summer, while spending an extended time abroad.

In addition, there are many, rich, and varied opportunities for students to receive credit for study abroad  work at other institutions in either science, or the history of science and related areas (Science and Technology Studies, the history of medicine, the history of technology, philosophy and sociology of science, science and health policy). A few of the more important foreign programs in these fields are listed below. The list is not exhaustive, and concentrators are welcome to make suggestions of their own.