Learning at Dean College is all about you. Classes are small, so your professors and advisors will get to know you and help you reach your goals. In our supportive community, you’ll explore your interests, develop essential skills and get the professional experience you need to succeed. 

Students can choose from over 50 academic programs at Dean, and there are opportunities to participate in our Honors Program for high-achieving students.

• Find support through personal academic advising, learning support services and faculty office hours.

• Our advising team assists with immigration processes and cultural adjustment, providing extensive support

• Dean’s campus is a fun and vibrant community. In addition to activities hosted by our student life staff, the International Student Association conducts culturally themed activities throughout the year. International students arrive early to campus for International Student Orientation, followed by Bulldog Beginnings, Dean’s fall orientation program for all new students.


Enjoy a vibrant campus community, easily accessible to Boston but with the feel of a small American town. Boston is home to a friendly, diverse and multi-cultured community which helps to make everyone feel at home. When you're not exploring Boston, enjoy beautiful nature or spend an afternoon in the USA's oldest public library, with its first books donated by Benjamin Franklin in 1790!


With 90% of students living on campus, Dean offers a thriving residential experience. International students are expected to live on campus. Our 13 residence halls are run by professional staff and student community advisors who organize activities to help students connect. Each residence hall has internet, cable TV service, laundry facilities, kitchenettes, study areas and lounges. Learn more at 


The meal plan provides unlimited access to our main dining facility, where a variety of food options are available, including accommodations for special dietary needs. Students can also choose from a la carte options at our on-campus cafe, the Bulldog Beanery, and Boomer’s, an after-hours hangout that offers music, events, games and sports on large-screen TVs. 


Dean’s campus is a fun and vibrant community. Our student activities staff regularly schedules guest speakers, talent nights, comedians and other entertainment activities. Dean also offers a wide variety of dance and theatre events, as well as athletic events, throughout the year. International students are encouraged to get involved to build lifelong friendships, try new cultural experiences and develop leadership skills. Learn more about student life at 


Located in Franklin, MA, ranked the second safest city in the U.S., Dean offers a quintessential New England college experience with easy access to all the activities of a big city. Franklin is located 56 km (35 miles) from Boston, known as America’s college town, just 50 minutes by train or car. The rail station is just a five-minute walk from campus and provides frequent train service to Boston. New York City is only three and a half hours away, perfect for a weekend trip of sightseeing, experiencing the food scene and immersing yourself in arts and culture.

Boston’s Logan International Airport and the beaches of Cape Cod are both located about an hour from campus. The mountains of the Berkshires, Vermont and New Hampshire are all easily accessible for a weekend of hiking, skiing or camping.

Sports fans can take in a Major League Soccer or NFL game at nearby Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Revolution and the New England Patriots, just 20 minutes from campus. There are also plenty of restaurants and stores in close proximity to the campus, and the Wrentham Outlet Mall is just 10 minutes away.


All students can participate in volunteer opportunities on campus or in the local community through student groups and organizations. Credit-bearing internships are available for students studying abroad for the full academic year. Undergraduate research opportunities are also available.

Course Description

Dean College offers undergraduate degree programs within four schools: School of the Arts, Dean R. Sanders '47 School of Business, Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance and School of Liberal Arts. Whichever program you choose, you'll learn to think critically, communicate well, solve problems across multiple disciplines and prepare for a thriving career. 

For an in-depth look at all academic programs, degree offerings and course descriptions, visit our Academic Catalog.

All courses are taught in English.

Credits Earned 

Students who complete the program in good standing can expect to earn 12-15 U.S. Credit Hours. Each course will be worth approximately 3 credits.

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Gretchen McCarthy 703-504-9980 | Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.


(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Biology

  • Business:

    Business Management Marketing

  • Communication

  • Education

  • English Language and Literature

  • Human Services

  • International/Global Studies

  • Law/Criminal Justice


  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Human Development and Family Studies Sociology

  • Sports Studies:

    Kinesiology and Exercise Science Sport and Fitness Management Sports Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts: Recommended!

    Acting Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management Dance Drama and Theatre Arts Technical Theatre Design and Technology

Academic Requirements

  • TOEFL iBT Score: 79
  • IELTS Score: 6.5
  • Duolingo Total: 100

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Performing arts degrees (including dance and theater) require auditions to be admitted to the program. Follow the instructions for theatre auditions or dance auditions and attach them in the Documents tab of your ISEP application under the "Upload Additional Documents" section.

Duolingo English Test is accepted as an alternative to TOEFL/IELTS, with a minimum required score of 100.


The Green Family Library Learning Commons is also home to the Theodore and Cynthia Berenson Center for Writing, Mathematics and Presentation Excellence, which offers:

• Access to peer, professional and faculty tutoring in a newly renovated, interactive space for supporting student success

• Quiet space to focus or work with tutors, meet with peers on group projects, practice individual and group presentations 

Through our health and counseling services, professional and confidential health care is provided by highly skilled and caring team of nurse practitioners and a consulting physician. On-campus clinicians provide training, educational programs and outreach to promote positive mental health and wellness. In the event of an emergency, hospitals and pharmacies are located minutes from campus.

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