Letter of Recommendation
Please request a letter of recommendation from a Bennington faculty member be sent in a
sealed envelope to the Office of Study Away - Barn 120C.
List any international experience that you feel is relevant to your participation in this program,
including previous study abroad programs:
List any foreign languages studied, indicating your level of proficiency:
Statement of Purpose:
Please write a short statement of purpose (1 to 2 pages) discussing why you would like to
participate in this program. Describe how the program would complement your academic
experience, and enhance your educational and professional goals for the future. In addition,
please explain what prior experience, if any, you may have with the program’s topics and
themes and what you hope to accomplish by participating.
Financial Aid Statement:
Partial funding may be available to support highly qualified applicants. To be considered for
funding, please attach a copy of your Bennington financial aid award letter, a proposed budget
for the program which details your funding gap, and a short statement about how you would
share your experience abroad with the Bennington community on your return.
Passport and Visa Information
It is strongly recommended that you apply for your passport and visa (if applicable) immediately
upon your acceptance into the program, to ensure that you receive these documents before
your departure. Your passport should be valid for 6 months after the trip.
Bennington College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion,
gender, sexual orientation, age, physical handicap, or marital status.
I verify that all of the information included in this application is accurate and true.
Signature: ____________________________________________ Date: _______________