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First Year Abroad’s Academic Home: Dean College*

Start your college experience by studying abroad with CIEE’s First Year Abroad program! Dean College serves as the academic home and school of record for all First Year Abroad locations.  Dean College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) for educational excellence and integrity. 

All First Year Abroad participants are enrolled in the A.A. in General Studies degree program at Dean College* and will receive an official academic transcript from Dean College.


The Dean Difference isn’t any one thing. It’s the way Dean’s academics, support network and community overlap, connect and magnify each other. The Dean College community cares for and commits to each other. 

Students enjoy small class sizes on Dean’s 100-acre residential campus located in Franklin, Massachusetts.  Dean College is a private, residential, not-for-profit institution located between Boston, MA and Providence, RI. 

The Dean College Community Values: 

Personal responsibility 
Community accountability 
Mutual respect 

*Pending approval by the New England Commission of Higher Education.