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Study and research abroad

Transform yourself and your future.

Time abroad is more than just travel. Experiencing a new culture first-hand will expand and deepen how you think about the world, and yourself.

In addition to fostering in-demand "soft skills" like empathy and cross-cultural communication, study abroad has been shown to contribute to better grades and on-time graduation.

Did you know facts Did you know Did you know Your financial aid may transferto a study abroad program.Over 275 scholarshipsare available, ranging from $750 to over $10,000.

Upcoming destinations

House in Thailand

Global change, community, and families in Thailand

Spring 2018/Summer 2018
Instructors: Cathy Solheim

The two components of this course are a Spring B-term class(3/19/2018 – 5/6/2018) on campus and May term (5/15/2018 - 6/9/2018) spent in Thailand.

This interdisciplinary course uses a human ecological lens and a sustainability studies framework to examine global change that is occurring at the intersection of the natural environment in Thailand; particularly rivers and water, community, families, and culture. Students will contribute through service learning to the social change work that is being enacted through key non-governmental organizations in Thailand.

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Taste of South Korea: Culture, Language, and Education, South Korea

Spring 2018/Summer 2018
Instructors: Marina Aleixo, program director, International Initiatives, CEHD

The two components of this course are a Spring B-term class(3/19/2018 – 5/6/2018) on campus and summer session (8/2/2018 - 8/23/2018) spent in Korea.

This course takes a systematic look at different aspects of the Korean culture, language, and educational system. The course will examine the historical background of Korea, its international status, and current social, political and educational policies.

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Great Minds of the Renaissance; Italy

Spring 2018/Summer 2018
Instructors: Associate Professor Laura Coffin Koch

The two components of this course are a Spring B-term class(3/19/2018 – 5/6/2018) on campus and May term (5/15/2018 - 6/19/2018) spent in Italy.

The Great Minds of the Renaissance course focuses on the development of scientific thought and the great minds behind those ideas; it delves into the intersection of scientific ideas with art, culture, religion, politics, etc. In doing so, it also covers a wide range of general or liberal education objectives.

Research abroad

Our departments maintain partnerships with organizations and institutions abroad, and many of our faculty are active in international research.

Many undergraduate study abroad programs include research opportunities and are eligible for the Learning Abroad Center's research scholarship.

Before leaving for Puerto Rico, our instructor encouraged building community among each other in the group and I am glad we did because that is the way of the island. Despite the socioeconomic reality for many of the communities we visited, there were always people outside, sharing a meal, enjoying the beach, and just having a strong gratitude for living life surrounded by loved ones.

- Chloe Villegas, study abroad student

Study abroad student