Office of Global Initiatives
and International Programs
Study Abroad—Your Gateway to the World
Why Study Abroad?
- To learn more about the world
- To enrich your education with opportunities that you cannot get on campus
- To find adventure and excitement
- To improve your foreign language skills
- To explore the country that your ancestors came from
- To gain international experience for your resume and become a more attractive job candidate
- To transform yourself into a more well informed and globally aware person
- To challenge and learn more about yourself
- To experience firsthand places and cultures that you have studied about
- To have the time of your life and get a new perspective on almost everything
Study abroad is one of the most enriching and rewarding experiences that students can have during their college careers. Those who have been on study abroad almost always describe it as their most exciting adventure so far. Usually they find that it changes their lives in positive ways that they couldn’t possibly have imagined before the experience.
The desire to learn more about the world and about the specific country or countries chosen is on the agenda of everyone who goes abroad. What students often don’t realize is how much they can learn about themselves. They very often discover new interests, passions, talents and sides of themselves that they didn’t even know existed. Study abroad is as much a journey into the self as into the world.
Your college years offer you some of the best opportunities to explore the world and yourself that you will ever find. Let us help you take advantage of them. Come visit the office for Global Initiatives and International Programs in Allen House and get started on a great adventure!
What kind of study abroad programs are there?
More than you would ever care to count!
No matter what your major, there is a study abroad program for you! Programs range in length from a week to an entire academic year, so we should be able to help you find something that can fit into your life in whatever way you want.
Study abroad programs exist in almost infinite forms. Some allow you to enroll directly at a foreign university; some involve taking courses set up specifically for international students (what you will be when you study abroad!); some involve doing lots of field work; some give you the option of doing an internship.
Let us help you explore the myriad possibilities!
How do I get academic credit?
For some study abroad programs (those offered through Cedar Crest, LVAIC, School for Field Studies) you can get direct Cedar Crest credit. For others, you can get transfer credit. Talk to us about the procedures for applying for programs and arranging to get the credit you need.
Can I use financial aid?
Usually—come talk to us and we will help you figure out how to use as much aid as possible. Also, there are many scholarships that students can apply for to help offset the costs of study abroad. We can help you find these!
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Mary Anne Kucserik, Director
Want to meet with Mary Anne to talk about study abroad?
Send her an e-mail message to set up a time to meet and fill out the study abroad inquiry form below: