Our programs vary in length from a week to a full academic year. We offer short-term programs that take place during the summer, spring break, or winter break, as well as long-term programs that cover one or two semesters.
If you are looking for a semester program, consider whether you would prefer to go abroad in the spring or fall. Due to differences in academic calendars around the world, some programs work best for Purdue students in one semester or the other, so the search allows you to specify. If you are open to spring and fall programs, selecting the “Semester” option will bring up results for both.
For adventurous students, we also offer programs that cover two semesters! Many returning students say they wish they had studied abroad longer, and the cultural immersion and cost effectiveness of a year-long program can be hard to beat.
Students interested in summer opportunities often ask if they can search for Maymester programs. We don’t categorize these separately from other summer programs, but it’s possible to search for programs beginning in May. See “Program Start Month” below.
Transcending intellectual boundaries and reimagining academic norms, Lang enables you to enrich your education with global engagement within and outside of the classroom. Reimagine your own education with a study abroad program for a semester or a summer. We provide opportunities for diverse study abroad experiences around the world.
Students can begin to think about study abroad in their freshman year and are encouraged to contact study abroad advising early in their studies to discuss their goals and plan for study abroad. Learning more about study abroad and deciding whether to apply and where to study are an important part of your sophomore year. As you focus your academic interests, consider incorporating study abroad into your academic journey. In the second semester (before completing 60 credits), sophomores are expected to declare a major. As a sophomore, you will meet with the departmental faculty advisor for your declared major and continue consulting your Student Success advisor. Discussing your intention to study abroad during your consultations with them will provide valuable guidance.
Below is an overview of some of the types of programs that are available. Please visit Study Abroad or contact [email protected] for more information on programs and how to apply. Also read about funding and scholarship resources for studying abroad, and be sure to follow Narwhal Nation Study Abroad to learn about upcoming study abroad events, information sessions, and activities on campus. Study abroad policies can be found on the Policy and Procedures page.
Studying abroad requires a lot of planning, and The New School is here to help you meet your goals, needs, and expectations. To help you get started, be sure to meet with a Study Abroad Advisor as early as possible. Students are encouraged to begin planning as early as their first semester at The New School and begin the application process at least a full semester prior to travel.
In addition to starting the application process, students should also begin reviewing travel requirements. The first step for any international trip is to get a passport. For more details on how to obtain or renew a passport, visit the Travel Preparation page.
Applying for study abroad is a multi-step process. To start, search for available study abroad programs in the GoAbroad portal, which students may log into directly under the ‘Academics’ section in MyNewSchool.
All students must submit the New School internal study abroad application in GoAbroad first to be considered for study abroad in your selected program(s). Students may apply to multiple programs and rank their program(s) by preference.
If your application to study abroad is approved, you can then apply to the program(s) of your choice. Once you have received your admission into the program, you must update your commitment to participate in your program on your study abroad application record in GoAbroad.
For more information about the application process, review the Study Abroad Application Guide and the study abroad policies and procedures.
Participation in international excursions through The New School does not require applying for study abroad, however, all students who are approved to participate in international excursions through The New School must register their travel with the Study Abroad office and fulfill all excursion pre-departure requirements. For more information, see the International Excursions page.
Students must submit a New School Study Abroad Application as well as an external application for admission to the specific study abroad program they are interested in, and the application deadlines for each may differ. Contact your study abroad advisor or email [email protected] with any questions regarding application deadlines and planning.
Michigan Tech offers a variety of programs beyond the traditional study abroad experience. Program types include faculty-led, exchange, internships, research, Christian missions, and international engineering senior design. Explore your options, we can help you narrow them down!
Michigan Tech Faculty-Led
Faculty-led programs are designed for Michigan Tech students to study abroad with other Michigan Tech students and take Michigan Tech courses taught by Michigan Tech professors.
Spring Break Program
Summer Track A Programs
Summer Track B Programs
Michigan Tech has several direct exchange partner relationships with international universities (see list below). Michigan Tech students attend one of those universities and pay Michigan Tech tuition. In return, that international university sends its students to Michigan Tech.
Stay for a semester—or a full academic year. Your Michigan Tech tuition and fees cover costs at the host university.
You're responsible for:
You also have to arrange and cover costs for:
Curtin University - Perth, Australia
Lakehead University - Thunder Bay, Canada
University of Oulu - Oulu, Finland
ENSEA French American Exchange
European Project Semester
European Project Semester (EPS) is designed to meet engineering degree senior design requirements with a mix of project-related courses and project organization/problem-based learning. All EPS programs are taught in English.
Japan Center for Michigan Universities
The Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU) is a study abroad program located on the shore of Lake Biwa in the City of Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Since 1989, JCMU has been offering programs designed to build relationships between Japanese, Americans, and other nationalities through active learning and participation in language, culture, family life, and society. JCMU offers programs in language and culture, health and culture, environmental sciences, and teaching English in Japan. It also offers summer internships.
Semester at Sea
Semester at Sea sails around the world exploring 10-12 countries in a semester. Through in-country field programs and independent travel, students observe global issues firsthand while interacting with everyone from local citizens to world leaders. Semester at Sea is open to all majors. Courses are taught aboard the ship and inland.
University Studies Abroad Consortium
The University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) is a non-profit consortium of U.S. universities (including Michigan Tech) that collaborates to offer affordable, academic and authentic study abroad programs. There are abundant opportunities to immerse in the culture, history, and academics of other countries providing an unforgettable experience. Each program is designed to help you grow into an engaged citizen of the world -- no only through academic experiences, but also through field trips, internships, volunteering, and service learning.
University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)
International Studies Abroad (ISA)
Global Semesters (University of Nicosia)
Initial planning (12 months before departure)
Research travel programs and submit the Michigan Tech study abroad application (6-12 months before departure)
Select courses and request course evaluations (4-10 months before departure)
Research and apply for study abroad scholarships (4-6 months before departure)
Complete your study abroad course planning (3-6 months before departure)
Submit your study abroad program provider application and register for courses (3-6 months before departure)
If applicable, apply for your visa (3-4 months before departure)
Attend the Michigan Tech study abroad pre-departure 201 orientation (3 months before departure)
Attend the Michigan Tech study abroad pre-departure 301 orientation (2 months before departure)
All coursework for a master’s degree must be completed within six years preceding the awarding of the degree. This means that for a student beginning graduate-level courses in Fall 2008, the student must complete their degree coursework by August 2014. When the student was officially admitted to their graduate program is irrelevant: it’s the age of the course work they wish to apply towards their degree. The time limitation, therefore, applies to graduate-level courses completed while still an undergraduate, as a graduate special, while in a previous graduate program, when first admitted to their graduate program, or transferred from another institution. And, of course, the six-year window shifts as time goes by. That student who cannot graduate in August 2024 and then applies to graduate in December 2024 now has to have coursework completed no earlier than Spring 2019. Any exceptions to course time limitations approved by the Graduate Dean are for a particular period of time – the approval is not good “forever.” Coursework for doctoral degrees must be completed within eight years preceding the granting of the degree. Credits from a previously completed master’s degree approved to apply to the doctoral degree are exempt from this time limitation.
Grades: All coursework for an advanced degree must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. This means a course for which you receive a “C minus” cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements. If the course is required you will have to re-take the course.
There are limits to the number of Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (previously called Pass/Fail) credits that may be applied to a degree. For master’s degrees, the limit is six (6); for doctoral degrees, the limit is nine (9). This limit is not applicable to thesis or dissertation credits or credits for the comprehensive exam (courses ending in 795).
Programs of Study must be filed prior to applying for graduation, generally the semester prior to the one in which you are planning to graduate. The Graduate School website lists the deadlines for filing your program of study under “Important Dates.” Please be aware of these dates. Reminders for deadlines may be emailed to students, but ultimately it is your responsibility as a graduate student to be aware of dates and deadlines. It is best to file a Program of Study as early as possible to avoid delays at graduation time.
All graduate students are required to maintain continuous enrollment to stay in good academic standing. Students without assistantships must be enrolled in a minimum of three (3) graduate credits and students with assistantships must be enrolled for a minimum of six (6) graduate credits each fall and spring semester. Failure to maintain continuous enrollment may result in the student being placed on probation, losing an assistantship and various other consequences. If you know that you will need to be gone during a semester, please file a Leave of Absence.
Courses numbered 600 and above are for graduate units (see numbering explanation in the Course Numbering System of the catalog). A dual-numbered (400-600) course completed at the 400-level for undergraduate units may not be re-taken at the 600-level for graduate units. Courses numbered 500-599 are post-baccalaureate level and not applicable toward a graduate degree.
See more in the University Catalog's Academic Requirements for Maintaining Graduate Standing.
Purdue University colleges and/or departments organize overseas programs that last from four days to four weeks. A Purdue professor leads the program and teaches one course. Participants earn from one to nine credit hours, depending on the length of the program.
Departmental programs are right for students who:
- prefer on-site support from a program leader
- have never traveled abroad
- feel more secure being with a group of Purdue students
These programs are designed and administered by the Study Abroad Office and typically take place over the summer. Usually a Purdue professor leads the program and teaches one course. Participants typically earn six credit hours, depending on the length of the program.
Similar to Departmental Programs, these are right for students who:
- prefer on-site support from a program leader
- have never traveled abroad
- feel more secure being with a group of Purdue students
Exchange Programs are based on agreements that Purdue maintains with academic institutions around the world. Participants will be enrolled as regular students at the partner university but will pay their regular level of tuition to Purdue. The Study Abroad Office reviews student applications, selects participants and coordinates pre-departure orientations. Most forms of financial aid apply to the program costs. Students earn direct credit for coursework completed. Exchange programs are available for the summer, semester or year.
Cost: Students are billed regular Purdue tuition plus overseas health insurance by the bursar. They will need to purchase plane tickets and pay remaining costs (housing, meals, local travel, and personal expenses) at the overseas study site. It is important to visit the page on costs and financial aid to learn what and how one pays for this kind of study abroad experience.
Assistance: Most partner universities have a supportive international office staff to provide assistance to exchange students. However, students choosing this type of program should not expect a lot of individual attention. As regular students in the university, they are expected to act independently and contact the international office when they need help.
Living: In many cases, students live in university residence halls or university-owned apartments. Some exchange programs offer a homestay option. Students pay housing charges on-site.
Classes: University courses often include both local and international students. If Purdue students are proficient, they can also take classes taught in the country's native language.
Registration: Exchange programs offer the broadest selection of courses, but it is possible that you will not be able to take exactly what you had anticipated. Registration for classes is usually not possible until after you arrive at the host university.
Traveling: Students on Exchange Programs are free to travel on weekends or during university holidays. Some universities organize trips for their exchange students, but participants in these programs usually plan their own excursions.
Exchange Programs are right for students who:
- prefer to pay Purdue tuition and fees for their program
- yearn for independence
- want to be fully integrated into the local culture
- want to plan their own semester activities and excursions
- desire a broad selection of courses
Direct Enroll programs are similar to Exchange Programs in duration, independence and academics; the main differences are that Direct Enroll programs tend to cost more and do not bring overseas students to Purdue.
Co-Sponsored Programs Purdue students are eligible to participate in a number of study abroad programs that are organized by agencies specializing in international education (CIEE, IES, IFSA, DIS, etc.). Students accepted by these programs, pay the program fees directly to the co-sponsor and a Purdue study abroad fee to the bursar. Financial aid can be applied to these program costs, and credits and grades are directly transferred to the students' Purdue transcripts. Co-sponsored programs are available for the summer, semester or academic year.
Cost: Students, whether residents or non-residents, pay a comprehensive program fee that usually includes tuition, housing, meals, international health insurance, and a few excursions. Depending on the destination, the program fee may be more, less, or about the same as Purdue non-resident tuition. It is important to visit our page on costs and financial aid to learn what and how one pays for this kind of study abroad experience.
Assistance: Co-sponsored programs usually have an office, a resident director and a staff that offer a high level of support and assistance to students.
Living: Depending on the program, students will live in residence halls, apartments or private homes with local families.
Classes: Many co-sponsored programs are organized specifically for Americans and other international students. However, participants may sometimes take one or more courses at the overseas university affiliated with the program.
Registration: Students register for classes either before or after arrival. Many courses offered by co-sponsors are developed especially for program participants. Thus, there is a greater degree of certainty regarding the availability and credit transfer of co-sponsor courses. Unless the program has a language requirement (as in Spain, France and Germany), classes are taught in English.
Traveling: The program fee often includes excursions and field trips. Most include plenty of time to travel independently on weekends or during holidays.
Co-sponsored programs are right for students who:
Student teaching is a year long experience split into two distinct semesters; a pre-practicum semester, typically in the fall and a practicum semester, typically in the spring. In most cases, one semester will be spent at The Campus School of Smith College, and the other semester in a local public school.
During the pre-practicum semester you will enroll in EDC 345 Elementary Curriculum Methods, as well as any remaining core licensure courses; including, EDC 338 and EDC 347. You will be assigned a field placement and a host teacher to support the field requirements of these courses. You will also be assigned a Program Supervisor, who will meet with you at least three times during the semester to support your practice; observing you in the classroom, providing feedback and helping you set goals.
During the practicum semester you will enroll in EDC 345 Elementary Curriculum Methods. You will be assigned a practicum field placement and supervising practitioner (mentor teacher). You will continue to have the support of a Program Supervisor, who will formally observe you at least three times during the semester. You will be expected to complete 300 hours of field work, including at least 100 full responsibility hours.
Eligible candidates for the elementary educator licensure program must:
Student teaching is a year long experience split into two distinct semesters; a pre-practicum semester, typically in the fall, and a practicum semester, typically in the spring.
During the pre-practicum semester you will enroll in EDC 352 Methods of Instruction, as well as any remaining core licensure courses or major courses. You will be placed in a local middle school or high school to complete the field components of EDC 352.
During the practicum semester you will teach daily, usually from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., following the schedule of the school where you are placed. You are encouraged to stay after school, on occasion, to meet with your cooperating teacher, work with their students, and attend school meetings and professional development training sessions.
Due to the demands of student teaching, students are encouraged to take only two courses during their student teaching semester:
Saint Louis University strives to make the cost of a study abroad program fairly comparable to tuition, room and board here at SLU.
Study Abroad Rates
There are a number of international external fellowship and scholarship opportunities funded by independent organizations with a dedicated interest in promoting global education. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it provides a starting point if you’re interested in seeking additional financial aid.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations.
Critical Language Scholarship Program
This is a program of U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund awards up to $10,000 to students with financial need who have been and continue to be active in social/economic movement, justice and peace. This scholarship can apply to study abroad if the program contains a social justice component.
Diversity Abroad, in cooperation with AIFS, offers 10 $500 scholarships for full-time undergraduate (both community college and university level) students studying abroad during spring and fall semesters.
Foundation for Global Scholars
The Foundation for Global Scholars is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Denver whose mission is to create global citizens and leaders by assisting students in achieving their personal and professional goals of obtaining cultural and academic experiences abroad. The foundation will support this mission by awarding scholarships to help enable students to obtain an international experience. Students who are from under-represented populations in international education are a priority.
The Fulbright-mtvU grant is giving students the opportunity to immerse themselves in international culture by awarding those students with unique projects that utilize the power of music to encourage mutual understanding.
Institute for International Education
Use this link to find scholarships specific to your host country. New scholarships are available every semester.
Rotary International, The Rotary Foundation
The Ambassadorial Scholarships Program of the Rotary Foundation is the world's largest privately funded international scholarship program. An average of 800 scholarships are awarded annually. Through grants totaling approximately $26 million, recipients from some 69 to 70 countries travel abroad to study in other countries.
Travel Video Contest
InternationalStudent.com sponsors a travel video contest. This contest is held almost every year with a grand prize of $4,000 and several runner-up prizes.
Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program (rising seniors, graduate students)
Initially founded by the Whitaker Foundation, the Whitaker Program supports international collaboration in the growing field of biomedical engineering, from graduating seniors to post-doctorate degree holders. The award covers travel, living expenses and tuition for fellows (partial or full, depending on host university).
Go Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship
The Go Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship is open to all current or aspiring study abroad students. Scholarships are awarded each year. The scholarship is awarded based on the creativity and analytical thinking displayed through writing samples, photos and/or video submissions.
Adorjan Scholarship Program, Hungary-Saint Louis University
This program funds the exchange of students between Saint Louis University, Saint Louis University-Madrid and Pazmany Peter University in Budapest, Hungary. The scholarship covers travel and extra costs of attending one of the partner institutions, and will provide the additional support needed for students who might not normally afford a study abroad experience, ranging $2,000-$5,000.
Vietnam semester scholarships are available for visiting students studying abroad at the Loyola Vietnam Center who demonstrate financial need. Contact the study abroad team for additional information.