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Study Abroad - Advising

Students interested in studying abroad for a semester or a summer are strongly encouraged to speak with their academic advisor as early as possible.

The posted advising guides represent a small section of all programs available through the Office of International Programs. Students interested in other locations, courses or programs should contact the Study Abroad Advisor for more information.

Accounting

Students usually study abroad for a semester in their junior year, but opportunities are available for sophomores and first-semester seniors. Summer programs and internships are available as well.

Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Students can study abroad for a summer to complete major courses and general education requirements. A variety of programs are offered – traditional classroom-style instruction, courses accompanied by a lab component, and intensive research field-based programs. Internships are also available.

Anthropology

Students study abroad for one or two semesters as sophomores, juniors or first-semester seniors. Students are strongly encouraged to select non-English speaking locations, include a language component and consider a full year abroad.

Art Education

Students interested in spending a full semester abroad should discuss their plans with their academic advisor as early as possible. Summer programs are available.

Art History

Semester and summer programs are available in many countries. Internships are also available.

Athletic Training

Students can study abroad for a semester as juniors or first-semester seniors. Summer programs are also available to complete general education requirements. Suitable exchange programs: Australia, Canada, United Kingdom. Internships and research abroad programs are available as well.

Biochemistry

With proper planning students can study abroad for a semester, primarily in English-speaking countries. Sophomore year is recommended. Summer programs are available to complete general education requirements. Research abroad programs are very suitable for this major.

Bioengineering

Students can study or research abroad during the sixth semester (spring semester of junior year).  Summer programs are also available to complete general education requirements. Internships are available as well.

Biology

Students may spend a semester abroad as juniors and take electives within the major. Summer programs are also available. A variety of programs are offered – traditional classroom-style instruction, courses accompanied by a lab component, and intensive research field-based programs. Internships are available as well.

Business Administration

Students traditionally study abroad for a semester in their junior year, but opportunities are available for sophomores and first-semester seniors as well as summer programs. Students are strongly encouraged to select non-English speaking locations and include a language component. The direct exchange programs in Germany are very suitable for this major. Internships are available as stand-alone programs or as part of a regular study abroad program.

Chemistry

With proper planning students can study abroad for a semester. Sophomore year is recommended. Summer programs are available to complete general education requirements. Research and internship opportunities are also available.

Child Development and Family Relations

With proper planning students can study abroad for a semester. Summer programs are available to complete general education requirements.

Communication

Students study abroad for a semester as sophomores, juniors or first-semester seniors. Students are strongly encouraged to select non-English speaking locations, include a language component and consider a full year abroad. Internships are available as well. The direct exchange program in Bulgaria is a very suitable opportunity – Communication advising guide.

Communication Sciences and Disorders  

Students study abroad for a semester during sophomore year or a summer to complete general education requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to select non-English speaking locations, and include a language component. Juniors interested in taking CSD electives should select programs in Australia, Canada and United Kingdom. CSD advising guide.

Computer Engineering

Students study abroad for a semester during the spring semester of the junior year or a summer to complete major requirements and/or general education requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to select partner universities where English is the language of instruction. Suitable direct exchange universities are Bangor University (UK), Bilkent University (Turkey) and University Carlos III de Madrid (Spain).

Computer Science

Students study abroad for a semester as sophomores, juniors or first-semester seniors. Research and internships abroad are available as well.

Early Childhood Education

Students study abroad for a semester during sophomore year. Students are strongly encouraged to select non-English speaking locations, and include a language component. During the last semester of college, students can also participate in Student Teaching Abroad.

Earth Sciences

With proper planning students can study abroad for a semester. Sophomore year is recommended. Summer programs are available to complete general education requirements. A very suitable program is the Geosciences in the Himalayas.

Ecology and Environmental Sciences

With proper planning students can study abroad for a semester or a summer. A variety of programs are offered – traditional classroom-style instruction, courses accompanied by a lab component, and intensive research field-based programs. Students are encouraged to select non-English locations. Internships are available as well. The direct exchanges in Australia and the United Kingdom are particularly suitable for this major.

Economics

Students study abroad for one or two semesters as sophomores, juniors or first-semester seniors. Students are strongly encouraged to select non-English speaking locations, include a language component and consider a full year abroad. Internships are available as well. The direct exchange at the American University in Bulgaria is particularly suitable for this major – Economics advising guide.

Elementary Education

Students study abroad for one semester during sophomore year and apply for their teacher candidacy in the other semester. Students complete general education requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to select non-English speaking locations, and include a language component. During the last semester of college, students can also participate in Student Teaching Abroad.

Engineering

With proper planning students can study abroad for a semester. Summer programs are also available to complete general education requirements. Research and internships abroad are available as well. Direct exchange programs in Australia, Turkey and United Kingdom are very suitable for this major.

Engineering Technology

With proper planning students can study abroad for a semester. Summer programs are also available to complete general education requirements. Research and internships abroad are available as well. Direct exchange programs in Australia, Turkey and United Kingdom are very suitable for this major.

English

Students study abroad for one or two semesters as sophomores, juniors or first-semester seniors. Students are strongly encouraged to select non-English speaking locations, include a language component and consider a full year abroad. Internships are available as well.

Environmental Horticulture

Students interested in spending a full semester abroad should discuss their academic program with their academic advisor as early as possible. Summer programs are available.

Explorations

Program and destination will vary based on the intended major of the student. Undecided students can complete general education requirements and free electives abroad.

Finance

Students study abroad for a semester in their junior year, but opportunities are available for sophomores and first-semester seniors as well as summer programs. Research and internships abroad are available as well. The direct exchanges in Germany are very suitable for this major.

Financial Economics

Students study abroad for a semester in their junior year, but opportunities are available for sophomores and first-semester seniors as well as summer programs. Internships are available as well.

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Students may study abroad in their fourth or sixth semester abroad and take required classes. Summer programs are also available to complete general education requirements. Research and internships abroad are available as well. Food Science and Human Nutrition advising guide.

Forestry

Students may spend a semester abroad taking electives within the major. Summer programs are also offered. A variety of programs are offered – traditional classroom-style instruction, courses accompanied by a lab component, and intensive research field-based programs. Research and internships abroad are available as well. Forestry advising guide.

Franco-American Studies

Programs in Canada are available for a semester, summer or a full academic year.

French

Students study abroad for one or two semesters as sophomores, juniors or first-semester seniors. Summer programs are also available. Students are strongly encouraged to consider a full year abroad. Internships are available as well. The direct exchange in France is very suitable for this major.

History

Students study abroad for one or two semesters as sophomores, juniors or first-semester seniors. Students are strongly encouraged to select non-English speaking locations, include a language component, and consider a full year abroad. Many of the direct exchange programs are suitable for this major.

International Affairs

Students study abroad for one or two semesters as sophomores, juniors or first-semester seniors. Students are strongly encouraged to select non-English speaking locations, include a language component and consider a full year abroad. Internships are available as well. Many of the direct exchange programs are suitable for this major.

International Business

Students study abroad for a semester in their junior year, but opportunities are available for sophomores and first-semester seniors as well as summer programs. The direct exchange programs in Germany are strongly recommended. Internships are available as well.

Journalism

Students study abroad for one or two semesters as sophomores, juniors or first-semester seniors. Students are strongly encouraged to select non-English speaking locations, include a language component and consider a full year abroad. Internships are available as well.

Kinesiology and Physical Education

Students study abroad for a semester as sophomores, juniors or first-semester seniors. Programs are offered in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Research and internships abroad are available as well. Kinesiology advising guide.

Management

Students study abroad for a semester in their junior year, but opportunities are available for sophomores and first-semester seniors as well as summer programs. The direct exchange programs in  Germany are strongly recommended. Internships are available as well. Management advising guide.

Marine Science

Students may spend a fall and/or spring semester abroad, usually as juniors, and may take upper-level electives within the major. The direct exchanges in Australia and Bangor University in Wales are very suitable for this major. Summer programs are also available. A variety of programs are offered – traditional classroom-style instruction, courses accompanied by a lab component, and intensive research field-based programs. Research and internships abroad are available as well. Marine Sciences advising guide.

Marketing

Students study abroad for a semester in their junior year, but opportunities are available for sophomores and first-semester seniors as well as summer programs. Internships are available as well.

Mass Communication

Students study abroad for a semester as sophomores, juniors or first-semester seniors. Students are strongly encouraged to select non-English speaking locations, include a language component and consider a full year abroad. Research abroad and internships are available as well.

Mathematics

With proper planning students can study abroad for a semester. The direct exchange programs in Australia, Bulgaria, Turkey and the UK are very suitable for this major. Summer programs are also available to complete general education requirements.

Microbiology

With proper planning students can study abroad for a semester. Summer programs are also available to complete general education requirements. Research and internships abroad are available. 

Modern Languages

Students study abroad for one or two semesters as sophomores, juniors or first-semester seniors. Students are strongly encouraged to consider a full year abroad. The direct exchange programs in Argentina, Chile, France, Japan and Spain are very suitable for this major. Internships are available as well.

Molecular and Cellular Biology

With proper planning students can study abroad for a semester. Summer programs are also available to complete general education requirements. Research and internships abroad are available.

Music, Music Education and Music Performance

Students interested in spending a full semester abroad should discuss their academic program with their academic advisor as early as possible. Summer programs are available. Music advising guide.

New Media

With proper planning students can study abroad for a semester. Summer programs are also available to complete general education requirements. Research and internships abroad are available.

Nursing

Students can go abroad in the fall of sophomore year (3rd semester) and complete general education requirements. Summer programs are also available. Internships are available as well. Nursing advising guide.

Parks, Recreation and Tourism

Students interested in spending a semester abroad should speak with their academic advisor as early as possible. The direct exchange programs in Australia and the UK are very suitable for this major. Summer programs are also available to complete general education requirements. Internships are available as well.

Philosophy

Students study abroad for one or two semesters as sophomores, juniors or first-semester seniors. Students are strongly encouraged to select non-English speaking locations, include a language component and consider a full year abroad.

Physics

With proper planning students can study abroad for a semester. The direct exchange programs in Australia and the UK are very suitable for this major. Summer programs are also available to complete general education requirements.

Political Science

Students study abroad for one or two semesters as sophomores, juniors or first-semester seniors. Students are strongly encouraged to select non-English speaking locations, include a language component and consider a full year abroad. Research and internships abroad are available.

Pre-Law

With proper planning students can study abroad for a semester. Summer programs are also available to complete general education requirements. Internships are available as well. Pre-Law advising guide.

Pre-Medical

With proper planning students can study abroad for a semester. Summer programs are also available to complete general education requirements. Pre-Med advising guide.

Pre-Veterinary

Students can study abroad for a summer to complete major and general education requirements. A variety of programs are offered – traditional classroom-style instruction, courses accompanied by a lab component, and intensive research field-based programs. Pre-Vet advising guide.

Psychology

With proper planning students can study abroad for a semester in many locations. The direct exchange programs in Australia, Turkey and the UK are very suitable for this major. Summer programs are also available to complete general education requirements.

Romance Languages

Students study abroad for one or two semesters as sophomores, juniors or first-semester seniors. The direct exchange programs in Argentina, Chile, France, and Spain are very suitable for this major. Summer programs are also available. Students are strongly encouraged to consider a full year abroad.

Secondary Education

Students study abroad for one semester during sophomore year and apply for their teacher candidacy in the other semester. Students complete general education requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to select non-English speaking locations, and include a language component. During the last semester of college, students can also participate in Student Teaching Abroad.

Social Work

With proper planning students can study abroad for a semester. Summer programs are also available to complete general education requirements. The direct exchange programs in Australia and the UK are very suitable for this major. Internships are available as well.

Sociology

With proper planning students can study abroad for a semester. Summer programs are also available to complete general education requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to select non-English speaking locations, and include a language component. Some programs also offer a service learning or volunteering component. The direct exchange programs in Australia and the UK are very suitable for this major.

Spanish

Students study abroad for one or two semesters as sophomores, juniors or first-semester seniors. The direct exchange programs in Argentina, Chile, and Spain are very suitable for this major. Summer programs are also available. Students are strongly encouraged to consider a full year abroad. Internships are available as well.

Studio Art

Students study abroad for a semester in their junior year, but summer programs are available as well as opportunities for sophomores and first-semester seniors.

Sustainable Agriculture

With proper planning students can study abroad for a semester. Summer programs are also available to complete general education requirements.

Wildlife Ecology

Students can study abroad in the spring semester of their junior year (sixth semester). The direct exchange programs in Australia are very suitable for this major. Summer programs are also available to complete general education requirements. A variety of programs are offered – traditional classroom-style instruction, courses accompanied by a lab component, and intensive research field-based programs. Internships are available as well. Wildlife Ecology advising guide.

Zoology

Students can study abroad as juniors to complete electives within the major. The direct exchange programs in Australia and the UK are very suitable for this major. Summer programs are also available to complete general education requirements. A variety of programs are offered – traditional classroom-style instruction, courses accompanied by a lab component, and intensive research field-based programs. Internships are available as well.

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International Studies Abroad (ISA) Advising Guides

The following advising guides are for several of the ISA programs. Equivalencies for other ISA program may be available in MaineStreet under Transfer Equivalencies Search. Detailed program information is available on the ISA website.

Country University
France American Business School Paris
Italy American University of Rome
Florence University of the Arts (FUA)
Ireland National University of Ireland, Galway
Spain Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona)
Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona

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Universities Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) Advising Guides

The Office of International Programs has evaluated the transfer course equivalencies for some USAC programs in PDF format listed below. Equivalencies for some other USAC program, listed as “MaineStreet”, are available in MaineStreet under Transfer Equivalencies Search. Detailed program information is available on the USAC website.

Country Program Semester Summer
Australia Deakin University MaineStreet -
Griffith University MaineStreet -
Brazil Florianopolis Florianopolis Semester Florianopolis Summer 
Chile Santiago Santiago Semester   Santiago Summer
China Chengdu Chengdu Semester  Chengdu Summer
Shanghai  Shanghai Semester Shanghai Summer 
Costa Rica Heredia Heredia Semester  Heredia Summer 
Puntarenas  Puntarenas Semester Puntarenas Summer 
San Ramon  San Ramon Semester San Ramon Summer 
Czech Republic Prague Prague Semester   Prague Summer
Cuba Havana - Cuba Summer 
England Univ of Brighton MaineStreet  -
Univ of Bristol to be evaluated  -
London Metropolitan Univ MaineStreet London Summer 
Univ of Reading MaineStreet  -
France Lyon Lyon Semester   -
Pau  Pau Semester Pau Summer 
Germany Luneburg Luneburg Semester  Luneburg Summer 
Ghana Accra Ghana Semester  Ghana Summer 
India Bangalore India Semester   India Summer
Ireland Univ College Cork MaineStreet  Galway Summer
Israel Haifa to be evaluated   Israel Summer 
Italy Reggio Emilia Reggio Emilia Semester  Reggio Emilia Summer 
Torino  Torino Semester Torino Summer 
Viterbo Viterbo Semester  Viterbo Summer 
Japan Hiroshima  to be evaluated   -
Nagasaki  to be evaluated   -
Osaka Kobe  to be evaluated   -
Korea Yonsei Univ MaineStreet MaineStreet 
Netherlands The Hague  to be evaluated   -
New Zealand Massey University MaineStreet  -
Norway Univ of Oslo to be evaluated   -
Scotland St. Andrews Univ to be evaluated  -
Univ of Stirling MaineStreet  -
Spain Alicante  Alicante Semester Alicante Summer 
Bilbao  Bilbao Semester Bilbao Summer 
Madrid Madrid Semester   Madrid Summer
San Sebastian San Sebastian Semester  San Sabastian Summer 
Sweden Linneaus Univ MaineStreet  -
Thailand Chiang Mai Chiang Mai Semester  Chiang Mai Summer 
Turkey Bahcesehir Univ to be evaluated  -

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Last Modified On June 24, 2014

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