Advising

 

Kierston Fenton spent her summer studying abroad in Bangalore, India.
Kierstin Fenton spent her summer studying abroad in Bangalore, India.

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. USAC offers a variety of locations for Accounting.

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. The FEEPASS program at the University of Glasgow in Senior year is popular and transitions directly into their graduate program if desired. Internships are also available. We recommend direct exchanges and recommended provider programs that take place in the UK and Australia.

Anthropology

Options abound for this major! 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. Our direct exchange programs in Bulgaria and Japan (Hirosaki and Waseda) are great for this major, and USAC has a variety of options, including programs in Thailand, China, and India, to name just a few!

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. Whether it be history in Lyon, France or Seoul, Korea USAC has a long list of opportunities for Art History majors.

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. Biochemistry options for students.

Biomedical Engineering

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. If labs are needed, most options will be in English-speaking countries. Internships are available as well. Explore various areas in Hiroshima, Japan or the forests in Costa Rica; the programs abroad for Biology majors are endless.

Botany

The B.S. degree requires more math, organic chemistry, and physics, and is appropriate preparation for graduate school, and botany-related career fields requiring greater knowledge of physical sciences and mathematics. The B.A. requires more coursework in human sciences and is appropriate preparation for careers involving management, or social sciences, such as teaching, writing, policy, or environmental management. Check out these five places to travel with USAC for Botany majors.

Chemical Engineering

Required courses cover both the scientific foundations of the subject and the relevant engineering sciences such as stoichiometry, thermodynamics, kinetics, fluid mechanics, and unit operations. Economics and process design are learned in the senior year. The program is structured to allow for a two-term co-op experience (summer/spring or fall/summer) during the junior year while still completing the degree in four years. Whether it’s spending a semester in Ireland or one in South Africa, with proper planning alongside an academic advisor, students can go abroad.

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. Studying in Ghana or exploring areas of Spain are only a few of the options offered for Chemistry majors.

Child Development and Family Relations

With proper planning students can study abroad for a semester. Summer programs are available to complete general education requirements. Study in Khon Kaen, Thailand or check out the areas of Reggio Emilia, Italy in the studies of your major. (These are only a couple options you have).

Civil and Environmental Engineering

The chair of the CIE program has identified the fall of sophomore year (the 3rd semester) as the best time to study abroad. Students should consider the USAC Valencia fall semester program in Spain. All classes are taught in English:

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 one of the very suitable opportunities.

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.

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) 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. Study at the University of Wellington (New Zealand) or explore Sogang Univesity (South Korea). (These are just a couple options available to you).

Construction Engineering Technology

The construction engineering technology (CET) program is a blend of civil engineering technology and construction business management. With proper planning a student could go abroad for a semester. For engineering majors, we recommend areas such as Valencia, Spain with USAC, but there are many other areas available to you as well.

Earth and Climate 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

Students can study abroad for a semester or a summer, often in their Junior year. 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. Other providers have programs in Costa Rica, Thailand, Australia, Peru, and Ecuador.

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 (right next to Greece and Turkey!) is particularly suitable for this major, as is USAC’s program in Verona, Italy.

Electrical Engineering

With proper planning and communication with your academic advisor, you can go abroad to places such as Scotland, Ireland, Australia, and South Africa.

Electrical Engineering Technology

With proper planning and discussion, students can go abroad for a semester. You may also be able to complete general education requirements abroad over the summer.

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. USAC’s program in Reggio Emilia, Italy is popular with this major (see advising guide below). During the last semester of college, students can also participate in Student Teaching Abroad.

Engineering Physics

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, Scotland, and England 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. Some options are Waseda University (Japan) or places such as the American University of Bulgaria (Bulgaria)

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. Possible places abroad include New Zealand, South Africa, and Uruguay.

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 exchange 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. The direct exchange opportunities at University of Birmingham in England and Bangor University in Wales are most suitable.

Forest Operations, Bioproducts, and Bioenergy

The field combines forest ecosystem sciences, management sciences, and communications skills for managing forest resources to meet society’s ever-increasing needs for forest-based products and services. Students can go abroad for a semester or two with proper planning and discussion with their academic advisor. Popular places for students to go would be New Zealand or Australia.

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. The direct exchange program at Bangor University in Wales is most suitable.

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. Check out the abroad options USAC has to offer for French majors.

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. Possible places to go abroad are Nagasaki (Japan), Kraków (Poland), Spain, and England. Find more at USAC or browse our Direct Exchange page.

Human Dimensions of Climate Change

Students have a wide variety of options when it comes to going abroad. Possible options are Ireland, South Africa, and Australia. Summer and Internship options are also available.

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.

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. A possible location abroad would be our Direct Exchange to Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.

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 Brazil. Research and internships abroad are available as well.

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 and Spain are strongly recommended. Internships are available as well.

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 at Griffith University in Australia, the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, and Bangor University in Wales are very suitable for this major. Also popular are programs in Costa Rica and Tanzania. 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.

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. Possible programs include Brazil, England, Korea, and Scotland. More can be found here.

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. A wide range of recommended programs can be found here. Direct Exchange programs include the American University in Bulgaria, Waseda University in Japan, and the University of East Anglia in England. More can be found here.

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.

Mechanical Engineering

The faculty of the MEE program has identified the fall of sophomore year (the 3rd semester) as the best time to study abroad. Students should consider the USAC Valencia fall semester program in Spain. All classes are taught in English:

Mechanical Engineering

With proper planning students can go abroad for a semester or year. Summer and internship opportunities are also available to this major. One location we encourage engineering students to study at is Valencia, Spain.

Mechanical Engineering Technology

With proper planning students can go abroad for a semester or year. Summer and internship opportunities are also available to this major. One location we encourage engineering students to study at is Valencia, Spain.

Medical Laboratory Science

With proper planning and discussion students may be able to go abroad for a semester. Summer programs are also a possibility.

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. Possible locations abroad include Costa Rica, Brazil, and the Netherlands.

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. Direct Exchange options include Griffith University in Australia and the University of East Anglia in England.

Nursing

Students can go abroad in the fall of sophomore year (3rd semester) and complete general education requirements. Summer programs with exciting opportunities for nursing students are also available, especially in Costa Rica. 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. Possible Direct Exchange opportunities include the University of Manheim in Germany, the American University in Bulgaria, or the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.

Physics and Astronomy

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

The major has so many options! 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-Business

Planning and discussion with an academic advisor may allow the student to go abroad for a semester or year.

Pre-Engineering

Planning and discussion with an academic advisor may allow the student to go abroad for a semester or year.

Psychology

With proper planning students can study abroad for a semester in many locations. The direct exchange programs in Australia and the UK are very suitable for this major. USAC’s program in San Sebastian, Spain is also popular. 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 Spain is 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. USAC’s programs in Bengaluru, India and Accra, Ghana are particularly suitable, as are the direct exchanges in the UK and Australia. Summer programs are also available to complete general education requirements. 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 Spain is 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. Possible places abroad are Florence, Australia, and Bristol.

Survey Engineering Technology

Students should start discussion for study abroad to find out whether a semester or year would be most suitable for them.

Sustainable Agriculture

With proper planning students can study abroad for a semester. Summer programs are also available to complete general education requirements. Possible locations include Ghana, England, Korea, and Uruguay.

Theater

Students have a wide variety of opportunities for a semester, year, or summer abroad. Begin discussion with your academic advisor to discover where and when for your study abroad experience. Direct Exchanges include Edith Cowan University in Australia or the University of Birmingham.

Undecided/Exploration

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

University Studies

University studies provides an opportunity to develop a program of study that encompasses their interests and makes maximum use of existing transfer credits. Students should begin early discussions for study abroad opportunities with your academic advisor.

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

There are many opportunities for students within this field to study abroad. Students can go abroad for a semester, academic year, or a semester. Internships are also a possibility. Possible locations include Australia, Chile, France, and India to name a few. More can be found here.

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.


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 USAC Program How courses transfer
Australia Melbourne – Deakin University in MaineStreet
Gold Coast – Griffith University in MaineStreet
Brazil Florianopolis Summer 2021 – Spring 2022
Chile Santiago Summer 2021 – Spring 2022
China Chengdu Summer 2021 – Spring 2022
Shanghai  Summer 2021 – Spring 2022
Costa Rica Heredia Summer 2021 – Spring 2022
San Ramon Summer 2021 – Spring 2022
Cuba Havana Summer 2021 & January 2022
Czech Republic Prague Summer 2021 – Spring 2022
England University of Brighton in MaineStreet
University of Bristol to be evaluated
London Metropolitan University in MaineStreet
University of Reading in MaineStreet
France Lyon Summer 2021 – Spring 2022
Pau Summer 2021-Spring 2022
Germany Luneburg Summer 2021 – Spring 2022
Ghana Accra Summer 2021 – Spring 2022
India Bengaluru Summer 2021 – Spring 2022
Ireland Cork Summer 2021 (Semester: In Mainestreet)
Israel Haifa in MaineStreet
Italy Reggio Emilia Summer 2021 – Spring 2022
Torino  Summer 2021 – Spring 2022
Verona Summer 2021- Spring 2022
Viterbo Summer 2021 – Spring 2022
Japan Hiroshima  to be evaluated
Nagasaki  to be evaluated
Nishinomiya  to be evaluated
Korea Gwangju – Chonnam University in MaineStreet
Seoul – Kookmin University in MaineStreet
Seoul – Yonsei Univ in MaineStreet
Netherlands Maastricht University in MaineStreet
The Hague University in MaineStreet
New Zealand Massey University in MaineStreet
Poland Krakow Summer 2021 – Spring 2022
Portugal Lisbon in Mainestreet
Scotland St. Andrews University in MaineStreet
Univ of Stirling in MaineStreet
Spain Alicante Summer 2021 – Spring 2022
Bilbao Summer 2021 – Spring 2022
Madrid Summer 2021 – Spring 2022
San Sebastian Summer 2021 – Spring 2022
Valencia Summer 2021 – Spring 2022
Sweden Linneaus University in MaineStreet
Thailand Chiang Mai Summer 2021 – Spring 2022
Khon Kaen Summer 2021 – Spring 2022
Uruguay Montevideo Summer 2021 – Spring 2022

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