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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 Education Abroad Advisor for more information.

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USAC Advising Guides

Major

A

Accounting

Students usually go 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 go 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 take an education 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 go 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.


B

Biochemistry

With proper planning students can go 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.


C

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 go 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 go abroad. Students should consider the USAC Valencia fall semester program in Spain. All classes are taught in English:

Communication

Students go 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 go 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 go 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 programs are the Bangor University (UK) direct exchange and Valencia, Spain USAC program.

Computer Science

Students go 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.


E

Earth and Climate Sciences

With proper planning students can complete an education 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 go 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 go 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 take an education 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..

Engineering Physics

With proper planning students can go 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 go 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.


F

Finance

Students go 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 go 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 go 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 go 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.


H

History

Students go 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 Prague, Germany, and Spain. 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.


I

International Affairs

Students go 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. We also recommend looking into the Netherlands program offered through USAC.


J

Journalism

Students go 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.


K

Kinesiology and Physical Education

Students go 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.


M

Management

Students go 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. We also recommend the Netherlands program through USAC. 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 go 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 Spain and Italy.

Mass Communication

Students go 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 go 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 go abroad. Students should consider the USAC Valencia fall semester program in Spain. All classes are taught in English:

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 go abroad for a semester. Summer programs are also available to complete general education requirements. Research and internships abroad are available. Possible locations abroad include the UK, Ireland, and Australia: 7 programs.

Molecular and Cellular Biology

With proper planning students can go 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. Programs of Interest may be Birmingham, Bangor, or Aberdeen. Students can also study abroad in Greece through CISAbroad. Summer programs are available.


N

New Media

With proper planning students can go 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.


P

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 go 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 go 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 go 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. We recommend looking into the Netherlands program offered by USAC. 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 popular and we also recommend their Netherland program. Summer programs are also available to complete general education requirements.


R

Romance Languages

Students go 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.


S

Secondary Education

Students go 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.

Social Work

With proper planning students can go 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 go 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 go 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 go 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 go abroad to find out whether a semester or year would be most suitable for them.

Sustainable Agriculture

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


T

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.

 


U

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 education abroad opportunities with your academic advisor.


W

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

There are many opportunities for students within this field to go 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 go 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.

 


Z

Zoology

Students can go 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.


USAC Provider Program

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.

 

To be evaluated: The Office of International Programs has posted in MaineStreet the transfer course equivalencies for some institutions abroad. Not all available courses will be listed; as more students go abroad and take more classes, those previously not taken will be added to MaineStreet.

*Transfer Equivalency Search is only to pull up courses that previous students have taken. Please keep in mind that some courses may no longer be offered. All study abroad programs GUARANTEE credits towards graduation.

You can find more information on the Transfer Equivalency Search on the Transfer Credit page.

 

Country USAC Program How courses transfer
Australia Melbourne – Deakin University To be evaluated
Gold Coast – Griffith University To be evaluated
Brazil Florianopolis Summer 2022 – Spring 2023
Chile Santiago Summer 2022 – Spring 2023
China Chengdu Summer 2022 – Spring 2023
Shanghai  Summer 2022 – Spring 2023
Costa Rica Heredia Summer 2022 – Spring 2023
San Ramon Summer 2022 – Spring 2023
Cuba Havana Summer 2022 & January 2023
Czech Republic Prague Summer 2022 – Spring 2023
England University of Brighton To be evaluated
University of Bristol to be evaluated
London Metropolitan University To be evaluated
University of Reading To be evaluated
France Lyon Summer 2022 – Spring 2023
Pau Summer 2022-Spring 2023
Germany Luneburg Summer 2022 – Spring 2023
Ghana Accra Not Currently Running Programs
India Bengaluru Summer 2022 – Spring 2023
Ireland Cork Summer 2022 (Semester: To be evaluated)
Israel Haifa To be evaluated
Italy Reggio Emilia Summer 2022 – Spring 2023
Torino  Summer 2022 – Spring 2023
Verona Summer 2022- Spring 2023
Viterbo Summer 2022 – Spring 2023
Japan Hiroshima To be evaluated
Nagasaki To be evaluated
Nishinomiya To be evaluated
Korea Gwangju – Chonnam University To be evaluated
Seoul – Kookmin University To be evaluated
Seoul – Yonsei Univ To be evaluated
Netherlands Maastricht University To be evaluated
The Hague University To be evaluated
New Zealand Massey University To be evaluated
Portugal Lisbon To be evaluated
Scotland St. Andrews University To be evaluated
Univ of Stirling To be evaluated
Spain Alicante Summer 2022 – Spring 2023
Bilbao Summer 2022 – Spring 2023
Madrid Summer 2022 – Spring 2023
San Sebastian Summer 2022 – Spring 2023
Valencia Summer 2022 – Spring 2023
Sweden Linneaus University To be evaluated
Thailand Chiang Mai Summer 2022 – Spring 2023
Khon Kaen Summer 2022 – Spring 2023
Uruguay Montevideo Summer 2022 – Spring 2023