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Study Abroad

We invite you to consider a study abroad experience as part of YOUR Cal U education. Our students have studied in Australia, Costa Rica, England, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Madagascar and other locations around the world. Options exist for one- to two-week programs, several weeks in the summer, or a traditional full semester abroad. The Office of International Programming works with Cal U students to find the right program in terms of academics, budget and personal interests.

Cal U faculty regularly lead short trips abroad for one or more weeks, especially in the summer. These experiences in particular tend tobe very affordable and are great for students who have never traveled abroad previously. View a list of universities around the world that has academic ties to Cal U

Cal U students can earn credit toward general education or major requirements. Students also may wish to consider an overseas internship as a way to make themselves more marketable to prospective employers.

Reasons to Study Abroad

There are many benefits to studying abroad.  Among the opportunities are:

  • Expand cross-cultural communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Prepare to work in an increasingly diverse and international workplace.
  • Broaden your academic horizons.
  • Globalize your world view.
  • Improve your foreign language skills.

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Read common misconceptions about studying abroad

Skills developed from a study abroad experience have the potential tol change your life and career options in many ways. In today's increasingly interdependent world, a significant cross cultural experience is a characteristic that employers and graduate schools seek. There is much to be gained from understanding the history and traditions of cultures outside your own. Studying abroad is one very exciting way to begin to discover new approaches and build your professional skills.

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Learn how Cal U students are becoming leaders in a new global environment through study abroad programs.


PASSHE Foundation: PSECU International Education Scholarship

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship

Chancellor John C. Cavanaugh International Education Award

Alpha Lambda Delta Stemmler Study Abroad Scholarship



Full semester

Summer study

Turkish Cultural Center

Semester at Sea

Generation Study Abroad

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Cal U is committed member of Generation Study Abroad initiative aimed at doubling the number of American students who study abroad by 2020.

Contact Us

Bessy Bennellick
Director of International Programming
107 Noss Hall