International Opportunities

International Opportunities

Studying abroad is a transformative experience. You will practice communicating and working across cultures, gain an international perspective in your field of study, prepare to work in a global economy, gain valuable life experience, grow as a person and prepare to meet global challenges through the people you'll meet and what you can learn from them. Choose your program: CFANS offers short-term study abroad, semester study abroad, exchanges and international internships.

Study abroad courses can meet program requirements, lib ed requirements, or electives. Remember to speak with your college advisor or faculty mentor as soon as you start considering study abroad to get the best use of the experience.

Financial Aid for Study Abroad

Funding is one of the primary concerns for people going on a study abroad trip. However, there are a couple different financial options to allow students to study abroad.

The International Learning Grant (ILG) provides funding for CFANS undergraduate students in good academic standing who participate in international study, internships, work or volunteer experiences as part of their academic degree program. The types of experiences that are funded range from two-week international field study seminars to academic year study abroad programs. Typical award amounts are $600 to $900 for short term programs, $1,200 for semester programs, and $2,400 for academic year programs. Awards are based on application quality as well as program merit and relevance to your study in CFANS.” All CFANS study abroad courses will be accepted as elective credit. Some may be used for Program of Study courses.

In addition to the International Learning Grant, there are scholarships available through the University and the Learning Abroad Center, as well as from outside of the University. Be sure to look into these resources when planning whether or not a study abroad trip is right for you.