U.S. Study Abroad Programs

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If you're curious about studying in the U.S., use these lists to discover learning options from coast to coast and everywhere in between. See which universities offer the most robust learning abroad programs. From there you can follow the links to specific information about programs and get contact information. You'll find everything you need to get started, from international student health insurance recommendations to international university demographics.

Top Programs

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U.S. Study Abroad Top Programs

International Studies Abroad (ISA)

  • Students can earn 3-42 hours of academic credit
  • Each site offers orientation for new students
  • Housing Options:
    • Homestay
    • Residence Halls
    • Apartments
  • On-site ISA office and resident director
  • Cultural activities, excursions, airport reception, tutoring and cell phone advising

SEA Semester

  • Ocean Exploration
  • Colonization to Conservation in the Caribbean
  • Oceans & Climate
  • Sustainability in Polynesian Island Cultures & Ecosystems
  • Energy & the Ocean Environment
  • Marine Biodiversity & Conservation

Duke University/Organization of Tropical Studies

  • Costa Rica
  • Based at OTS Field Stations
  • Undergraduate students are given access to tropical ecosystems, including lowland wet forest at La Selva, dry forest and wetlands at Palo Verde and premontane moist forest at Las Cruces
  • Courses: Field Tropical Biology – Biology 134L

University of Northern Iowa

  • Abroad 101 session
  • Options to extend study abroad stay
  • Exchange programs with more than 70 foreign institutions

Samford University

  • Offers CIEE programs
  • International Internships
  • Study Abroad Scholarships
  • Motto: “The world is small. Get involved. Give back. Be a global citizen.”

IES Abroad

  • Internships Abroad
    • Art/Theater
    • Business
    • Education
    • Government/Politics
    • Law
    • Science
    • Social Organizations
    • Language
  • Programs by Major
    • Business & International Relations
    • Communications & Media
    • Fine & Performing Arts
    • Science & Engineering
    • Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Participating Countries
    • Argentina
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Brazil
    • Chile
    • China
    • Costa Rica
    • Ecuador
    • England
    • European Union
    • France
    • Germany
    • India
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Morocco
    • The Netherlands
    • New Zealand
    • South Africa
    • Spain
    • Turkey

CIEE

  • Work abroad
  • Programs by Major
    • Business & International Relations
    • Communications & Media
    • Fine & Performing Arts
    • Science & Engineering
    • Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Three fronts:
    • Programs: Creating and administering programs that allow U.S. college and university students and educators to study and teach abroad, and international students and professionals to study and work in the U.S.
    • Advocacy: Supporting initiatives, viewpoints and policies that help raise public awareness.
    • Knowledge: Promoting understanding among educators through funded research, international seminars and an annual conference.

      http://www.ciee.org/home/about/about-ciee.aspx

SUNY Binghamton

  • Office of International Programs
  • International Student and Scholar Services
  • Languages Across Curriculum Program
  • Exchange programs
  • Study Abroad Programs
  • Focus on campus internationalization
  • Dual-Diploma Programs
  • Global Studies minor

CET Academic Programs

  • Culture Immersion
  • High Academic Standards
  • Eco-friendly programs
  • Respects the needs of local hosts
  • Believes in making Study Abroad Accessible to all Students
  • Programs:
    • China
    • Czech Republic
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Jordan
    • Syria
    • Tunisia
    • Vietnam

Centro Panamericano de Idiomas

  • Standard Spanish Program
  • Business Seminar
  • Medical Seminar
  • Social Work Seminar
  • Dive Certification
  • Retirementravel
  • Bildungsurlaub
  • Seminar for Spanish Teachers
  • Soccer Camp
  • Teen Program
  • Family and Kids Program
  • Public Safety Program
  • Preparation for DELE Exam
  • Vacational & Language Program

U.S. Study Abroad Top Schools

American University

Study Abroad Contact

auabroad@american.edu

  • More than 1,000 international students and scholars from almost 130 countries
  • Mostly international exchange
  • Offers International Student and Scholar Services to help international students through the first steps of getting to the United States and getting settled in
  • Established international programs in 1954
  • Resources for international students:
    • Academic Core Support Team
    • Assessment & Advising
    • Access to All Key Campus Services

Arcadia University

Study Abroad Contact

Office of International Affairs
215-572-2867 (Phone)
215-517-2399 (Fax)

  • International Programs
    • Access to Master's and Doctorate Degree Programs
    • Access to more than 75 Bachelor's Degree programs including business administration, economics, computer science, pre-health and social sciences
    • English Language Institute: full-time intensive English as a Second Language instruction
  • Student Services
    • Support Services
    • Office of International Affairs
    • Health Services
    • Faculty Advising
    • English Language Institute
  • International Student Services
    • Pre-Arrival Information
    • English Language Services
    • International Student Handbook
    • Peer Associates League
    • International Club

Beloit College

Study Abroad Contact

Office of Admission
608-363-2500 (Phone)
608-363-2689 (Fax)
admiss@beloit.edu

  • Offers ISEP and Exchange programs
    • China – Henan University
    • Ecuador – Universidad San Francisco de Quito
    • Germany – Erfurt University
    • Hong Kong – Lingnan University
    • Hungary – Eotvos Lorand Collegium
    • Japan – Kansai Gaidai University
    • Morocco – Al Akhawayn University
    • Russia – RSUH
    • Turkey – Yeditepe University
  • ESL (English as a Second Language) programs
  • Degree-seeking programs
    • First international students came to Beloit College in the 1850s
    • Today, 11% of Beloit students are international students form over 45 different countries
    • Students can enroll in any Beloit degree program
  • International Student Services
    • ESL Program
    • Writing Center
    • Learning Enrichment and Disability Services
    • Beloit College Health and Wellness Center
    • Host Family Program

Boston University

Study Abroad Contact

617-353-9888(Phone)
617-358-1170 (Fax)
Isso@bu.edu

  • Offers undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Students can apply to the following BU colleges
    • College of Communication
    • College of Engineering
    • Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
    • Graduate School of Management
    • Metropolitan College
    • Sargent College
    • College of Fine Arts
    • School of Dental Medicine
    • School of Education
    • School of Law
    • School of Medicine
    • School of Public Health
    • School of Social Work
    • School of Theology
    • University Professors
  • International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO)
    • Housing advice
    • Banking information
    • Health and Medical information
    • Student Services

Butler University

Study Abroad Contact

Center for Global Education
800-368-6852 (Phone)
Dr. Monte Broaded – mbroaded@butler.edu
Jill McKinney – jsmckinn@butler.edu

  • ISEP participant. Participating universities include:
    • Lingnan University
    • Eberhard Karls Universitat
    • University of Tasmania
    • Flinders University
    • Auckland University of Technology
    • Ecole des Hautes Etudeis Commerciales
    • Universiteit Maastricht
    • Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas
  • International Student Fraternity – Phi Beta Delta
  • International Orientation Program with Butler Students who have studied abroad
  • Center for Global Education
  • Exchange and study abroad enrollment in any College of Communication, College of Business, Jordan College of Fine Arts (limited programs), College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and College of Education
  • Full-time international students have access to all 6 colleges including audition-based programs in JCFA and College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Carleton College

Study Abroad Contact

Luyen Phan
phan@carleton.edu

  • Stats
    • Ranked 6th liberal arts college in United States
    • International 50 – member of a group of four-year institutions commended for long-term commitments to international affairs and excellence in education of future leaders
    • Science 50 – a group of colleges noted for strength in science education
  • Host family programs
  • Volunteer in the community – Cultural Ambassador Program
  • OIIL Student Employment Program

College of Saint Benedict

Study Abroad Contact

Roger Young
800-544-1489 (Phone)
320-363-2750 (Fax)

  • English Emersion Programs – TOEFL Exam Required
  • Unique Partnership With Saint John's University Allows Study Abroad and international students to take classes at both CSB and SJU
  • Ranked 2nd nationally for number of students studying abroad – offers global perspective
  • 250 international students from 40 countries
  • Offers secondary and graduate international programs as well
  • International students may take part in other university study abroad programs as well

Columbia University

Study Abroad Contact

212-854-2559 (Phone)
212-854-5164
ogp@columbia.edu

  • Enrolls 6536 international students from over 152 countries
  • Top five countries of origin: China, South Korea, India, Canada and France
  • Program with largest enrollment program: The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences with 1,629 students
  • Offers American Language Program
  • Enrollment percentages
    • >75% graduate and professional level
    • 13% undergraduate level
    • 4% American Language Program
  • Services
    • International Peer Adviser Program
    • International Spouse and Partner Network
    • International Orientation programs
    • Access to all other student services

Dartmouth University

Study Abroad Contact

603-646-2875
Admissions.office@darmouth.edu

  • Services and Programs
    • Orientation
    • International Friendship Family Program
    • “The Dartmouth International” Newsletters
    • McCulloch International Residence
    • Language and Cultural Exchange Program (LACE)
    • International Undergraduate
  • Office of Visa and Immigration Services
  • TOEFL exam required
  • Exchange Programs
    • University of Copenhagen – Social Science Exchange Program
    • Dartmouth-Oxford Exchange
    • Bocconi Exchange

Dickinson College

Study Abroad Contact

Brian Atkins
studyusa@dickinson.edu
717-243-5121 (Phone)

  • Programs
    • Continuous Global
    • Study Abroad
    • International Scholars
    • Globally Integrated Programs
    • International Students
    • Summer Programs
    • Parent Programming

Duke University

Study Abroad Contact

919-684-2174 (Phone)
919-684-3083 (Fax)

globaled@duke.edu

  • English for International Students
    • More than 200 international students each year
    • Oral communications
    • Writing
    • Graduate students
  • Countries frequently represented at Duke:
    • Argentina
    • Bangladesh
    • Bolivia
    • Brazil
    • Bulgaria
    • Chile
    • China
    • Colombia
    • Egypt
    • Georgia
    • Honduras
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Iran
    • Israel
    • Italy
    • Japan
    • Kazakhstan
    • Korea
    • Mexico
    • Moldova
    • Panama
    • Peru
    • Russia
    • Slovenia
    • Spain
    • Taiwan
    • Thailand
    • Turkey
    • Vietnam
  • Global Cafe – a weekly informal gathering that brings together members of the Duke
  • International Orientation for undergraduate and graduate students

Elon University

Study Abroad Contact

336-278-6700 (Phone)
336-278-6692 (Fax)
studyabroad@elon.edu

  • Isabella Global Cannon International Center
  • Services
    • Airport transportation
    • International orientation program
    • ICIC Eents
  • Exchange programs
  • Degree-seeking undergraduate programs
  • U.S. News and Report ranked Elon as the nation's #1 “School to Watch”
  • The Daily Beast names Elon one of the “decade's hottest colleges”
  • Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, USA Today, Princeton Review, and the Fiske Guide to Colleges all name Elon one of the nation's “best value” private universities
  • The Princeton Review recognizes Elon for having one of the nation's most beautiful campuses
  • Students from 57 countries

Georgetown University

Study Abroad Contact

Office of International Programs

202-687-5867 (Phone)

  • Over 2,000 international students
  • Students from over 130 countries
  • Exchange students
  • Degree-seeking students

Indiana University

Study Abroad Contact

Office of International Services
812-855-9086 (Phone)
812-855-4418 (Fax)

  • English Proficiency Exam required
  • Multiple on-campus and off-campus housing options
  • Cars: international driver's license and car rental programs
  • Special programming:
    • Language conversion clubs
    • Cultural coffee hours
    • Conversation partners
    • International spouses circle
    • International Education Week
    • IU World's Fare
    • Bloomington Worldwide Friendship
  • Exchange programs
  • Degree-seeking enrollment

Kalamazoo College

Study Abroad Contact

Center for International Programs
269-337-7133 (Phone)
269-337-7400 (Fax)
cip@kzoo.edu

  • 120 international students
  • Ranks No. 12 in U.S. for Study Abroad Participation
  • More than 50 years of hosting international students

Michigan State University

Study Abroad Contact

Office for International Students and Scholars
517-353-1720 (Phone)
517-355-4657 (Fax)
oiss@msu.edu

  • International student services include:
    • Advising on and facilitating compliance with U.S. immigration regulations
    • Conducting orientations and other special programming that help international students and scholars integrate into and adjust to the academic, cultural and social life of MSU
    • Serving as a liaison with U.S. government agencies, foreign embassies, sponsors and educational foundations that support international students and scholars
    • Contributing to the internationalization of MSU by providing opportunities for growth through cross-cultural interactions
    • Exchange and degree-seeking enrollment

Middlebury College

Study Abroad Contact

International Student and Scholar Services
802-443-5858 (Phone)
802-443-2063 (Fax)
isss@middlebury.edu

  • Bread Loaf School of English
  • Monterey Institute of International Studies
  • Over 250 undergraduate international students from over 75 countries
  • Approximately 250 international faculty and staff members
  • Participant in U.S. government's Student and Exchange Visitor System
  • Friends of International Students host program
  • 10 summer Language Schools on two U.S. campuses

New York University

Study Abroad Contact

NYU Office of Global Programs
212-998-4433 (Phone)
212-995-4103 (Fax)

  • Over 7,000 international students
  • Students from over 130 countries
  • Programs
    • International Student Orientation
    • International Education Week
    • International Student Leadership Awards
    • Graduate and Professional Skill Series
    • Programs for International Spouses and Partners

UCLA

Study Abroad Contact

International Education Office
310-825-4995 (Phone)
310-794-4428 (Fax)
ieo@international.ucla.edu

  • Summer Study
  • UC Education Abroad Program (Exchange)
  • English as a Second Language Program
  • Undergraduate and Graduate International Programs
  • Reciprocity Exchange
    • CIDE – Mexico
    • Guadalajara – Mexico
    • HKUST – Hong Kong
    • Nagoya University – Japan
    • NTU – Singapore
    • PKU – China
    • SNU – Korea
    • UFSC – Brazil
    • University of Geneva – Switzerland
    • Utrecht University – The Netherlands

University of California – Berkeley

Study Abroad Contact

510-642-2818 (Phone)
510-643-7289 (Fax)
InternationalOffice@berkeley.edu

  • Non-Degree-Seeking:
    • Education Abroad Program
    • Concurrent Enrollment Program through UC Berkeley Extension
    • Berkeley Summer Sessions
  • Degree-Seeking:
    • Undergrad
    • Graduate

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