|EU Programs / Faculty-led
- EU faculty member(s) lead a group of EU students for a short term program abroad
- Programs are usually during J-term, Spring Break, or Summer term
- Students take the assigned course the program offers and receive EU credit
- Some programs are department focused, while some are open to all majors
- Search for program type: "EU Program" in the application portal
- Third party providers that have been approved by Global Engagement to administer programs for EU credit
- Programs give students additional locations and subjects to choose from, as well as internships and service learning
- Students must apply through EU, as well as the Affiliate company
- Approved providers are API, Arcadia Abroad, IES Abroad, IFSA-Butler, ISA, SIT and TEAN
|Exchange / Partner Programs
- Programs where EU has a direct relationship with the foreign university
- Often times students from EU and the host institution are exchanged.
- EU students enroll as an international student at the host university and are fully integrated with local students.
- Housing is often acquired by the student independently or in cooperation with the host university's international office.
- These programs are typically a semester or academic year in length.
- Programs not vetted and approved by EU.
- An option if no other program fits
- Must get prior approval
- EU financial aid and scholarships do not apply
- Global Engagement does not provide registration and transcript assistance for unaffiliated programs.
- Fees are paid directly to the provider
|How do I choose a program?
Thinking about the type of experience you want and doing research is an important step to studying abroad. Before selecting a program, you may want to consider the following questions:
- What is your highest priority (location, academics, cost, etc.)?
- Are you interested in doing fieldwork, volunteering, service-learning, internships, or independent research?
- Do you want to be in a group of other US university students, local students, other international students, or a mixture?
- Do you have particular interests or concerns related to your personal background or identity (race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic heritage, etc.)?
- What can the program offer you as a study abroad student?
- Can the program accommodate any of your special needs (academic, health, diet, etc.)?
- What type of courses do you want to take while studying abroad?
- Are you interested in courses in your major?
- Are you interested in courses in your minor, AoK or electives?
- Which language(s) have you studied? Is improving your language skills an important goal?
- Is instruction classroom or field-based?
- Are faculty primarily local or visiting professors from US institutions?
- How will the program cost compare to a semester on campus?
- What is included in the program cost (housing, meals, excursions, health insurance, etc.)?
- What scholarship opportunities are available?
- Will you live with a local host family, local roommates, or with other students on the program?
- Will you stay in a house, dorm, apartment, or hostel/hotel?
- Are meals included in the cost?
- Where do students typically eat?
- Will you have a kitchen available to make your own meals?
- Is there a particular region of the world that attracts you?
- Do you prefer a big city or a smaller town?
- Are you comfortable in a non-English speaking country?
- Do you plan to travel on the weekends? How easy is it to get to another city/country?
- Where, specifically, is the program located (in city center, at or near a university, in rented office space, etc.)?
- How long are you comfortable being away from home for? Students are able to study abroad from 1 week to an entire academic year.
- How will the length of your program effect your on-campus involvement or employment?
- What are the dates of the program? Not all programs follow the EU academic calendar. Pay attention to the program dates listed on the program page.
- How many hours/week is the internship?
- What kinds of internships are available?
- Are placements guaranteed or competitive?
- Is the internship accompanied by an academic course (necessary to receive credit)?
- Is the internship done part-time throughout the program or full-time for part of the program?