Choosing a Program

From length, location, to program requirements, there is a lot that goes into choosing a study abroad program. Here’s some information to help make your decision a little bit easier. 

You can also make an appointment with a Peer Advisor to learn more.



Whether you’re studying in another country or domestically, these programs can sometimes cost more than being on campus. How much more depends on many factors.

  • What is the cost of living in your destination city and/or country?
  • How long is the program?
  • Does the program include tuition, or is that in addition to the program fee?
  • How many credits will you earn/courses will you take?
  • What kind of accommodations are available?
  • How much is the flight?
  • Do you have extracurricular travel plans that will impact your budget?

Use the Budget Estimate Worksheet (PDF) to make sure you have considered all possible costs for a program

No matter your goals, the Study Abroad office can help you weigh all factors to ensure you chose a program that’s right for both you and your budget.

Learn more about funding your study away program

Program Length 

Semester Programs are offered in the fall and spring. Summer programs may vary in length from 2 weeks to the entire summer.

Faculty-led Programs are typically 2-4 weeks in length, and occur during summer, spring break and winter break.

You can search for a program by term.


We have programs in 40 countries on 6 continents. Semester programs offer coursework in English, unless specifically a language program. All faculty-led programs are taught in English.

You can search for a program by location or language.

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Study Abroad Office

Maxwell 105

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