Study abroad is an integral part of the undergraduate curriculum in the College. Approximately one third of each graduating class completes coursework overseas. Each student has different reasons for studying abroad. You might be inspired by a subject that you have discovered in your classes. Perhaps you hope to develop fluency in another language or familiarity with another culture. Maybe you seek adventure or wish to pursue career-enhancing international experience. Whatever your motives, you’ll find that your overseas studies complement your academic major(s), and allow you to develop new interests leading to future research or career endeavors.
Scholarly pursuits distinguish study abroad from independent travel. Study abroad places you in an intensified learning environment in another country. Classroom instruction and library research are complemented by homestays, academic internships, fieldwork, or community service. These create a rich context for experiential learning. You will return well-informed about customs and conditions in other countries, and better equipped to understand and navigate cross-cultural interactions.
For more information, please visit the Center for Study Abroad website.
PLEASE NOTE: University of Rochester students wishing to study abroad and take classes in languages other than those offered at the University of Rochester should contact the Center for Study Abroad with questions about University of Rochester credit.