Why Study Abroad?

Study AbroadMaybe you want to be an adventurer — exploring foreign lands, meeting new people and traveling off the beaten path. Maybe you want to dig into history, art or culture and really live it rather than reading about it. Perhaps you want to discover yourself, gaining the independence and confidence that comes with self-knowledge.

Believe it or not, all these experiences and skills you develop abroad will help you mature personally and academically as well as enhance your future career opportunities.

Study abroad programs are available for an intersession, a summer, a semester or an academic year. You can earn credit toward your degree program, and with careful planning, should lose no time toward graduation. Study abroad is affordable because financial aid and scholarships are applicable to most programs, and other grants and scholarships are available specifically for study abroad.

For more information about programs offered through UNA and other accredited schools, you should visit the International Center's resource room.

Waivers and health forms MUST be submitted to the Faculty trip leader before departure.

University Health Services staff can sign the medical assessment for students who have their immunization record.  Allow several days to obtain the record from public health department; pediatrician or high school.

This Pre-Departure PowerPoint is full of useful information that will be further discussed at the Spring Pre-Departure Orientation on March 14.

Monica Marthaler (Powers Hall) is willing to provide her Notary service for completed forms.