Study abroad is an integral part of the undergraduate curriculum in The College. About a 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 immersion in 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 majors, 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, field study, or community service. These create a rich context for experiential learning. You will return well-informed about customs and conditions in other countries, and with a keen understanding of what it means to be American.
Go to the Center for Study Abroad website for more information.
PLEASE NOTE: University of Rochester students studying abroad and taking classes in languages other than those offered at the University of Rochester should contact the study abroad office with questions about University of Rochester credit.