As early as the freshman year, the College of Arts and Sciences impresses upon students the well-documented benefits of participating in study abroad experiences, including: broadening one’s sense of self and how they can contribute as world citizens; gaining broader perspective and insight about distinct similarities and differences of cultures other than one’s own; and enhancing competitiveness as applicants in the job market and for graduate school.
The College provides unique opportunities for our students to participate in study and service-learning through faculty led international programs. Examples of such options include travel to Colombia, Egypt, South Africa, Ghana, Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Italy, and Oaxaca.
One central mission for COAS is to ensure that each undergraduate student is presented with opportunities and support to study abroad while matriculating. To that end, Passport Initiatives were implemented to enable our freshmen to obtain passports with no direct cost to them. During Passport Drives representatives from the Department of State not only discuss intricacies of international travel, but also apprise participants of vast travel resources available to United States’ citizens while abroad.
Additionally, the COAS Office of Student Affairs hosts Study Abroad Information Sessions each semester to assist students with travel planning. We also work collaboratively with the Ralph Bunche Center to support their semester-long international education programs. Learn more about Study Abroad Opportunities.