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Study Abroad

See the world and experience college study in another country!

Opportunities for Current Students

With programs in 23 countries in all parts of the globe, most offered in English, Utica College is your passport to study abroad opportunities, broadening your horizons and preparing you to take your place in the 21st century global economy.

Why Study Abroad?

Experiencing college study in another country broadens your horizons and prepares you for rewarding career opportunities in the global marketplace.  Utica College offers study abroad programs in over 20 countries in all parts of the globe. Courses in most programs are offered in English, although many programs also offer the opportunity to study in the language of the country.

Study abroad opportunities

 

Eligibility

Study abroad is open to all sophomore, junior, and senior students in good academic standing. Sophomores must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, while Juniors and Seniors must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Some programs require higher GPAs. Students can choose to study during the fall or spring semester of the academic year or over the summer. Study abroad during the final, graduation semester is discouraged, but may be possible under certain circumstances. Disciplinary history is also checked and considered when reviewing a student's application. 

Majors

Students in any major are eligible to study abroad, and may enroll in courses that fulfill their Core, major, minor or elective requirements. While some majors may be highly structured, study abroad is still possible with early planning.  Core requirements in the social sciences, general electives, and language courses are particularly suited to study abroad.  Students should work with their academic advisors to develop a plan of study that incorporates a semester or summer abroad into their degree program. Students should also meet with their Academic Advisor or Success Coach for assistance and approval in selecting classes to be taken while abroad.

Financial Aid

Students participating in an approved Utica College program are able to apply most financial aid and scholarship awards to the study abroad program costs.  Students studying abroad are  registered for 12 credits of FST380/490 during their time abroad.  Upon receipt of their study abroad transcript, the student's record will be updated to reflect the specific courses, grades and credits earned while abroad. Grades earned in study abroad programs are included in GPA calculations.

  • For a list of available study abroad scholarships, scroll to the bottom of this page.
  • For information on semester or summer abroad scholarships, contact us.
Study abroad at UC

 

Application Procedure

  • Once you have an idea of where you want to go or what you want to study, please book an appointment with a study abroad advisor at http://uticaoie.simplybook.me/. We can help you compare program costs, find courses related to your major, and explain your housing options while studying abroad. 
  • Once you've decided where to go, the first step is to fill out and submit the Utica College Application to Study Abroad. You will also need to ask a faculty or staff person to submit a recommendation for you.  We'll review it, check your GPA and discipline record, and give you an answer within two weeks. 
  • The next step is to apply to the study abroad program.  This procedure varies depending on the program, so check with your study abroad advisor on how to do this.  In any case, do not apply to a study abroad program before you've received your Utica College approval.  
  • The last step is to fill out the Permission to Study Abroad form with your academic advisor or success coach and submit it to the Office of International Education. You will receive a signed copy of this form back when you have been officially enrolled as a UC study abroad student.  

More Information

Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor
Print / Download Application Packet

(Note: UC login required. Application deadlines are March 1 for Summer and Fall; October 1 for Spring.)

Programs

Utica College offers a selection of faculty-led study abroad programs focused on specific disciplines. These are short-term  (typically 2 to 4 weeks) group experiences accompanied by one or more faculty members. 

Anthropology in Albania

Spanish Immersion in Ecuador

Occupational Therapy in the Dominican Republic

To apply for one of these experiences, use the form below:

Student Application

Study Abroad Scholarships

DESCRIPTION:
Provides unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must commit to intensive study of foreign language while abroad.
  • Must want to work in federal national security arena.
  • In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government (ex: Peace Corps) for at least one year after graduation.

SPECIFIC COUNTRY:
Argentina, Czech Rep, Egypt, Japan, Peru, Poland, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam

DEADLINE:
February 5, 2020

LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION:

https://www.borenawards.org/

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

  • Preference given to applicants proposing overseas’ programs of at least 25 weeks (one academic year). Minimum duration is 12 weeks.
  • STEM majors may propose programs of at least 8 weeks in summer.
  • Gary Leising is the campus representative who can help you with your application for this scholarship.

DESCRIPTION:
The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who might not otherwise participate due to financial constraints.

REQUIREMENTS:
Students must receive Pell Grant

SPECIFIC COUNTRY:
Countries with an overall Travel Advisory Level 1 or 2, according to the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Advisory System.

DEADLINE:
October 1, 2019 for spring 2020 travel. March 3, 2020 for summer and fall 2020 travel.

LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION:

https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/

DESCRIPTION:
The Fund for Education Abroad envisions a future in which any US Student who dreams of studying abroad will be able to participate. FEA is committed to increasing access to study abroad for all Americans, including first-generation college students and minority students in financial need. Awards range up to $5,000 dollars.

REQUIREMENTS:
Must be a US undergraduate student studying abroad at one of the many programs offered by Utica. Students must fill out the online application form, essay, financial aid form and recommendation letter.

SPECIFIC COUNTRY:
Any that are offered by UC

LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION:

http://fundforeducationabroad.org/

ADDITIONAL NOTES:
As an applicant for this particular scholarship, you are also considered for a number of other scholarships based on answers provided on your application.

DESCRIPTION:
Additional funding for students who are studying abroad in Asia or the Pacific Region.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be studying in the Asian Pacific region.
  • Complete essay and send in unofficial transcript.

SPECIFIC COUNTRY:
Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Thailand, Vietnam

DEADLINE:
December 31st

LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION:

http://www.asia-pacificfoundation.org/Scholarship-Details.htm

DESCRIPTION:
A study abroad experience is a life changing one. By immersing yourself in a foreign culture, you learn new and different ways of living. You return home a little more knowledgeable and wiser than before. Your choice of destination matters. You may have to learn a new language, or not. The culture could be similar, or very different. You could make lifelong connections. What is your destination city and, of all possible choices, why there? If you win, you will receive a $2,000 cash prize to help fund your study abroad trip!

REQUIREMENTS:
Write a short (150-250 word essay) about why you chose your study abroad destination!

SPECIFIC COUNTRY:
Any

DEADLINE:
November 1st, 2019

LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION:

https://goodcolleges.online/study-abroad-award/

DESCRIPTION:
The Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded biannually to passionate students who want to explore the world. At Tortuga, our mission is to help you live on your terms, including students studying abroad. When customers purchase luggage from us for their trips, they are “paying it forward” by funding scholarships for students like you. If selected, students will win a $1,000 scholarship for studying abroad and a Tortuga travel backpack!

REQUIREMENTS:
A short essay response question of: “What do you hope to learn by experiencing another culture? How do you expect to apply these lessons when you return home?”

SPECIFIC COUNTRY:
Any UC program!

DEADLINE:
December 20th, 2019

LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION:

https://www.tortugabackpacks.com/pages/study-abroad-scholarship

DESCRIPTION:
The goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.

REQUIREMENTS:
Student must have at least a 2.8 GPA. Student must have little or no experience in country that they are studying abroad in. Student must be receiving need based financial aid. Student must complete service project at the end of their study abroad term or upon arrival back into the United States.

SPECIFIC COUNTRY:
Must be studying abroad in an East or Southeast Asian country (Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam)

DEADLINE:
Closed for spring 2020. Applications for AY 20-21 will open in early 2020.

LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION:

www.iie.org/Freeman-ASIA

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