Study Abroad

Why Study Abroad?

Open your eyes to the world
Invest in your future by developing cross-cultural skills that will enable you to communicate with professionals anywhere in the world.

Enhance your career
Learn how to function in a culturally diverse environment early on. Develop broader skills and the ability to adapt to new environments.

Personal growth
See your culture and yourself from a different perspective. Learn to appreciate other languages and global perspectives, while better understanding your own values.

Did you know?
You do not need to speak another language to study abroad. Many programs offer courses in English.

Recommended Programs

The following programs are especially suited for students looking to take Black studies courses while abroad:

For more information about studying aboard visit the education abroad site.

Volunteering Abroad

Operation Groundswell is a non-profit organization that runs international volunteering programs, focusing on social justice issues and working alongside local activists, organizations, and communities. If you're into cultural exchange, meaningful community service, and off-the-beaten path adventure, join their summer program or their alternative breaks programs in the winter and spring!

Getting Credit

For major or departmental credit, contact:

Matthew Omelsky
Department of English
Morey 417
(585) 275-2376

For elective credit, consult with a study abroad advisor.

What are my first steps?

1. Attend an information session
2. Research available programs
3. Meet with a study abroad advisor