Study Abroad

Our students can take advantage of the many study abroad programs through the Kearney International Center, some of which allow students to pay the tuition rate of their home institution, thus reducing study abroad costs.

Faculty-Led Study Abroad

Gender and Land: Activism in Costa Rica (May 10-17, 2020)

Students from any department or program would be interested in this one-credit, interdisciplinary course that focuses on Costa Rican leadership, activism, culture, and politics. Students will travel to Costa Rica to learn about the intersections between land, migration, women’s activism, and ecotourism all within the context of Costa Rican politics and history. Students will meet with politicians and officials from Costa Rican government ministries, as well as nonprofit groups that support migrant women and those that empower and educate young girls. In addition, students will learn about the benefits and critiques of ecotourism while hiking in the rainforest, swimming in hot springs, and experiencing the Atlantic coast.

For more information, contact Danielle Haque (English) and Laura Harrison (Gender and Women’s Studies).


Humans of Northumberland (May 18 - June 1, 2020)

Join faculty on a 14-day trip to northeast England, where students will undertake an interdisciplinary multimedia project documenting the people and language varieties of Northumberland. Students will stay at Alnwick Castle, where portions of Harry Potter were filmed, and will take a variety of day trips throughout the region, including to coastal castles and Scotland.

Registration for MASS 290 (2 credits) or ENG 490 (2 credits) in Summer Session I is required. Both courses are open to all majors! The estimated trip cost is $1750 which includes flight, lodging, guided excursions, and most meals.

For more information, contact Sarah Henderson Lee (English) or Rachael Hanel (Mass Media).

Partnerships with Universities Abroad

Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Students interested in studying literature, creative writing, film, or a combination of these disciplines can study at Queen’s University in Northern Ireland for a semester or a year. Queen’s University was founded in 1810 and it is one of the oldest universities in the United Kingdom. The city campus offers students the opportunity to take advantage of the vibrant arts community in Belfast.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Williamsen (Literature).


Han University, Arnhem, Netherlands

Students in film or technical communication may be interested in studying for a semester at the Institute for Communication, Media Design, and Information Technology (ICA) at Han. The university is located in the city of Arnhem, about one-hour southeast of Amsterdam. Students can choose from the following programs of study. Each involves two courses and a final project. In addition, students participate in B302 (internship), working on information and design projects for local clients.

  • Serious Gaming
  • Gaming
  • Mobile Application Development (MAD)
  • Information System Engineering (ISE)
  • Scripting for Designers (SFD)

Watch for Han Workshops every Fall and Spring. You will have the opportunity to meet faculty from Han in these week-long workshops.

For more information, contact Lee Tesdell (Technical Communication).