Basic Information About Studying Abroad

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Studying abroad can be one of the most rewarding experiences in your college education. Study Abroad typically involves:

  • Studying at a foreign university
  • Living in a new cultural setting
  • Negotiating a foreign language on daily basis

The outcome of an experience abroad will stay with you forever.

By immersing in a new culture, you will increase your intercultural competence that will put you in a better position to live in an increasingly multicultural society and to pursue a global career.

However, studying abroad is not be for everyone. Start planning your experience abroad by asking yourself:

  • Why do I want to study abroad?
  • What do I want to achieve from studying abroad?
  • Do I like to explore a new culture and meet new people?
  • How comfortable am I with uncertainty?

Call for an appointment or drop by the Office of International Programs - OIP (570-422-3527) to browse through brochures and talk with us.

Students who are planning to study abroad are required to attend a study abroad orientation meeting at the Office of International Programs.

Plan about 45 minute for a one–on–one session to learn about how to begin your study abroad application.

Topics in the orientation session include selecting the right type of programs, assuring that all your credits will be transferred to ESU, getting approval from your academic department, and securing financial aid.