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Study Abroad

Study abroad will give you the skills to lead a significant life: being a global citizen, expanding your understanding of social responsibility, engaging hands-on with the world and challenging you with high-impact academic and co-curricular experiences outside of your comfort zone. We dare you to study the world and bring it back within you for the rest of your life! To learn about specific study abroad programs, please refer to Stetson Abroad.

If you have general study abroad questions you are encouraged to attend our Peer Advising office hours. Our Peer Advisors can help with any of your general questions before meeting with Wendy or Paula for more program-specific questions.

Check out when and where our WORLD Ambassadors will be during the Fall 2019 semester:

  • Mondays: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the Coffee Shop
  • Tuesdays: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. in the Coffee Shop
  • Wednesdays: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Coffee Shop
  • Thursdays: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in the Coffee Shop
  • Fridays: 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the Coffee Shop

To set up an appointment with a WORLD staff member to discuss study abroad, please follow the instructions to sign up for a meeting through your MyStetson account.

Who Should I Meet with at WORLD?

Roxanne Lewis: Meet with Roxanne if you are an F-1 or degree-seeking international student and have questions about international student support, international scholar support, or immigration compliance.

Wendy Viggiano: After your initial meeting with a peer advisor/WORLD Ambassador, you should sign up to talk with Wendy if you have questions about any of our short-term faculty-led and affiliate study abroad programs.

Paula Hentz: After your initial meeting with a peer advisor/WORLD Ambassador, you should sign up to meet with Paula if you have questions about semester or year-long study abroad and exchange programs, or the summer Scotland program or the summer religious studies program in Japan. International exchange students holding a J-1 visa should also meet with Paula if they need support or help with immigration compliance.

You can sign up for a meeting with the appropriate WORLD representative through your MyStetson account.

WORLD: The David and Leighan Rinker Center for International Learning offers three types of study abroad programs, as outlined below.

Exchange Programs

Trade places with a student from another country and challenge yourself to move outside of your comfort zone to experience another culture! A reciprocal exchange enables you to attend a host university for a semester or year at about the same cost as attending Stetson University. You participate fully in the life of the university abroad. This option provides more significant immersion than shorter-term programs and may also benefit second-language acquisition, imparting skills that will enable you to better navigate our increasingly interconnected world. Exchange students enroll in host university courses as regular students and are responsible for all course work and examinations. You live in university-arranged accommodations and can take advantage of all the programs at the host university. There is an exchange option available for any major.

» Explore Exchange Programs

Faculty-Led Programs

Stetson University's faculty-led study abroad programs are a wonderful opportunity for you to gain significant international experience while enrolled in Stetson University courses and benefiting from Stetson University faculty's global expertise. Our faculty-led programs usually range from one to four weeks, with most occurring in the summer or winter, making it even easier for you to study abroad. Faculty-led programs are especially beneficial to first-time travelers, as they tend to be the most structured of our options and offer a wide variety of Stetson University classes, allowing you to select from many offerings, fulfill graduation requirements and become a global citizen.

These programs usually offer credit for one or two courses, unless they are part of an existing semester course, in which case there is not additional credit offered for the study abroad component.

» Explore Faculty-Led Programs

Affiliate Programs

Affiliate programs offer you literally hundreds of study abroad opportunities in all parts of the world, as well as short-term to semester or year-long options. Students who participate in affiliate programs take courses from the university or institute associated with that program. Our affiliate programs allow you to go into the world in more independent ways, yet all provide a program structure of academic rigor and safety.

» Use the advanced search engine in Stetson Abroad to research our affiliate programs.