Emory University is dedicated to internationalization for all undergraduates, and believes that providing unique study abroad opportunities is an integral component of a liberal arts education. Emory College Study Abroad develops, promotes, and administers programming for undergraduate students that encourages both intellectual and personal growth through challenging scholarship and cultural engagement. Education abroad experiences are designed to represent a diversity of disciplines, destinations, and student demographics.
Thirty-seven percent of the Class of 2016 participated in study, research, or service learning abroad. Emory College and Oxford College students can choose to study abroad for a semester, summer, or year, and programs are offered in all majors. At most recent count, Emory sponsors 135 programs that span six continents. Study abroad advisers assist students in selecting programs, and the benefit of attending an Emory-sponsored program means that any financial assistance you are receiving will still apply.
Study abroad programs provide students with an introduction to another country, and students are encouraged to take full advantage of overseas settings to enrich the academic experience. All study abroad programs are integrated with the on-campus curricula to enable students to continue regular progress toward their degrees. Highlights of programs include language immersion, fieldwork in developing countries, research in labs, exposure to global business, and hands-on service experiences.
For those students who wish to study in geographical and disciplinary areas that are not available through sponsored programs, petitions to transfer credit from non-Emory programs offered by other institutions are accepted.