Education Abroad at Dickinson immerses students in the study of foreign language. Three categories of study abroad — Dickinson Programs, Partner Programs, and Non-Dickinson Programs — all offer semester- or year-long courses abroad.
Nearly 70% of students who study abroad and 40% of Dickinson faculty participate in 15 Dickinson Programs in more than a dozen countries.
The Office for Study Abroad at GW maintains a list of over 300 programs in 60 countries for both semester- and year-long study-abroad trips.
GW Study Programs are available in Chile, England, France, and Spain, and are supported by GW staff domestically and abroad. The GW Undergraduate Exchange, in contrast, offers academic immersion in one of 40 education exchange partner programs around the world. A scholarship is available for up to $1,500.
SU Abroad has more than 60 World Partner programs where students can enroll, pay tuition, receive grants, and retain scholarships and financial aid through Syracuse while abroad. These programs appeal to students interested in a specific school, country, or area of study, like attending film school in Prague or studying biodiversity in Madagascar.
Syracuse also has eight centers abroad that host SU students in five European countries as well as Turkey, China, and Chile.
Students at Susquehanna are required to participate in the Global Opportunities (GO) program and have the option of a GO long semester, GO short semester, or GO Your Own Way program. According to the school's site, the study abroad requirement "grew out of a faculty desire to challenge students in their understanding of and engagement with cultural difference."
12. Union College (NY)
Location: Schenectady, New York
Union offers more than 50 term and mini-term (three week) study-abroad opportunities, both domestically and overseas. Most of the programs are led by Union faculty, so student-teacher mentorships can move beyond the classroom. Cuba is among new destinations added this year.
Kalamazoo's website touts its study-abroad opportunities as "not so much an international 'experience' as an international 'immersion.'" Most students study abroad for at least six months at one of 42 programs available in 23 countries.
Kalamazoo students also take part in Integrative Cultural Research Projects in which they choose an activity of interest that benefits the local community and spend their time abroad researching and reflecting.
10. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
The Global Projects program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is world-class. The program provides students the opportunity to work on professional-level projects at one of 40 WPI project centers spanning the globe, from Silicon Valley to Shanghai.
Carleton College employs a faculty-led program model that extends "The Carleton Experience" off-campus. This year, the school is offering 18 study-abroad programs led by faculty and sponsored by a number of academic departments. Destinations include Ireland, France, and Russia.
Centre College is No. 1 in the nation in terms of percentage of students (85%) who study abroad without requiring it, according to its website. All eight of its semester programs are staffed and run by Centre in Spain, China, England, Japan, Ireland, Mexico, Scotland, and France. Students also have the option to study abroad for a shorter winter or summer term on nearly every continent.