Where should you go? The world is your oyester.
IPFW students have the opportunity to study overseas in over 300 programs. Students can study in a traditional classroom setting or participate in service learning projects while abroad. Program durations range from one week to one summer session to a semester to an academic year. Click here for an explanation of types of programs.
When selecting a program, keep in mind the following:
- What is most important to you when considering studying abroad: location, culture, academics, etc.?
- Where do you want to learn? Do you have a prefered country, region, etc?
- Are you fluent in any foreign languages?
- How long are you looking to stay abroad?
- What is the price of the program, is it within your budget, and will you need financial aid?
- Is your GPA high enough to study abroad?
- Are you able to follow instruction in a foreign language or will you need to study in English?
- Is it necessary to get academic credit for your experience?
- Are you required to meet specific academic requirements while studying abroad?
- Have you met with your academic advisor and what do he/she suggest?
- Are you looking for a program that requires a great deal of independence, or would you prefer a program in which many of the arrangements are made by a program director?
- Are you able to adapt to different styles of learning?
- Are you capable of arranging your own living requirements (housing, food, travel, etc.) or would you like the program to assist you?
- Who do you want to live with? American or foreign students, a family, or on your own?
- What countries, cultures, and languages interest you?
- How immersed in the culture do you want to be?
- Is there something happening in the world today that you want to learn more about?
- How much can you afford to spend?
- Do you need to retain financial aid eligibility to finance your program?
- Do you want to explore family roots?
- Are there historical or current factors in places around the world that may impact your experience there?
- How important is an internship?
- Do you have the language skills for an internship in your field?
- What will help your graduate/professional school applications or make your resume stand out?