What is it like to study abroad?
Every study abroad experience is unique because, just like your on-campus Denison education, the result is a combination of the program and what you bring to it.
With hundreds of programs to choose from, you can find an experience that fits your academic, personal, and career goals. While off campus, you can:
- Learn more about a new culture
- Intern or do field research for credit
- Challenge yourself to live independently
- Network with globally-minded peers
- Build skills for success in careers and life
- Have fun seeing the world!
How it Works
Most Denison students apply to study abroad during the fall semester of sophomore year and study off campus junior year.
- Seek advice and select your program
- Complete your Denison application via Global Tools
- Complete your program provider application
Study abroad is an educational program where you earn credit while learning in a new country. Denison’s wide-ranging opportunities include experiential programs in the U.S. that don’t require a passport, in addition to study abroad, and that is why we refer to these programs as Off-Campus Study.
When you study abroad, you will learn more about your academic subject, and you’ll gain resilience, the ability to navigate different cities and countries - often in different languages - and many other life skills. You’ll expand your networks, learn cultural intelligence and increase your career opportunities.
Your financial aid funds from institutional, need-based or merit aid can be applied to the Denison billed charges for a semester of off-campus study with an approved program. Work-study benefits cannot be applied to these charges.
Some fees are involved. Learn more about study abroad financial aid and eligibility.
Any student who meets Denison’s academic and disciplinary requirements is eligible to apply for off-campus study. Students from all majors, including STEM and double majors, have successfully studied off-campus with advanced planning and advice from their advisors.
Yes! Many Big Red athletes go abroad in their off season. Our coaches work with students to ensure they can maintain and even increase their fitness and skills.
Jet-Set-Go! Other ways to explore the world
Going abroad for your internship will supercharge your career exploration journey. The value of your internship increases when you pair it with a study abroad experience.
The Lisska Center for Intellectual Engagement helps students and recent alums find fellowships and other awards through a wide range of summer, undergraduate, and postgraduate opportunities.
We support students conducting a full-time independent research, scholarly, or creative projects. Off-Campus Summer Scholars receive a stipend, housing allowance, travel, and supplemental research funding.