A study abroad experience is an important part of a liberal education. The opportunity to live, study, and work with people from around the world provides students with a way to not only gain international competence and skills, but also helps them to more clearly understand their own identities and agency within a global context. Study Abroad programs are designed to emphasize social, political, historical, and cultural understanding through immersion in other cultures and societies.
Program lengths range from one year to one week. In traditional programs lasting one quarter or more, students live and take courses on site. Short-term programs are topic-focused tours led by DePaul faculty exploring specific aspects and issues of a country or society. These programs typically last 2-3 weeks and are offered during breaks between terms. First Year Abroad programs are for first-year students and combine on-campus study of a location prior to a one-week trip to that area.
Program fees ordinarily cover local transportation associated with course excursions, accommodations, and some meals. Short-term program fees also cover round-trip airfare. In addition students pay regular DePaul tuition for the credit received while abroad.
Courses taken through the Study Abroad Program may be used to fulfill Liberal Studies domain requirements (including experiential learning), modern language requirements, major field requirements, or open electives.
Please visit the Study Abroad Program's website for current offerings.