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Study Abroad

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Most Popular Study Abroad Program

Union students enrich their understanding of other countries and challenge themselves academically and personally while studying abroad. Students who participate in one or more of our programs quickly learn to thrive at the intersections—of diverse cultures and communities, of other languages and customs, of learning about others and themselves.

Whether you’re exploring the marine ecology of Australia, delving into art and history in France, or using the temples and tombs of ancient Greece as a living laboratory, you’ll likely find that overseas studies will be one of your most memorable college experiences.

Union College will celebrate

50 yrs.

of study abroad programs in 2018

  • Nearly 60% of Union students go on terms or mini-terms abroad, one of the highest percentages among U.S. liberal arts colleges.
  • Union offers more than 40 programs in 29 countries, from Argentina to Vietnam, including 24 full terms abroad and numerous three-week mini-terms.
  • In addition to traditional coursework, there are opportunities for language immersion, research, internships and community service.
  • Roughly 80% of programs are led by Union faculty, so students enjoy a global experience that’s uniquely personal.
  • Non-Union, independent study and exchange programs are also offered.
  • With the exception of work-study, 100% of the financial aid a student receives on campus applies to full terms abroad.
  • In some instances, students may be eligible for scholarships for term abroad programs.
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What you can experience:

  • Take intensive Spanish language and culture classes in Cordoba, Argentina.
  • Use the temples and tombs of ancient Greece as a living laboratory.
  • Compare American health care practices with those in Canada, England and the Netherlands on the National Health Systems term.
  • Teach English to street children at a nonprofit school in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
  • Study Indonesian dance and music with Bali as your backdrop.
  • Soak up the theater, both onstage and backstage, in the performing arts mecca of London.
  • Absorb the history of South Africa in Capetown.
  • Explore electric power and environmental management throughout New Zealand.

For complete information on study abroad opportunities, visit our International Programs website.