Study Abroad Overview

What is Study Abroad?

“Study abroad” is the umbrella term for all international education programs. Each COF institution has a study abroad contact on their campus. See the Contacts page to find your institution’s study abroad advisor, and check out the different types of study abroad programs below.

How do I study abroad?

Check out the Steps to Study Abroad to help you on your way.

What types of programs are there?

There are hundreds of programs out there. The Colleges of the Fenway uses an online program called “StudioAbroad” to help you narrow your search.  Please see the description of the different types programs below, and when you are ready, you can search all programs here:

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Faculty-led Travel Courses – Academic courses that include short-term travel led and taught by a COF faculty member. Classes meet on the home campus for the majority of the semester, with an intensive 2-5 week travel component during vacations. Destinations include Ghana/Benin, Egypt, Japan, Costa Rica, Brazil, Italy, France, Spain, Austria and more. Click here to learn more about Travel Courses.

Semester, Summer, and Year-long Programs – Programs that are taken in collaboration with a third-party provider or another college. They fulfill degree requirements for that time period. This category also includes programs during summer and winter breaks. Don’t forget, to study abroad, you must apply to the program provider and to your own home school. Click here to browse programs.

Exchange Programs – Involve a signed agreement between a US and overseas college. They offer students the chance to enroll in an overseas institution for a semester or a year while paying home campus tuition.  Talk with your home school’s study abroad advisor for any exchange programs that might be available for you.

I found a program! Now what?

The next step is to apply for the study abroad program you chose.  Follow the “How to Apply” instructions on the COF StudioAbroad site.