Study Abroad

Study Abroad

The College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services supports students pursuing non co-op related study abroad opportunities. There are programs that last for 1-3 weeks, a summer, a semester, or an entire year, and opportunities are available for all CECH majors. Priority will be given to first-time applicants.

Studying abroad can be more affordable than you think. It’s easy to apply for funding from CECH for your study abroad trip.

We’ve seen a 112% increase in the number of CECH students pursuing international opportunities, compared to the 2015-2016 academic year. Now you can join the ranks, and get financial support to help fund your trip.

If you are participating in study abroad program, please follow the deadlines listed below and apply through our online application for funding opportunities.  Only complete applications will be considered and funding is awarded based on application merit.

Deadlines:

  • June 15th for fall travel
  • November 15th for spring travel
  • March 15th for summer travel

 

Recent Study Abroad Adventures

Top destinations for recent CECH students include Costa Rica, Spain, Ireland, Germany, the UK, Italy, Japan, India, China, Belize, South Africa, and many other countries. Where will your travels take you?

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Benefits of Studying Abroad

  • Immersing yourself in new and foreign cultures
  • Gaining new insights and perspectives about our increasingly interconnected world
  • Challenging yourself and stepping outside of your comfort zone
  • Increasing your knowledge in an industry by studying it and visiting with professionals in a different country 
  • Gaining an understanding of other cultures, societies, value systems, and ways of conducting business
  • Thinking critically and challenging your views and perceptions of the world and others
  • Conducting research/projects in places with cultures, customs, and norms that differ from those in the U.S.
  • Meeting new people and making new friends and connections
  • Developing new language and communication skills
  • Growing academically, personally, and professionally 

Why Students and Faculty are Traveling Abroad:

"When you study abroad, you learn to appreciate new perspectives and always take a little bit of the culture with you.”

        – Danielle Habib, BS’07, MS ’14

“By seeing the world through a different lens, you learn about the similarities and differences of industries in different countries

         – Professor Brody Ruihley 

“I encourage faculty and students to do as many international trips as they can. These experiences help us think critically and challenge our views of the world.”

         – Associate Dean for Innovation and Opportunity Holly Johnson 

 

“With nearly all business organizations today being global, it’s imperative that we understand the global landscape.”

         – Professor Bob Brinkmeyer 

 

“I learned so much from the conversations we had with our host professor, translator, and the students. Being able to interact with them in-person and discuss South Korea’s sport culture was so much more meaningful than just reading an article or book about it in a class.”

         – Sarah Hulsman, BS '15

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