Study Abroad Application Deadline*:

October 1 (for spring) and March 1 (for summer or fall)

*NOTE: Deadlines can vary by program. Please check the individual program brochure page to confirm deadline.

Go Forth and Set the World on Fire

- St. Ignatius of Loyola

Study engineering among some of the oldest buildings in the world in Rome. Spend a semester in service in Cape Town. Complete a clinical nursing experience in Peru. With hundreds of Study Abroad programs at your disposal, the options are almost limitless.

More than 30% of Marquette students study abroad during their Marquette career. Our variety of programs offers the flexibility to go when it best fits into your time at Marquette. We offer full-year programs, programs in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters, and programs in J Session.

Why Study Abroad?

  • It’s affordable.
    For the majority of Marquette programs, you pay Marquette tuition and can use Marquette scholarships and federal and state financial aid. Though cost of living varies by location, there are quite a few study abroad destinations that are less expensive than Milwaukee.
  • All majors can study abroad.
    Students studying any discipline can study abroad. Marquette offers semester, summer and academic year opportunities. Find a program that specializes in your major or save core curriculum courses to take while you are abroad.
  • You can graduate on time.
    Start planning early and work with your academic adviser to build study abroad into your four-year academic plan. Most programs allow you to earn 12 to 18 credits per semester and three to 12 credits per summer, which can be applied directly to your degree requirements.
  • You can learn another language and take courses in English.
    Studying abroad is a great way to learn another language. Marquette also has several programs in non-English-speaking countries where you can take an introductory course in the local language and take other academic courses in English.
  • You can study abroad your sophomore, junior or senior year.
    Study abroad in a short-term program as early as the summer after your freshman year. Later, spend a semester or academic year abroad and gain new perspectives on your academic field. Work with your adviser to determine which term best fits into your four-year plan.

Research studies have shown that study abroad may improve GPA and language learning, fosters intercultural understanding, and increases employability and career skills.

Review Recommended Programs by Major

Depending on your major field of study, some programs may more closely align with your academic plans than others. Review Study Abroad for Your Major to be directed to education abroad programs that offer courses (i.e., a major, an emphasis or significant area course offerings) in that same academic area. Please note that in most cases, you are not limited to only these programs.

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Getting Started

Getting Started with Study Abroad Attend Study Abroad 101 & determine study abroad goals Apply to Study Abroad Program Meet with academic advisor to review graduation checklist Complete host institution application Research programs Prepare course approval form Meet with OIE to discuss program options Once accepted, complete additional education abroad requirements Apply/renew passport Attend mandatory pre-departure orientation Watch email for additional reminders