Students may study abroad in over 60 countries at more than 285 institutions. While studying abroad through a UCM-sponsored program, students pay in-state UCM tuition and are enrolled as full-time students in a minimum of 12 undergraduate hours or 9 graduate hours in the ISP 4000 Study Abroad course. Students may use financial aid to fund the semester or year abroad. A $1000 International Studies Grant is provided to each UCM student who studies through a sponsored program for the fall or spring semester. Summer semester grants are also available, but are pro-rated dependent upon available funding and hours completed while abroad.
Fall, spring, summer, full-year and internship programs are available. Courses taken may be in your major, minor, or general education, or for elective credit. Most courses are taught in English, even in countries where English is not the first language. Modern language courses are available in several countries.
Students may study abroad after earning at least 24 hours of college credit. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for UCM Study Abroad participants. Some host universities and study programs may require a higher GPA of 2.75 or 3.0. Students must also be in good standing with the university.
Please contact the Study Abroad staff at the UCM International Center if you have any questions, would like to set an appointment to learn more, or wish to apply for Study Abroad and just do not know where to begin your search. Thank you for your interest in Study Abroad. We look forward to assisting in your planning for and participation in this academic program that will change your life immeasurably, and set you apart from others in the employment pool when you leave UCM to build your career.
Students from institutions outside UCM may also study abroad through UCM programs. Please contact the Study Abroad staff at the UCM International Center for more information.