Each year a growing number of Honors College students study abroad, taking classes and often pursuing research and creative projects in their areas of academic interest and expertise in countries such as Europe, Asia, Central America, Australia and Africa.
As an Honors College student you have a wide variety of interests and goals, and share a certain openness to different cultures. You are also keenly aware that the contemporary world is an increasingly interdependent, even global, one, in which knowledge, information, human capital and goods move rapidly across borders and oceans. Study abroad helps prepare UCM’s top academic students for professional success and personal responsibility in our age of globalization.
The Honors College is deeply committed to fostering and enhancing study abroad opportunities for you. While you are not required to study abroad, you are strongly encouraged to consider studying abroad as an integral part of your Honors College experience, and to apply for The Honors College Study Abroad Travel Grant. If you are considering applying for The Honors College Study Abroad Travel Grant, please meet first with the Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Services to discuss your plans and complete and submit this form for approval prior to travel. Note that only one travel grant per student is allowed.
In the past several years, students in The Honors College have studied literature at the University of Bremen (Germany), philosophy at Roosevelt Academy (the Netherlands), business at the University of South Australia, and art, design, and photography at Accademia Europea di Firenze University in Florence (Italy), among many others. As an Honors College student abroad, you typically take a range of courses that count toward your UCM degree, immerse yourself in the daily life of another culture, and make connections and friendships that last a lifetime.
Of course, not all Honors College students who pursue their studies abroad do so for an entire semester. Shorter study abroad options, including summer courses and study tours, are available to those students for whom such options are preferable.
So, whatever your interests, explore the many options for studying abroad that UCM offers top academic students. Think of study abroad not merely as something additional, but as an essential part of your Honors College education in gaining a worldly perspective.