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Study Abroad Program

Director: Kay W. Forsyth
Location: Military Science Bldg, Rm 118
Phone: (435) 797-0601


The USU Study Abroad Office provides information on a wide range of affordable programs providing USU students with opportunities for study throughout the world. Through exchange partner institutions or consortiums, students can study at more than 125 universities in more than 40 countries worldwide during a semester, academic year, or summer program. Exchange program costs are based on tuition and fees at USU. Students can earn credit toward their degree at USU while studying abroad. In many countries, even when the native language is not English, students can study in English, or have the opportunity to build language skills. Full immersion options are also available at selected sites, based on student language ability.

Exchange Programs

Students can study in Spanish, study the Spanish language, or take some classes in English at our partner institutions throughout the Spanish-speaking world, including: the University de La Rioja in beautiful Logroño in Northern Spain; the Pontificía Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, in Valparaíso, Chile, a UNESCO world heritage city, and Monterrey Tec University and University of Guadalajara in Mexico. Pontificia Universidade Católica in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil offers students the opportunity to study regular coursework in Portuguese, English, or study the Portuguese language. Students can study at Leicester University in Leicester, England, as well as the University of Northampton in Northampton, England, both located just over an hour north of London and Nottingham Trent University specifically for business students. Other study abroad programs in English include: study in landscape architecture at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; American Studies at Innsbruck University in Austria; music at Corinthian State Conservatory of Music, Austria; and study in fine arts at Southern Cross University, Australia. Other partners, including University of Groningen, Netherlands; and University of Viadrina, Germany; offer a variety of courses in English. Jonkoping University, Sweden; Western Sydney, Australia; Nottingham Trent University, England; and Hanze University, Netherlands offer courses in English specifically for study in business. At Kansai Gaidai, Kobe, Gifu, Seinan Gakuin, Tsukuba and Yokohama National universities in Japan, all levels of Japanese are taught. Students may also earn credits in subjects taught in English at most of the partner institutions in Japan. Keimyung University in Daegu, Korea, as well as USU’s partners, Far East University, Korea University, Sungkyunkwan universities in the Seoul area, provide classes taught in English and the Korean language. Hongik and Sungshin University in Korea offer great possibilities for fine art and sculpture study. Students may study economics, business, and Thai studies courses taught in English, at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand, including Thai language and culture. Jon M. Huntsman School of Business students may participate in business exchange programs in Australia, China, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. For graduate-level study in economics, exchanges are available in the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Greece, France, or Germany. Students can also study Russian language and culture at St. Petersburg State University in Russia, at all levels. Students can study Chinese language at Feng Chia University, Taiwan as well as Beijing Jiaotong University for Chinese and business classes.

The International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) is one of the most varied study abroad exchange consortium opportunities at USU. Most program fees are based on USU tuition, housing, and food costs. Through ISEP, students may study in Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, and Latin America. ISEP offers traditional European study abroad opportunities at some of the leading institutions in Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Other opportunities for study include such countries as Argentina,  Botswana, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Ghana, Iceland, Indonesia, Latvia, and Poland. There are more than 135 universities to choose from in all. As ISEP participants, students matriculate directly into a host institution abroad. Direct matriculation means students register as regular students at their host institution, take the same courses, have the same assignments, and participate in the same activities as all other students at that institution. At many locations, coursework taught in English is available for semester, academic year, and summer study. 

Affiliated Programs

Further expansion of short-term, summer, or semester-long study opportunities is possible with the addition of the following USU-affiliated program providers: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), International Studies Abroad (ISA), GlobaLinks, Middlesex University (England), School for International Training (SIT), and Study Abroad Italy (SAI). 

Short-Term Programs

Students can participate in a variety of short-term programs. These programs vary in length from two to six weeks. With USU’s partner, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, students with little or no Spanish language experience have the opportunity to study beginning Spanish in Chile during January, May, or June, live with a local family, and participate in an excellent program offering language instruction and local excursions of interest. The Jon M. Huntsman School of Business has summer programs in Latin America and Asia, as well as internship or short-term study abroad programs during the fall or spring semesters. Summer options are available with ISEP in such locations as France, Korea, the Netherlands, and Thailand, or with other partner institutions, such as University of Northampton, England; and Korea University, Seoul, Korea. 

USU Faculty-Led Study Abroad Summer/Short-Term Programs

Faculty at USU take students to varied destinations every year for coursework taught in English, while students earn USU credit for the experience. A sampling of current programs abroad led by USU faculty include: acting in England; art in Germany; graphic design in Switzerland; humanities in England and Italy; international business in EurAsia (Russia, and Turkey); Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, and Peru); and Asia (China, Korea, and Vietnam) —including a service learning option; and student teaching experiences in Chile, China, Norway and New Zealand.

Summer faculty-led language programs include: study at all levels of Chinese in China or Taiwan; study in Spanish in Logroño, Spain with family homestay and excursions; French language at all levels with home-stay in Annecy, France; and intensive German at all levels at the Goethe Institute in Freiburg, Germany. A new language opportunity provides Arabic study at the University of Petra, Amman, Jordan. 

English Teaching and Internship Opportunities

Through partner programs in China, Korea, Japan, and Thailand, students have the opportunity to participate in teaching English, internships and leadership programs to gain affordable academic, and career-building experiences.

For additional information about these and other programs, contact the Study Abroad Office, Military Science Bldg, Rm 118, by phone at (435) 797-0601 or (435) 797-1253; or by e-mail at: Detailed information is available on the following website: 

Study Abroad Scholarships

There are various scholarships for study abroad, including Boren scholarships for alternative language study; Fulbright scholarships for post-baccalaureate English teaching or research; Gilman scholarships for students having Pell Grants; Phi Kappa Phi awards for students with high academic achievement; national awards for study in Asia; and a USU honors program scholarship. For more information about these and other scholarships, visit