The world is within your reach as a student at Dominican University. #GoGlobal

Our study abroad program was established early in the university's history as one of the first such programs in the U.S. Since then, we have expanded our offerings to include short-term and semester-long opportunities all over the world.

Students who choose to study abroad have the opportunity to join peers and faculty members from Dominican and other institutions in more than 18 study abroad locations worldwide. Visit our program pages for full information about each of these.

All of our programs have been carefully reviewed, and our affiliates have proven experience administering quality programs for U.S. students. Our short-term programs are led by a full-time Dominican faculty member with subject-area expertise and extensive experience in the destination country.

How Affordable is Study Abroad?

Our programs don't just add value to your education and memories for life—they're also surprisingly affordable!

Due to Dominican’s commitment to helping students achieve a global perspective, the university charges the same tuition for a semester abroad as a semester of classes here. For many of our semester programs, that rate also includes housing, meals, and your flight!

We also keep our short-term programs extremely affordable, by offering all inclusive programs during winter break, spring break, and the summer for only the cost of administering the program (tickets, housing, insurance, tours, etc). Students are not charged tuition fees, and are able to earn 1-6 credits with opportunities to meet area and major requirements.

In addition, all financial aid for which you are eligible can be applied to your study abroad experience. Note that because students will not be residing in Dominican campus housing abroad, the Residence Life Grant is not applicable to Study Abroad. Students sometimes elect to take out additional loans in order to finance short-term programs or travel on weekends and breaks during semesters abroad. Each study abroad program participant may also be eligible for the Excellence in Experiential Learning Award (ExcEL).

Explore our opportunities for full information on cost, curriculum, credits and course equivalents.

Study Abroad Highlights
  • Academic credit awarded for all programs-- area requirements, major requirements, and electives are possible.
  • Financial aid applicable to program costs
  • One of the longest-running study abroad programs in the U.S.
  • Challenging and enjoyable opportunities to build your skills and resume
  • Opportunity to increase your knowledge of other people, cultures, political and social systems, art, literature and foreign languages

The university reserves the right to make changes to program offerings, including to the cost or duration of the program, due to fluctuations of exchange rate, increases in in-country costs and/or flights, faculty support, university policy, or other unforeseen changes that are beyond the control of the university and its faculty/staff.

The Office for Study Abroad is located in Lewis 216.

For more information, please contact:

Alison Healy
Interim Director, Study Abroad