Dominican University's response to coronavirus (COVID-19) and study abroad programs:

Out of an abundance of caution, all spring break international travel programs have been canceled. In addition, upcoming programs in China and Italy have also been canceled.

Students currently studying abroad on semester programs have been encouraged to assess the risk of remaining abroad, and have been notified they are welcome to return the U.S. at any point. Dominican University will assist students with costs associated with changing their flight itinerary and will work with the students and host institutions in an effort to ensure spring coursework can be completed successfully. If the CDC watch level or the U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory for a country increases to level 3, semester programs will be canceled and students will be required to return to the U.S.

View additional information on Dominican University's response to the coronavirus

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 16 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.

Dominican is committed to helping students achieve a global perspective and making study abroad accessible. All of our semester abroad programs cost less than a semester studying and living on campus at Dominican. Some program costs also include housing, meals, and your flight.

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

In addition, all federal and state financial aid for which you are eligible can be applied to your semester study abroad experience. The Residence Life Grant does not apply to a semester abroad, because students will not be living on Dominican's campus. If the cost of your semester abroad is less than Dominican tuition, any other institutional aid you have been approved for will be prorated, for that semester.

Each study abroad program participant may also be eligible for the Excellence in Experiential Learning Award (ExcEL) offered by Dominican University. Read our Study Abroad FAQ page for advice on how to plan academically and financially to study abroad.

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 semester 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 216A.

For more information, please contact:

Alison Healy
Director, Study Abroad