Places and cultures as far away as Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe are within your reach as a student at Dominican University.

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 offers study abroad for all students, without charging tuition on top of program costs.

In addition, all financial aid for which you are eligible can be applied to your study abroad experience. You may even qualify for additional financial assistance for your trip. Note that because students will not be residing in Dominican campus housing abroad, the Residence Life Grant is not applicable to Study Abroad. Each study abroad program participant may be eligible for the Excellence in Experiential Learning Award (ExcEL).

Program costs vary, but most semester and year-long programs cost the same or even less than paying full-time tuition and living on campus. Explore our opportunities for full information on cost, curriculum, credits and course equivalents.

Study Abroad Highlights
  • Academic credit awarded for all programs
  • 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, including to the cost or duration of the program, due to fluctuations of exchange rate, increases in in-country costs and/or flights, or other unforeseen changes that are beyond the control of the university and its faculty/staff.

The International Studies office is located in the Academic Enrichment Center in the lower level of Parmer Hall in 010F.

For more information, please contact:

Alison Healy
Interim Director, Study Abroad