Study Abroad

With more than thirty locations around the world, Anderson University offers you a wide range of opportunities to live, learn and serve internationally. For short-term learning-service programs, we offer the Anderson University Tri-S program. For a semester or summer study, you will want to consider one of the Anderson University endorsed study abroad programs. Your Anderson University education can have a global perspective and help you to:

  • develop a greater understanding of world affairs
  • broaden and diversify undergraduate education
  • build cross-cultural awareness
  • experience unique opportunities for personal growth
  • enhance professional and career opportunities

Getting Started

 

As you begin to think about study abroad, consider the following. First, for a successful study abroad experience, you must plan early – at least a year before you plan to go abroad. Early application to some programs is essential for acceptance. Communicating and processing documents always takes longer than expected.

DEFINE YOUR OBJECTIVES: Study abroad programs vary, so you should have clear objectives in mind when selecting a program. Consider these questions:

  • Will you want to receive academic credit?
  • How will the courses fit into your degree program?
  • Are you primarily interested in general studies, or in studies related to your major/minor?
  • How fluent are you in another language? Would you like your classes to be taught in English or the language of your host country?
  • With which kind of housing are you most comfortable – a host family, student residences or independent housing?
CONSIDER YOUR STUDY OPTIONS: Anderson University maintains working relationships with a number of study abroad and USA off-campus study programs. Students are encouraged to give priority consideration to endorsed programs. AU is also a member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, which operates programs both for study abroad and in the U.S.A.

In addition to academic year study programs, you may also want to consider summer study opportunities. Study abroad programs and foreign universities offer specialized summer study, ranging from several weeks to three months.

ACADEMIC CREDIT for study abroad is never automatic. All study abroad and arrangements for academic credit must be approved before the student begins the study program.

There are two options available to students regarding academic credit for study abroad and USA off-campus study. First, students can enroll in a study program with registration at Anderson University. Students would receive AU credit (a letter grade) for courses taken in the study program. The second option is to enroll in a study program without registration at AU. Students would then receive transfer credit for courses taken in the study program.

How to Apply

Begin the application process by contacting the Tri-S and Study Abroad Office to make an appointment to meet with the Director. You can either make an appointment online or stop by our office (Decker 132) to make an appointment. At the time of your appointment, you will be able to ask questions, discuss your program options, and receive a packet with forms for registration and financial aid.

The Check List for Study with AU Registration will guide you through the registration process. If you choose to study with transfer credit, the Check List for Non-AU Registration will guide you through the pre-approval procedure.

We look forward to meeting with you to explore Anderson University’s study abroad opportunities.

Study Abroad FAQ

How do I get started?

Anderson University offers many opportunities for students to study abroad. Review the Getting Started info first.

How do I make an Appointment with the Director of Study Abroad?

You can either make an appointment online or stop by our office (Decker 132) to make an appointment.

Where can I travel?

Anderson University has more than 30 locations around the world to choose from. Our Endorsed Programs web page is a tool that can help you decide on a location/program.

How do I get a passport?

View Passport and Visa information plus other helpful trip preparation information on our Tri-S page.

What is an International Student Identity Card (ISIC)?

An ISIC gives international recognition to your student status and entitles you to sickness/accident insurance, 24-hour traveler’s assistance helpline, reduced airfares and discounts in the U.S. and abroad.

Are there health requirement for travel abroad?

Requirements and recommendations vary by destination. Information for your particular destination will be given during a group meeting. In general, you are responsible for your own health and for all medical costs. Remember to consult your personal physician to see if he/she recommends any immunizations prior to your departure. Check with your health insurance carrier to verify they will cover you while you are traveling outside the USA. Carry your family’s hospitalization card with account number and bring with you emergency funds since you are personally responsible for medical expenses incurred. If you use medication, be sure to carry it in the original container with you on the plane, as well as a copy of your physician’s prescription. You may wish to carry medicine to treat common traveler’s maladies.

Study Abroad Financial Aid

FINANCIAL AID for STUDY ABROAD and USA OFF-CAMPUS STUDY

Most forms of federal and state financial aid will be available to you for study abroad or USA off-campus study. Consult with the Office of Student Financial Services for eligibility and use of these funds. Institutional financial aid is available only for students who register with AU for their study abroad. This financial aid is available for the academic year, not during summer term.

Anderson University Financial Aid

Anderson University financial aid for on-campus study does not automatically transfer to study abroad or off-campus (USA) study programs. However, you may be eligible for a study grant from Anderson University specifically designated for study abroad or off-campus study.

To apply for Anderson University financial aid, complete the Application for AU Financial Aid for Study Abroad and Off-Campus Study form and submit it to the Center for International and Intercultural Studies. Anderson University funds are available for one semester of study during the student’s enrollment at Anderson University. Financial assistance is not available for short-term internships or summer study programs. The maximum award is $3,000.00. Students attending Anderson University by virtue of tuition exchange or remitted tuition programs may be eligible depending on the availability of funds. The funds are allocated on the basis of the following:

  • Priority is given to students whose degree program requires off-campus study
  • Awards are based on financial need, taking into consideration the student’s eligibility for non-Anderson University financial assistance (Federal, State, etc.)
  • Student has demonstrated academic qualifications for the study program
  • Program of study is approved by the Department Chair in conjunction with the Director of the Center for International and Intercultural Studies
  • Student has been enrolled as a full-time student at Anderson University the semester prior to proposed study. Student is enrolled full time in a degree program at Anderson University at the time of study
  • Proposed study is relevant to the student’s degree program