STUDY, RESEARCH, OR VOLUNTEER ABROAD
Explore the world and enrich your liberal arts education: participate in education abroad at CSU.
Students that participate in study abroad and other international opportunities like internships and service-learning immerse themselves in global culture and history. Plus, international experience can improve your career prospects by helping you gain skills in cross cultural communication, learn to think critically, and appreciate diversity.
Colorado State University offers a range of education abroad program types and multiple program length options:
Earn academic credit while living and traveling around the world
Participate in international research projects
Give back to the global community by volunteering your time abroad
Gain experience by working in a different country
Commit a whole school year to an institution in another country
Spend the fall or spring semester studying abroad
Dedicate some of your summer break to an international experience
Winter or Spring Break
Squeeze in a short international program
FACULTY-LED EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAMS
The College of Liberal Arts has specially designed programs to make it easy to find an international experience that fits your academic plan.
The following study abroad programs are led by CSU faculty and range from a few weeks in length to full semesters. Since they are CSU programs, the credits will transfer.
These are not the only education abroad programs offered at CSU, but are programs specifically tailored to the College of Liberal Arts. To see a full list of education abroad opportunities, visit the Education Abroad website.
A webinar session from the Fall 2020 Education Abroad Fair explaining programs that may be a good fit for College of Liberal Arts students.
STEPS TO STUDY ABROAD
Explore your options
Explore what programs meet your academic needs and interests. A great place to start is to attend an Education Abroad Fair or speak to a peer advisor in the Education Abroad Center.
Make a plan
Schedule meetings with your academic success coordinator, the Office of Financial Aid, and the Education Abroad Office. Verify that the program you choose fits your degree plan and financial resources. Remember: scholarships are available!
After you make your decision on when and where you’ll go, the next step is to apply for the program. Depending on the time of year and whether the program is CSU affiliated or not, you’ll want to closely monitor deadlines and required application materials.
Prepare to depart
You’ll need more than just a passport. You must attend a CSU Pre-Departure Orientation to make sure you’re ready to be a Ram abroad.
In addition to CSU Education Abroad scholarships, there are many department-specific scholarships to support College of Liberal Arts program participation.
- Communications Studies Education Abroad Scholarship
Eligible to students attending one of the department’s faculty-led programs
- Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Education Abroad Scholarship
Eligible to interdisciplinary liberal arts majors participating in an interdisciplinary liberal arts education abroad program, like Liberal Arts and Community Engagement in Mexico
- Matthew P. Shoup Scholarship for Spain
Eligible to languages, literatures, and cultures majors who demonstrate financial need, maintain a 3.0 GPA in Spanish coursework, 2.75 GPA overall. To be to used toward a CSU-approved study abroad program in Spain.
- Political Science Education Abroad Scholarship
Eligible to students with demonstrated financial need attending one of the department’s faculty-led programs
- Sociology Department Scholarship for Criminology & Criminal Justice, Prague, Czech Republic Summer Program
Eligible to sociology majors with minimum 3.0 GPA attending the department’s faculty-led program
Scholarship Cycle 1: October 1
(Education Abroad Programs starting on or after January 1, 2023)
Scholarship Cycle 2: April 1
(Education Abroad Programs starting on or after May 1, 2023)