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You are stepping out and becoming a global citizen with the Study Abroad program. We’re here to make your transition to another country a positive and meaningful experience.

Why should you study abroad?

Studying abroad allows you to:

  • Enhance your career at Clarion University.
  • Appreciate other cultures and your own culture.
  • Gain global awareness and education.
  • Learn to be a global citizen.
  • Become more confident about the world in which you live.
  • Understand your role in the world better.
  • Have a stronger profile for the job market.
  • Prove you can adapt to different cultures, environments.
  • Earn credits while living in another country.

Application Process for Students

When planning to study abroad you want to take the following steps:

  1. If you already have a passport make sure your passport is valid for minimum six months after you planned your travel. If you do not have a passport applying for a passport is the first step. 
  2. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss classes that best fit your degree program. Make sure that all classes you take abroad will transfer as part of your major/minor.
  3. Have a GPA of at least 2.8 (Cumulative GPA). For students who do not meet the minimum 2.8 GPA requirement, a waiver is required that is approved by the student's academic advisor and Department Dean. 
  4. Speak with Financial Aid about using Financial Aid or any loans, existing scholarships on the study abroad. 
  5. Meet with the study abroad coordinator, Natalie Ortz  (415 Becht Hall).
  6. Fill out a study abroad application form available at the Office of International Programs (414 Becht Hall) or download here
  7. Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
    International Travel Safety Information For Students
    Safety Issues
    Transportation Security Administration
    Tips for Traveling Abroad
    Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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Watch the testimonial videos below from students that have experienced the Cost Rica trip in recent years past! If you're interested in the the Costa Rica trip, please email Dr. Trejos. Interested students should also fill out the Clarion University Study Abroad form and submit it to the Office of International Programs in order to participate.

Last Updated 4/25/22