Study abroad programs
Studying and interning abroad is an amazing, often once-in-a-lifetime experience that has many academic, professional, and personal benefits for students.
What is Study Abroad?
Study Abroad is a period of study outside of the student's home country in which the students enroll in academic courses that apply towards their degrees. UND Study Abroad Programs offer several program options. Students meet with their Academic Advisors for help in finding the right opportunity, determining the best semester to study abroad, and to start the process.
The University of North Dakota Study Abroad Programs offer:
- 250+ study abroad program options
- 19 exchange programs across the world
These programs allow UND students to pay UND tuition and fees instead of the foreign university's tuition. Federal Financial Aid can be applied towards studying abroad and many scholarships are also available.
Why Study Abroad?
The benefits from studying abroad include:
- Earn academic credit towards your degree at UND
- Great résumé builder
- Gain independence and self confidence
- Develop cross-cultural communication skills
- Language acquisition
Research has shown that students who study abroad have higher graduation rates. Plus, according to studies, students who study abroad have a better success rate at finding a job after graduation.
The minimum requirements for most programs include that students have:
- A 2.5 GPA
- Earned at least 23 university level credits (15 for American College of Norway)
- A clean record with UND
- Applications for Spring semester programs are due October 1
- Applications for Summer and Fall semester programs are due March 1
If you have additional questions, call 701.777.4231 or visit UND Study Abroad Programs.