Programs and Locations
UND students have a variety of study abroad program models to choose from in locations around the world. Learn more about these options by reviewing the information below and by creating a Study Abroad Profile to get matched with programs right away!
Travel to Austria for two weeks this summer through the Vienna: A Cultural Center of Modernity program! This course is 3 credits and is open to all UND students.
Summer, Semester or Academic Year
Program models for students interested in summer, fall, spring, or full academic year study abroad are listed below. Each section includes a description of the program model along with links to UND partner universities.
Trade places with a student from an international partner school and pay UND tuition and fees.
- University of Regensburg (academic year or spring only)
- Meiji Gakuin University (academic year or spring only)
- Utsunomiya University (academic year or spring only)
- American College of Norway Summer Program
- University of Bergen
- University of Stavanger
Attend an international partner institution and pay tuition and fees to your host school.
- London School of Economics Summer School
- Swansea University
- University of Leicester
- University of Stirling*
- Harlaxton College*
*Denotes summer programs are also available in addition to semester
Participate in a program offered by a study abroad affiliate provider and pay program costs to the provider.
UND Study Abroad partners with the following affiliate providers:
- Academic Programs International (API)
- American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS)
- Barcelona Study Abroad Experience (SAE)
- Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA)
- International Studies Abroad (ISA) / The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)
- Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI)
- Semester at Sea
- University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center
- University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)
Unsure what program is right for you? Review these tips to help narrow down your preferences as you explore options.
- Which classes do you need to take while abroad to stay on track for your degree?
- Are there restrictions or policies for your major or academic college regarding classes you can and cannot take abroad?
- Save some of your Essential Studies requirements for your time abroad
- Consider taking a mix of major, minor, Essential Studies, and elective credits while abroad (with approval from your Academic Advisor!)
Taking major courses abroad can give you insight into your chosen specialty within an international context
Essential Studies and elective credits taken abroad can help you learn about the culture you are living in as well as open you up to new interests and experiences
- What do I want to get out of studying abroad?
- Do I want to learn a language?
- Do I want to be in a big city or a smaller city/town?
- Do I want to experience what it is like to attend a large university in another country?
- Do I want to be able to easily travel to many different places?
- What level of support/independence do I want while abroad?
- Do I want to go abroad with a UND faculty member?
- Do I want to take courses directly enrolled at a local university?
- Do I have a preference on taking courses with local and international students or only with other US study abroad students?
- Think about what you want out of your experience, not what others want. Talking to other students about their experiences is a great way to research, but ultimately you want to pick the program that is the best fit for you, not for them.
- What kind of skills do I want to learn while studying abroad?
- Should I do an internship while studying abroad?
- What types of extra-curricular activities do I want to try while abroad?
- Studying abroad is a good time to build social networks. Networking with new people on your program, at your host institution, and that you meet during your time abroad can help you to build an international network of contacts and colleagues as you move into your future career.
- Many semester long programs offer an academic internship option. Completing an internship while abroad is a great way to gain professional experience in an international context.
Start thinking about the soft skills you develop while studying abroad and how you can hone those on your program. Soft skills include things like intercultural communication, adaptability, and problem-solving.
- City size preference
- Capital city? Smaller city? Rural area?
- Local language
- Courses available at your institution?
- Travel access
- International/regional airport?
- Bus or train access?
- City popularity
- Capital cities may be big international/tourist hubs, whereas other cities will still have tourists but may be less commonly traveled
- Type of institution
- University or study center?
- Size of institution
- How many students attend the school? How many undergraduates? Is there a large international student population?
- Location of institution
- Within city itself or in the suburbs?
- Close to essentials like grocery stores? Near a bus stop or train station?
- Look at images on the institution website, through an internet search, and/or student blogs
- Accommodation types
- Walkable to campus? Using public transportation?
- Apartment or residence hall? Homestay opportunity?
- Single rooms or shared accommodation?
No matter what you choose, you can benefit from setting goals for yourself to make the most of your experience abroad. You can also learn more about the education system of a country you're interested in by visiting USA Study Abroad Country Profiles.