Office of Study Abroad and Study Away Programs

Step 1. Requirements for Study Abroad or away on a Clark-approved program

Step 2. Financial Aid and Billing

Step 3. Choosing a Program


Step 3. Choosing a best fit program

Now that you understand the requirements, credit and financial policies of study abroad and away at Clark, it's time to choose a program.  Study abroad programs are not one-size-fits-all and there is a program for every type of learner.  You priority may be academic interest, but also type of program, location or language.  


Types of Programs

Direct Enrollment & Exchange Programs

  • Administered on-site directly by a host institution, designed to integrate Clark students into the host institution
  • Students take courses as if they are enrolled in a degree program at the host instution, offering a wide range of course options
  • Provides opportunities for campus involvement such as clubs, sports and activities
  • Designed for the tudent looking for a more independent, immersive experience

Program Provider Study Centers

  • Programs administered by a third-party provider or institution and involve a "study center"
  • Set up for U.S. students abroad as a home base for academics, social activites and in some cases, accomodation
  • Usually offer specialized courses, built-in excursions, and community service options or internships
  • Examples of these providers are CIEE, CET, CAPA and CGEE (Center for Global Education Experiences)

Hybrid Programs:  Most study centers also have a relationship with a host university or several host institutions, where students may be able to directly enroll in university courses, language courses or take "courses for foreigners."



Full List of Approved Programs




Approved Programs in English




Application Requirements


For all programs you will have to fill out two different applications:


1. Application for Clark approval

1. Program-specific application for program admission (found on program's website)


All students must first submit an Intent to Study Abroad form at least a semester prior to application and attend a Study Abroad 101.  Deadlines to apply are:


Fall and Full Year:  March 1

Spring: September 15


Explore the full application process.