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Academics

Study Abroad

From studying cancer rates in Calca, Peru to working on the CosRay experiment at the South Pole to examining French political history in Paris, the College’s study abroad program takes students across continents to broaden their view of the world through international educational opportunities and experiences.

  • 48

    percent of students study abroad

  • 66

    programs offered

  • 32

    cities around the world

Let the Foreign Become Familiar

Whatever path you choose, through UChicago faculty-led programs, direct enrollment, language immersion, affiliated programs, or summer grants, you have a world of opportunity.

Our distinctive faculty-led programs bring the UChicago classroom to the world.  Students can complete general education courses in Civilizations Studies, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Arts. Major-specific programs are also offered in Public Policy, Human Rights, English, Neuroscience, Mathematics, Cinema and Media Studies, and more.

Through our direct enrollment programs, students can study for up to an academic year at one of our partner universities, taking courses and classes in their choice of academic area, alongside local students. Two years of the relevant language are required for some programs, while others offer courses in English.

The College’s Summer International Travel Grant program provides funding for students to study a language or conduct research abroad at a location of their choosing. Funding begins at $4,000, and the College awards approximately 100 of these grants each year.

Participants in UChicago Study Abroad programs pay the same tuition as if they were on campus, plus a non-refundable study abroad administrative fee and, in most cases, a program fee set by the College. Each program fee includes housing and subsidizes the cost of excursions and instruction; please visit the specific program pages for precise fees. Financial Aid and Scholarship & Grant opportunities are available.

The Study Abroad Office is located in Harper Memorial Library 203 and is open during normal University hours, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday. To get in touch with a specific staff member, use the Study Abroad Staff List.

Study Abroad Stories

International Centers

As anchors for teaching and research in Europe and Asia, our University centers host exciting and innovative academic programs, conferences, public lectures, and networking opportunities.

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