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The ASU Study Abroad Office administers programs in over 65 countries, totaling more than 250 different programs!  ASU offers five distinct types of study abroad programs: Faculty-Directed, Global Intensive Experience, Partnership, Exchange and Internships. You can study abroad during the summer, spring break, fall semester, spring semester or for a full year.

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Faculty - Directed Programs

  • Led by ASU faculty member
  • Take class with ASU students
  • Specific subject or academic discipline
  • Receive predetermined ASU course credit
  • Program fee covers tuition, housing, and possibly other items such as meals, excursions, and transportation
  • 2-8 weeks during summer

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Partnership Programs

  • ASU partner organization with on-site staff available to assist students
  • Take classes with local, international, and/or American students
  • Often taught in English - foreign language experience may not be required
  • Visa guidance or services offered
  • Program fee usually covers tuition, housing, some excursions, and on site staff
  • Summer/Semester/Academic Year/Calendar Year

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Global Intensive Experiences

  • Led by ASU faculty members
  • Take class with ASU students
  • Specific subject or academic discipline
  • Receive predetermined ASU course credit
  • Program fee covers housing, and possibly other items such as meals, excursions and transportation
  • 7-12 days during Spring Break and the breaks before/after Fall and Spring semesters

Internships

  • Take classes while interning or intern full-time, check out your options
  • Work with faculty or organization to find best internship for you
  • Earn credit towards your degree
  • Gain insight into different work cultures and perspectives
  • Establish a global network of professional and personal contacts
  • 6 weeks or longer

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Exchange Programs

  • Take classes at a local university, but pay usual ASU fees & tuition
  • Reciprocal exchange between ASU and a foreign university
  • Take class with foreign university faculty & local students
  • Foreign language proficiency may be required
  • Most independent study abroad option. ¬†Student arranges own flight, housing, visa, etc. (some information may be available)
  • Summer/Semester/Academic Year/Calendar Year