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Study Abroad Overview

We are thrilled you are interested in pursuing an international experience with Morehouse College.  There are several types of study abroad experiences available.  Read the following information as guide to getting started on your path abroad.  In addition to the information provided below, learn all about the study abroad process by reading information on the Study Abroad OverviewSteps to Study Abroad, About the Application, When You are Ready to Apply and After Approval.

Why Study Abroad?

In an increasingly global world, it is important for students to acquire a broadening scope of knowledge and experience. Study abroad provides, not only a new perspective, but also allows students to develop new skills, independence, and the self-confidence needed to survive and succeed in the global marketplace.  International experience provides students a competitive edge with prospective employers or graduate programs, and also builds foreign language skills and intercultural understanding.

Types of Study Abroad Experiences

Short-term Morehouse Academic Experience
This experience, which is tailored by Morehouse faculty members, offers unique opportunities for students to travel abroad generally during the winter term, spring break, and summer term.  This type of experience is typically 1 – 3 weeks in length.  Academic credit may or may not be associated with this experience and will vary by program.

Semester Term / Academic Term Experience with Partner
This study abroad experience is with one of Morehouse’s 5 preferred partners and can be for a semester term or academic year.  Academic credit is associated with this experience. 

Short-term Research Experience
This experience allows students to choose from a range of academic research opportunities. During the program, they will gain valuable academic research experience while working under the direction of a research mentor, in addition to the opportunity of living and studying in another country.
 
Short-term Service Experience
This experience allows students to go beyond the classroom and into the local community by volunteering in a service-learning program.  Students can volunteer on projects with nonprofit organizations, teach at local schools, as well as many other opportunities.  This experience can be through a Morehouse faculty-led program or through a program offered by one of Morehouse’s 5 preferred partners. 
 
Language Intensive Experience
This experience allow students to learn or improve their language skills while immersing themselves in the host country through language and culture courses. This experience is typically a summer or semester term experience.  
 
Internship Program Experience
This experience offers the opportunity for students to have a full-time internship abroad working in a global environment and learn about their field from a cross-cultural perspective.  Through the 5 preferred partners, students can apply for an internship placement that matches their career aspirations, educational background and location preferences. This experience is typically a summer or semester term experience.