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Study Abroad

The opportunity to study abroad during college is exciting! Students in the College of Visual and Performing Arts are encouraged to explore their options for study abroad during a short program, summer, semester, or full academic year. Numerous opportunities exist through KU faculty designed programs, other universities, and program providers.

The Dean's Office has compiled a sample listing of undergraduate study abroad opportunities in art history, communication, design, fine arts, music, and theatre, organized by country of study or sponsoring university.

Most programs require an application, official transcripts, sophomore (or higher) standing, and a minimum GPA. Because this information may change at any time, please consult the program's website for detailed and current information, application materials, deadlines, visa requirements, and program dates. The Office of International Programs in Boxwood House also maintains an extensive listing of study abroad programs.

When planning to study abroad, students should meet with their major advisor and a study abroad advisor from the Office of International Programs at least six months prior to the start of the desired study abroad semester. Upon acceptance into a study abroad program, students submit a completed Request for Permission to Study at Another College form to the Registrar's Office, to determine if coursework taken abroad will transfer to KU.

KU is a member of the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) and Global Student Experience (GSE) which sponsor more than 75 study abroad programs. Details about financial aid and program costs are available from the study abroad advisor.

The Chancellor John C. Cavanaugh Education Award and the PSECU International Education Award are competitive scholarships that are available to PASSHE students who are enrolled in an approved study abroad program. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2013.

Students are encouraged to peruse these materials, visit the Office of International Programs, communicate with their advisor, and ask questions of the Dean's Office.


Kutztown University also participates in National Student Exchange, a program that enables students to study at a different university in the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands for a semester or full academic year, often for the cost of their home university tuition. This program offers one more way for visual and performing arts students to experience different culture and broaden their experiences while in college.

Seeing the world with her own eyes

Andrea Rincon in Florence, Italy

Meet Andrea Rincon, who experienced a semester in Italy in the Study Abroad program.

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Across the pond at another KU

Meet Amanda Panish, who experienced a semester at Kingston University in England as part of the Study Abroad program.

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Meeting people, learning about the world

Mark McTague, the Great Wall of China

Meet Mark McTague, who experienced a semester in China in the Study Abroad program.

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