Study Away

Study Away refers to any academic experience taking place away from the Quinnipiac campus. You might study abroad in London, or you might spend a semester away at one of our programs in Los Angeles or Washington, D.C.

Check out our Featured Experiences and Featured Classes listed below for some ideas!

Talking with your advisor, viewing study away in relation to your overall academic experience, choosing a program and potential courses, and making sure, through preapprovals, that your courses away will transfer back — all these steps constitute the careful academic planning that leads to rewarding study away.

Study Away is most common in the sophomore, junior, and senior years. First Year students can participate as early as the summer after their first year.


QU students interested in studying abroad can choose from dozens of options! What countries appeal to you? Would you like to learn or practice a foreign language? Do you enjoy urban settings, or rural ones? Do you want to go abroad for a few weeks, a semester, internship or an academic year? Start exploring on the study abroad office’s website.

Any time is a good time to begin preparing for study abroad! Let your advisor know of your interest, and think about whether a full semester abroad, or a shorter winter or summer session, may be better for you — and when. If you are interested in applying or have already applied to study abroad, review our PREPARATION TIPS.

For students who have been formally admitted to a study abroad program through the DCGE:

Congratulations!  After your acceptance, there are still additional steps to take and deadlines to meet.  One of your next steps is to begin deciding what courses you’ll take at your international institution.  CAS students must submit both a plan of study form and a listing of courses they may take abroad no later than APRIL 1ST.  YOU CAN ACCESS THE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO SUBMIT THESE MATERIALS HERE.

UPDATE – Due to the ongoing concerns with COVID-19, the study abroad program has been suspended for the fall 2020 semester.  Please connect with the Department of Cultural and Global Engagement for more information.




Independent Study Application Form
Study Abroad in Costa Rica

Ever thought of studying abroad in a warm, tropical paradise like Costa Rica?

Mystic Seaport Experiential Learning Program

Based on the country’s largest maritime museum, the collaborative Maritime Studies Program of Williams College & Mystic Seaport Museum showcases …

Global Internship Opportunities

Quinnipiac University has partnerships with several organizations that provide the option to complete an internship abroad, while also studying and …

Faculty Led Courses Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? This resource lists the faculty-led courses abroad for Fall 2019 and Winter 2020. Courses in fields …

Summer Archaeology Research Opportunity

The Bronze Age Körös Off-Tell Archaeological (BAKOTA) Field School is a summer undergraduate research program sponsored by Quinnipiac University and …

QU in DC
The Quinnipiac University in Washington, D.C., program (QU in DC) provides students of all majors with the chance to live, …
QU in LA Program Guide (2020)
Global Engagement Fellows

Join an interdisciplinary group of students engaging with human rights and global ethics in the classroom and in the local …

Featured Classes

QU in DC

Prof. Scott McLean
Students can pursue a semester-long Washington D.C. internship plus coursework. D.C. courses and internships available in politics/government, media, national security,…

QU in LA

You’ll immediately begin an internship — chosen before your arrival — that is at once challenging and rewarding, and allows you…

CAR 295 – Career Practicum

The CAR 295: CAREER PRACTICUM course, which gives course credit for internships, is available for the Fall, Spring, Summer and…

AN 300: Life After Death in London

Prof. Jaime Ullinger
Human burials can inform us about social organization, health, and lived experiences in the past. In this course, we will…

HS 231: The World of Tudor/Stuart Britain Spring 2019 (UC Course)

Edinburgh and London, Spring break 2019 Put on your walking shoes and take to the streets of two of Europe’s most…