Want to spend a full semester or year abroad? If so, you can apply to be an exchange student at one of our partner universities in Asia or Europe, or enroll in a program offered through our provider network. For shorter-term options, consider one of our faculty-led travel-study courses.
Most programs are aimed at undergraduates, but graduate students can participate in short-term travel-study, service learning programs, and overseas internships. Whatever your degree program, you’ll meet new people, see the world from a different perspective, and learn about your host country’s history and culture.
And the benefits don’t stop when you return home. Your experience gives you insights into global issues and challenges, which can help you stand out to potential employers.
Before you pack your bags, you’ll need to do some planning. In most cases, you’ll need to start the process at least a semester ahead. Our Study Abroad Office will guide you through the process.
Study Abroad Eligibility Requirements
If you’re a student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or the College of Art and Design, you're eligible to study abroad if you've:
- Completed at least two semesters at Lesley (one for transfer students)
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7
- Are in good conduct standing (no unresolved conduct violations on your record
Types of Programs
Lesley undergraduates can study abroad as exchange students, sign up for provider programs, travel abroad with Lesley professors for short-term programs, or secure international internships.
An exchange program is just what it sounds like: one Lesley student studies overseas at a partner school, while the partner school sends one student to study at Lesley. There are financial benefits to this arrangement, because your Lesley grants and scholarships remain in place. Check out a list of our partner schools in Asia and Europe. If you're a Lesley student planning to study abroad, follow our study abroad application process. If you're an international student looking for an exchange program at Lesley, you'll follow this application process.
Our network of providers offers programs at many universities and field-based locations across the globe. Each provider offers multiple programs in a wide range of countries.
- AIFS Study Abroad
- Academic Programs International (API)
- Arcadia College of Global Studies
- Center for International Education and Exchange (CIEE)
- IAU Colleges in France, Spain, and Morocco
- International Partnership for Service Learning and Leadership (IPSL)
- School for International Training (SIT)
- SEA Semester
- Semester at Sea
- The Education Abroad Network (TEAN)
Faculty-Led Travel-Study Courses
Our professors offer travel-study courses to allow you to visit the places you're studying about while earning academic credit. Courses can be used to fulfill major or general education requirements, or they can be applied as electives. Email the Study Abroad Office for application procedures and cost information. Our 2018 line-up includes:
CHUMS 3700/IAHIS 3710 - Paris at the Crossroads
Summer 2018 - Costa Rica (4 psychology and applied therapies course offerings)
An overseas internship provides you with opportunities in your field. You’ll satisfy a requirement for your major and experience living in another country at the same time. You can work directly with the Internship Office and your academic advisor to identify and apply for an internship.