Study abroad. Make the world your classroom. Join a community of scholars without borders.
Study abroad cultivates understanding of the social, cultural, economic, political, and technological forces that shape today's global society, while also building self-knowledge and appreciation for multiple perspectives. While abroad you will engage in meaningful cultural exchange and language-learning. You will build confidence and analytical skill. Your creativity will be enhanced, as will career potential. Check out this recent report from Lesley student Mellanie Griffin-Michael, who spent a semester in Sweden as an exchange student.
There are many options for study abroad at Lesley. You can spend a semester or a year at a university abroad with one of our exchange programs or through our network of provider programs. Shorter-term offerings during the summer and January-term are available through travel-study courses led by Lesley faculty and organizations such as Broadreach & Wisdom Study Abroad. Some students even line up international internships.
While abroad, you may take a mix of courses that fulfill your major and general education requirements, as well as free electives. We will advise you on how to search for courses at our programs abroad. You'll then consult with your academic adviser at Lesley to determine how the courses will count toward your degree requirements. This information is recorded on our study abroad course approval form.
Click on the featured study abroad programs on the left side of this page and the spotlights to the right to learn more about program options and student experiences.
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Study Abroad Office 7 Mellen Street, Doble Campus
Claire Carroll Director 617.349.8323
Anna Garson Assistant to the Director 617.349.8865
Jess Visconti (CLAS 2016) taught "Play in English" at a Florence, Italy, arts center. Read more.
Cameron Brown studied Spanish and Latin America culture, lived with a host family, volunteered at an orphanage, and had many adventures during her semester in Costa Rica. Read more.
Launched by the Institute of International Education in March 2014, Generation Study Abroad is a five-year initiative to double the number of students studying abroad by the end of the decade.