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Study Abroad Programs

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Academic Considerations

Program Counselors (PCs) are staff who can approve study abroad coursework to fulfill specific major minor or core requirements (The study abroad office cannot do this) They will support you with your degree planning. Your faculty advisor (if you have one) is NOT the same as a Program Counselor, and you need to consult a PC - not a faculty advisor - to know which study abroad courses would count for your Major/Minor/Core graduation requirements. Contact your Program Counselor to learn more.

*Business Students - Montana Hisel-Cochran or Dr. Lisa Reed (They are not the PSOB Program Counselors but Montana and Dr. Reed advise for study abroad).


For semester study abroad - apply in your first year to study abroad during fall of your sophomore year. You can expect to take NRS 216 online through UP while abroad during fall sophomore year. There are various semester program options that would keep you on track to graduate, including Salzburg, Perth (Fremantle), or Rome, where you would be able to fulfill some core requirements, and also NRS 216 online. Nursing students who will be completing Spanish, French, or German 301 and 302 during their first year are eligible to study in language immersion programs in Granada, Nantes, Berlin or Freiburg respectively. Summer study abroad is also an option for Nursing students, in the summer after your first, second, or third year. For students with a high enough language level, the Granada program offers an opportunity to do some shadowing in a local healthcare setting while in Spain but be aware that this is NOT the same at all as clinicals that you would do back in Portland.


Engineering students have some different options for semester study abroad, including the Salzburg Spring semester program - on this program, you would be taking classes at the UP Salzburg Center as well as some classes at a local Austrian university. Students who are interested in a highly independent exchange program should consider the Global E3 program, which allows you to enroll in an Engineering program at a university abroad for a semester alongside local and international students.


There are various study abroad options available that can be a good fit for PSOB students. To discern which program fits best with each student's interests and academic plans, PSOB students must meet with either Montana Hisel-Cochran ( or Dr. Lisa Reed ( before submitting their Study Abroad application.

College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

There tends to be more flexibility for CAS students on where/when to study abroad, but which program is the best fit depends on your major(s)/minor(s). There are a number of different programs that can work for CAS students, including language immersion programs, Fremantle, Salzburg, Rome, London, Galway, etc. Explore different program offerings on our website and talk with a CAS Program Counselor about staying on track to graduate with your major/minor degree requirements.


Education students also have various program options - be sure to talk with your Program Counselor when considering which study abroad program to apply for. Education majors have participated in a number of different programs, including Galway, Rome, London, Granada, Nantes, Quito Summer, Salzburg Summer, etc. Some programs (such as Granada and Nantes) may offer some opportunities to get experience in a local classroom abroad, but  be aware that this is NOT the same as student teaching experience back in Portland.

Since the first group of Salzburgers began their year abroad in 1964, UP has been proud to offer students the opportunity to study and live around the world. True to the UP Study Abroad mission, our programs seek to provide inclusive access, academic excellence, measurable learning outcomes, and the highest standards of health and safety to diverse groups of students as they learn internationally. With programs on five continents and continually-increasing ways to go abroad. We are here to support students in identifying programs that are a good fit with their academic, personal and professional goals.