Study abroad is a once in a lifetime chance to travel, study, and live in a foreign country. While pursuing a degree at Roosevelt University, you will have the opportunity to study abroad for a semester, summer or academic year. You can earn Roosevelt credit for your pre-approved study abroad program, and your study abroad experience will be listed on your transcript!
Study abroad can be affordable and there are many wonderful scholarship opportunities available. Students eligible for financial aid can apply some or all of their aid awards towards study abroad programs. Roosevelt offers three types of programs, you can find more details in the sections below.
International students who wish to participate in an exchange program at Roosevelt, please see the section titled "Visiting and Exchange Students"
Currently, Roosevelt University has established and maintains a reciprocal student exchange program with the following institutions. Students participating in university exchange programs will pay RU tuition.
RMIT offers programs and courses ranging from post-graduate degrees by research to employment focused degrees and certificates. RMIT has a reputation for excellence in work-relevant education and high quality resources. Courses are constantly updated to meet changing needs of business and the broader community. Courses are available in many fields including art, business, communication, computing and information technology, social sciences, engineering, education, health and medical sciences, justice and legal matters, and science.
The University of Melbourne is located in Melbourne, Australia. It is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world. Melbourne provides students with a well-rounded education that will help them meet career aspirations and life goals. Melbourne degrees incorporate six broad undergraduate degrees including arts, biomedicine, commerce, environments, music, and science. This system places Melbourne at the forefront of educational reforms in the country.
Sydney is a bustling global city set around one of the world's most beautiful harbors. Close to countless stunning beaches, including the famous Bondi Beach, Sydney is bursting with exciting attractions and opportunities. The University of Sydney's Camperdown/Darlington campus is minutes away from the city center via efficient public transport.
LMU is a diverse and vibrant university right in the center of London. LMU offers courses from design to life sciences; from business to computing; and law to anthropology. The university prides itself on delivering affordable quality education with the goals of transforming lives, meeting needs, and building careers.
The RNCM is a world class conservatoire located in the heart of Manchester. This program is open to eligible CCPA students. RNCM offers the hallmarks of a classic higher education experience amongst the hustle and bustle of an international renowned conservatoire. RNCM is also an arts center with four public venues. Music flows from every pore of the purpose built college building and there is a crackle of energy and creative abundance amongst students, artists, and audiences that ensures RNCM’s position as a major international center for education, training, and performance.
Located in Sussex in the United Kingdom, and founded in the 1960’s, Sussex has become a leading teaching and research institution. With over 13,000 students, creative thinking, pedagogic diversity, intellectual challenge, and interdisciplinarity have always been fundamental to a Sussex education. Sussex offers a wide variety of academic programs and is ranked as one of the top universities in Europe. This exchange program is open to all, but history majors are preferred.
Sibelius Academy is located in Helsinki, Finland and is open to all eligible CCPA students. The academy is responsible for providing the highest level of music education in Finland. It trains artists skilled in independent artistic work, teachers and other music professionals. Sibelius Academy is also responsible for developing the Finnish music culture and fostering music tradition. There are over 1,400 students in the academy who study such things as classical music performance, composition and music theory, conducting, jazz, music education, folk and church music, and music technology.
Tilburg University is a dynamic institution with top quality education and research, a compact campus and excellent facilities (library, computers, and sports). The university also has a strong commitment to international cooperation, with a goal of offering all classes in English in the near future. UI business students will find ample coursework in English available in economics, business administration, information management, international business, international economics and finance. An intensive Dutch language course is also offered. To see an updated list of course offerings for this program, go here .
The Cracow University of Economics is Poland’s largest university of economics and has been operating since 1925. Programs are offered in economics and international relations, management, finance, and commodity science. Specially designed programs in English are offered for international students.
The University of Kwazulu-Natal is located in the picturesque province of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa. It is a teaching and research-led university with a proud and rich heritage of academic excellence. UKZN offers an exceptionally wide range of exciting and innovative courses that will broaden perspectives, foster a capacity for independent critical thinking, and provide intellectual tools to develop your mind, while enhancing your career opportunities in the local and global marketplace.
The Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) consists of three schools: the School of Social Science and Law, the School of Humanities and the School of Engineering situated on three different campuses in Getafe, Leganes and Colmenarejo. The university strives to contribute to the improvement of society by offering quality education and carrying out advanced research in accordance with demanding international criteria. UC3M aspires to excellence in all its endeavors with the objective of becoming one of the best universities in Europe.
Kadir Has University (KHAS) was founded in 1997 in Istanbul. The university, with its five faculties (Art and Design, Communication, Economics and Administrative Sciences, Engineering and Natural Sciences, Law), is dedicated to becoming a leader in educational and cultural fields in Turkey and establishing itself as an international center for research and scientific development. The campus, located in the district of Fatih in Istanbul, in the Cibali neighborhood on the shore of the Golden Horn, can be easily reached from every point of Istanbul.
Roosevelt has agreements with the following organizations for study abroad and internships abroad. If you want to study in a country where RU does not have an exchange, you may be able to find it through one of these programs. The costs for these programs may be higher or lower than your RU tuition and students will be charged a study abroad fee.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before requesting information from any of these programs.
Roosevelt offers classes that include an international travel component, usually 7 – 14 days in length, to augment the content delivered in the classroom. Many of the university’s most vibrant and engaging faculty members have led student groups on faculty-led programs. In a typical scenario, students in a particular program (such as Honors) or major (such as Integrated Marketing Communications) may enroll in an upper-level class that includes international travel as a required component of the class.
Participants pay a fee for the travel portion of the class; this fee is in addition to Roosevelt tuition charges. Trip cost and payment instructions will be distributed to students at the time of application. For more information on the process please contact Experiential Learning.
Because faculty-led programs are designed for specific cohorts and classes, they tend to be advertised heavily to students in a specific department, major, or cohort. However, if you wish to check available classes, you can search the RU Class Schedule by selecting "Travel Based Course" under Attributes.
When you decide to enroll in a study abroad program, you commit yourself not only to the thorough preparation necessary for you to experience the program’s full benefits, but also to a significant financial investment. Before applying to any program, you are urged to plan carefully and to be completely familiar with the complete cost of participation. In additional to tuition, housing and food, you will need to budget for airfare, local travel, books/supplies, and socializing.
All students who study abroad will be billed by Roosevelt University for at least a portion of the study abroad fee. The amount that you pay will vary according to the program you select. it is helpful if you know how you are paying your tuition and fee - scholarships, FAFSA®, personal funds, etc.
It's a good idea to review what is included in your program fees. Is it just tuition or does it also include housing, travel, or other services? You may also apply for additional scholarships to study abroad.
Students participating in exchange programs will be charged Roosevelt University full-time undergraduate tuition. Housing*, meals*, airfare, and all other non-academic costs are the responsibility of the student. Because you will pay your tuition to Roosevelt this is a good option if you have significant scholarships or grants from Roosevelt.
*Participants on the exchange program at KwaZulu-Natal University in South Africa pay tuition, room, and board charges to Roosevelt University.
Students pay the advertised cost of the affiliated program plus a $500 administrative fee to Roosevelt University. Your student account will be assessed the cost of your program several weeks before your departure. Unless otherwise instructed by International Programs or Financial Aid, you should not make payments to your host institution or program provider for any tuition or academic-related expenses. Furthermore, you must have a zero balance on your RU student account at the time of departure. If you have an outstanding balance from a previous semester, your study abroad registration will be purged and you will not be allowed to study abroad.
Please be sure to review what is covered by your program fees. Some approved programs may have a lower tuition cost than Roosevelt tuition. Others may initially appear to be much higher, but include housing costs or other services. If you have Roosevelt scholarships or grants, they will not be able to be used on these programs.
Participants pay a fee for the travel portion of the class; this fee is in addition to tuition charges. Trip cost and payment instructions will be distributed to students at the time of application. For more information on the process, please contact Experiential Learning
All study abroad participants, except those participating on faculty-led programs, must provide the study abroad advisor with a program cost breakdown after being admitted to a program. This is part of the Approval to Study Abroad Form that you must complete after selecting you study abroad site. If you have questions about completing this form you can schedule an appointment for assistance.
Below are general guideless on which types of financial aid can be used for study abroad:
Each year, more than $600,000 in scholarships and grants is awarded to deserving students. Funds are available for both summer and semester programs. A list of available scholarships can be found below. Questions regarding the specifics of each of these scholarships should be directed to the program of interest. Please see the Scholarship section for details.
Each year, more than $600,000 in scholarships and grants is awarded to deserving students. Funds are available for both summer and semester programs. A list of available scholarships can be found below. Questions regarding the specifics of each of these scholarships should be directed to the program of interest.
Please keep in mind that the application deadlines for scholarships are often earlier than program deadlines, so it is a good idea to plan ahead.
Applications for are available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.
Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit www.borenawards.org.
Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.
https://www.borenawards.org/institutions to find RU campus representative and check for campus deadlines.
For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for a webinar, and to access the on-line application, please visit www.borenawards.org. You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at email@example.com or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.
The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program offers grants to study, teach and conduct research for U.S. citizens to go abroad and for non-U.S. citizens to come to the United States.
The Gilman Scholarship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is open to U.S. undergraduate students who demonstrate high financial need.
You should begin the process at least 1 full semester before you wish to study abroad; it is helpful to begin 1 year in advance.
|Fall: January -
Summer: January -
|Fall: March - April
Summer: Early April
|Fall: May - June
Summer: April - early May
|First week after you arrive at your study abroad site||
|Before you return home||
|1-2 Months after you return to RU||
To learn more, visit the office. Also watch your RU broadcast messages for study abroad information sessions.
International students who wish to participate in the exchange between Roosevelt and their home institution should complete the Exchange Student Application. A recommendation from your university is required to participate in university exchanges; if you have not done so, please contact the exchange coordinator at your home institution
You should upload the following documents as part of your application:
Please contact International Programs if you have any questions.