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The World Awaits You

Study Abroad and Away

The office of Study Abroad and Away Programs helps to connect students with opportunities that align their academic and co-curricular interests with credit bearing experiences beyond the Worcester campus. Whether you are looking for a public health practicum in Botswana or an internship in Dublin, we will work with you to provide an educational opportunity beyond the Worcester campus in one of our 50+ programs approved around the globe.

please note:

Study Abroad is no longer holding in-person drop-in hours during the spring semester.

Please email with questions or to make appointments to talk to an adviser via phone, Google Hangout (clarkuniversitystudyabroad), or Skype. A virtual Study Abroad 101 will be posted shortly, and we will conduct predeparture advising online.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Drop-inS and Advising

Study Abroad remains open and essentially fully functional with a virtual presence.  As of Monday, March 16, 2020 we will no longer be holding in-person drop-in hours or in-person events for the foreseeable future.

  • Students are encouraged to send an email to, which we will endeavor to answer in one day or less.
  • Students may also e-mail to make an appointment to talk to an advisor via one of the following means:
    • Google Hangout
    • Skype
  • We encourage students to follow us on facebook and Instagram for general updates

Students studying abroad in the fall:

  • Programs in China and Chile are suspended through Fall, 2020
  • Application decisions have been postponed as we work through the covid 19- issues related to students currently abroad.  We appreciate your patience as we work to put a plan in place for students applying for study abroad for the fall.
  • We hope to have decisions made by the end of March.
  • Pre-departure orientation for fall students will be postponed and will likely be done in an online format; date will be sent to students by email.

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March 1, 2020: Deadline to submit application for approval to study abroad Fall & Full Year, 2020

April 1, 2020 (EXTENDED): Deadline to submit application for Summer 2020 transfer credit from program or university abroad****Students applying for summer study abroad may submit an application for approval any time until the start of their program.

Dec. 1, 2020: Deadline to submit an Intent to Study Abroad form for study abroad.  Students planning on studying abroad or away in their Junior year should fill out an Intent Form by Dec. 1 of their sophomore year. Students planning on participating in their Senior year should fill it out by Dec. 1 of their Junior year, etc.

Intent Forms are an online survey designed to help you begin the study abroad process and should be submitted by Dec. 1 of the academic year PRIOR to your desired study abroad or away experience.  Submitting an intent form does NOT commit you to any certain program, semester or even studying abroad at all.  However, it is always easier to fill out your intent form and then decide NOT to study abroad or away than it is to not prepare in advance and try to come late to the process.

Study abroad programs must not only be able to advise and prepare students, but also balance participation between on and off-campus enrollment.  We must be able to accurately know and prepare for, and react to that participation.  The on-campus academic program, housing, and student activities are undermined if, for example, 40 students study abroad in the fall semester and 165 study abroad during the spring.  The top priority at Clark must be the quality of our on-campus academic program.  Additionally, we cannot best support students if they aren’t under the timeline that we have designed specifically around the Clark academic calendar, with our program partners, application and visa deadlines, confirmation forms and pre-departure timelines in mind.  Applications are just the beginning of a long process and students who start late will constantly be playing catch-up.

Therefore, it is important that we properly advise and monitor our applicant pool so that students feel prepared and supported and the overall academic program remains robust for all students.  All students who want to study off-campus must submit an Intent Form by December 1st of the prior year. This application process encompasses off-campus study at any time during the upcoming academic year, including study elsewhere in the United States.  Failure to do so may jeopardize your ability to study abroad during your desired semester.

  • All Study Abroad 101’s have been cancelled for the remainder of the semester
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Plan Your Experience

Planning is key to success. It’s never too early to begin planning your study abroad experience, researching potential courses or making a budget. Find out what resources are available to you and the steps you need to take.

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Find Programs

Ireland or Namibia? Internship or research? Discover our more than 50 programs across the world and make the right choice for your academic, professional and personal goals.

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Already completed the planning phase? You’ll find everything you need to apply here: deadlines, forms, and detailed application instructions.

Contact Information

Study Abroad and Away Programs

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  • Alumni & Student Engagement Center 209
    939 Main Street
    (508) 793-7363