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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.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2019: Deadline to submit an Intent to Study Abroad form for study abroad in the fall, spring or academic year 2020-21

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

April 1, 2020: Deadline to submit application for Summer 2020 transfer credit from program or university abroad


  • Study Abroad 101
    • Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30, JC 001 (Monthly)
      • September 4th
      • October 23
      • November 20
      • December 4

        Study Abroad 101 is required for all students.  Students wishing to apply to study abroad in spring, 2020 should have already attended a Study Abroad 101 session and submitted an Intent Form.


Tuesday, Nov. 12:  In a leadup to IEW, join the Dept. of Education for a livestream of their panel discussion about “Global Innovations to Prepare Students for Future Careers”:​ ​ (Hosted by the Department of Education)


ISA Journey: Food Fair

Kick off the week with ISA’s annual food gala, featuring dishes from around the world!  Try some of the flavors of the hometowns of your fellow Clarkies and get a “taste” of the rest of the week.


Engaging in an Intercultural Workplace – Lurie, 6:00-7:00pm 

Community Engagement & Volunteering Center Round table discussion


International Tea House – ASEC lobby, 1-4pm

Stop by and enjoy tea, coffee and international snacks while being regaled by international stories from returned study abroad students. A signature IEW event!

Pumpkin Spice Up Your Resume – ASEC Career Lab, 1-4pm

Grab some tea and head to the Career Lab for some help ‘spicing up’ their resume!  This session will particularly help students incorporate their international experience into their resume and cover letters.

Donut Day – Grace, 10:00am – 2:00pm

International students who need their 1-20 signed before traveling MUST get a signature from the ISSO during this time!! 

Info Session for May Term in Luxembourg – Grace, 6-7pm

Interested in spending the month of May in the heart of Europe with a  cohort of Clark students and a Clark faculty member for Clark credit? Learn how you can at this informational session, open to all students.

Study Abroad, sponsored by  Women in STEM, Lurie, 6:00-7:00pm

Hear from study abroad staff and returned students about study abroad opportunities for students in the sciences, including research and field site opportunities. This is also a great opportunity to find out about the Women in STEM on campus club and what else they offer.


Study Abroad 101- JC001, 1:30-2:30

Required for all students interested in studying abroad, this session covers the basics of application to approval from how you will pay to where you will stay.  Hear from study abroad staff, returned students and program partners for a one-stop-shop!

Fellowships & Fondue- Lurie, 3:30-4:30pm

Thinking about going abroad after graduation to for work or research? Don’t know how to pay for it? come to this session to find out how Clark can help prepare you to apply for opportunities beyond your four years at Clark, while enjoying some delicious treats!

Snacks & Storytelling with CET (7-8:30pm, Estabrook 414)

Learn about Clark’s approved programs in China, Colombia, Czech Republic and Vietnam while eating delicious global treats.

Celebrating Accomplishments and Contributions from the Caribbean and Africa, sponsored by CASA, 7pm, Fireside Lounge

Join in celebrating and educating your fellow Clarkies on the milestones of the different countries within the Caribbean and African countries!


ALCI Poster Session (American Language and Culture Institute) – 10am-2pm, Lurie

Did you know that Clark had an American Language and Culture Institute where students from around the world (or right here in Main South!) can improve their English and learn about American culture?  Learn about where these Clarkies come from as they share their culture through posters that they’ve created.

OPT Workshop for International Students – 3-4:30pm, Lurie

Required for all international students seeking OPT opportunities.  Not applicable for US citizens or green card holders.

“Building the Pipeline: Global and CulturalCompetencies”: A Twitter #globaledchat

​Join the Department of Education’s International and Foreign Language Education Office, Peace Corps, Asia Society, and educators from around the country (and the world!) for a Twitter #globaledchat on the topic of “Building the Pipeline: Global and Cultural Competencies.” ​Find the chat on Twitter ​by following ​@GoGlobalED​ ​and hashtag #globaledchat


Coffee and Conversation – American Language and Culture Institute, Corner House, Noon

Join the American Language and Culture Institute for casual conversation and cultural exchange with some of Clark’s international students.

MFGSS Study Abroad Story Slam –  Higgins Lounge Dana Commons, 3:30 – 5:00pm

Ever been to a Story Slam? Come hear from your friends and classmates as they tell their study abroad stories in 5 minute or less spoken word pieces, ted-talk style.  This slam will focus on students studying in non-traditional locations; China, Botswana, Chile, Turks & Caicos and more will be featured! Bring your tape recorder! Refreshments provided.


  • Study Abroad & Community Engagement Drop-in Hours: 12:00 – 2:00pm
  • Fall 2019 Study Abroad Photo Contest
  • Social media campaigns: #clarkiesabroad #clarkisa #iew2019 #CUabroad
  • International snacks available in ASEC * 2nd Floor

Sponsored by the Office of Study Abroad & Away and the following campus partners:

International Students and Scholars Office * Office of Multicultural & First Generation Student Support * Clark University International Students Association*  American Language & Culture Institute * Leir Luxembourg Program * Prestigious Fellowships & Scholarships Office * Community Engagement & Volunteering Center * Women in STEM * Career Connections Center

New programs for Fall, 2020 application!

  • IES Madrid: Language & Area Studies
  • IES Buenos Aires: Advanced Immersion (with internship!)
  • CIEE Thailand: Development Studies and Community Public Health
  • CIEE South Korea: Liberal Arts
Study Abroad Students in Perth

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.

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      939 Main Street
      (508) 793-7363