Office of Study Abroad and Study Away Programs

How Long Should I Study Abroad

If you've decided to study abroad, a number of programs will give you the choice of going for one semester or an entire year. Please note that at some foreign universities, Clark credit is given only for year-long programs.

If you can, you should consider going abroad for the entire year. Needless to say, there is so much more to learn and experience during an entire academic year. In making your decision, you have to consider a number of factors – such as major requirements, financial considerations, cultural adjustment, family and friends, to name a few. Most importantly, you should consider how your semester or year abroad fits into your program of studies here at Clark.

For a Year

Australia

Murdoch University, Perth
University of Tasmania, Hobart

(Note: The Australian academic year runs from Clark's spring semester to Clark's fall semester)

CIEE in Valparaiso or Santiago, Chile

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

(Note: The Chilean academic year runs from Clark's spring semester to Clark's fall semester)

Dominican Republic

Santiago Language & Culture during fall and Santo Domingo during spring
Santiago Service Learning during fall and Santo Domingo during spring
Santiago Language & Culture during fall and Santiago Service Learning during spring

France

The University of Bourgogne, Dijon

Germany

The University of Trier

Great Britain

The London School of Economics and Political Science
The University of East Anglia, Norwich
The University of Sussex
The University of Stirling, Scotland

Japan

The Kansai Gaidai University, Hirakata City, Osaka

Netherlands

Leiden University

South Africa

University of Cape Town

Spain

Tandem I during fall and The University of Seville during spring
The University of Seville for the year

Turkey

KoƧ University, Istanbul

For a Semester

Australia

Murdoch University, Perth

University of Tasmania, Hobart

Chile

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

China

CET at Beijing Institute of Education, Beijing (Spring Semester Only-20 week program)

Czech Republic

CET at Charles University in Prague

Dominican Republic

Santiago Liberal Arts (Fall Semester Only)
Santo Domingo Internship (Spring Semester Only)
Santiago Service Learning (Fall or Spring Semester)

France

The University of Bourgogne, Dijon (Spring Semester Only)

Germany

The University of Trier (Spring Semester Only)

Great Britain

The University of Stirling, Scotland
The London Internship Program (NOTE that this program is not running spring 2010)
The University of East Anglia, Norwich
The University of Sussex (Spring Semester Only)

Japan

The Kansai Gaidai University, Hirakata City, Osaka

Spain

The TANDEM Center, Madrid:
   Program I: Language/Culture Program
   Program II: Advanced Language Program with internship component
The University of Seville (Spring Semester Only)

Vietnam

CET - Vietnam Immersion, Ho Chi Minh City

Africa

"Nation-Building, Globalization and Decolonizing the Mind," Namibia & South Africa
Cape Town Service Learning

School for Field Studies

Australia: Center for Rainforest Studies
Costa Rica: Center for Sustainable Development Studies
Turks & Caicos: Center for Marine Resource Studies

Summer Programs (from mid-May to mid-June)

Luxembourg

The May Term in Luxembourg, Schengen