Study abroad programs have are not one-size-fits-all and there is a program for every type of learner. You may choose your program based on major, but also type of program, location or language. Explained below are the types of study abroad programs offered through the Study Abroad Office at Clark.
Types of programs
Direct enrollment & exchange programs
- Administered on-site directly by a host institution, designed to integrate Clark students into the host institution
- Students take courses as if they are enrolled in a degree program at the host institution, offering a wide range of course options
- Provides opportunities for campus involvement such as clubs, sports and activities
- Designed for the student looking for a more independent, immersive experience
- Some examples of Direct Enroll programs:
- Clark operates exchange programs with the University of Bourgogne in Dijon, France; the schools of Literature and Creative Writing, and American Studies at the University of East Anglia in England and the University of Trier in Germany.
Program provider study centers
- Programs administered by a third-party study abroad provider or foreign institution and involve a "study center"
- Set up for U.S. students abroad as a home base for academics, social activities and in some cases, accommodation
- Usually offer specialized courses, built-in excursions, and community service options or internships
- Examples of these providers are CIEE, CET, CAPA and Augsburg CGEE (Center for Global Education Experiences)
Hybrid Programs: Most study centers also have a relationship with a host university or several host institutions, where students may be able to directly enroll in university courses, language courses or take "courses for foreigners."
Choosing a program