Study abroad programs are not one-size-fits-all. 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. Fall or spring? Semester or summer? Homestay or dorm? You may also want to ask yourself: how far out of my comfort zone am I willing to go? While there are many considerations, explained below are a few places to begin thinking about your search.
In addition to academics or location, and it is important that you are considering factors such as the environment where you thrive, the type of housing you might want, how much support you need or independence you want.
Semester and Academic Year Programs
Choosing a Semester Program
- Program Providers/Study Centers are programs administered by a US-based third-party study abroad Provider or foreign institution designed specifically for American study abroad students.
- Direct Enroll programs are administered on-site directly by a host University, designed to integrate Clark students into the institution and culture.
- Hybrid Programs: “The Best of Both Worlds” 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.”
For a available programs and to start an application, please visit Clark’s Study Abroad and Away application portal.
Choosing a Summer Program
Clark University allows students to apply for up to two units of transfer credit per program, per summer. Students should apply for approval of transfer credit through the online application system by the stated deadlines.