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Intro to Study Abroad

Introduction to Study Abroad at Ferris

Our mission in the Office of International Education is to provide students with study abroad opportunities that foster their academic, social, and personal growth. 

By studying abroad, students will be immersed into a different culture through many types of programs ranging from semester experiences to short-term faculty programs.

While studying abroad you can:

  • Earn academic credit at Ferris State University
  • Apply most forms of financial aid to program expenses
  • Study a variety of subjects in English
  • Explore, discover, and broaden your cultural horizons

Exploring Study Abroad Options

If you don’t already have a specific study abroad program chosen yet, you may be wondering where to start. A good place to begin is by asking yourself a few questions as follows:

  1. What am I looking to study while abroad (a language? A particular field of study)?
  2. How long do you want to study abroad for (a semester, a year, a summer)?
  3. Have I spoken with my academic advisor about how study abroad would fit into my degree path?

Answering these questions for yourself can help you understand your goals and motivations when you are browsing through study abroad options on this website.

Opportunities for study abroad at Ferris include exchange/affiliate programs and faculty-led/short term programs. Click on the type of program to learn more about them. If you are ready to start the application process, click here.

As part of the study abroad exploration and application process, you’ll eventually be added to the Education Abroad Canvas course. On this Canvas course site there will be in-depth information on your options for studying abroad, how to apply for a program, how to prepare for your experience, how to make the most of your experience while abroad, and what to expect when you return. You may also find answers to questions you have now by checking out the Frequently Asked Questions page.