International Students

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Deadlines for study abroad

  • Summer 2016
    • March 25, 2016
  • Fall 2016
    • March 25, 2016
  • Spring 2016
    • October 9, 2015

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International Programs Summer Office Hours:
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 Study Abroad Ambassadors

Lillian Berish -- France

"The best thing that can happen to a person is to go somewhere they have never been, and experience the kindheartedness of a complete stranger. It's difficult to find a better occasion than when abroad."

"I climbed a mountain and took a selfie. This is my view of Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland from atop Mount Männlichen. It was breathtaking."

  Lillian Berish

  Megan Shaw

Megan Shaw -- Poland

"I studied in Wroclaw Poland but also traveled all over Europe while there. This picture is while I visited Colmar France also known as "La Petite Venise," this was one of the best places I saw. Studying abroad gives you a different view and will change you as a person. I made friends from all over the world and still keep in contact with them today. It truly was the best experience I've had in college so far."


Nick McGarrell -- South Korea

“The best part of my experience in Korea was that I not only had the chance to embrace a culture that was very different than mine, but I also was able to build relationships with people from all over the world.”

"This is me playing guitar on a train on my way to the beach in Daecheon, South Korea for spring break in May '14."

  Nick McGarrell


  Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller -- Spain

The best part of studying abroad was having the opportunity to experience another country’s culture. While I was oversees, I had learned about the Spanish customs, tasted many Spanish dishes and conversed with the native people. This experience helped me become a well-rounded individual.

This picture was taken in front of El Castillo, a large castle that I saw while in Spain. It is located outside of a small toen known as Peñafiel.


Brittnee Buckley -- Spain

"The best thing about living in a foreign country in my opinion was just that; living. There was so much to experience and so much culture to embrace. Since my major is Spanish, the whole trip was beneficial to me in the aspect of practicing my speech with native speakers. I met people from all over the world who I still keep in contact with today. Studying in another country was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life. I have everlasting relationships with people and memories that will last forever."

My photo shows me standing in the middle of la Plaza Mayor, Salamanca Spain.

Brittnee Buckley

  Jorge Santiago 

Jorge Santiago -- England

Studying abroad in a foreign country was my most rewarding college experience thus far. I spent my Fall 2014 semester in Barcelona, Spain and was able to stay right on track with my degree here at Ship. It is said that traveling the world is the only thing you buy in life that makes you richer and I truly believe that. Studying in Europe gave me the opportunity to easily travel to many different countries and experience different cultures from around the world. This picture was taken in front of Big Ben, the famous grandfather clock in London, England.


Sara Sermarini -- England

The best part of studying abroad in London was the culture. It was hard to believe how old everything was and all the history that's happened there. I went during the World Cup this past summer, and although England didn't make it far, watching the games at the local pubs was one of the craziest experiences of my life. I also met Josh Franceschi who is the lead singer of my favorite band (You Me At Six), at a Chinese takeout place in Piccadilly! Overall, it was an unbelievable experience.

This is a photo of me at the Roman baths in England, showing my Ship pride. 

  Sara Sermarini


Stephen Spindler

Stephen Spindler -- Israel

No amount of words can do justice for my year-long journey; for having travelled the Middle East and other countries, having discovered new places and explored new cultures, having made friends from around the globe, and having gained an increased level of awareness and understanding of the world. It was an adventure in every sense of the word, as well as a journey that helped me progress academically and grow personally. Simply put, it was the best experience of my life. You need only dare.

View of the Old City of Jerusalem from atop Mount of Olives. The Dome of the Rock can be seen glistening in the background. Jerusalem possesses religious significance for all three monotheistic beliefs: Christianity, Judaism and Islam.


Jacob Davidson

"My study abroad journey in Russia was nothing short of a life changing experience. Looking back I can see several changes to the way I see the world, and it has opened my eyes to something new, something fantastic, something much larger then myself. It's a fantastical place the world and well worth the time to go exploring."

Jacob Davidson
Monica Smith

Monica Smith

"While studying international business in La Rochelle, France I was not only able to expand and develop my knowledge of business and the world, but was also able create lifelong friendships with students from around the globe."

Kurt Rosenberger

"Traveling to different countries has always been an interest of mine. Studying abroad presented me with the perfect opportunity to earn college credits and experience different cultures. I met people from around the world and made lifelong friendships.

I studied abroad at Edge Hill University in England for the Fall 2013 semester of my junior year. My experience was both enriching and educational. This opportunity is definitely not something that should be passed up on!"

Kurt Rosenberger
United Arab Emirates

Emmaline Johnson

"I studied at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Studying in the Middle East allowed me to speak with people from the entire region about culture, history, and politics. Reading journal and news articles allows you gain knowledge but immersing yourself into a culture allows you to gain perspective which is something truly unique."

"In this picture, I was trying a camel burger. Definitely an experience!"

Nicole Houck -- Italy

The best part about studying abroad was being given the opportunity to explore a foreign country, making new friends and taking in so much new knowledge along the way. 

The picture was taken in Florence, Italy on top of the dome of The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore overlooking the city. It took 463 steps to get to the top, but it was worth it!

Nicole Houck

    Shelby Coghill

Shelby Coghill -- Africa

Studying abroad during the Spring 2013 semester in Salamanca, Spain gave me the opportunity to not just see another culture, but view that culture from an insider's perspective. From the amazing people I meet to the unforgettable sights I visited, studying abroad was one of the best decisions I have made in my college experience and I highly encourage others to explore the option!

I studied abroad in Spain but this photo was taken on a weekend trip to Morocco. Visiting this African country and getting a glimpse into their culture was one of my favorite excursions while abroad!

 Samuel Gau -- Japan

"My experience abroad was enriching and fun in the fact that I was able to explore a new area and culture that I had never experienced before. I made many friendships and connections with people across the globe who came and studied in my program and I will definitely visit Japan again someday." 

Samuel Gau(1)


Amanda Segner -- Ireland

"Studying abroad will be one of my favorite memories of my college career. Living in Dublin, Ireland gave me opportunities that I could never imagine while living in America. I made incredible friends from all over Europe that I can't wait to visit. Living abroad muttered me culturally, socially and personally. SHIP made the trip easy for me to plan and made sure my credits would transfer. Everyone in college should take full advantage of this experience!"


Colin Ward

"The best learning experiences take place outside of the classroom."

Kevin Crist 

Kevin Crist

 Because you know that life is either

a daring adventure,

or nothing at all.  And in the end, you regret only the chances you didn’t take.  You’re young and you’re hungry to learn,

so travel—

as far and as widely as possible. 

Sleep on floors when you have to. Know

how other people live,

how they cook, how they work, and

learn from them

—wherever you go.




Edgar Sadier Quinones

I wanted to say it was my most memorable experience abroad because I was able to enjoy my interactions with a different culture. This is my caption for the photo, "Enjoy the shortest times as it can change your life."

  Amber Leisher

Amber Leisher -- France

I studied at Maastricht University in the Netherlands at the faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. Studying abroad allows you the opportunity to experience another country’s culture and helps you grow into a more independent, diverse individual.  People who were once strangers are now my closest friends and it is really great to know I have life-long friends around the world. Because of my positive study abroad experience, I plan to continue graduate school in England—something I never would have dreamed about before going overseas.

This picture was taken during a weekend trip to Paris.