Due to the continued travel restrictions as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and based on current System guidance, student study abroad and faculty-led student study abroad will be cancelled for the Academic Year 2020-2021 which includes winter, spring break and summer 2021. Questions may be directed to Ms. Mary Burnett, Director of International Programs, meburnett@ship.edu, or Dean Denise Yarwood, Associate Vice President for Student Success, DSYarwood@ship.edu. For students seeking information for travel options in Fall 2021 onwards, please contact the office for an advising appointment.

Study Abroad

Studying abroad is an incredible opportunity for students to grow academically, professionally and personally while going on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. These life-changing experiences also afford you freedom, independence and a chance to gain a variety of skills you will use throughout your life.

Studying abroad allows you to:

  • Experience a foreign culture
    Studying abroad allows you to participate in the day-to-day life in a new location, where you will gain first-hand understanding and a new appreciation of culture.
  • Improve your second language skills
    Even if you are already fluent in a second language, or study abroad in a country where English is the primary language spoken, you will have the opportunity to improve your existing skills or learn a new language.
  • Increase your career options
    Employers value prospective candidates with international experience, foreign language skills and the ability to communicate across cultures.
  • Form new and rewarding relationships
    Whether you're living with a host family or in a student residence, you will have the opportunity to form relationships with the people around you, which will make studying abroad more rewarding and help you to feel less homesick.

Shippensburg University's Study Abroad Program offers you multiple opportunities with 16 schools in 10 countries around the globe, including short term study abroad programs. Students are also able to travel to other countries through several affiliate programs: