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Why choose World Endeavors for your Study Abroad program?

A study abroad program is a great way to expand your cultural horizons while earning credit and enhancing your educational experience; it is a great way to meet people from around the world, make new friends, and strengthen language skills. It can also help you gain valuable experience and perspective that can help make you competitive in the new global economy.

Students who choose to study abroad know that it is a great way to build their future resume while taking advantage of opportunities to learn both inside and outside of the classroom. If you are ready to stretch your comfort zone and explore your world while continuing to work towards your degree, a study abroad program through World Endeavors will be a great fit.

How to choose the best Study Abroad program

Selecting the perfect study abroad program can be easy! Follow these steps to find the program that will help you achieve your goals.

Earn Credit Toward Your Degree

Studying abroad offers a great opportunity to explore your academic interests in an international context! Use our Program Finder tool to search by field of study and take classes toward your major.

Choose Your Dream Destination 

Combine education and exploration of your dream destination! Evaluate which program countries align with your interests and academic objectives.

Improve your Language Skills

Immersing yourself in a language-rich environment is the ultimate method for developing fluency. If language-learning is your goal, favor destinations that use your language of choice.

Fit Your Budget

Explore scholarships and financial aid to determine if these may impact your destination options. Consider the overall cost of the program and cost of living in-country to identify the optimal match.

The Time is Right

Explore programs offered in just the right window of opportunity. We offer semesters in the fall or spring, full academic year programs, or shorter summer study programs.

Try our program finder to filter based on your choices.

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Our Top Study Abroad Destinations

World Endeavors offers study abroad programs in several destinations in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Our programs are located in a variety of sites, including urban and rural, English-speaking and non-English speaking. Semester, year-long, and summer programs are all available. Our wide range of options means you can find the program which is just right for you.

Eligibility

Applicants to study abroad with World Endeavors must have completed high school (or equivalent), and, in most cases, must be at least 18 years of age. While some programs have minimum GPA requirements and require that applicants be currently enrolled in a college or university, others are open to all participants regardless of age or student status. Please see our study abroad program pages for more details, or contact a World Endeavors advisor.

Academic Credit

World Endeavors study abroad programs take place at top accredited universities and schools around the world. World Endeavors program advisors assist students with the process of credit approvals, transcripts, and credit transfers. We work with students’ academic advisors and universities to ensure that the process goes smoothly, allowing students to focus on the cultural and academic experience of studying abroad.

Have a specific course or requirement to fill? Contact a World Endeavors advisor to see what programs will be the best fit.

Every World Endeavors Study Abroad Program Includes

Our study abroad programs are as unique as our destinations, but there are program features that unify all of our study experiences.

YOUR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM

  • Top accredited universities
  • Flexible durations – 2 to 4 weeks to a full academic year
  • Expansive destination options
  • English instruction offered in all locations

ACCOMMODATION

  • Vetted campus accommodations selected with quality and safety in mind
  • Friendly community of peers from local host country and around the world

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support
  • Activities and cultural engagement
  • On-campus social events, clubs and sports

ACADEMIC CREDIT

  • Professional assistance and collaboration with home institution on course approvals and credit transfers
  • Transcript received directly from university abroad

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

Our Study Abroad programs

Our full range of Study Abroad programs. If you don’t find your preferred program here then please use our program finder.

Study Abroad beach in the Cook islands
Cook Islands

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Study Abroad seaside view in Croatia
Croatia

Summer Study in Zagreb, Croatia

Study just outside the scenic and culturally vibrant capital city of Croatia - Zagreb. With ample sunshine, nearby beaches, picturesque towns, and stunning scenery, Croatia definitely lives up to the hype!

Summer Study in Zagreb, Croatia

Ranked by UNESCO as one of the world’s most peaceful countries and a hidden gem among Mediterranean destinations, Croatia is an unforgettable travel experience. 

Students will study at the Zagreb School of Economics and Management and have an impressive slate of course options from each session. Course offerings will be in the fields of economics, finance, marketing, operations, leadership, and more! Students will have the option to choose from 1-3 summer sessions each lasting approximately 2 weeks.

Session Dates

  • July 1 – 14
  • July 15 – 28
  • July 29 – August 11

Cost: $4,300 per session

Fill out a brief application form to get in touch with an advisor to help you start planning your summer in C

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South Korea

Summer Study in Seoul, South Korea

The vibrant mega-city of Seoul, South Korea teems with an infectious culture of politeness, cleanliness, and unique culinary scenes. Now through World Endeavors, you can experience all of the best parts of Seoul in the warmth of a summer month.

Summer Study in Seoul, South Korea

You’ll study at the 8th best university in South Korea at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS). Part of an international cohort for 4 weeks, you’ll feel comfortable learning about Korean culture and language with other students from abroad. This is one of the best short term programs to see South Korea available. You’ll be able to choose from 1 of 3 courses:

  • Korean Language
  • Korean Popular Culture & Media
  • Asian & Korean Economics 

Session Dates

  • July 18 – August 14, 2024

Cost: $3,850

Fill out a brief application form to get in touch with an advisor to help you start planning your summer in Seoul today!

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Ecuador

Summer Study in Ecuador (Quito)

Study in the heights of the Ecuadorian Andes! Situated at nearly 2 miles in elevation, Quito is one of the most elevated capital cities in the world. Now through World Endeavors, you can study abroad here this summer

Summer Study in Ecuador (Quito)

You’ll study at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) which is located just outside the city of Quito in the wealthiest barrio of the country. Over the course of 6-weeks you can refine your Spanish and earn credit towards your degree while taking a cultural deep dive into Ecuadorian life. You can choose from the following course tracks, each lasting 6-weeks:

  • Health and Liberal Arts
  • Media & Design for Sustainability and Communities

 

Fill out a brief application form to get in touch with an advisor to help you start planning your summer in Ecuador today!

Study Abroad A Costa Rican waterfall flows in the distance against a mountainous rainforest backdrop.
Costa Rica

Summer Study in Costa Rica (Universidad Veritas)

From rainforests to waterfalls teeming with tropical wildlife, get lost in the natural beauty of Costa Rica this summer. Choose from 1 or 2 summer session time frames for the ultimate flexibility to work Costa Rica study abroad into your summer plans.

Summer Study in Costa Rica (Universidad Veritas)

You’ll be comfortably enrolled at Universidad Veritas in San Jose which is the #1 university in Costa Rica for hosting U.S. students abroad. Consisting of 2 month-long summer sessions, you’ll have the flexibility to choose a course and time frame that works best for you. Courses are taught in English OR Spanish. 

  • Summer Session 1: Health and Humanities Focus
  • Summer Session 2: Environmental and Business Focus

Fill out a brief application form to get in touch with an advisor to help you start planning your summer in Costa Rica today!

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Mexico

Summer Study in Mexico (Universidad Internacional)

From tacos to tequila, Mexico has stamped the globe with great food and culture. Now through World Endeavors you can learn Spanish and experience the beauty of the Mexican sun this summer.

Summer Study in Mexico (Universidad Internacional)

You’ll study at the wonderful Universidad Internacional in Cuernavaca, renowned for its Spanish language instruction and accommodation for even those students who have minimal proficiency. At least a basic level of Spanish language proficiency is preferred for this program as most students enroll in this summer program to improve their Spanish.

Summer Session 1: May 27 – June 28
Summer Session 2: July 8 – August 9

Fill out a brief application form to get in touch with an advisor to help you start planning your summer in Mexico today!

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Czech Republic

Summer Study in Czech Republic (Masaryk University)

The World Endeavors summer study abroad program in the Czech Republic brings together people from around the globe, allowing students to forge new networks and friendships. Students will be supported by an open and welcoming local team joined with peers from across all cultures and continents.

Summer Study in Czech Republic (Masaryk University)

See the beautiful and historic city of Brno while knocking out a few classes abroad this summer in the Czech Republic! Students will study at the renowned and uniquely international Masaryk University and take courses that last from 2-3 weeks. Often sitting in the shadow of the ultra-popular Prague, Brno offers a more accurate portrait of real life in the Czech Republic, while only distanced a short train ride away. You can choose from courses in the following fields of study:
  • Business
  • International Policy
  • Sciences
  • Cultural Studies
Fill out a brief application form to get in touch with an advisor to help you start planning your summer in Czechia today!
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Italy

Summer Study in Milan (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)

This flexible duration summer study abroad program in Milan is the perfect way to take a few classes while spending the warmest and most beautiful season abroad in Italy.

Summer Study in Milan (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)

Earn credit abroad this summer in the beautiful and bustling città of Milan, Italy for 2 week sessions at the prestigious Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. Sharpen your Italian while earning credits towards your degree throughout the beautiful Italian summer months. Students can choose from courses in the following fields of study:
  • Business
  • Marketing + Communications
  • Cultural Studies
  • International Relations
  • Psychology
In between classes, beat the heat with daily gelato, visit duomo’s and world-class museums, and explore the rest of Italy’s wonders on easily accessible weekend trips via train or domestic flights.
Each session is 2 weeks long and will earn you 6 ECTS!
Cost by Session
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Study Abroad beach in the Cook islands
Cook Islands

Study in Cook Islands (University of the South Pacific)

Learn from a pool of global experts at this premier institution of higher learning in the South Pacific region and gain unique insight into the diversity of Pacific island cultures, environments and economies.

Study in Cook Islands (University of the South Pacific)

Your experiential learning begins the moment you land at the international airport of Rarotonga and will mark the start of a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The powdery white beaches and azure seas of these islands are the quintessential image of the South Pacific and form an idyllic backdrop for personal growth and academic learning. Experience the hospitality and warm welcome of the Cook Islanders while you find your feet and create daily routines to support your academic growth.

Not sounding like the right program for you? Try our program finder to filter based on your choices.

Find Your Program

Recent Testimonials

JillianStudy in France

I realized once I got back that I learned more than I thought I did—not that I didn’t think I learned a lot, already. Three of my goals were to make more international friends (check), amp up my French comprehension (check), and expand my worldview (check).

EdenStudy in Spain

Honestly it was the best semester I’ve ever had. I met so many people and learned so many things. I found a new love for a different country. I would definitely recommend World Endeavors to anyone who wants a life-changing experience!

JenniferStudy in Spain

My advisor at World Endeavors was absolutely excellent! Her expertise and delightful people skills were exactly what sealed the deal, making World Endeavors my final decision for study abroad.”

AliciaStudy in Thailand

I have to say that what I remember, as much as the delicious colors and flavors of Thailand, are the people I crossed paths with – the other students who became such good friends, and the local Thais who showed me such kindness. And of course the food. I still dream of the food.”

HeatherStudy in England

It was amazing to be able to say I traveled to six countries in one semester.

KristenIntern in Morocco

It was amazing! Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone - the spontaneous adventures are gold!

Study Abroad FAQs

When do most students study abroad? What year?

Typically, students who study abroad are in their third year, but you can study abroad any time during your enrollment in a university. The only exception might be your first and last semester – some institutions require these to be spent on campus. Check with your advisor and have a conversation about when studying abroad would make sense for you. Just remember study abroad is not a one-size-fits-all type of program – it will work at different times for different people!

None of my friends want to study abroad with me - will I feel isolated if I go alone? What’s it like when you go solo?

Most of our students travel alone to their study abroad destination – it’s perfectly normal! The overwhelming feedback we hear is how awesome it was to meet new people, gain some confidence and independence, and how it wasn’t a lonely experience at all. Many times, students have already tried a new solo experience when they enrolled in their home university and started as a freshman – so studying abroad isn’t much different. You will still have access to events, clubs, organizations and social activities that take place at the host university and student housing gives added access to a friendly community of peers. 

I don’t think studying abroad works for everyone - is that true? What if I have a tricky major?

We get this question a lot. Some people think they can’t do a semester abroad if they are seniors, or if they have any major other than liberal arts. Don’t make those assumptions – there are so many ways to study abroad! Reach out and talk to us and your advisor. We can help you find solutions to any requirements that may feel like obstacles, but we’re sure we have just the right program for you!

Where will I live when I am studying abroad?

You usually have a few housing options when studying abroad – home stays, apartments, or residence halls. Each has its advantages. Reach out and talk to us about what is typical for the location that interests you. No matter what you pick, it’s a great way to learn more about your host culture.

Will I see any other students from my home country there?

Quite possibly! If the university is hosting you, it is often hosting other students who are studying abroad. You may also meet students from other countries who are studying abroad and make even more multi-cultural connections! It’s great to connect with someone who knows about peanut butter or the finer points of American football, but keep in mind, most of our students valued their new connections with students who grew up in the host country. Often those friendships last a lifetime!

How can I afford this? Can I use financial aid to study abroad?

Students often use federal financial aid to study abroad, and in some cases can use other aid and scholarships as well. The first step to ensuring your financial aid can be used is to work with your World Endeavors advisor and your home institution academic advisor to map out your academic plan with the courses you will take abroad.  Your World Endeavors advisor can also recommend our more affordable study options, which might even cost less than a semester at home! We will also give you tips on finding scholarships and other tools to defray the cost of studying abroad.

How many courses will I be expected to take?

If you intend to use financial aid to study abroad, you are expected to take a full course load during the semester or term you are abroad. This usually is around 5 classes, with 3 credits each. We will work with you and your academic advisor to find the right courses and make sure they fulfill the course requirements. 

What other options do I have if studying abroad doesn’t work for me right now?

We love connecting students with semester-long cross-cultural learning adventures, but there are many other ways to have meaningful learning experiences abroad! Talk to our advisors about our professional internship and volunteer opportunities. We encourage you to get out into the world one way or another. If you are like the majority of the students we’ve worked with over the years, you’ll return home feeling this was the best decision you could have possibly made!

How to apply for a Study Abroad Program

You’ve decided to study abroad – congratulations! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. Get ready to CHANGE YOUR WORLD!

STEP 1
EXPLORE & ASK

Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.

STEP 2
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.

STEP 3
ENROLL & PREPARE

Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!

STEP 4
START YOUR ADVENTURE!

You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready to study and explore like never before!