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Study Abroad

Why should you study abroad?

Studying abroad allows you to:

  • Enhance your career at Clarion University.
  • Appreciate other cultures and your own culture.
  • Gain global awareness and education.
  • Learn to be a global citizen.
  • Become more confident about the world in which you live.
  • Understand your role in the world better.
  • Have a stronger profile for the job market.
  • Prove you can adapt to different cultures, environments.
  • Earn credits while living in another country.

Application Process for Students

When planning to study abroad you want to take the following steps:

  1. Select one of the many programs available at the Office of International Programs (O.I.P). Meet with the ISEP Coordinator, Mrs. Lynn Hepfl or the Study Abroad Coordinator and Professor of Special Education and Rehabilitative Sciences, Dr. Ray Feroz at B8 Ralston Hall.
  2. Make sure that all classes you take abroad will transfer as part of your major/minor. A GPA OF 2.8 IS REQUIRED TO STUDY ABROAD UNLESS A WAIVER IS APPROVED BY THE STUDENT'S ACADEMIC ADVISOR AND DEAN.
  3. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss classes that best fit your degree program. Explore funding and scholarship opportunities, including the Financial Aid Office.
  4. Fill out a study abroad application form available at O.I.P., and apply for a passport and the student identity card (international insurance).
  5. Important travel related web sites
    Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
    International Travel Safety Information For Students:
    Safety Issues:
    Transportation Security Administration:
    Tips for Traveling Abroad:
    Center for Disease Control and Prevention:
    FBI - Safety and Security for US Students Traveling Abroad


Perseverance and diligence are very important to make the study abroad dream come true.