Application Process and Study Abroad Sites


OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

"The rapprochement of peoples is only possible when differences of culture and outlook are respected and appreciated rather than feared and condemned." – Senator J. William Fulbright

I. Introduction

Students at Clarion are encouraged to participate in the many study abroad opportunities available. The programs include short-term programs during the summer or winter intersession, semester programs and academic year programs. The spectrum of possibilities is wide given both the variety of affiliation and exchange agreements Clarion University has in place. Partner institutions are: the University of Bamberg-Germany, the University of Lille-France, Dublin Business College-Ireland, the University of Malta, and Daegu University, Korea, among others. Other options are offered through the International Student Exchange Program (I.S.E.P), Cultural Experiences Abroad (C.E.A.).

All these options offer a spectrum of countries students can visit, located on five continents, with many sites offering courses taught in English. Some of the opportunities allow students to intern abroad as well. Additionally, Clarion students can study abroad on a program offered by one of the State System universities, while remaining a Clarion University student. Financial aid and scholarships may apply to study abroad as long as the credits transfer.

II. Why should you study abroad?

  • Studying abroad allows you to...
  • Enhance your career at Clarion University and earn credits while living in another country.
  • Appreciate other cultures and your own culture. and adapt to different cultures, environments
  • Gain global awareness and education as a global citizen
  • Become more confident about and understand your role in the world in which you live.
  • Have a stronger profile for the job market.

III. Application Process
When planning to study abroad you want to take the following steps:

  1. Choose one of the many programs available through the Office of International Programs (O.I.P).
    You can contact the Dr. William R. Naugle, Study Abroad Coordinator at 413 Becht Hall.
  2. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss the classes that best fit your degree program and can be taken abroad.
  3. Complete a study abroad application form available at O.I.P. (GPA must be 2.8 or higher) or download one here.
  4. Apply for a passport and the International Student Identity Card (ISIC card offers international insurance).
  5. Apply for transfer credit to ensure that all classes you take abroad will transfer as part of your major/minor.
  6. Apply for funding and scholarship opportunities, including the Financial Aid Office.
  7. Attend a pre-departure meeting.
  8. Attend a re-entry meeting upon return.

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

 

GERMANY  :: IRELAND :: EUROPE :: FRANCE :: MALTA
GHANA :: SOUTH KOREA :: ECUADOR :: INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TEACHING
CEA GLOBAL EDUCATION SOLUTIONS :: ISEP :: PASSHE STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS :: GREECE :: REPUBLIC OF NORTHERn mACEDONIA :: mOROCCO

STUDY ABROAD SITES:

1. Deggendorf Institute of Technology - GERMANY

  • Program: Deggendorf Institute of Technology (Exchange)
  • Country: Germany (Deggendorf)
  • Courses taught: in English
  • Term: Academic semester or year
  • CU tuition and fees, housing and meal plan paid to Clarion University
  • Minimum number of credits transferred: 12 per semester
  • Cost of airfare/ground transportation: Students arrange and pay for their own airfare
    Program website.


          Contact: Dr. William Naugle | wnaugle@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 1649


2. University of Bamberg - GERMANY

  • Program: University of Bamberg (Exchange)
  • Country: Germany (Bamberg)
  • Courses taught: in German and English
  • Term: winter or summer semesters
  • CU tuition and fees, housing and meal plan paid to Clarion University
  • Minimum number of credits transferred: 12 per semester
  • Cost of airfare/ground transportation: Students arrange and pay for their own airfare
  • Program website.

    Contact: Dr. William Naugle | wnaugle@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 1649

 

 3. International Student Teaching - SPAIN

  • Universidad de Alcala de Henares
  • Student Teaching in English in a bi-lingual classroom
  • Country: Spain

    Contact: Dr. William Naugle | wnaugle@clarion.edu| +1 814 393 1649 

 4. Dublin Business School - IRELAND

 5. CEA Global Education Solutions

  • Country: Various
  • Courses taught: Various
  • Term: Fall, Spring and Summer
  • Approximate Cost: Varies according to program selected
  • Credits transferred: Varies
  • Cost of airfare: Students arrange and pay for their own airfare
  • Ground transportation: Airport meet and greet included in program fee
  • Program website

    Contact: Dr. William Naugle | wnaugle@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 1649

 6. International Business Seminar - EUROPE

  • Program: BSAD 437/637
  • Country: Various in W. Europe
  • Courses taught: Seminars
  • Term: Two and a half weeks over winter break, or three weeks early summer
  • Cost: varies: $3,500 - $5,800, plus tuition and incidentals
  • Number of credits transferred: Three to six
  • Cost of airfare/ground transportation: Included in above
  • Program website

    Contact: Dr. Jeff Eicher |eicher@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 2144

 7. Université Catholique de Lille - FRANCE

  • Program: Exchange agreement
  • Country: Lille, France
  • Courses taught: Various
  • Term: Fall and Spring
  • Cost: CU tuition and fees paid to Clarion University, plus room and board paid in France
  • Credits transferred: 12-18
  • Cost of airfare: Students arrange and pay for their own airfare
  • Ground transportation: Notify host institution two weeks prior to arrival
  • Program website

    Contact: Dr. William Naugle | wnaugle@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 1649

       8. ESC Rennes School of Business - FRANCE

  • Program: Exchange Agreement
  • Country: Rennes, France
  • Courses taught: Business 
  • Term: Fall and Spring
  • Cost: CU tuition and fees paid to Clarion University, plus room and board paid in France
  • Credits transferred: 12-18
  • Cost of airfare: Students arrange and pay for their own airfare
  • Ground transportation: Notify host institution two weeks prior to arrival
  • Program website 

    Contact: Dr. William Naugle | wnaugle@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 1649

 9. ISEP- International Student Exchange Program

  • Program: ISEP
  • Country: Various
  • Courses taught: Various
  • Term: Fall and Spring
  • Cost: CU tuition and fees, double room and board (19 meal plan)
  • Credits transferred: 12-18
  • Cost of airfare: Students arrange and pay for their own airfare
  • Ground transportation: Notify host institution two weeks prior to arrival
  • Program website 
  • Summer programs website

    Contact: Dr. William Naugle | wnaugle@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 1649

  10. University of Malta - MALTA

  • Country: Malta
  • Courses taught: various
  • Term: Fall and Spring
  • Cost: CU tuition and fees and double room fee. Meals paid by student in Malta.
  • Credits transferred: 12-18
  • Cost of airfare: Students arrange and pay for their own airfare.
  • Ground transportation: Notify host institution two weeks prior to arrival
  • Program website

    Contact: Dr. William Naugle | wnaugle@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 1649

11. Cape Coast University - GHANA

  • Country: Ghana
  • Courses taught: Various
  • Term: Fall and Spring
  • Cost: CU tuition and fees
  • Room and meals paid by student at Cape Coast.
  • Credits transferred: 12-18
  • Cost of airfare: Students arrange and pay for their own airfare
  • Ground transportation: Notify host institution two weeks prior to arrival
  • Program website

    Contact: Dr. William Naugle | wnaugle@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 1649

 12. Deagu University - SOUTH KOREA

  • Country: South Korea
  • Courses taught: Various
  • Term: Summer, Fall and Spring
  • Cost: Students pay Clarion University tuition and fees and receive round trip airfare, full tuition waiver at Daegu University, accommodation and monthly stipend
  • Credits transferred: 12-18
  • Cost of airfare: Students arrange and pay for their own airfare
  • Ground transportation: Notify host institution two weeks prior to arrival
  • Program website

    Contact: Dr. Young-Gyoung Kim | ykim@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 2338
    Contact: Dr. William Naugle | wnaugle@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 1649

       13. PASSHE Universities Visiting Student Study Abroad Programs

  • Country: Various
  • Courses taught: Various
  • Term: Short-term programs
  • Cost: Varies according to program.
  • Credits transferred: Varies according to program.
  • Cost of airfare: Varies according to program.
  • Ground transportation: Varies according to program.
  • Program website

    Contact: Dr. William Naugle | wnaugle@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 1649

14. University of San Francisco, Quito - ECUADOR

  • Program: Exchange agreement
  • Country: Quito, Ecuador
  • Courses taught: Various
  • Term: Fall and Spring
  • Cost: CU tuition and fees paid to Clarion University, plus room and board paid in Ecuador.
  • Credits transferred: 12-18
  • Cost of airfare: Students arrange and pay for their own airfare.
  • Ground transportation: Notify host institution two weeks prior to arrival.
  • Program website

         Contact: Dr. William Naugle | wnaugle@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 1649



  14. American College of Greece, Athens - GREECE

  • Program: Exchange agreement
  • Country: Athens, Greece
  • Courses taught: Various
  • Term: Fall, Spring and Summer
  • Cost: For tuition, room and board, students will be billed through their home institutions. All costs related to application and/or enrollment fees, visa and insurance will be borne by the student.
  • Credits transferred: 12-18
  • Cost of airfare: Students arrange and pay for their own airfare.
  • Ground transportation: Notify host institution two weeks prior to arrival.
  • Program website

           Contact:  Dr. William Naugle | wnaugle@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 1649


   15. International University of Struga - REPUBLIC OF NORTHERN MACEDONIA

  • Program: Exchange agreement
  • Country: Struga, Republic of Northern Macedonia
  • Courses taught: Political Science, Economics, Law, Information Technologies
  • Term: Fall, Spring (each semester is 14 weeks)
  • Cost: CU students will be provided full tuition waivers by the host university. Additional costs (fees, room and board, books, etc.) are the responsibility of the student.
  • Credits transferred: 12-18
  • Cost of airfare: Students arrange and pay for their own airfare.
  • Ground transportation: Notify host institution two weeks prior to arrival.
  • Program website

           Contact:  Dr. William Naugle | wnaugle@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 1649


16. Mohammed I University - MOROCCO

  • Program: Exchange agreement
  • Country: Oujda, Morocco
  • Courses taught: Various
  • Term: Fall and Spring
  • Cost: CU students will be provided full tuition waivers by the host university. Additional costs (fees, room and board, books, etc.) are the responsibility of the student.
  • Credits transferred: 12-18
  • Cost of airfare: Students arrange and pay for their own airfare.
  • Ground transportation: Notify host institution two weeks prior to arrival.
  • Program website

          Contact:  Dr. William Naugle | wnaugle@clarion.edu | +1 814 393 1649

 

Notes:

  • The cost of the different programs may vary marginally.
  • The availability of programs may change as new affiliates join Clarion University.




Last Updated 5/14/19