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Ready to discover the world beyond Alverno? Consider studying abroad! We offer a variety of trips to destinations around the globe, both short- and long-term. Whatever your interest, we’ll work with you to build the trip of your dreams. 

Study Abroad 101
Current Alverno students can self-enroll in Study Abroad 101 on Moodle. Here you will find links and information to the various program offerings available at this time. If you are interested in learning more about study abroad please contact Elena Burke, coordinator of global exchange programs, at, or click here to schedule an appointment. 

“Studying abroad has given me the opportunity to appreciate and learn about different cultures by giving me the opportunity to interact with the communities of Jamaica and China. Traveling with Alverno, too, has made my experience easy, from registration to studying abroad. I highly recommend studying abroad!”

—Sunshine, class of 2021, Jamaica and China trips

I am interested in:

Alverno offers specific courses that conclude with a 10- to 14-day trip. Fall classes travel in January, and spring classes travel in May.

Dates and offerings of short-term study abroad courses vary – please contact us to learn about current offerings.

Past offerings have included:

  • Perspectives in Health Care: Jamaica (for third- and fourth-year nursing and health care majors)
  • Perspectives in Health Care: Japan (for third- and fourth-year nursing and health care majors)
  • Arts & Religion in Italy
  • Arts & Religion in China
  • Coastal Cities: The Baltic Sea (travel to Sweden, Denmark & Poland)

Alverno offers the opportunity for students to spend a full academic year or a semester abroad. We have partnerships with sister colleges and universities around the world, and we will work with you to arrange a plan that best fits your needs. Our partners are listed below.

Our partners

We invite you to explore the schools and third-party providers with whom we have partnerships. We'll get you where you want to go!

AIFS Abroad (for study abroad in 20+ countries, including Australia, France and Spain)

API (offers more than 200 programs around the world)

CAPA (for study abroad in Barcelona, Dublin, Florence, London or Sydney)

CIS Abroad (for study abroad in 20+ countries, including Greece, Ecuador and South Africa)

USAC (50+ programs in 26 countries)

Funding and application resources

Study abroad can be within your reach. We're here to guide you through the study aborad application process, including seeking funding. Alverno offers special scholarships to help support your travels, and we can also help you identify and apply for scholarships from other organizations.

It's a big world. Let's get you ready to explore it.

To begin the application process for a semester or year abroad, please schedule a meeting with our office. We will discuss timing, country and program of interest.

The semester before you study abroad, you will:

  1. Enroll in INS 299: Orientation to Study Abroad on IOL.

  2. By the first day of the semester prior to studying abroad:


The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website is a necessary resource for students seeking information on obtaining or renewing a passport.

You can also apply for a passport through the United States Postal Service, click here to learn more.

Health Insurance        

Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI) is designed to provide health insurance to students studying abroad only for the length of stay in the host country. The International & Intercultural Center staff will gladly assist you in enrolling in CISI health insurance.


The U.S. Department of State is constantly updating their list of countries receiving Travel Alerts and Warnings. It is recommended to check out these lists when considering travel abroad.

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a requirement for Alverno students studying abroad. When you register with the U.S. Department of State’s STEP Program, you are allowing your whereabouts to be known so you can be contacted in the case of an emergency.

Scholarships to assist with the cost of study abroad are out there! Start looking for scholarships when you decide to study abroad so that you can be on top of deadlines!

Also, don’t limit yourself to “study abroad” scholarships. Scholarships that cover the cost of your regular tuition can also be applied toward study abroad.

Here are two links to general study abroad scholarship sites who regularly compile current opportunities: list of scholarships + grants

Diversity Abroad list of active scholarships

Students may apply for an Alverno travelship for a grant of up to $1,000 to go toward the cost of their study abroad. Students who receive a travelship are expected to work with the IIC to find a way of “giving back” once they return from their trip.

Past projects that students have done tp give back include: a brochure about the school/program studied on, a poster board that can be used at the Study Abroad Fair, sharing photos and quotes, creating a vlog or blog to share their experience with the campus and short presentations.

In order to apply for a travelship, students must apply to the IIC and be approved to study abroad as well as accepted to a study abroad program. Once this happens, the IIC will provide the link to apply for the travelship.

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