Semester Study Abroad

Students at the University of Dubuque are encouraged to include international study in their college careers!

According to University of Dubuque's Prof. Alan Garfield, "Travel takes students outside their comfort zones...which is, after all, where real learning happens."

We understand that applying for study abroad can seem like a complicated process. The Steps to Study Abroad has been designed by the International Studies Office to help you prepare and research your semester abroad options.  The Checklist will refer to the Course Equivalency Form that must be filled out by your academic advisor and the Registrar.

If you have a semester program in mind, please print the Study Abroad Application Form and make an appointment with the  Office of International Studies! 

Deciding if, where, when, and how to study abroad can be a challenge. Each student has their own wants, needs, and goals to consider when deciding on a study abroad program.  The University of Dubuque Study Abroad staff suggests that students ask themselves a series of questions to help find a program that is right for them! You can find the questions here!


UD Sponsored Exchange Program

At the undergraduate level, UD is a member of the Business Education Initiative/Irish American Scholars program. Northern Irish students study for one year at UD and UD students are eligible to apply for one-year or one-semester seats in three Northern Irish universities. Again, the student's full financial aid package will apply. Applications for this program are taken in the fall semester for study the following academic year.

Please visit the Irish American Scholars website to find out more information on the program.


University of Wisconsin-Platteville

The University of Dubuque has a co-operative agreement with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Institute for Study Abroad Programs. UW-Platteville offers excellent, good value study abroad opportunities in the following countries:

  • Australia
  • England
  • Fiji
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Spain 

Because of our co-op agreement, UD students will receive the in-state tuition discount, will receive UD transcripts, and will be able to use some of their UD financial aid package. To see more information about these programs, visit the UW-P website.


Central College Abroad

The University of Dubuque is also affiliated with Central College Abroad. Central College Abroad offers year-long, semester, and summer programs in:

  • Bangor, Wales
  • Granada, Spain
  • Leiden, the Netherlands
  • London, England
  • Merida, Yucatan
  • Paris, France
  • Vienna, Austria

The quality and value of these programs make Central College Abroad stand out from other study abroad programs. You can find more information regarding Central College Abroad's programs on their website.


CISabroad

CISabroad offers year-long, semester, J-term, summer, as well as internship programs in numerous countries, including:

  • Multi-Country
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • China
  • Costa Rica
  • Czech Republic
  • Ecuador
  • England
  • France
  • Ghana
  • Hawaii
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Peru
  • Scotland
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Thailand

For more program specific information, including pricing and dates, please visit the CIS Abroad Website.


International Studies Abroad -- ISA

The University of Dubuque is also affiliated with ISA, which has year-long, semester, J-term, summer, as well as internship programs in the following countries:

  • Australia
  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • England
  • Fiji
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • the Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Scotland
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Thailand
  • Wales

For specific program information, please visit the ISA Abroad Website.  Because UD is affiliated with Globalinks Learning Abroad, UD students receive a guaranteed $500 discount on semester programs and a $100 discount on summer and internship porgrams.  UD students also receive an application fee waiver.  Please remember to ask the International Studies Office for these waiver and discount codes.


Unaffiliated Study Abroad Programs:

UD students are welcome to attend other study abroad programs. The International Studies Office is happy to assist in each student's search for the program best suited to his or her needs and interests. To ensure that any courses taken will indeed be accepted by the University of Dubuque, students MUST obtain approval from their major advisor and the Registrar BEFORE attending any study abroad program.

Institutional aid (grants or scholarships from University funds) will not apply to study abroad programs that are unaffiliated with the University of Dubuque. However, upon completion of the Application for Study Abroad Approval form (available from the International Studies Office), the Office of Financial Aid will assist the student in accessing any available financial aid (this would include any Federal or State aid in the student's package).


Contact Information:

Phyllis Garfield
Director for International Student Services & Study Abroad
International Studies Office
Heritage Center, Suite 306 F
Phone: 563.589.3712
Fax: 563.589.3482
E-mail: PGarfiel@dbq.edu

Alexander Saleh
International Studies Advisor
International Studies Office
Heritage Center, Suite 306 I
E-mail: ASaleh@dbq.edu

Jodi Troutman
Study Abroad Advisor
International Studies Office
Heritage Center, Suite 306 I
E-mail: JTroutman@dbq.edu