Study Abroad

Studying or researching in a foreign university or on a project abroad can provide extraordinary opportunities and enhance your perspectives on methods, styles, and ideas. A time overseas allows you to explore new cultures and language and studying abroad can open gateways to unique research sources and diverse professional networks. For more information on studying abroad at the University of Arkansas, please visit the Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange.


The American Council of Learned Societies offers several fellowship programs that support American scholarship abroad.

The Civic Education Project Visiting Lecturer Program offers the opportunity for academics holding an advanced degree in a social science, law, or journalism to teach and mentor for a year in one of the countries of the regions where the CEP operates. 

The Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) is a leading U.S. non-governmental international education organization. CIEE creates and administers programs that allow high school and university students and educators to study and teach abroad. 

Cultural Vistas is a nonprofit organization which has used career exploration to facilitate connections between Americans and international visitors for more than 60 years. Training, fellowship, and internship opportunities abroad. 

DiversityAbroad.com is a comprehensive study abroad and cultural exchange portal. Students who study abroad discover that stepping outside of their own cultures to live and study in a foreign country influences their careers and educational choices, increases self-confidence, enhances cultural tolerance and understanding, and facilitates lifelong friendships. 

The Fulbright Scholar Program, established in 1946 under Congressional legislation introduced by former Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, is designed to "increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." Opportunities are available to a wide range of applicants, both faculty and graduate students to over 140 countries. 

The Fund for American Studies brings together the brightest students from around the world for an intense academic and cross-cultural experience. They currently have programs in Europe, Asia, and South America.

The German Marshall Fund programs bring Americans and Europeans together to increase understanding and to build future transatlantic networks among the political, media, business, and nonprofit communities. GMF works closely with partner organizations to sponsor a range of fellowship and exchange programs designed to provide both broad cultural exposure and more targeted opportunities for learning about specialized policy areas. 

GoAbroad.com is the leading international education and experiential travel resource. It allows searching for study abroad programs, language schools, and international internships. The site's search engine allows users to search by country or subject or a combination of both. 

GoGrad's Expert Guide to Graduate School Abroad explores international programs, funding options and key insights for studying abroad. The site also includes tips for selecting grad schools abroad, tips on coping with language barriers and cost comparisons for common expenses in other countries. 

Honors College Study Abroad Grant - The Honors College has made it easier for you to apply for study abroad grants. We now have one grant and one application for all programs, including intersession, summer, semester, or year-long experiences. 

The Institute of International Education (IIE) was founded in 1919. It is the largest educational and cultural exchange organization in the U.S. The IIE Passport portal makes available the expanded contents of the IIE study abroad directories which it has published for 50 years. The site allows searches using as many as 35 criteria across the database which contains over 5000 listings. 

The National Association of Foreign Student Advisers is a member organization promoting international education and providing professional development opportunities to the field. 

Operation Groundswell programs focus on the different issues facing each region they travel to. "Backpacktivists" are immersed in local experiences, are included in meaningful discussions and workshops and have daily excursions through local NGOs and charities in order to work with them on community request projects. Financial assistance is available to reduce the cost of the 35- and 45-day summer programs. 

StudyAbroad.com offers listings for study abroad programs in over 100 countries. In list format, users can view academic year and semester programs, along with English language training, internship, law, and business programs. The site also features a discussion board, financial aid tips, and weekly email announcement option.