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Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Where will you study?

Transylvania offers countless opportunities to combine the excitement of travel with life-changing educational experiences, no matter your major.

We believe that a study abroad experience is a natural part of a liberal arts education. Living and learning in an unfamiliar setting among people with different backgrounds is a valuable way to understand more about yourself and the wider world. You will become better equipped to see our similarities rather than our differences and to make decisions that may have a global impact.

At Transy, you can choose to study abroad for a semester, a summer or during our unique May term. If the program is approved by a Transylvania faculty member, you can earn academic credit for your course work.

Scholarships are available for summer study abroad, and students may apply to use a portion of their Transylvania award money for semester study abroad. In addition, federal and state aid may also be used.

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Kathy Simon, Director of study abroad
Frankie Kozicky, Study abroad assistant


If you're on campus, visit us at 421 N. Broadway, second floor, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Semester Abroad

Scores of academic programs all over the world have been approved for transfer credit by Transylvania’s Faculty Committee on Admissions and Academic Standards. These programs are offered by a multitude of institutions, including:

Students can contact the study abroad office for information about specific programs or visit the study abroad site on Inside Transy.

Summer Term Abroad

Studying abroad during the summer is a great option for students whose academic schedules or other commitments prevent them from being away from campus during fall or winter term.

Programs are typically three to six weeks long, and internships and service learning projects are available. Students earn academic credit, and many programs offer opportunities to stay with local families. 

Courses offered by the Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS) are especially popular and affordable. 

May Term Travel Courses

If you're not quite ready to spend a full term abroad, or you would prefer to first travel with a small group of Transylvania students and professors, you may want to consider a May term travel course. Experience the excitement—and the challenges—of traveling and studying in another country while you develop confidence in your ability to adapt to new environments.

Students in all majors can find a class that appeals to them. Check out the variety of topics upcoming May term classes will covered.

Note that students wanting to participate in a May term travel course do not need to submit the Transylvania Study Abroad Application or meet with staff in the study abroad office.

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“Studying abroad is by far one of the most exhilarating, challenging, and transformational experiences of my college experience. It helped me recognize my true values and passion to continue to expand my knowledge of and exposure to the rest of the world while doing all I can to make a positive change.”

- Justin Bullock ’15 studied in Mexico and Cuba


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