Field research in Tanzania. Intern in Rome. Service-learning in Costa Rica. Spanish immersion in Barcelona.

Marian University offers programs in over 50 countries. The world awaits…Discover it!

The Study Abroad Office assists students to find a program abroad that meets their academic and personal goals. We guide students through their program search, application process, pre-departure and re-entry to the U.S. Marian students can choose from a wide-range of opportunities to study abroad for a few weeks, January -term, intensive month, summer, semester or the academic year. Opportunities for study abroad include short-term faculty-led programs, language immersions, internships and service-learning.


Students who wish to study abroad must meet the following criteria:

Cumulative GPA of 2.5 (Please note: many programs have a 3.0 or higher GPA requirement)
Students must complete a full year at Marian (Exceptions may be applicable for transfer students)
Students on academic probation or with disciplinary action are not eligible to study abroad.


Application Deadlines:

  • Fall semester abroad: March 1
  • Spring semester abroad: October 1
  • Summer abroad: April 1
  • Faculty-led: Deadlines vary

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Students in the study abroad program will work one-on-one with the Study Abroad Office to organize a study abroad experience that fits into their academic program. Students interested in studying abroad should meet with their academic advisor, attend information sessions and schedule an appointment with the Study Abroad Director to begin planning their unique experience abroad.

Students in all academic disciplines can study abroad! Students typically take 15 credits a semester or 6 credits during summer and can satisfy program requirements for their major(s), minor(s) and/ or general education requirements.


The cost of studying abroad will depend on individual programs. Room and board costs vary depending on program location. Each program is different, but students can generally choose from host families, residence halls, and student apartments.

Common additional costs include: airfare, passport, visa (if applicable), health insurance, and personal expenses. Average additional costs range between $3,000-$5,000/ semester.

At Marian, students are able to apply their financial aid package toward a semester abroad program. Summer programs are at the discretion of the Financial Aid Office, and require enrollment in a minimum of 6 credit hours and a program duration of at least 4 weeks. Students may be eligible to receive additional study abroad grants. Outside scholarships may be available, but it is the student’s responsibility to pursue the application.


Comprehensive international health insurance is mandatory for all students. The cost of health insurance is included in all ISA programs. All other students will be advised on health insurance.

Students are not permitted to study in countries where a U.S. Department of State travel warning has been issued. All students are encouraged to register with the U.S. Department of State (STEP) Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to register with the local U.S. Embassy/ Consulate abroad and to receive travel alerts/ warnings as well as travel tips and document requirements.

The world awaits…Discover it!

Marian University is proud to work with the following study abroad partner: