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Why study abroad?

Study abroad is a life-changing experience that few American students take advantage of. It allows you to gain a new perspective on your studies while enhancing your resume, cross-cultural communication skills, and deepening your understanding of international and global issues. Allow yourself to go beyond your comfort zone and realize your capabilities.

When can you go?

Students must have completed their freshman year before they can study abroad. You must have at least a 2.5 overall/cumulative GPA as well as at least 2.5 GPA earned at Marshall University (if a transfer student), be self-motivated, independent, have a desire for adventure, and have a strong interest in learning about other cultures.

Where can you go?

The sky is the limit in terms of where you can go, but you want to make sure you find someplace that suits you and your needs. For those of you who are interested in going for a shorter period of time, and with familiar faces, we have our Marshall Faculty-Led Programs. In the past, instructors have led programs to Belize, El Salvador, Mexico, China, Ireland, and England. Each year offers new opportunities. Our Exchange Programs offer you an affordable way to spend a semester or year overseas. In addition to exchanges, students also have the opportunity to go with one of our Affiliate Programs.

Contact Us

Mirek Bialk
Coordinator of Study Abroad and Global Engagement
Office of Study Abroad: Old Main 320
(304) 696-2379
bialkm@marshall.edu