Study Abroad

Honors College Sponsored Study Abroad Programs

As a student in the Honors College, you can broaden your horizons and enrich your education through our amazing study abroad programs. Whether it’s attending summer courses at Oxford University as a Yeager Scholar or exploring the rich history and culture of Ireland through our partnership with Dundalk Institute of Technology, these experiences offer unparalleled opportunities for personal and academic growth. Embrace the chance to become a global citizen, gain new perspectives, and make unforgettable memories. Discover how studying abroad can transform your academic journey and prepare you for a successful future in our interconnected world.


For those students who have been admitted to the Honors College as members of the Society of Yeager Scholars (through a separate, highly-competitive application process), their scholarship includes one of two different summer programs (literature and political science) at the University of Oxford. The Society of Yeager Scholars is a full-ride undergraduate scholarship program housed in the Honors College that, in addition to a summer study at Oxford University, covers all tuition and fees, room and board, an additional travel experience, a laptop, books and a stipend for supplies at Marshall.


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We are excited to announce a groundbreaking agreement between Marshall University and the Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) in Ireland! This partnership (to be formalized going into the 2024-2025 academic year) is sponsored by Honors College at Marshall University and the School of Business & Humanities at DkIT and offers our students a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich cultural and historical landscapes of Ireland. With opportunities for interdisciplinary learning, hands-on experiences, and cultural exchanges, this program promises to be a transformative experience that enhances your global perspective and academic journey. Embrace this chance to expand your horizons and become a true global citizen! Read more here. When the program is up and running for Summer 2025, honors students in good standing can apply for funds through the Honors Council Grant to assist their attendance. Our exchange programs will begin with a Certificate in Cultural Landscapes, which each student will be able to earn while studying through DkIT.

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UPDATE:  The Honors College is thrilled to announce that Marshall University has been awarded the prestigious U.S. State Department’s IDEAS Grant! This highly competitive grant is awarded to institutions demonstrating exceptional commitment to expanding study abroad opportunities. Out of nearly 90 semi-finalist proposals, our initiative was selected by representatives from over 45 higher education institutions across the nation. This grant will significantly enhance the college’s collaboration with Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) in Ireland, offering our students transformative experiences to study abroad, develop critical intercultural skills, and build invaluable cross-cultural relationships. The achievement aligns perfectly with our mission to prepare students for global citizenship and leadership while further strengthening our academic, economic, and cultural ties between West Virginia and Ireland.

Other Study Abroad Experiences

In recognition of the value of study abroad experience, beyond those programs sponsored directly by the the Honors College, a student can elect to have up to 6 of the required General Honors credit hours waived for study abroad experiences for which the student receives academic credit at Marshall. To receive a waiver of 3 honors credits, students must earn a minimum of 3 transfer credits and the study abroad experience must have a duration of at least 3 weeks. A total of 6 credits of waived honors credit can be awarded for a semester abroad with full time enrollment of 12 credits or more.

Students must request the waiver by submitting the Study Abroad Honors Credit Waiver Petition form available on the Student Forms page. Students attending an Honors College sponsored program do not need to submit this application.

Students must submit the form to describe enhanced academic experiences that they expect to have before they leave and another after they return to provide justification for why these credits deserve an honors credit waiver after they return. The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) at Marshall University can provide students with information on university-sponsored international experiences for which they can receive academic credit at Marshall University. Students can find information regarding scholarships that may support their experience on the OSA website as well as through the Honors College in the Office of National Scholarships.