Every year, the University of Cincinnati sends over 1,700 students abroad to more than 50 countries. From one week to one year, programs are designed for students from every major and background. Make the world your classroom as you earn credit for coursework abroad.
Why study abroad?
Study abroad is known for being a "life-changing" experience, but studies have shown there are real and tangible benefits to study abroad. In addition to personal growth, students report that study abroad positively affects their academics as well as their career prospects after graduation.
Students are able to explore their major from an international perspective or study something they would not have had the opportunity to at home. Besides learning in the classroom, students will benefit from experiential learning opportunities as they explore their new enivonment.
Employers are looking for students with a global worldview and the ability to communicate across cultures. In a world that is becoming more globally connected every day, study abroad is a way for students to gain valuable cross-cultural experience that they can apply to many career paths.
Study abroad teaches students to be resilient. Traveling to a place with a different culture, language, food, and customs can be challenging, but students almost universally express appreciation for their personal growth as they put to test their problem-solving and communication skills.
If you’re looking to grow in some way, you will most likely experience that if you study abroad.
Kalea Lucas 8-time study abroad student
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The UC International Programs team is a group of dedicated international education professionals dedicated to the advancement of study abroad at UC. Our team seeks to support our students from the beginning to the end of their study abroad journey. This includes providing information sessions for interested students, advising students on what type of program might be best for them, collecting and processing student applications, assessing and managing risk abroad, and generally facilitating safe and impactful programs for our students.