Study abroad programs provide opportunities for learning that are critical to the education of American college students and, over the long term, to the ability of the United States to lead responsibly, collaborate abroad and compete effectively in a global arena.
Taken from the Report of NAFSA’s (International Educators Association) Task Force on Institutional Management of Study Abroad, 2007.
With study abroad becoming increasingly popular, there are literally thousands of study abroad programs available in almost every habitable nook and cranny of the world. With this extensive variety of choices, how are students able to decide on a program that’s right for them?
In order to ensure manageability of choices, quality of advising and overall familiarity with programming details such as orientation, housing, academics, etc., Drake works with select accredited international institutions and reputable study abroad organizations to provide over 500 study abroad opportunities in over 70 different countries. Students can choose to study abroad for a semester, academic year, summer or January term. Although Drake students may choose to go on a non-Drake program, we highly recommend they work with our office to find an approved program that best suits their needs personally, professionally and academically and also coincides with the mission of Drake.
Drake International also maintains the List of Approved Programs. Visit "Where Should I Go?" to research approved education abroad programs. All programs on the list mee Drake high standards for academic excellence and experiential discovery.