Drake has currently suspended all University-sponsored travel due to COVID-19. J-term 2021 study abroad programs have been cancelled. The Spring 2021 application cycle is closed. Students can still apply to study abroad Summer 2021. All study abroad program approvals are subject to a final risk review due to COVID-19.

Ongoing updates from the University are available on the COVID-19 Response website.

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Study Abroad

Exploring the world opens your mind to new ideas and alternative ways of seeing things.

Studying  abroad is an important part of life at Drake  University.  Our  institution’s  mission is  to  provide  an exceptional learning environment that prepares students for meaningful personal lives, professional accomplishments, and responsible global citizenship.  One of the ways we achieve that is by expanding the boundaries of your classroom.  Whether studying in Spain, interning in New Zealand, teaching English in Chile, or shadowing a health professional in India, we want you to have an international learning experience where you can grow and achieve your goals.


Student Experience

Studying abroad is often a life changing experience. Read more about the student experience to prepare for life abroad, including considerations for health, safety, and identity abroad, as well as information to share with family, and resources from alumni who have returned from abroad.

Advising

Want to connect with an Education Abroad Advisor? Find details here on how to schedule a meeting or reach out to our office to get questions answered. Study abroad Eligibility, Timelines, Deadlines, and Forms can also be found in Advising.

Academics

All students should discuss their academics and study abroad program with their Drake Academic Advisor before departure, to understand how courses will apply to their degree plan. Understanding how course credits and grades from abroad will appear on your Drake transcript is also an important step of the pre-application process.

Finances

Curious how finances work for study abroad? Read our Finances section to learn more about the cost of programs, the billing process, how to connect with Student Financial Planning if you would like to use aid, as well as how to apply for study abroad scholarships. 

Policies

Studying abroad has a unique set of policies that students, families, faculty, and staff should review before departing. They cover a range of topics, including eligibility, course approvals and transfer, student behavior abroad, among other things.

Information for Parents & Families

We get it. Sending your student to study in a country thousands of miles away takes a lot of courage. Rest assured—as part of the Bulldog family, your student will choose among programs with a reputation for safety and academic excellence, and offering the experience of a lifetime.

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