Where Will Your Path Lead?
It’s never too early to start planning your time abroad. When you meet with faculty advisors, let them know you’re interested in international learning, both on campus and beyond. As you begin planning, consider your goals and the benefits of going abroad.
Why You Should Study Abroad
Learn. Engage. Go places.
Your time abroad will be one of your most formative Cornell experiences. It is high-impact, immersive learning. You will transform from someone with perhaps only a basic understanding of a place's complexities into an informed global citizen, open to rich, diverse, complex cultures.
With a range of different program options, including Cornell Global Hubs, you have the opportunity to take unique courses, gain hands-on experience, and lock in your language learning in an immersive environment. Using academic skills and learning within a different context also pushes you and allows for a deeper understanding of courses you've completed at Cornell.
Advance Your Career
Your time abroad will distinguish you professionally. It will change how you view the world. The impact will go far beyond the time you spend in another country. As a student at one of the world’s top universities, you have the potential for success in whatever you want to pursue. Encounters in and outside the classroom allow you to build important life skills—critical thinking, problem solving, flexibility—that will remain with you long after your college career.
Meet Your Goals
Your time abroad will fit seamlessly into your time at Cornell. Nearly every major can study abroad during the academic year. With planning, you can easily integrate an international experience into your time at Cornell. And your financial aid applies to semester and academic year programs. For semester and yearlong programs:
- If you receive financial aid, your estimated family contribution will not change when you go abroad.
- Your semester or year abroad will fit within your eight-semester path to graduation.
- Credits earned abroad will transfer back as major, minor, distribution, or elective credits.