Plan Your Path

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 study, both on campus and beyond. As you begin planning, consider your goals and the benefits of going abroad.

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I want to go abroad. How do I start the process?

Most students start the process in one of two ways: 1) Talking with a college advisor about academic requirements and academic planning; or 2) Browsing program options. You can also attend events such as the International Fair, information sessions, and student panels, hosted by Global Learning and your college. If you’d like to connect with an Education Abroad advisor in the Office of Global Learning, please visit our Get Advice page.  If you are serious about studying abroad, pay close attention to program eligibility requirements, when applications open, and when program deadlines are for the semester you want to go abroad.  

Will my time abroad count toward graduation?

Yes, it will. While Global Learning cannot confirm exactly how your credits earned abroad will be applied to specific graduate requirements for your major, we do know that, at the very least, credits earned abroad can return back to Cornell as elective credit that you can use toward general graduation requirements.

What will studying abroad cost?

The cost of attendance for your semester abroad is based on the budget the Office of Global Learning provides for each program. Please refer to your program's estimated budget, which details the charges paid through your Cornell Bursar account and those for which you are solely responsible. Find the budget on Experience or contact the program's advisor.


As an undergraduate student, you will pay your Cornell tuition for your semester or academic year study abroad experience. Some programs also have established fees that are in addition to Cornell tuition. Other out-of-pocket expenses that you will need to plan for are housing (if not included in program fees), meals, round-trip airfare, visa, vaccinations, host country insurance (if applicable), in-country transportation, books, supplies, and personal expenses. Note that your total budgeted cost for your study abroad program may be higher or lower than your semester at Cornell. The total estimated cost of attendance will depend on the program, the cost of living in your host location, and other factors.

First Steps on Your Path

Global learning is a vital part of your Cornell experience­. There’s a study abroad opportunity that’s right for you, your major, and your goals. We’ll help you find your place in the world and take the steps needed to get there.

Education Abroad is here to help you:

  • Plan and find resources.
  • Identify study abroad program options.
  • Connect with your college advisor so you’ll know how programs mesh with your academic requirements.
  • Start and successfully complete the application process.
  • Go abroad and thrive.

We’ll advise you before, during, and after your study abroad experience.

Take the first steps on your study abroad journey. Explore the Get Started section to find out what you need to know about health and travel safety, college policies and your academic progress, and financial planning.

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