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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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 that are 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.


All undergraduate students participating on an Office of Global Learning program or a college program or exchange will continue to pay their regular Cornell tuition regardless of their program. Some programs also have established program fees that are in addition to the cost of Cornell tuition. Other out-of-pocket costs 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 budget may be larger or smaller than for your semester at Cornell, and this will depend on the program you select, 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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