Study Abroad Programs at UAF
Study abroad and experience one of the most rewarding opportunities college has to offer. UAF offers hundreds of study abroad opportunities, student exchange programs and international internships that will take you around the world.
Why Study Abroad?
For many students, studying abroad is one of the most memorable parts of their college experience — and one of the most rewarding. It’s an opportunity to challenge yourself, learn a new language or experience living in a different culture. Studying abroad is also an opportunity to broaden your study options and can even help you get a job, as employers increasingly value graduates who have engaged in collegiate study abroad opportunities.While some international host campuses do have foreign language requirements, many others are taught in English or offer beginning-level language courses. There are also many study abroad scholarships available, and you can use most types of financial aid to help with program costs.
The benefits of study abroad
- Experience a different culture
- Earn UAF academic credit while you're away
- Gain valuable career and graduate school preparation
- Develop foreign language skills
- Use UAF scholarships and your financial aid
- Make life-long friends
- Gain unique life experience
Explore Study Abroad Opportunities at UAF
Whether you’re looking to study abroad for a few weeks in the summer, or for a semester or two (or more), you’ll find an opportunity that works for you. You can even go on more than one program, both nationally and overseas.
Study Abroad Scholarships
Students participating on any program through International Student and Scholar Services will still receive most UAF scholarships as normal, including the Alaska Performance Scholarship, UA Scholars, and most privately-funded UA scholarships. Some UAF aid, such as the Nanook Pledge or tuition waivers, are only able to be used on certain programs. VA funding can be used on select programs.
There are also a few UAF scholarships specific for students choosing to study internationally. Exchange students participating through a north2north partner are eligible for up to $2,500 per semester. Other opportunities include scholarships worth $5,000 for College of Liberal Arts students and Spanish ma-jors.
Many other organizations outside of UAF also offer scholarships to encourage students to study over-seas. We have a list of some of the more common scholarships for overseas study on our website.
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