Study Abroad

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Inspired by this growing diverse world, Marian University strives to assist students who desire to have an experience abroad during their undergraduate studies. Marian students have a wide range of opportunities to study in another country for a summer, a semester or the academic year.

Students at Marian may choose from numerous countries, including Australia, Costa Rica, England, Japan, Italy and more. Other opportunities for foreign travel include short-term language immersions, internships and work abroad programs.

For more information contact the Study Abroad Office at

Admission Criteria

Inspired to travel the world, students who wish to study abroad must meet requirements of the study abroad program. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5, and may be required to have up to a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for some programs.

Students must also complete a full-year of study at Marian University prior to studying abroad. Exceptions may be applicable for transfer students.

Students on academic probation or disciplinary action are not eligible to study abroad.

Application Deadlines

At Marian University, students in the study abroad program will work one-on-one with the study abroad office to organize a study abroad experience into their undergraduate program. Students interested in studying abroad should speak with an academic advisor, attend information sessions and schedule an appointment with the study abroad director to begin planning their unique experience.

Fall semester: April 1
Spring semester: November 1

Summer abroad program: April 1

Faculty-led, short-term programs: Deadlines may vary. Consult the lead faculty member or contact the study abroad office.

Academic Eligibility

No matter the major/minor area of study, Marian students in all disciplines can take part in the study abroad program. Students in the study abroad program can take up to 15 credits while studying abroad. However, a total of 12 credits is recommended.

Programs vary depending upon location, but nearly every major area of study can be accommodated. Ability to speak a foreign language is not required, as most programs offer choices of English instruction in coursework.

Cost & Financial Aid

The cost of studying abroad will depend on individual programs. When possible, students will be charged tuition at the current Marian University rate. Housing and meal plans are usually within the normal cost of Marian University plans, but can vary depending upon location.

At Marian University, students are able to apply their financial aid package to a semester abroad program. Summer programs are at the discretion of the Office of Financial Aid, and require enrollment in a minimum of 6 credit hours and program duration of at least one month. A list of scholarships are available, but it is up to the individual student to pursue availability and application. Marian University provides $500 in additional aid plus the potential of up to $500 in Friends of Study Abroad grant monies.

A study abroad application fee of $50 applies. Common additional costs include airfare; passport; visa (if required); health, safety and liability insurance ($35 per month or partial month abroad); and personal expenses. Average additional costs range between $2,500 to $5,000.


Fun Fact

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