Study Abroad Programs

Study Abroad can be a life-altering experience from which you can broaden your global perspective. It is not enough to simply get a college degree and have a good GPA to be competitive in the job market after graduation. In today's globalized society potential employers are looking for people with international experience, cross-cultural skills, flexibility, and adaptability that can all be gained on a study abroad experience.

The University of Memphis' Study Abroad offers more than 200 semester, academic year and summer programs in over 60 countries to meet the diverse needs of the UofM student population.

Bilateral Exchanges
UofM bilateral exchange programs are programs that offer students the opportunity to study at one of our partner schools abroad for a semester, academic year or summer. Students participating in an exchange program pay UofM tuition and the application fee. Students are responsible for paying their housing fees directly to the host institution.

Faculty–Led Programs
UofM faculty and academic departments organize UM study abroad programs for students. Students participating on a faculty-led program earn UofM credit. Our faculty-led programs are offered during winter and summer sessions as well as fall and spring break. Some faculty-led programs are designed as residency programs while others are travel seminars that provide an in-depth introduction to the country. Since these programs are led by UofM faculty, they provide a wonderful opportunity for students to interact with faculty and share an international experience.

Internships Abroad
Participation in an internship overseas can give you the professional advantage you need to succeed by giving you in demand global skills. Placements are available in English at various sites across the world.

Service Learning Abroad
Service learning programs provide an opportunity to engage in community service at non-profit organizations, health clinics, schools, and local government offices abroad.

UofM Sponsored Programs
To enable us provide more options for study abroad locations the UofM has affiliations with some study abroad program providers. Students may apply to study abroad on any of our affiliated programs. Program costs, application fees and requirements for sponsored programs vary and students should contact the study abroad office for information on the individual sponsors.