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Getting Started



  • To be eligible for study abroad, a student must be at least 18 years of age and have completed one semester and at least 15 credits at time of application.
  • All participants in UMass Dartmouth study abroad programs must be matriculated students and registered for credit.
  • Criteria to be considered "in good standing" at UMass Dartmouth, including, but not limited to:  
    • Minimum GPA of 2.5 (for semester or academic year) or 2.0 (for summer) at time of application
    • Student account paid in full
    • Review of Student Conduct History. Student Conduct History is provided to the International Programs Office by the Office of Student Conduct and Dispute Resolution.

How to choose the best study abroad program for you

Study abroad complements the goals you have set for yourself while at UMD and beyond. What kind of experiences abroad will help you most in meeting those goals? See what other students have identified as goals while studying abroad.

Study abroad cost considerations

Cost is an important consideration as you find the perfect program to meet your goals. There are many affordable options that are comparable to the cost of a semester at UMD. To learn more click here.

Ready to start exploring options?

Take a look at these pre-approved programs from UMass Dartmouth partner organizations. 2015 faculty-led programs and direct exchange information coming soon.

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Other credit-bearing opportunities abroad

If you are looking for a specific program and can't find it in the IPO "Horizons" database, contact the International Programs Office for an advising appointment.  We can help you determine if its approved, and how to apply.  The IPO also advises on Service-learning and Research placements.