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How to Get Started

  • Complete an advising request or request an appointment by emailBe sure to include the days/times you are available to meet.
  • Ask to be connected with a peer advisor who has studied abroad themselves.
  • Have a quick question? When classes are in session, Walk-in advising hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 2:00 to 3:00 in LARTS 016. Virtual Drop-in advising is available on Tuesday and Friday, 2:00 to 3:00 on Zoom (email for zoom link). Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis.


To be eligible for study abroad, a student must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have completed one semester and at least 15 credits at time of application
  • Be a matriculated student and registered for credit
  • Have a declared major
  • Criteria to be considered "in good standing" at UMass Dartmouth include (some programs may have additional requirements):  
    • Minimum GPA of 2.5 (for semester or academic year) or 2.0 (for summer or winter) at time of application
    • Student account paid in full
    • Satisfactory student conduct history. Student conduct history is provided to the International Programs Office by the Office of Student Conduct and Dispute Resolution.

Tips on choosing the best program for you

  • Courses. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss what course requirements you have left in order to graduate. This list will help in deciding which programs are good academic fits.
  • Cost. The cost of study abroad varies widely. See our sheet for information on transferable aid as well as a handy worksheet on estimating study abroad costs. Read more about cost considerations.
  • Stand out. Consider a program or location that will be relevant to prospective employers. 
  • Stuck? Contact the IPO for an advising appointment!

Search Programs

The International Programs Office (IPO) has compiled a list of highlighted programs to assist students in narrowing down their choices. Students may also explore study abroad opportunities by searching our extensive database

Note: The program database is shared with UMass Boston and Lowell hence providing access to more program choices, including some programs at the other campuses.

At this time there are no opportunities for students to participate in direct admit or direct enrollment programs through the University.

Read all about Studying Abroad and Making the Most of Your Experience

Students are eligible to receive a free eBook entitled A Student Guide to Study Abroad, published by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in partnership with the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) Foundation. 

Topics include:

  • Deciding how to choose the right program
  • Figuring out the financials
  • Making the most of your time abroad
  • Immersing yourself in the culture
  • Staying safe and healthy
  • Transitioning back to life in the US
  • Incorporating the study abroad experience into a winning job search

To obtain a free copy of A Student Guide to Study Abroad, contact the IPO.