Published: Sept. 24, 2020

With Education Abroad you can earn credit, use your financial aid and see the world! They are still offering a condensed portfolio of options for this upcoming spring semester (follow the COVID-19 Information on Education Abroad page for updated information).

Enjoy a morning croissant in Paris before class, practice yoga in Nepal, do conservation research on the Great Barrier Reef or complete a public health internship in South Africa. Not convinced? Here are the top 10 reasons to spend a summer or semester abroad.

Go abroad this spring 2021!

Connect with an Ed Abroad advisor. Deadlines for spring programs range from Sept. 1 to Oct. 1, 2020.

Follow the FAQ page COVID-19 Information on Education Abroad for updates and information on setting expectations for your experience abroad.

Have an adventure

Discover new cultures, travel and explore your academics from a new, international perspective. With hundreds of programs in more than 70 countries, you could live in a bustling city like London or Tokyo, or explore off-the-beaten track locations like Peru and Botswana. Our program locations and options are as diverse as your interests and goals. No matter where you go, you’re sure to come back with memories to last a lifetime.

Get the credit you need

Coursework is available for all CU Boulder majors! With study abroad, it’s possible to earn major, minor, A&S core/gen ed, and/or general elective hours toward your overall degree. Check the course approvals list to find programs that may already have classes approved for the credit you need.

You can afford it

Sure, living in Europe for a semester sounds expensive—but it doesn’t have to be. Education Abroad has affordable programs around the globe, and your financial aid can apply! There are also varieties of need-based and merit-based scholarships available.

Students pose for a photo in Bath, England

Bath, England, 2019 | Photo courtesy of Jack Yee

It’ll look good on a résumé

International experiences can boost your future career and earning potential. Build your résumé with unique experiences such as a non-traditional location, an internship or research. Going abroad will help you gain marketable experience, including skills in intercultural communication, problem solving and leadership.

You can learn a new language…

Want to brush up on your Spanish? Learn Chinese? Immerse yourself in a language? There’s no better way to practice than with locals on a daily basis. Go abroad and learn or improve upon a second (or third, or fourth!) language both in the classroom and through real-life practical experience.

…but you don’t have to

You can go abroad in 50 countries without knowing a second language. Study in English-speaking countries like New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland and England, or take classes taught in English in locations such as Spain, Chile, China, Israel and more.

Complete an internship abroad

Thinking about an internship this summer? Why not do it overseas? You’ll gain professional experience and develop a new perspective on a career field while seeing the world. Learn more about international internships and how credit may apply at Intern Abroad.

Explore another culture

Experience a different way of life. Meet new people and explore their traditions, values and history. Living abroad gives you the chance to explore and appreciate the unique arts, culture and food of a country (or countries!). Embrace the Spanish siesta, the laid-back Aussie attitude or Swedish fika.

Make new friends, build your network

One of the most impactful parts of studying abroad is the connections you make. Whether it’s finding your new BFF in Italy, discovering your passion through an NGO in Chile, or networking abroad for your future international career, it’s the people that make the experience.

Win Instagram

Sure, Colorado is beautiful. But you can seriously up your social media game with pics of the Eiffel Tower, Angkor Wat, Iguazu Falls or pretty much anywhere in New Zealand. Check Ed Abroad’s Instagram for a glimpse at what other CU students have been up to—and remember to use #CUBoulderAbroad when it’s your turn!