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Types of Programs

Summer & Winter Break Courses

These programs, taught and facilitated by UD faculty, take place during winter or summer breaks. They provide direct UD credit by offering intentional academic instruction in the context of the site. These programs are ideal for students who wish to cultivate unique experiences around a common academic interest alongside their UD peers and faculty. Also, due to their timing outside of the traditional academic year, they can often assist students in graduating early, adding a minor or second major, or may even free up time in their four year plan for a semester-long internship or co-op.

Examples of these programs include:

Food, Research, and Sport in Chile

Visual Culture and Film in China

Business and History in Spain

Engineering in Florence

Professional Writing in Hawaii


Cost Range: $5,000 - $12,000*

*Cost range varies significantly since students enroll in 3–10 credit hours, depending on the program/location

Academic Credit: 3 - 10 credit hours

Length: Typically 4 weeks, could be 2 - 8 weeks

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Semester-long Programs

Semester-long programs take place during the fall or spring semester and give students the opportunity to live and study as a visiting student at any number of our partner schools abroad. These immersive, more independent, programs allow students to become part of a campus community overseas while still staying on track for their given major here at the University of Dayton. These opportunities take more planning, and it is advised that students start speaking to academic and education abroad advisors early in order to find the best campus and environment to meet their goals.

Examples of these programs include:

SAIL Program: Semester Abroad and Intercultural Leadership

Exchange Programs

Cost Range:  Net tuition guarantee applies. Students should plan for onsite housing expenses, spending money, and travel expenses.

Academic Credit: Typically 12 - 15 credit hours

Length: One semester or a full year

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Integrated Learning Programs

Integrated Learning Programs specialize in weaving a travel component into an already existing fall or spring semester course at UD. These on-campus courses take the opportunity to expand upon the course curriculum through intentional travel during designated breaks in our academic year. Fall courses often involve travel in early January, while spring courses utilize our existing spring break or early May (following the end of exams). Integrated learning allows professors to take their students, and the content, one step further into an applied learning context abroad.

Examples of these programs include:

History of Spain in Spain

Advocacy Filmmaking in Costa Rica

Human Rights Practicum in Malawi

International Medical Experience in Panama or Mexico

Cost Range: Up to $3,350. Costs may include expenses like housing, meals, excursions, and flights.

Academic Credit: 3 credit hours. However, some programs offer 6 credit hours.

Length: Typically 1 - 2 weeks, although some programs span multiple semesters

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Cross-Cultural Experiences

Through these programs, students have the opportunity to engage in cross-cultural learning and reflection during any of their winter, spring, or summer breaks. These programs typically do not have academic credit tied to their programing, but they offer rich opportunities to apply skills and personal vocation to the various tasks presented in site.  

Examples of these programs include:

ETHOS Engineering BreakOut in Central America, where you’ll use your engineering skills to improve lives and make our environment more sustainable.

Center for Social Concern BreakOuts and Immersions in locations like Ecuador, Mexico, Belize, Puerto Rico or India, where you’ll work alongside students to put social justice into practice.

Cost Range: Up to $3,350. Costs may include expenses like housing, meals, excursions, and flights.

Academic Credit: None

Length: 1 - 6 weeks

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Graduate Programs

For graduate students seeking to integrate education abroad experience into their graduate studies, a number of programs are offered in a range of disciplines. These programs, often catered to an adult population, offer intentional experiences that fit well into the schedules of those seeking a postgraduate degree.

Examples of these programs include:

Counselor Education in Costa Rica

Lawyer as Global Citizen in Prague

Higher Education and Student Affairs in Europe

DPT Independent Study in India

Cost Range: $2,500 - $3,200. Costs vary based on credit hours, length, and inclusions, but typically cover at least housing and program activities.

Academic Credit: 0 - 3 credit hours

Length: 1 - 2 weeks

Click here to see current Graduate Programs.


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