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Study Abroad Program

Study Abroad Criteria

You have been full-time student for three consecutive semesters.

You are accepted to your major.

You have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

The world is your oyster!

Studying in another country provides a learning environment not duplicated in any classroom and can offer vital experience desired by employers.

The Clarke University study abroad program provides the opportunity to go to college in another country, and do an internship or service-learning project while there. Credit can be earned towards a major, minor, Compass, and/or graduation.

Exchange/Direct Enrollment

These opportunities are open to any student that meets study abroad eligibility and program criteria. Exchange opportunities operate on a system of reciprocity with one or more foreign institutions. The direct enrollment programs allow students to enroll from Clarke into a foreign institution. Destinations, academic, extra-curricular offerings, time periods, and enrollment requirements differ. Programs that meet these criteria are:


  • International University of Kagoshima, Japan
  • Irish American Exchange, Northern Ireland

Direct Enrollment:

  • Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • University of Glasgow, Scotland (open to honor students only)


Affiliations are agreements Clarke has established with other U.S. institutions with robust study abroad offerings to provide students with additional study abroad opportunities. As with the exchange and direct enrollment programs, the application to and transferring of credit from affiliated institutions is streamlined and well established. Meeting the requirements and following the application process is all that is required. These are the affiliated programs with corresponding abroad destinations. Our affiliate U.S. institutions are:

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Newcastle, AustraliaLondon, EnglandSuva, Fiji
Rome, ItalyNagasaki, JapanSeville, Spain

Central College, Pella, Iowa

Vienna, AustriaLondon, EnglandParis, France
Accra, GhanaMerida, MexicoLeiden, the Netherlands
Granada, SpainBangor, Wales

St. Louis University

Madrid, Spain

The University of Kansas

KU has restrictions of location and time for non-KU students, so program availability research is a must. Country destination typically available to non-KU students are:

ArgentinaBonaire, West IndiesBrazil
ChinaCosta RicaCroatia
FranceGermanyGreat Britain
MoroccoThe NetherlandsNicaragua
Northern IrelandPeruSouth Korea


Unaffiliated opportunities are programs for which no agreements exist with Clarke and another institution. The benefit of an unaffiliated program is choice, as freedom exists to study literally anywhere in the world. The drawback of an unaffiliated program is that much more work is required before going abroad. Be sure to speak with a study abroad advisor before proceeding.

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