- English & Foreign Language
- Social Sciences
- Political Science, History & International Studies
- Sociology & Criminal Justice
- Sports Science & Wellness
We believe developing an appreciation for other cultures, languages, and histories is an integral part of becoming an effective global citizen and leader. Studying abroad is natural conduit for that growth. It can transform your outlook on the world and help you better understand our increasingly globalized society outside your academic curriculum. Gaining the independence and confidence that comes from immersing yourself in another culture will help you mature personally and academically, as well as enhance your future career opportunities and stand out to employers. Many employers look for candidates who have studied abroad because of the advantages gained from the experience, such as foreign language and critical-thinking skills, adaptability, and cross-cultural experience. However, to position yourself properly, you must first take steps to prepare.
Studying abroad is an investment in your future that requires careful planning and organization. You should carefully consider costs, budgets, and financing when choosing and preparing for your experience abroad.
Meet with your Major Advisor
Talk with your Major Advisor as early as possible about your intent to study abroad. Your advisor is a valuable resource who will help guide you in the process and help with program locations, selection, applications, and financial aid options. Some courses are easier than others to take while abroad and speaking with your Advisor about how your courses abroad satisfy your academic requirements is an important part of the process.
Learn from other Hamptonians with Previous Studied Abroad Experience
We can facilitate meetings with your fellow Hamptonians to talk with you about their previous experiences. They can explain to you what it’s really like to spend a semester or two—or even just a few weeks—exploring the world and learning abroad.