Global Experience Furman University

Interested in doing business in London? Or maybe Dubai? Our study away program will prepare you for the global marketplace. At Furman, our trips are about more than site seeing. Our study away programs offer a life-changing experience that will expose you to new ideas, cultures, and business opportunities. Our students have even interned with global organizations, such as the European Union and Scottish Parliament. But unlike programs at other universities, our study away trips provide an academic component. Our professors lead many of our programs, ensuring that you will receive a Furman quality education while traveling off-campus.

Discover the possibilities.

  • Brussels

      Our semester-long study away program in Brussels is a great opportunity to combine a study away experience with an internship. You'll have the chance to explore a new country, take classes at Vesalius College, and participate in an internship. Our partner, Educational Programmes Abroad, will place you in an internship that matches your interests and experience. Our students have worked at the European Parliament, think tanks, advertising agencies and public relations organizations.

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      Want to spend the semester learning at Vesalius College, or working part time at the European Union? Apply now.

      Explore Brussels

      As the center for the European Parliament and home to some of Europe's finest museums and architecture, Brussels is the perfect blend of politics and culture. It's also located within easy reach of other European destinations.

      Our accommodations

      Our partner, Educational Programmes Abroad, will place you in a studio apartment with two other students who are studying abroad. The city's walkability and efficient metro system makes it easy to get to class, work, and see the sites.

      Our cost

      Your cost for the trip is the same as a semester at Furman. Your fees will include room, board, airfare, and four courses at Napier University. You'll also travel with your Furman professor on several trips across Europe. In the past, we've gone to Berlin, Mont St. Michael, Normandy, and Bayeux. We've also taken students on the Jacobite Trail in the Highlands of Scotland, which includes Sheriffmuir, Dunkeld, Culloden, Fort William, Glencoe, and Inverness.

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      Need more information on the Brussels study away program? Contact the Office of Study Away and International Education.

  • Edinburgh

      Our semester-long study away program in Edinburgh combines a study away experience with an internship. You'll take classes from a Furman professor and professors at Edinburg Napier University, and participate in an internship with a local political, historical, or commercial organization. Our partner, Educational Programmes Abroad, will place you in an internship that matches your interests and experience. We've had students work for the Scottish Parliament, sports-related companies, and banks.

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      Spend your semester in Scotland's capital while studying at Napier University and interning locally at organizations like the Scottish Parliament. Apply through the Office of Study Away and International Education.

      Explore Edinburgh

      Do you want a smaller, more personal study away experience? Edinburg, Scotland's capital, is the perfect place to do it. You'll be living in a countryside city close to the beautiful coast and within driving distances to the mountains. Scotland has maintained it's own identity within the Great Britain, giving it a rich history and culture for you to explore.

      Our accommodations

      Our partner, Educational Programmes Abroad, will place you in an apartment with three to five other students who are studying abroad in Edingburgh. Your apartment, which features a kitchen, will be located in an 18th century part of the city within walking distance of the main shopping area.

      Costs

      Your cost for the trip is the same as a semester at Furman. Your fees will include room, board, airfare, and four courses at Napier University. You'll also travel with your Furman professor on several trips across the country. In the past, we've gone on a tour of industrial Scotland, including New Lanark, the National Mining Museum, and the National Maritime Museum.

      Contact us

      Want more information about the Edinburgh study away program? Contact the Office of Study Away and International Education.

  • Cimba

      Cimba is one of our trusted affiliate programs for study away. The program is administered by the University of Iowa, but our students have a long history of participating in the program. While the costs may be different than a Furman-sponsored study away program, we'll work with you to make sure your credits transfer and that you have a great experience.

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      Cimba offers classes in English in a wide range of majors. For more information, visit the Cimba website.

      You'll also need to take a leave of absence from Furman during your study away experience. To apply, contact the Office of Study Away and International Education.

      Explore Paderno del Grappa

      If you choose the Cimba program, you'll spend your semester in the small town of Paderno del Grappa in Italy. Located in the Veneto region at the base of Mount Grappa, the campus is one to two hours from beaches on the Adriatic Sea, skiing in Cortina, and Venice.

      Our accommodations

      The program shares a campus with a private boarding school and you'll live with other college students in a dormitory-style residence hall. You'll also be served three meals a day while classes are in session.

      Our costs

      The costs of the program may fluctuate year to year. Visit the Cimba website, or contact our program coordinator, Kirk Karwan.

  • Globallinks

      Globalinks, formerly known as Australearn, is one of our trusted affiliate programs for study away throughout the world. The program offers study away experiences to places Furman doesn't yet travel and our students have a long history of participating in the program. While the costs may be different than a Furman-sponsored study away program, we'll work with you to make sure your credits transfer and that you have a great experience.

      Apply now

      Visit the Globalinks website for information. They make admission decisions on a rolling admission basis and you'll be notified one to two weeks after your application has been received.

      You'll also need to take a leave of absence from Furman during your study away experience. For more information, contact the Office of Study Away and International Education.

      Explore the world

      Globalinks programs can take you around the world. They offer semester, year-long, summer, and January term programs in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Europe, and Asia.

      Our accommodations

      Globalinks works with you to find housing options to meet your needs. You might find yourself living in a furnished apartment or in a college dorm. You might eat in the school's cafeteria or cook in your own kitchen. It's up to you.

      Our costs

      Globalinks' program costs fluctuate depending on where you choose to study, live, and what type of meal plan you choose. Your program fees will cover your tuition, health insurance, and credit transfer fees. Your housing, meal plans, university-sponsored excursions will vary from program to program.

      Contact us

      For more information, visit the Globalinks program website, or contact our program coordinator Chrissy McCrary.

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