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Study Abroad

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Old Dominion University encourages all students to consider studying abroad for a summer, semester, or full year as part of their academic experience. Study abroad can enhance any major by challenging students to adapt to a new academic system and to infuse their studies with a global perspective. In addition, the culture and language learning opportunities which are offered by study abroad are unparalleled.

Approved courses which are taken abroad are fully transferrable to your academic program, and students can take courses to meet major, minor, or general education requirements. Arrangements can also be made for credit-bearing internships, or volunteer and work abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid can continue to use this aid while earning credit abroad.

Interested in Studying Abroad?

Getting Started


With careful planning, students who study abroad will have the experience of a lifetime, make new friends, see the world, use their financial aid, and receive academic credit for their coursework! Follow these steps to get started!

Program Types

Study Abroad

The Office of Study Abroad offers a wide variety of study abroad options around the world. Programs vary in type, length, area of study, and cost.

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Resources for Students Studying Abroad

Accepted Students

Study Abroad

Congratulations on your successful application to study abroad. You will find important information about your next steps here.

Currently Abroad

Study Abroad

Greetings from ODU! You will find important resources for students who are currently studying abroad on any ODU program here.

Returning Students

Study Abroad

We hope that your time abroad proved to be fun, rewarding, and educational! Now what? Here you will find information on what to do now that you're back in the US.