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Study Abroad

Peru. Egypt. Costa Rica. London. The list is as endless as the possibilities for students who want to take their education to an international level.

From short-term trips to full semester excursions, York College students are taking advantage of opportunities to see the world and be immersed in a different culture. We love seeing students come back with stories to tell and experiences to share that improve them academically, emotionally, and professionally.

These eye-opening experiences require commitment, responsibility, independence, attention to detail, and being accepting of different ways of living. Sound like you — or the person you are working on becoming? Then studying abroad is what you need to explore. Faculty and staff can help you identify potential options and get prepared with study abroad information sessions, our spring Around the World Festival, and our fall Global Education Fair. Then it’s on to finding a potential program and applying — with some dreaming big in between.

See how our students immerse themselves in another culture to take their education internationally in this overview of Study Abroad at York College. Study Abroad" download> Download a transcript of this video.
The Spartan World Map: All the countries our students have studied in as part of our program.

Where we've been Traveling across the globe is within your reach

Are you a student who is receptive to new cultural experiences and who wants to broaden their horizons? You'll find studying abroad to be an invaluable part of your education — not to mention unforgettable. Take a look at the dozens of countries and continents our students have visited as part of a study abroad experience! See photos from:

What you need to know about study abroad Resources and Information

  • Events and Information Sessions
    • Study Abroad Info Session
      Wednesday, February 13:00-4:00pm, Campbell Hall 232
      Tuesday, February 212:00-3:00pm, Campbell Hall 232
      Thursday, March 93:30-4:30pm, Campbell Hall 232
      Monday, April 102:00-3:00pm, Campbell Hall 232

    • International Service Learning in India Info Sessions
      Tuesday, February 7, 1pm -OR- 5pm, Campbell Hall 232

    • Around the World Week (March 20-24, 2017)
      Look for our spring events this March. We’ll have panels from our returning study abroad students, a traditional Chinese dance and music performance, international trivia night, a cheese and strudel tasting, English tea and scones, and much more. 
  • Scholarship and Award Opportunities
    • DAAD Undergraduate ScholarshipMonthly stipend for 4-10 months between Sept 2017 – July 2018 for study abroad in Germany (650 Euros per month)
      Deadline: January 31, 2017

    • CEA Program CodesUse link to apply code ($500 Summer 2017 & $1000 Fall 2017) 
      Deadline: January 31, 2017

    • Gilman International Scholarship: Scholarship applicable to students studying or interning abroad in Summer 2017, Fall 2017, or for the 2017-18 Academic Year (Up to $5000)
      Deadline: March 7, 2017, 11:59pm CST

    • CEA Program Scholarships ($400-$3000 depending on applicable scholarship)
      Deadline: Ongoing 

    • API Program Scholarships ($250-$1000 depending on applicable scholarship)
      Deadline: Ongoing 

  • Affiliated Programs

    York Affiliated Programs Application (Paper Application)
    Study Abroad Goals Form
    **Letters of Recommendation may be emailed to

    Application Deadline: February 24, 2017

    Apply through API (Deadline based on program)

    • API Programs – Argentina, Australia, Bhutan, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Scotland, Spain, U.A.E

    Apply through CEA (Deadline based on program)

    • CEA Programs – Argentina, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, South Africa, Spain

    York Affiliate Programs to Remember for Next Year

  • Short-Term Study Abroad Courses
    Application Deadline: February 24, 2017
    Deposit Deadline: March 17, 2017
  • Study Abroad Checklist
    • Determine Goals & Feasibility
    • Research Potential Programs
    • Obtain Off Campus Study Approval Form
    • Meet with Advisor
    • Meet with Registrar’s Office (With Off Campus Study Approval Form)
    • Apply to Chosen Program
    • Complete York College Requirements
    • Prepare for your trip Abroad (Passport, Visa, STEP)
    • Request Transcripts be sent to York College Registrar’s Office
  • York College Requirements
    • Complete and submit a Request for Off Campus Study Approval Form to Kathy Shaub in the Registrar’s Office.
    • Pay the $100 Study Abroad Fee to the Business Office (Required for all Study Abroad involving Transfer of Credits).
    • There may be additional requirements depending upon the opportunity selected; contact the Career Development Center to confirm your specific requirements.
  • Quick Links
"Studying abroad was the most challenging thing I have ever done in my life. Being thousands of miles away from home in a strange place where I knew no one was sometimes difficult, but it taught me to be independent, to expand my horizons in many ways, and strengthened my Spanish which was the ultimate goal. I had the time of my life studying in Buenos Aires and wish I could do it over and over again."
Caitlyn Mitchell
Spanish, Manchester, Pennsylvania
Study Abroad: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Fall 2014
Contact Us
Study Abroad
Annie Nguyen, MBA/EdD
Campbell Hall, Room 200
Phone: 717.815.2238
Hours Semester:
Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.