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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.

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Our Cultures and Environments course at the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana.
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 Sessions

    - Tuesday, February 20, 3:30pm, Campbell Hall 232
    - Thursday, March 15, 1:30pm, Campbell Hall 232
    - Monday, April 9, 2:00pm, Campbell Hall 232

    Around the World Week (March 15-22, 2018)

    - International Movie Nights – Monday March 5, 12, & 26, 7pm, Film Viewing Room (Films: 3/5 Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed (Spanish), 3/12 Heal the Living (French), 3/26 Two Lives (German))
    - “Kunst and Kultur Exhibit” Reception - Thursday, March 15, 3:15-4:15pm, Creative York West Gallery (118 W Philadelphia Street; York PA 17401)
    - International Trivia Night (with CAB) - Friday, March 16, 9:30pm, Johnson Dining Hall
    - Global Citizens Dinner - Monday, March 19, 5-7pm, Johnson Dining Hall
    - Cheese Tasting - Tuesday, March 20, 4-5pm, Spart's Den
    - Virtual Tour of the World - Tuesday, March 20, 1-4pm, Student Union Lobby
    - Service Learning in India Exhibit - Wednesday, March 21, 7pm, William Walker
    - Arabic Name Plates - Thursday, March 22, 4-6pm, Student Union Lobby
    - Latin Music and Craft Night - Thursday, March 22, 5-7pm, Spart's Den

    Or by Appointment via Spartan Career Path (Under Calendar, Counseling Appt)

  • Scholarship and Award Opportunities
    • Go Overseas Ireland ScholarshipFull scholarship to Study Abroad in Ireland (Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019 or fall 2019)
      Deadline: February 23, 2018

    • Diversity Abroad Photo Contest Prize toward study abroad in Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 ($500+Airfare)
      eadline: February 28, 2018

    • Freeman-ASIA Award: Grant for Summer 2018 Study Abroad in East/southeast Asia (Up to $3000)
      Deadline: March 14, 2018, 5PM EST

    • CIEE Global Scholars Fall 2018 GrantFull program fee for CIEE Global Institutes program in Fall 2018 (Up to $17, 850)
      Deadline: Monday, March 26, 2018

    • Freeman-ASIA AwardGrant for Fall 2018 (Up to $5000)/Academic Year 2018-19 (Up to $7000)
      DeadlineApril 11, 2018, 5PM EST

    • 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 23, 2018

    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, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, 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, Spain

    Apply through SHU (Deadline based on program)

    York Affiliate Programs to Remember for Next Year

  • Short-Term Study Abroad Courses
    Upcoming Courses *Email faculty leaders for more information
    • Chemistry & Society, Costa Rica, Fall 2018 (Dr. Keith Peterman,
    • British Theatre: History & Practice, England, Spring 2019 (Professor Suzanne Delle,
    • Chemistry & Society, Costa Rica, Spring 2019 (Dr. Keith Peterman,
    • Plants & People, Costa Rica, Spring 2019 (Professor Marilyn Daly,
    • Comparative Studies in Education, Finland, Summer 2019  (Dr. Nicole Hesson,
    • Cultures & Environments, Cuba, Summer 2019  (Dr. David Fyfe,
    • International Business Experience, India, Summer 2019 (Dr. Mohammed Raja,
    • International Service Learning, India, Winter 2019-20 (Dr. David Fyfe,
    • International Sport & Entertainment, Italy, Spring 2020 (Dr. Joseph Scarcelli,
  • 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
2017 12 O'Connor
"Through the short two week experience, I have learned a great deal by immersing myself in another culture. It has taught me many lessons for the benefit of my future career."
Ben O'Connor
Self-Designed - Data Analytics, Cleona, Pennsylvania
Study Abroad: Japan, Summer 2017
Contact Us
Study Abroad Center
Annie Nguyen, MBA/EdD
Campbell Hall, 200
Phone: 717.815.2238
12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Or by appointment via Spartan Career Path (Under Calendar, Counseling Appointment)

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