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Who We Are


Learning Abroad sees direct interaction with other cultures and places as an essential element of the University of Utah experience.

We prepare students to be impactful global citizens through transformative international experiences.


We envision the University of Utah an institution where every student has the opportunity to develop valuable, transferable skills through powerful experiences abroad.

Core Values

We up hold the University of Utah's Core Values

  • Student success and engagement - The U is committed to providing the financial assistance, personalized support, and engaged learning experiences that increase access to the university and facilitate persistence through degree completion.
  • Research and teaching excellence - The U engages in cutting-edge teaching and research that foster inter- and trans-disciplinary innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship,
    and knowledge and technology transfer.
  • Diversity - The U celebrates the rich diversity of people as well as creative and intellectual traditions by being inclusive in every respect.
  • Sustainability - The U contributes to a more sustainable world through research, teaching, and demonstrating best practices in protecting and enhancing the natural and built environment on the campus and environs, making it a great place to live, learn, work, play, create, recreate, and visit.
  • Global vision and strategy - The U thinks and acts globally by increasing opportunities for students and faculty to engage in international study, teaching, research, and service.
  • Community - The U maintains a strong sense of community among students, faculty, and staff, and cultivates meaningful university, neighborhood, city, region, state, and global partnerships.
  • Leadership - The U engages students, faculty, staff, and the larger community in conversations that lead to positive transformation at the local, state, national, and global levels.


Learning Abroad offers a variety of services to students, faculty, and departments in an effort to achieve our mission, embody our values, and strive for our vision.  A description of the services provided to students is available in the Students section of our website.  A list of services to faculty and departments is found in the Faculty Directors Guide. 

Last Updated: 10/13/23