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Why Learn Abroad?

Going abroad will provide you with one of the most exciting, challenging and rewarding experiences or your academic career!

Learning Abroad at the University of Utah provides students with over 500 programs to choose from in over 50 countries which range in length from one week to one academic year. Opportunities are available for all majors!

 Where to Start

Wondering where to start? Here are your first steps:

1. Attend Learning Abroad 101

In this information session, we will provide you with the tools and information you need to find the best program for you! This is a required step for all applications. Sign up here!

2. Identify your Goals

Maybe you want to use your time abroad to hone your language skills, conduct research that will prepare you for graduate school, focus on developing career skills, or engage with the local community. Identifying what you want to get out of your program is a critical step to the application process.

3. Determine Academic Needs

If you want your Learning Abroad program to be incorporated into your academic plan, you will want to discuss this with your Academic Advisor(s) early so that they can help you identify what requirements you need to fulfill before graduation. 

4. Start the Search

Now you have had a overview of our programs through Learning Abroad 101, you know what your goals are, and you know what your academic needs are-- this is a great time to start the search. Our Search Programs page allows you to sort by area of study, length of program, program provider, ect.

5. Begin an Application

After you have found your perfect program you are ready to start an application!


We are here to help you choose a program and make the most out of it! You are welcome to send us an e-mail at or come into our office in Union room 159 Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (except for holidays).

Don't forget to join our Virtual Community for updates on contests, info sessions, and what our students are doing across the globe!


Last Updated: 6/15/17