FAQ | Study Abroad

Why study abroad?

Studying abroad . . .

  • Deepens understanding of yourself and the world.
  • Fuses education with adventure.
  • Fosters international contacts and lifelong friendship.
  • Builds confidence and independence.
  • May include internships and service learning.
  • Enhances resourcefulness and adaptability, the two skills most desired by employers.
  • Increases career options and professional marketability.

Will I earn credit? Will it count toward my degree?

Yes. All credits transfer. Strategic planning ensures no lost time.

Can I afford it?

Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

  • Most Baker University financial awards and scholarships can be applied to study abroad for one full semester.
  • Most federal, state and private scholarships, grants and loans apply.
  • Most program providers offer specific study abroad scholarship opportunities.

Where will I live while I study abroad?

  • Home stays with host country families
  • Student housing
  • Off-campus living

What are my options for experiences abroad?

  • Semester abroad programs
  • Academic year abroad
  • Summer study abroad
  • Travel Interterms
  • Internships abroad
  • International service learning options

Do I have to speak an international language to study abroad?

No. Many study abroad programs are offered in English-speaking nations. In addition, many programs feature courses taught in English in non-English-speaking nations. If you don't speak a foreign language or feel you are not ready for full immersion, many programs exist for study of language at all levels. Study abroad is a perfect time to start.