STUDY ABROAD | Explore Your World
Recent Baker students have studied throughout western Europe as well as Australia, New Zealand, China, Mexico, Hungary, and Turkey.
Baker offers a full range of options worldwide, in almost any discipline:
- Our study abroad director helps you find a program to match your needs and interests.
- Combine challenging academic course work with international travel and cultural exploration.
- Many English- and world-language programs are offered around the globe.
- Credits will transfer from approved programs, and most financial awards can be applied to study abroad programs.
During the January interterm period, after Christmas break but before the official start of the spring semester, Baker students have the opportunity to travel the globe with their professors. Interterm is a unique, immersive experience that uses travel to develop well-rounded global citizens. In 2016, Baker students traveled to Amsterdam, England, France, Germany, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, and Spain.
These are their stories, told through pictures submitted by students themselves using the hashtag #BakerTravels.
MORE AFFORDABLE THAN YOU THINK
- 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.
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN A LANGUAGE
If you don’t speak another 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 learning a language you always wanted to know.
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Credits will transfer from approved programs. Strategic planning ensures no lost time.
Steps for study abroad
Study Abroad Checklist
Studying abroad requires planning, both to ensure you are eligible and properly documented for your program of choice and to determine how your course work abroad will meet your graduation requirements at Baker University.
Below are steps for preparing for your study abroad experience.
- Verify and maintain eligibility:
- Minimum 2.0 GPA (specific programs may have higher requirements)
- Sophomore standing (at least 30 credit hours completed)
- Good standing with the Office of Student Affairs
- Schedule an appointment with Student Academic Success staff.
- Research your options.
- Acquire a passport.
- Check with the Office of Financial Aid.
- Begin discussions with your academic advisor.
- Select a program.
- Apply for selected program(s).
- Take completed application to the Office of Study Abroad for review and approval.
- Acquire visa, if required. Please follow instructions from your individual program provider regarding visas; requirements vary widely from country to country and are in a constant state of flux. Your program provider will have the most up-to-date information for your program and location.
- Attend mandatory study abroad meeting (usually in November for spring study abroad students, April for summer and fall students).
- Meet with your Baker advisor regarding course selection. Select several alternate courses.
- Meet with the Office of the Registrar to complete the Transfer Course Equivalencies form. Include several alternate courses; sometimes enrollment in a particular course cannot be confirmed until after your arrival.
Spend a Semester at Harlaxton College | Grantham, England
Harlaxton College Reunion | July 2-6, 2018
Baker is proud of its premier partnership with Harlaxton College in Grantham, England. More than 500 Baker students have studied at Harlaxton, which was ranked the world’s No. 1 study abroad destination in 2015 by Best College Reviews. Harlaxton is the British campus of the University of Evansville.
Find Your Program
Baker University’s director of study abroad, Dr. Robyn Long, works with the following program providers to offer you a full range of global opportunities. All Baker students must go through Baker’s Office of Study Abroad in order to maintain enrollment and to be considered for academic credit transfer and financial aid consideration.
Travel Opportunities | Interterm 2018
Experience Quebec! Exploring Contemporary Quebecois Identity
Death Valley to the Space Needle
Instructor: Erin Morris | emorris@bakerU.edu
Road trip from Las Vegas to San Francisco and Seattle, making stops at national parks and historic sites along the way. Planned stops include Death Valley, Sequoia, Yosemite, and Mount Rainer national parks; Manzanar Internment Camp National Historic Site, Alkatraz, and Muir Woods. Park trips will center on hiking and wildlife identification. No camping on this trip. (Limit 10 students)
Spanish in Salamanca, Spain
Instructor: Sandra Schumm | sschumm@bakerU.edu
Immerse yourself in the Spanish language and culture! In this 3-credit-hour interterm course, students live with Spanish families while they study grammar and converse in small Spanish classes. Highlights include four days and three nights to explore Madrid and Toledo; a two-week stay with a Spanish family in Salamanca, Spain; two weeks of intensive Spanish classes and culture at the Hispano Continental School; and excursions to Toledo, Segovia, Ávila, la Peña de Francia, and La Alberca.
This course provides a broad overview of the ecology of the tropical islands and coral reefs of the Caribbean Sea. Students will be introduced to the natural history of a variety of marine and terrestrial ecosystems that are typical of the islands of the Caribbean by SCUBA diving, snorkeling, wading, and hiking in an effort to quantify and characterize the diversity of life in these systems.
Ecotourism in Costa Rica
Great Beer and Brewing Cities of Europe
Instructor: Scott Kimball | skimball@bakerU.edu
This course provides a unique opportunity for an intimate look at the beers produced in the major brewing centers of northern Europe. We will explore the brewing cultures of Prague (the Czech Republic), Munich (Germany), and Brussels (Belgium), and the beers that have historically defined them.