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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.

Students also have the opportunity to travel internationally during interterm.

Recent locations:

  • Eastern and Western Europe
  • Spain
  • Iceland
  • Netherlands

#BakerTravels

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.

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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.

GET COLLEGE CREDIT

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.

  1. 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
  2. Schedule an appointment with Student Academic Success staff.
  3. Research your options.
  4. Acquire a passport.
  5. Check with the Office of Financial Aid.
  6. Begin discussions with your academic advisor.
  7. Select a program.
  8. Apply for selected program(s).
  9. Take completed application to the Office of Study Abroad for review and approval.
  10. 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.
  11. Attend mandatory study abroad meeting (usually in November for spring study abroad students, April for summer and fall students).
  12. Meet with your Baker advisor regarding course selection. Select several alternate courses.
  13. 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

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.

Interterm Travel Opportunities

Art & Science of the Seashore | Summer 2019

May 31 – June 17, 2019

Instructor | Dr. Scott Kimball | scott.kimball@bakerU.edu

Destination | Atlantic Coast, USA, including overnight stays at:

  • Anastasia State Park, Augustine, FL
  • Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah, GA
  • Currituck National Wildlife Refuge, Norfolk, VA
  • Assateague Island State Park, Ocean City, MD
  • Nickerson State Park, Cape Cod, MA
  • Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME

While camping in state and national parks, students will:

  • Explore the natural history of coastal habitats (such as beaches, dunes, barrier islands, estuaries, tidal marshes, and rocky intertidal zones) through hands-on interactions (such as birding, hiking, swimming, snorkeling, etc.)
  • Produce artwork that evokes and is inspired by the seashore (painting, drawing, photography, poetry, essays/short stories, music composition, etc.)
  • Experience coastal cuisine (especially seafood, but including local produce)

Costs:

  • Nonrefundable deposit: $300 (due no later than October 31, space is limited to 10 students)
  • Total trip cost: $1,100, excluding most meals and incidental/discretionary expenses.

Information meetings:

  • September 7, 2018, 3:00PM
  • October 286, 2018, 3:00PM

Deadlines:

  • $300 deposit: October 31, 2018
  • Full $1,100: February 28, 2019
Uganda | January 2020

African Renaissance 2020

Experiential learning, distinctive resume lines, no snow!

Leave for Uganda January 6 and return January 24.

Cost: The price estimate is $3,900 and includes airfare, hotels, transportation, admissions/excursions, and most meals. 

Deposit: $400, due April 29

Instructor: Prof. Ryan Gibb | ryan.gibb@bakerU.edu

Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York City | January 2020

Revolution Remix: January 2020

Discover American history in person by visiting historical and cultural sites in three cities that shaped early-American history.

Information meetings: Tuesday, April 16, at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. in Boyd Center 101

Deposit: $250

Instructor: Dr. Erin Morris | emorris@bakerU.edu

Amsterdam & the Netherlands | January 2020

Amsterdam & the Netherlands | January 2020

Highlights of this trip include visits to the Anne Frank House and Museum, the Heineken Brewery, and the Van Gogh Museum and a cruise on Amsterdam’s famous canals. We will visit other cities in the Netherlands such as Rotterdam and The Hague. Students will also have a free day to explore Amsterdam on their own.

We depart for Amsterdam on January 13 and return January 21.
 
Cost: $2,300, which covers virtually all expenses except lunches, dinners, souvenirs, and passport expenses

Deposit: $400
Once all seats are filled, the deposit becomes nonrefundable in phases throughout the summer.

Instructor: Dr. Joe Watson | joe.watson@bakerU.edu

No Spain—No Gain | January 2020

No Spain—No Gain | January 2020

Join us on this 12-day interterm course (3 credit hours) to Madrid, Toledo, and Barcelona! We’ll live in “real” neighborhoods, shop at local groceries, eat at local cafés, see the amazing sites, learn about Spain and its people/history/culture/art/music/food/economy — and have a GREAT time!

Only five spaces are available.

Cost: The current estimate is $1,850 and includes airfare, lodging, most midday meals, entrance fees for all group activities, train, and metro.

Instructor: Dr. Judy Smrha | jsmrha@bakerU.edu

Costa Rica | January 2020

Costa Rica | January 2020

Our trip will begin with a January 8 flight to San Jose, Costa Rica. 

  • Jan 9 – Zip Line and Balsa Adventure – in the jungle
  • Jan 10 – Pure Trek Canyoning – 5 hours beginning in a tropical rain forest
  • Jan 11 – Don Juan Coffee and Chocolate Tour
  • Jan 12 – Move to Puerto Viejo de Limon
  • Jan 13 – Caribbean Horseback Ride
  • Jan 14 – Cahuita Boat, Snorkel and Hiking Trip
  • Jan 15 – Open day for your exploration
  • Jan 16 – Back to San Jose in time to fly home

(Dates are tentative, so allow for a day or two difference to get best air rate!)

Cost:The estimated $1,995 fee includes all transportation from Kansas City on, all lodging, most breakfasts, and all group excursions. One group dinner event is also expected. Out-of-pocket expenses will be for other meals, individual excursions, and souvenirs!
 
Deposit: $300, due May 1

Instructors:
Martha Harris | mharris@bakerU.edu
Alan Grant | agrant@bakerU.edu

Yucatan | January 2020

Yucatan | January 2020

 

Instructor: Dr. Leonard Ortiz | lortiz@bakerU.edu

England & Scotland | May 2020

May 2020

Experience the Sottish highlands and islands. Visit historic London and Edinburgh.

Information meetings: Thursday, April 30, at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. in Boyd Center 101

Deposit: $250

Instructor: Dr. Erin Morris | emorris@bakerU.edu

Russia | Summer 2020

Tentative Dates: May 20 – June 3

Have not been in Russia yet? This is your chance to be among the first Baker students to travel to Russia with your professor to explore the dynamics of culture and consumer behavior.

Russia Interterm (3 credits). We will visit three Russian cities:

Moscow (3 days) Kremlin, Red Square, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Tretyakov Gallery, Lenin Mausoleum, Palace of Tsar Alexey Romanov, Moscow River cruise and more.

St. Petersburg (3 days) Hermitage, Catherine Palace, Peterhof Palace, see the white nights of the city in June, and much more.

Nizhny Novgorod (6 days) Located on the banks of the two greatest Russian rivers—Volga and Oka—established in 1221. great history! Besides the city, we will travel to rural areas to learn more about Russian culture, including the town there the Russian Matryoshka dolls are made (you can paint your own doll!) and much more.

The tentative price is $3,200. It covers air tickets, visa, entrance fees to all activities, hotels, transportation expenses, and meals (breakfasts, lunches, and some dinners).

The first info meeting is April 24 in Mabee 400 at 3:30 p.m..

Instructor: 
Dr. Nadia Novotorova | nnovotorova@bakerU.edu

SCUBA | June 2020

SCUBA | June 2020

 

Instructor: Dr. Rand Ziegler | rzieglar@bakerU.edu

CONTACT US

Robyn Long
Director of Study Abroad
Mabee Hall 206
785.594.8437
robyn.long@bakerU.edu

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