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.

#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.

Travel Opportunities | Interterm 2019

Romance Calls | Let's Go to Europe | Winterterm

January 7-18, 2019

Instructor: Dr. Robin Liston | robin.liston@bakerU.edu

Destination: Berlin, Leipzig, Wittenburg, Prague, Munich, Salzburg

We’ll fly into Berlin, Germany. After briefly acclimating, we’ll head to Leipzig. On the way to Leipzig, we’ll stop in Wittenburg, where Martin Luther placed his Ninety-five Theses and sparked the Protestant Reformation. We’ll tour Leipzig, see either an opera or concert, and visit the Bach Archive.  Next—on to Prague in the Czech Republic, with Old Town Square, the Charles Bridge, and Prague Castle. Our next destination is Munich, where we’ll visit Nuremburg and the Zeppelin Field Stadium.  Once in Munich, we will have another concert or opera. During a day trip to Salzburg, we’ll visit the Salzburg Cathedral, where Mozart was baptized and later became the music director.  In each beautiful city, we’ll tour with local guides and then have plenty of free time to explore on our own.

The price of this international experience with 16 travelers is approximately $3,000 per person and includes travel insurance.

Planned experiences: Walking tours, concerts, Berlin Wall, cathedrals, Charles Bridge, Nazi Documentation Center, Prague Castle, and more.

Costs: Approximately $3,000; includes tips, travel insurance, breakfasts, many dinners, airfare, ground transportation

Payment schedule:

  • May 1: $200 deposit due (refundable until August. 1)
  • June 1: $800
  • July 1: $800
  • August 1: final balance due (app. $1200)
Exploring Contemporary Spanish Identity | Winterterm

January 6-18, 2019

Madrid | Valencia | Barcelona

The crossroad of civilizations and empires endows 21st Century Spain with a rich cultural legacy but many questions of identity. Art, Architecture, religion, food, sports, and regional variety will form the backdrop for our exploration. Prepare to fall in love with another country during this twelve-day experience. ¡Viva España! Excursions will include:

Prado Museum, Royal Palace, Catedral de Toledo, Valencia Oceanographic Aquarium and Marine Park, Palau de la Musica, Parc Guell, Montjuic Hill, Sagrada Familia

We will also visit one local company in Madrid and two corporate sites in Barcelona (possibly including a site visit to the FC Barcelona Camp Nou Stadium) in order to explore the current business climate and culture in Spain

Estimated cost: $3,200-3,600

pdf Tentative Intinerary

Instructors

Dr. Kevin McCarthy | kmccarthy@bakerU.edu
Dr. Judy Smrha | jsmrha@bakerU.edu

Iceland: Northern Lights & Norse Fairytales | Winterterm FULL

January 8-15, 2019

Welcome to Iceland! City walking tour of Reykjavik with a scavenger hunt and mental mapping exercise, take the Golden Circle tour, hike a glacier and relax at the blue Lagoon, ride an Icelandic horse, take an Icelandic cooking course, and learn to knit,

Estimated cost:

The estimated cost of this program is $2,500 per participant—this includes round-trip airfare, accommodation for the duration of the program (students will share a twin/double room/bunk room in hostels), breakfast at the accommodation, travel to and from scheduled excursions, and all entrance fees. Passports, additional meals, travel insurance, and the costs of optional travel are not included. Information meetings will be held on the CAS campus in spring and fall 2018; fee deadlines will be in September 2018 (deposit; $500), October 2018 (flight purchase), and November 2018. Deposits will be nonrefundable.

Information meetings:

  • Wednesday, March 21, at 2:30 p.m. in Mabee 200
  • Friday, March 23,  at 12:30 p.m. in Psychology Lounge, Mabee Hall.

Instructor:

Dr. Robyn Long | rlong@bakerU.edu

Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Winterterm FULL

January 8-16, 2019

Planned experiences: Exploration of Amsterdam’s history, art, and culture including the Van Gogh Museum, The Anne Frank House and Museum, a cruise on Amsterdam’s famous canal system, and an excursion to the cities of Rotterdam, Delft, and The Hague.

Costs: $2,300

Meetings and deadlines: Already taken place, trip is currently full.

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

Australia: Green, Gold, and Grand | Summerterm

June 11-28, 2019

This 17-day program will allow us to explore Australian culture, wildlife, and agritourism, visiting Melbourne, Tasmania, Adelaide, Brisbane and Noosa/The Sunshine Coast. Dr. Crump and I hope you will join us for this epic adventure!

Cost per person, including round-trip airfare, in-country transportation, breakfast, all excursions, some additional meals: $3,750

Information Meetings:

  • Tuesday, April 24 a.m. at 11 a.m., Mabee 200
  • Wednesday, April 25 at 2:30 p.m., Mabee 200
  • By appointment with Dr. Long, Mabee 206, rlong@bakerU.edu

Instructors:

Dr. Robyn Long | rlong@bakerU.edu
Dr. Sara Crump | scrump@bakerU.edu

Art & Science of the Seashore | Summerterm

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

CONTACT US

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