“That semester changed my life.”
is the constant refrain heard among students who take advantage of Baker’s many study abroad opportunities. Baker’s mission is to create global citizens capable of effecting change worldwide, and we believe that starts with an understanding. Our Office of Study Abroad is proud to offer programs in more than 20 countries worldwide.
Study Abroad Opportunities
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.
Why Study Abroad?
It’s more affordable than you think.
Most Baker University financial awards and scholarships can be applied to study abroad for one full semester if your major requires study abroad. If your major does not require study abroad and you have a GPA of at least 3.0, you could qualify for a $5,000 study abroad grant. Most federal, state and private scholarships, grants, and loans apply. Most program providers offer specific study abroad scholarship opportunities.
Learn a New Language
Study abroad is a perfect time to start learning a language you always wanted to know. If you don’t speak another language or feel you are not ready for full immersion, many programs exist for the study of language at all levels.
Credits will transfer from approved programs. Strategic planning ensures no lost time.
Steps for Study Abroad
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.
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 the Student Academic Success staff.
- Research your options.
- Acquire a passport
- Check with the Office of Financial Aid.
3. Begin discussions with your academic advisor.
- Select a program
- Apply for the selected program(s).
- Take the completed application to the Office of Study Abroad for review and approval.
4. Acquire a 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.
5. Attend the mandatory study abroad meetings.
Study abroad meetings are usually in November for spring study abroad students, April for summer and fall students.
6. Meet with your Baker advisor regarding course selection.
Select several alternate courses.
7. 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.
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.
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
Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Winterterm 2023
This Trip Is Closed
Students travel to Amsterdam and other cities in the Netherlands to explore Dutch history, art, and culture (3 credit hours).
Tentative travel dates: January 9-17, 2023
Estimated total cost: $2,700
Instructor: Dr. Joe Watson | joe.watson@bakerU.edu
England | Summer 2023
Visit historic sites that cover England’s long history up to and through the 20th century. The trip will be based in London with potential day trip to Scotland, Wales, or the south coast of England.
Tentative travel dates: May 22-June 6
Deposit: $500 by February 1, 2023
Estimated total cost: $2,800
Harlaxton, England | Summer Session II 2023
EDUC 150 Foundations and Diversity in American Education/ EDUC-499 Issues in Education (3 credit hours)
This course provides the foundation for understanding diversity and using this knowledge effectively to help students learn in the classroom. Other social service professionals will find it helpful in understanding the complexity of cultural backgrounds and experiences as they work with families and children through a variety of local community projects.
Tentative dates: July 3 – August 3, 2023
Deposit: $250. January 26, 2023, is the priority application and deposit deadline. Applications will be accepted after that date on a space-available basis.
Estimated total cost: $4,200 per summer session. Includes housing, meal plan, and £100 Manor Money, BritRail England Pass, London excursion, experiential learning fee, local Harlaxton shuttle fee, health and wellness fee, technology fee, and airport pick-up at London Heathrow.
Additional expenses: Airfare. You are responsible for making your own air travel arrangements to London Heathrow Airport and paying individually for the airline ticket. You are also responsible for your own passport and any visas that you may need.
Instructor: Dr. Charlsie Prosser | firstname.lastname@example.org