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.
- Eastern and Western Europe
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 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.
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.
- 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
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 | January 2020 | FULL
Amsterdam & the Netherlands | January 2020 | THIS COURSE IS FULL
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.
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 | FULL
No Spain—No Gain | January 2020 | THIS COURSE IS FULL
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.
Instructor: Dr. Judy Smrha | jsmrha@bakerU.edu
Costa Rica | January 2020 | FULL
Costa Rica | January 2020 | THIS COURSE IS FULL
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!)
England & Scotland | May 2020
Experience the Sottish highlands and islands. Visit historic London and Edinburgh.
Tentative travel dates: 12 days between May 19 and June 2
Estimated cost: $2,700
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).
Instructor: Dr. Nadia Novotorova | nnovotorova@bakerU.edu
SCUBA | June 2020
SCUBA | June 2020
Instructor: Dr. Rand Ziegler | rziegler@bakerU.edu
Art & Science of the Pacific Northwest Coast | June 2020
Pacific Northwest Roadtrip! May 30 – June 17
- Learn about the ecology of seashores while expressing yourself artistically.
- Camp at state and national parks.
- Experience local coastal culture.
- Whale-watching excursion.
The estimated cost of travel is $950.
Instructor: Dr. Scott Kimball | skimball@bakerU.edu