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Study Abroad

For students in any major or discipline, international academic programs will broaden your horizons and deepen your understanding. Study Abroad is a benchmark academic experience that changes students' perspectives and enriches their lives. An overseas educational experience fosters the best kind of intellectual and personal risk-taking. It makes you wiser and more courageous. Sound too grand? Consider this: because of the increasingly global nature of our economy, students now more than ever experience career-related benefits linked to international academic experience.

Bradley University is committed to offering students a wide variety of opportunities for international study. Our pupils can choose a semester or a year in programs located in more than 30 countries, made affordable with our policy that students attending affiliated programs abroad pay Bradley tuition and receive their Bradley financial aid. We are devoted to ensuring that a semester abroad is affordable for every Bradley Brave.

During the January and May/June interim programs abroad, students can travel with their Bradley peers and faculty to study in intensive academic programs at some of the most exciting venues around the world.

Mission Statement

The Office of Education Abroad at Bradley University is committed to nurturing the development of students as citizens of a complex global community. Our goal is to prepare individuals for life and professions in a changing world by enabling our students to cross academic, geographic and cultural boundaries.

We are dedicated to enriching the intellectual lives of our students, faculty, staff and community by facilitating international academic programs; fostering an internationalized curriculum on campus; supporting faculty development, research and engagement with international issues; and encouraging collaborative engagement with constituencies, institutions and communities that represent global diversity.

A distinctive feature of Bradley University is that we offer students a broad range of opportunities for international academic experiences. Programs of study for a semester or a year are available in more than 30 countries. Bradley students can also experience short-term intensive educational programs in our interim programs abroad, taught by Bradley faculty members in some of the most interesting venues in the world. These unique programs combine academic rigor with directed cultural encounters in which Bradley students and faculty from different colleges, disciplines and research orientations form collaborative communities that cross disciplinary and cultural boundaries.

On campus, the Study Abroad Office engages faculty, students and staff in our deep commitment to an internationalized curriculum, represented by our university-wide Global Scholars Programs and their numerous related activities, events and intellectual undertakings. We believe that members of a global campus can cross borders even without traveling. We work toward that end by promoting a critical awareness of world issues; engaging knowledge of and appreciation for other cultures, languages and belief systems; and committing to educating active, responsible global citizens.

At Bradley University, we acknowledge a collective responsibility to contribute to a future where we are citizens of the world as well as of our country. The Office of Education Abroad is proud that its mission constitutes a bedrock goal of a university education: to foster commitment to the values of civility, diversity and informed respect for individuals and cultures we encounter when we venture into the world.