Study Abroad Programs
Study Abroad Policy
Stephens College has established relationships with the providers listed below. They offer quality instruction and provide assistance for the student “on the ground.” Stephens has affiliation agreements with each of these institutions. These program providers have been approved by the college administration.
There are many opportunities for Study Abroad through a wide variety of sources. In some cases, a student may elect to enroll directly with other entities for Study Abroad. It is important that the student and parent(s) understand that enrollment with a different provider could create issues when transferring credits and might impact the availability of financial aid. It is important that the student discuss alternative programming with the Study Abroad Coordinator before making a decision.
Stephens students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of study abroad programs across the world. No matter the location, students not only study in a different learning environment, but they also experience the cultures of a particular country.
Stephens has agreements with a number of schools and study abroad programs that allow students to study abroad as easily as they would study on the home campus.
Accademia Italiana (AI)
Accademia Italiana (AI) is a small university founded in 1984, in Florence, Italy. Approximately 40% of the student body is Italian, 20% is American and the remaining 40% are from across the world. Class ratio is approximately 1 instructor to 6 students. All classes are taught in English. Accademia offers coursework in: History, Italian, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Textile Design and Italian Literature. AI does host and annual International Fashion and Design Exhibition each spring. Students who elect to attend AI will be responsible for procuring their own Visa. It is recommended that Stephens students who select AI should have overseas travel experience.
Arcadia University – The College of Global Studies
Arcadia’s College of Global Studies offers over 100 programs in 15 countries. Programming is varied and is offered by semester, full year or over the summer. In addition, they offer Internships and service learning options.
Ewha Womans University
Ewha Womans University, situated in Seoul, Korea, is a university of 20,000 women where Stephens students have an opportunity to study for full academic credit. Students may attend this university for a semester, year or summer program. Beginning classes are taught in the Korean language, however all other classes offered to Stephens students are taught in English.
Globalinks Learning Abroad
Globalinks has over 20 years of experience and has sent more than 25,000 students abroad. It offers programming in some of the following disciplines: Business Management, Humanities, Sciences, Education, Dance and Performing Arts, Communications, Advertising, Animal Science, as well as Internships. Currently, Globalinks offers programming in Asia, Europe and the Pacific region.
Institute for Study Aboard (IFSA), Butler University
The Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University was founded in 1988. IFSA-Butler currently operates programs in Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, England, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Peru, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
International Studies Abroad
ISA provides students opportunities to study and participate in experiential learning opportunities in thirteen countries worldwide, including Argentina, Costa Rica, Morocco, Spain, Belgium, and the Czech Republic.
National University of Ireland, Galway
Established in 1845, NUI Galway has an established reputation across several disciplines such as Arts & Humanities, Business, Engineering and Science. They have created internationally renowned programming in Irish Studies, Film and Digital Media, Human Rights, Web Technology, Environmental and Marine Science.
ProwWorld offers several types of programming for volunteers. Individuals can volunteer for projects that are carefully developed by the ProWorld team. Volunteer projects include: community development, education, environment and conservation, health, working with children, journalism and women’s empowerment. ProWorld also offers Internship Programs with non-profits, NGOs and other development organizations. Internship fields include: community development, environmental management, health, NGO management, education, journalism and microfinance. ProWorld also offers Study Abroad programming. Students earn college credit while engaging in local community projects. Coursework options include: development studies, anthropology, archeology, political science, ethnic studies, geography, Spanish, Latin America studies, Asian studies, art and conservation and history. All programs offered through ProWorld are located in one of the following countries: Belize, Brazil, Ghana, India, Mexico, Peru or Thailand.
Regents American College London
Set in the heart of beautiful Regents Park, London, Regents College offers students an array of classes in the liberal and fine arts, business, and psychology, with the city used as a central element of the classroom experience.
SAI has been dedicated to providing students with an exceptional cultural and educational experience abroad while offering a wide variety of study areas: from business, communications, art history to environmental studies; studio arts to political science, public relations and more. The SAI program model offers excellent liberal arts schools along with the top schools for art and design in each location. Schools are located in Florence, Milan, Rome, Sorrento, Siena, London, Paris and Barcelona. SAI is known for its extensive design programs offerings in apparel studies, fashion communications, fashion design and product development, fashion marketing and management and graphic design. Studies also available for event and convention, special events planning and digital filmmaking.
University of Missouri Columbia (MU) Faculty-Led Programs
Stephens students have access to attend some MU faculty-led programs during summer and intersession. To find available programs, search “MU International Center” and “faculty-led” in search engine. Students enrolling with UMC will be billed directly by UMC. Out of state students will pay a fee for out of state tuition.