The global education program at Georgian Court University gives you a deeper understanding of other cultures and their own values and culture; become aware of critical concerns that affect the world; participate in the dialogue on global issues; appreciate diversity; heighten critical thinking skills; become civically engaged; and become self-directed scholars and global citizens.
While Studying Abroad, you’ll develop knowledge, understanding, and skills related to your academic discipline. You will also immerse yourself in another country and its cultures while cultivating career connections. It’s not just a one-time experience, either. Many of our graduates are able to leverage their time studying abroad into relevant careers.
FAQs for Study Abroad at GCU (COVID-19)
The Office of Global Education Programs is constantly monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories regarding the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
For the most recent updates on the impact of COVID-19 at Georgian Court, please visit our coronavirus communication page.
Our faculty-led Spring Break study abroad programs departed on February 28, at which time there were no Level 3 travel or CDC health advisories issued for the program destinations. Students have returned from their programs abroad, and you can read about their experiences on our blog.
Given the current travel and health advisories, study abroad semester programs for spring 2021 will be suspended. Please consider applying for 2022 programs.
Students can begin the application process for summer and fall study abroad programs. However, students will not be permitted to begin a study abroad program in a Level 3 advisory country. If a country has a Level 3 travel or CDC health advisory 70 days prior to the program start date, then the student will be advised to select a program in another destination or defer their application to another semester.
During spring 2021 we were unable to run our study abroad programs, however we did host several virtual study abroad programs including a 1 week program in Japan.
There are virtual global internships available for the summer and 2020-2021 academic year as well as a number of virtual global exchanges and courses. Please contact Laura Grodewald for more information.
Schedule a phone advising meeting with Laura Grodewald at ude.naigroeg@dlawedorgl to begin your journey!