Study Abroad Programs
You may choose to improve your language skills at one of Meredith's long standing sister universities in France or Spain. You may prefer to study in the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, or Australia.
Or you may want to tailor a semester yourself in Argentina, India, Costa Rica, or elsewhere. Meredith students can choose to study abroad for a semester, for the summer or for a time that best suits their educational needs.
Fall Semester 2009, Meredith launched a brand-new study abroad program in Sansepolcro Italy. The program is led by Meredith Faculty members and is designed for Meredith Students to live and learn in the charming Italian city of Sansepolcro.
Visit the program website for more details on this exciting opportunity to participate in a semester abroad with Meredith.
Interested in immersing yourself in another culture? Then consider spending a semester studying abroad. While taking courses at a local university, you'll be able to learn in the global classroom of your surroundings.
It is important to plan semester study abroad programs carefully. Each study abroad participant works closely with the Office of Study Abroad, her advisor and various department heads to ensure that the classes she intends to take will transfer back to Meredith.
As an added benefit, Meredith allows its students to travel with their financial assistance, unlike many colleges and universities. Scholarships are available too. For more information, visit www.meredith.edu/admissions/financial-aid.htm.
As you know, budgets are tight in colleges and universities across the land. As Meredith College finalizes its 2011-12 budget, it is possible that the number of students who will be approved to study abroad for either fall or spring semester, taking their institutional aid with them, might be limited. As a result, you can expect the application process to be more rigorously competitive than it has been in the past.
It is, therefore, imperative that your application packet reflect your best self and that it be in our hands, completed in its entirety (recommendations included), by the posted deadline. It is also possible that we will have to establish waiting lists, which we will work to clear as quickly as possible. You can be assured that the Office of International Programs will support with you throughout this new processMeredith has established partnerships in such locations as Angers (France), Hong Kong, Madrid, Oxford, and Paris. Visit the Office of Study Abroad to discuss possibilities in other countries.
- Angers, France
- Hong Kong, China
- Madrid, Spain
- Paris, France
- Oxford, England
- Other Exciting Semester Opportunities
Each year, Meredith College sponsors a variety of summer study abroad programs. The "Meredith Abroad" program in Italy and the United Kingdom is the oldest of Meredith's study abroad offerings.
Other options include a fashion-focused program in Paris, a tropical ecology and language immersion experience in Costa Rica, and a literature/history program to Iceland. Often special travel programs are also introduced.
No matter which location you choose, studying abroad through a Meredith program provides you with the opportunity to live and travel abroad while completing course work.
Sometimes the classes offered are special to the program, others are courses that are also taught on Meredith's campus. In either case, taking classes in an international setting provides the opportunity to learn in places where the subject emanates, such as studying religious art in Italy, Shakespearean theatre in London, or Danish architecture in Copenhagen.
- Italy and the United Kingdom
- Digital Imaging in Italy
- France (Fashion)
- Costa Rica: Language & Culture
- Costa Rica: Tropical Ecosystems
- Denmark (Interior Design)
- Denmark (Humanities, Business, Social Sciences, Pre-Med, Early Childhood Development, & Sustainability)
- Other Exciting Summer Opportunities
Read how three Meredith study abroad students met Queen Elizabeth II.
Work, Intern or Volunteer Abroad
Study programs are not the only options available to students and recent graduates who would like international experience. You can also choose to work, volunteer or intern abroad.
Read about the experiences of recent Meredith graduates who spent a year working in New Zealand and of another alumna who volunteered in Zambia.
Visit the Office of International Programs if you are interested in learning more about recommended programs for work, internships and volunteering.
- Cross-Cultural Solutions
- Peace Corp
- Global Service Corps
- The International Partnership for Service Learning