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Last Updated: 2019.Aug.08     Views: 23

Studying abroad gives students the opportunity to experience academic life on what has become a global campus. Programs are available for a semester, a year, or even a summer session, and they are ideal for completing General Education, language or degree requirements. Shippensburg University has four exchange programs in France, Germany, South Korea and Sweden. These four programs are major specific but allow students to pay Ship tuition rates and then attend school in one of these countries. Additional programs exist around the world and Ship students have traveled to countries such as Argentina, Australia, China, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, and South Africa.

To be eligible for studying abroad, students must have 30 credit hours and a GPA of 2.5. Going abroad is especially appropriate in the sophomore year, but programs also exist for juniors and seniors. Advance planning is encouraged because it allows students to select courses which will easily transfer from an overseas institution back to Ship. Students pursuing any major are welcome to apply, and it is best to begin the application process one year in advance.

For more information on this exciting opportunity, students may contact Mary Burnett, Director of International Programs, at or (717) 477-1279 for details. Additional information is also available online at

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