Areas of Study & Credit Transfer
What types of classes do you hope to take while you're abroad? It's important to talk with your academic advisor to be sure you understand how your study abroad experience fits into your graduation plan. You and your advisor can decide what your goals are and what academic experience would be the right fit.
You have a lot of options to consider. Do you want to:
- study your major from a new point of view?
- take classes not offered at DU?
- focus on language acquisition?
- take classes about the culture/history/politics of your host country?
- explore new areas of study?
- take a wide variety of different types of classes?
- fulfill general requirements at DU?
All of the options mentioned above (and more!) are available through study abroad programs. It is up to YOU, however, to do the research and find the program that's the perfect fit for you. You may find that some programs have a very limited number (and type) of classes, while others have wider course offerings than DU. Because of this, it is important that you know what your academic needs are prior to choosing your study abroad program.
There are a limited number of majors in which you may need extra assistance in evaluating the compatibility with your DU degree curriculum by faculty advisors and study abroad staff members. For these majors, we have designed specialized flyers that indicate the programs that might be particularly suitable. Keep in mind, however, that these are updated only annually and that you should always check with the program's website and administration for the most up-to-date course offerings.