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DU Summer/Interterm Programs

The Office of International Education coordinates several International Service Learning Programs available to graduate students.

Many academic units offer their own international courses, which vary by term. For example, the Graduate School of Social Work typically offers several international courses for its students including Global Relations and Poverty in Mexico and Social Work from a Chinese Perspective. The Daniels College of Business embeds an international experience in its IMBA program, offers global options for the MBA Enterprise Solutions course, and coordinates other international travel courses in fields such as Management and Real Estate/Construction Management.

Check with your academic department to see if they offer international courses. Some DU international summer/interterm programs are coordinated by the Office of Special Community Programs. The cost of DU-sponsored programs varies, but typically includes DU tuition plus travel-related costs.

Unaffiliated Programs

You may also opt to participate in an unaffiliated program. This may be a program sponsored by another U.S. university, a study abroad program provider, or direct enrollment in a university abroad as a visiting student. It is important to examine the level of courses offered when searching for programs, as many study abroad programs only offer undergraduate credit. There are many opportunities for graduate students to enroll directly in a university abroad, provided you are proficient in the language of instruction. If you participate in an unaffiliated program, you will pay the program cost directly to the program sponsor/university. If participating in a credit-bearing program, you will be registered at DU in a study abroad placeholder course, and will pay a $50 Study Abroad Administrative fee (2012-13 cost) plus the DU Technology fee.  Please note that in order to be registered in the placeholder course, you must take graduate level coursework and receive approval from your department to transfer the credit towards your DU degree requirements. 

To research options, you may use the websites listed below.  If you have a particular destination in mind and are interested in direct enrollment options, you can also search for universities in that country and go directly to their websites. Your professors and advisors may be useful in identifying institutions abroad that are known for their expertise in your academic field.

Researching International Options