Why study abroad?
Study abroad can provide you with valuable insight into the theories and processes you study in the classroom. Living in a different culture adds an essential element to an international education that a student cannot obtain simply by staying at home. As a student abroad you will learn to function within a new set of social rules and values, perhaps achieve fluency in a foreign language, and return with an enhanced perspective of the world and your place in it. Students are often surprised by the insight they gain about U.S. culture and how it is perceived abroad. Your self-confidence will grow, as well as your ability to adapt to new situations, an asset you can market to future employers. Furthermore, if you are intent on an international career, meaningful cross-cultural experiences, beyond vacation travel, are vital.
Where can you go and what programs are eligible?
The University of Denver has more than 150 programs located throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Australia, and South & Central America. Some locations offer courses taught in English. While it is possible for students to participate in non-DU study abroad programs, such programs must be pre-approved by the Study Abroad Office in order for the credit to transfer to DU. Failure to follow this process before seeking study abroad course approvals from INTS, will invalidate any INTS course approvals previously authorized. To learn more about the Cherrington Global Scholars program and study abroad possibilities, please visit the Study Abroad website.
Course Approval and Transfer of Credits
Students are limited to transferring and applying a maximum of 13.5 quarter credit hours toward the INTS major (4.5 quarter credit hours for the INTS minor). Courses must be pre-approved by the BA Program Office prior to the start of the program. Please be aware that study abroad courses approved to be applied to the INTS major or minor will be counted as INTS elective credit only (not as INTS course equivalents), and do not count toward your selected specialization area(s). Moreover, approved courses must be completed with a grade of "C-" or better in order to be eligible to be applied toward the INTS major/minor.
Note: Because of the nuance involved in applying coursework from study abroad to the INTS major, students that intend to pursue the dual degree BA/MA program INTS are strongly advised to refrain from applying study abroad coursework to the INTS major, in order to stay on track for the program. Students that choose to apply coursework from abroad to the INTS major, will disqualify themselves entirely for the dual degree BA/MA program.
In the event that approved courses exceed the total maximum credit allowed for transfer
in INTS, credits may not be modified, split or divided under any circumstances. Conversely,
courses that return to DU at less than 4 quarter credit hours will not be modified
or rounded-up. The BA Program Office assumes no responsibility in this matter and
strongly encourages all students to consult a study abroad advisor regarding credit
conversions prior to departure, in order to plan accordingly for any credit deficit
or overage which may arise as a result of applying study abroad courses to the INTS
major or minor. All students seeking INTS credit for courses taken abroad must meet
with an INTS advisor for course approval and future planning prior to departing. Information
booklets, applications and approval forms for the various study abroad programs can
be obtained from the Study Abroad Office.
For more information about studying abroad, please visit the Study Abroad Office at 2200 S. Josephine St., online, or via telephone at 303-871-4912.