Explore the world
Our students have always had a thirst for adventure and discovery. Our Cherrington Global Scholars program makes it easy to satisfy that desire to explore new cultures and ideas while still pursuing your degree. Studying abroad is an important part of the DU experience, a chance to immerse yourself in a new perspective and use that knowledge and understanding to strengthen your studies, your community and your career.
The Study Abroad Experience
Students typically wait until their junior year to participate in study abroad. Our Office of International Education helps them through the entire process, from picking a program to applying to working to ensure any health or safety concerns are addressed.
With 150 programs offered in 55 countries globally, our students find experiences that advance their current academic work and passions. In addition to courses, students explore and surround themselves with the culture of their chosen destination while making lifelong friendships with locals and other participants in the program.
Some Available Locations and Areas of Study
Japanese language and culture in Kyoto
International business in Torino, Italy
Wildlife conservation and political ecology in Tanzania
Arts, religion and social change in Indonesia
Public health, race and human rights in Brazil
Visual art in Provence, France
Service learning in Morocco
"Learning how to book a flight and actually go to the airport by yourself, and handle all that by yourself, was really scary for me. So I think I grew a lot from that."Gladys Juarez, DU Student
Why Study Abroad?
Fully immersing yourself in another culture is the best way to understand it, and the knowledge and perspective you can gain may deepen the way you understand your own culture as well. Studying abroad is a chance to broaden your perspective and make personal connections on a global scale. That alone is reason enough for us to promote study abroad programs as a crucial element of a college education, but our students find a wide variety of additional reasons to explore their world.
The chance to study their major from a different point of view and expose themselves to new academic challenges is what pushes many to join an abroad program. Others familiarize themselves with the history and culture of a place that's long interested them, many picking up language skills along the way. Students also use abroad programs as a chance to actively contribute to bettering their world.
Regardless of what makes you decide to go abroad, you'll have the opportunity to expand your mind and deepen your experience. Not only will you reap the personal benefits of a widened perspective, but students who study abroad earn about $7,000 more annually than those who don't.
Office of International Education
- Office of International Education (OIE)
1200 South Josephine Street
Denver, Colorado 80208
- M - F 8am - 4:30pm
Follow the Office of International Education