• Study Abroad

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    Nothing compares to the study abroad experience. Students who have studied in a foreign country come back to Hamline with a new outlook on the world, as well as an increased understanding of who they are and what they want out of life. Your experience abroad will challenge your beliefs and values, help you embrace different viewpoints, and encourage you to see your own culture from a new perspective.

    Studying abroad is undoubtedly the best way to learn about a new culture and language. And it can help you to develop skills and friendships that no classroom setting will ever provide. Although being immersed in an unknown setting can be intimidating at first, students report that it is also exciting because it gives them the opportunity to discover their own abilities, explore the world, and solve problems on their own.

    And don’t forget about the professional and financial perks a study abroad experience can bring. As the world becomes increasingly globalized, more employers are looking for candidates who have experience abroad because they can bring their unique skills and abilities to any new task. Did you know that only 4% of U.S. undergrads study abroad? Joining this elite group of students is bound to strengthen your resume and expand your employment opportunities.


  • What Students Have to Say

    • "My experience in Thailand wasn't like anything else I've ever experienced before. It was so special to travel half way across the world to engage in a different culture as well as meeting more of my Hamline peers."
      -Morgan Fox '19, Thailand: Global Service Learning through Education J-Term 

    • "Traveling to York, England was my first cross-cultural experience. It renewed a sense in wonder that I had lost over the years from being too comfortable with my surroundings. I'll never forget that liberating feeling."
      -Kyle Knapp '18, Hamline in York Semester  

    • "During my two study abroad experiences, Italy and Thailand, I discovered new passions for history and global learning. I gained life experiences that will help me be a better teacher."
      - Brenna Bloome, '17, Thailand: Global Service Learning through Education and Italy: Music History J-Term

    • "In Spain, everyday was a challenge in an exciting way. New words, foods, friends, and experiences were awaiting me. With so many new things, I had ample opportunities to grow as an individual." 
      - Whitney Krogstad-Yambrick, '18, ISEP Exchange Semester at the Universidad de Murcia

    Fun Facts

    • University wide, Hamline sent 189 students abroad in the 2016-2017 academic year. 

    • Hamline has developed partnerships with a number of universities across the globe (some of them include):

      • Valparaiso, Chile: Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso 

      • Trier Germany: Universitat Trier

      • Akita, Japan: Akita International University

      • Zhuhai, China: United International College 

       
    • Hamline University is preparing a new generation of “globalists” - leaders who will bridge the differences between people and nations in an effort to build a more peaceful and sustainable world. 

    • The Global Engagement Center is dedicated to providing all university students an international/intercultural experience at a reasonable cost. We are committed to working one-on-one with you to determine the best program that will address your academic, professional, and personal goals. 

    • We not only prepare you for the journey you are about to embark on but are also involved in applying the experience upon your return.

     
  • Study Abroad