• Study Away

    It's not just Study Abroad anymore!

    Take the lead and adventure out on one of the many options from Hamline University’s Global Engagement Center. Expand your worldview and your resume at the same time while fulfilling graduation requirements like major classes or electives.

    Study away from Hamline on an international or domestic program for a semester, a year, a summer, Spring Break, or during J-Term and embrace the opportunity to challenge your beliefs and values, help embrace different viewpoint, and encourage some self-discovery with your own culture and perspectives. Hamline has a variety of options that do not require international travel.

    Go with a cohort of Hamline students on one of our Faculty Led Programs or choose your own adventure on one of over 100 program options!

    Here are the main types of programs and some information to help you decide which sounds like the best fit for you!

  • Hamline Faculty Led programs

    Designed by Hamline Faculty and the GEC to highlight a course and abroad location(s).
    These programs are only for Pipers, and have high support levels while abroad. These programs offer specific courses and may have some prerequisites for that class. Programs are small (10-20 students) and vary from term to term.

    Program Highlights:

    Hamline Faculty + Hamline students

    Hamline specific course

    High support/involvement

    Small program cohort (10-20 students)

    Highly structured/planned itinerary

    GEC built, campus colleague support


    Institutions around the world create special agreements with Hamline University. Pipers have access to courses and resources at the foreign institution and benefit from a highly immersive program. Most programs do not require any prior language experience, but check the online application for more details. Some of Hamline’s most popular programs are exchanges.

    Program Highlights:

    Cost effective (Hamline Aid)

    Wide course selection

    Immersive experience — International Students

    Support on campus + GEC online

    Meet new peers from around the globe

    Can be language immersive

    Program Providers

    These programs are offered by trusted organizations based in the US and allow students a wide variety of choice in location, timing, and subject areas. Students can also choose internships and service learning for academic credit options with some of these organizations. You study away with people from all over the US and worldwide for a very unique international experience. Most programs are taught in English, but there are language immersion programs as well!

    Program Highlights

    Course selection based on location

    Wide location and program length options

    Meet new peers from around the globe

    Support of provider in country + GEC online

    Excursions and cultural activities planned

    Can be language immersive, internship, service learning and other models


    For an extensive research opportunity spanning the summer and fall semesters, check out the SPAN@Hamline program. 

    Internship / Research Abroad

    Study Away programs normally provide academic credit for work at an internship or volunteer abroad. Students can also work with the Career Development Center at Hamline to fulfill LEAP requirements abroad as well!