Study Abroad

World Map - Study Abroad

We encourage and support students who wish to participate in study abroad programs that have the potential to broaden their cultural horizons.

You can earn academic credit while participating in faculty-led programs in China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Mexico, Spain and more.

Benefits of study abroad

  • Personal growth and intellectual maturity
  • Increased self-confidence and a willingness to take risks
  • Better understanding of one's own cultural values and respect for diversity
  • Engaging with students from around the world
  • Improving communication and language skills
  • Facing and solving challenging problems
  • Exploring global issues that confront the world
  • Shaping future career development
    and so much more....
Study Abroad - Paris

What types of courses do I enroll?

You may enroll in almost any college-level course or courses, yet some particularly apt courses for study include art, architecture, dance, economics, education, fashion design, foreign languages, geology, history, literature, music, political science, and sociology.

How might a student participate in study abroad?

There are four ways that a Lamar student might participate in study abroad:

  1. Enroll in a Lamar University faculty-led program.
  2. Enroll in is a study–abroad program offered by an American university that has agreed to permit Lamar students to take their courses for transfer credit to Lamar.
  3. Enroll in a study–abroad program offered by an American university that does not have a transfer–of–credit agreement with Lamar.
  4. Enroll for a summer term or a long semester at a foreign university of the student's choice, with the same stipulations regarding transfer-of-credit

Are study abroad scholarships available?

All currently enrolled LU students in good academic standing are entitled to receive the Study Abroad Fee Grant. It is available to all LU students traveling on LU programs. The award is approximately $500. There is no application to fill out; award will be automatically applied before the final payment deadline.  

Many additional scholarships are also available. 

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Studying abroad can be a life-changing academic experience that will have a profound impact on your personal and professional future. 

Students with disabilities who may need accommodations for international travel should contact the Disability Resource Center at (409) 880-8347 or drc@lamar.edu.