Study Abroad

At Stevens, all students are encouraged to have an international experience. Studying Abroad is one of the most important activities that college students may do for their personal development, their career, and to prepare for the world they will enter after graduation. In the global society in which we live today, it is becoming increasingly essential to understand and appreciate different people, cultures, and how others view the world and address challenges, both in business and everyday life. Participating in a Study Abroad Program or other education abroad experience will add another dimension to a student’s resume, help them gain a global perspective, and allow them to recognize the value of international cooperation. Since the pandemic began, the Office of International Programs has moved to promote and provide virtual international opportunities for our students. Student travel has resumed and in addition, we continue to offer virtual international internships as another global education option.


Undergraduates with a 2.75 cumulative GPA who have completed at least one year of study at Stevens have the option to participate in a semester-long education abroad experience. They are also able to study on short-term programs, primarily in the summer or winter intersession (J-term), engage in research through one of our exchange partners, intern, or enroll in courses at partner universities located around the world. Seniors may also participate in intersession or (J-term) programs offered by Stevens's affiliate study abroad providers.

Short-term opportunities include study abroad, intern, and service-learning programs with Stevens’s partner study abroad providers. Past destinations have included Argentina, Australia, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Spain, the Netherlands, South Africa, and South Korea. Most short-term programs offer students the opportunity to earn academic credits.


Semester abroad programs are study abroad experiences in which students enroll for a semester at partner universities located around the world. Students select a university which offers courses which are then pre-approved for transfer to Stevens, and which meet graduation requirements. Stevens offers several established options for study abroad experiences. Among them are exchange programs with universities such as the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Spain, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, Athens University of Economics and Business in Greece, EM Strasbourg in France, and Queen Mary University of London and the University of Liverpool in England. Stevens also partners with University College Dublin in Ireland, and the University of Nicosia in Cyprus for direct enroll programs. In addition, Stevens partners with several study abroad providers, including Academic Programs International (API), International Studies Abroad (ISA), The Education Abroad Network (TEAN), G-MEO, and CIS Abroad, to name a few.

The decision of when to study abroad is made after discussions with the Academic Advisor, Co-op Counselor (if appropriate) and the Director of International Programs. Students are advised to select the semester, summer or J-term which best fits their academic curriculum and does not delay their graduation.


Stevens's students who have participated in study abroad programs and other international education experiences report that it enriched their lives and enhanced their opportunities for employment and/or professional studies. Returnees are invited to join the Global Ambassadors, a volunteer student group coordinated by the Office of International Programs.

For more information view our website, contact, or visit the Office of International Programs, Howe Center, 9th Floor.