Study Abroad for JCU Students

Independent Study Abroad for JCU Degree Students

It is possible for JCU students to apply directly to study abroad at any regionally accredited American university or any national university that is recognized by a country’s higher education authority.

Step 1: Have a talk with your advisor to see how studying abroad would further your academic goals or stop by the Advising and Academic Success Program (AASP) in the Guarini Campus. Contact the AASP at [email protected].

Step 2: Once you have been accepted into a university or program abroad, you will need to fill out a Course Away Form. Go to the AASP Office to complete and hand in your form. The AASP Office has listed course equivalencies for popular programs and will help determine the course equivalencies for you.

Step 3: Students who go abroad but are not part of the Direct Exchange Program need to  stop by the Dean’s Office to request a Leave of Absence. 

Did you know that you can study abroad at one of the many American universities located outside of the United States? Members of the Association of American International Colleges and Universities (AAICU) have deep roots in their host countries and are therefore capable of bridging cultures and fostering dialogue among nations within the framework of the American liberal arts tradition. And, like JCU, they welcome study abroad students as part of a global education.

N.B. JCU also has Direct Exchange with these universities but, if you are not accepted in the Direct Exchange program, you can always apply directly to these universities as a study abroad student.                                  

Get both an American education and a substantial international experience in some of the most fascinating places in the world . . .


Members of AAICU include John Cabot University and:

American College of Thessaloniki 
American University of Bulgaria
American University of Armenia
American University of Central Asia 
American University of Nigeria
American University of Sharjah

Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco
Central European University
Franklin Univeristy, Switzerland
Forman Christian College University, Lahore
Haigaizian University, Lebanon
Irish American University
Lebanese American University
Richmond, The American International University in London
Saint Louis University, Madrid
The American College of Greece
The American University in Cairo
The American University of Afghanistan

The American University of Beirut
The American University in Kosovo
The American University of Paris

For additional information please visit the Advising and Academic Success Program (AASP) office.

Please note: US Federal aid recipients are strongly encouraged to choose a program outside of the US that is authorized to administer Title IV funds to avoid becoming ineligible for aid on return to JCU. Please contact [email protected] for more information.