Study Abroad & Away

Psychology Building 408
Phone: 410-704-2451

The Study Abroad & Away Office is dedicated to providing all Towson University students with high-quality academic opportunities that allow them to develop knowledge and skills needed to become productive and successful members of the global community. International study abroad and domestic study away programs provide opportunities to broaden perspective and expand the Towson University experience by looking at everyday issues from a different viewpoint in another culture.

Towson University students can participate in a wide variety of study abroad/away programs around the world from one week to one year in the fall, spring, Spring Break, Minimester, summer or academic year. Experiences can include language study, internships, research or service learning, field experiences, as well as traditional classes. Opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students are available. Courses taken through TU-administered programs and approved non-TU programs can be applied to the Towson University degree and may fulfill major, minor, core or elective requirements. Letter grades are posted using the Transfer Grading Basis but are not calculated into the Towson University GPA. (Exceptions: Grades will be calculated into the TU GPA for TU faculty-led programs, the TU Global Internships Program, independent study abroad, independent internships abroad and the National Student Exchange program.) Students are permitted to apply credit from study abroad/away toward the final 30 units of their undergraduate degree.

Most federal financial aid (FAFSA) and institutional scholarships can be used for study abroad/away. Study Abroad scholarships are also available via the Study Abroad & Away Office and other Towson University departments, in addition to federal, national and state opportunities.

The Study Abroad & Away Office works with all students who are planning to receive credit outside of the United States, through domestic faculty-led programs, or through the National Student Exchange program during their Towson University career. Group advising sessions are conducted daily to provide preliminary information about study abroad/away opportunities and procedures.