Program Information

Study Abroad for a semester or year

Magellan Exchange

The Magellan Exchange offers opportunities to study abroad for a semester or an academic year, as well as offers some summer and short-term programs. Bachelor and master level students are welcome to participate. Program options and academic calendars vary by location.

ITALY Study Abroad

Travel with the UNA Chamber Choir as a non-singing participant to Montecatini, Florence, Pisa, and Rome. Enjoy the Florence Duomo, Michelangelo’s David, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Roman Colosseum and Forum, the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Plus, enjoy stunning concerts by one of UNA’s elite choral ensembles in magnificent settings—including St. Peter’s! This program balances cultural and historical attractions nicely with typical tourist activities such as sightseeing and dining. We travel with Kingsway International for our fourth time—a company with a thirty-five year history of providing once-in-a-lifetime experiences. (As we have found on previous tours, they hire the best guides in the business!) This tour includes a morning and evening meal most days, all accommodations and land transport, and passes for all cultural sites mentioned.


  • Dates: 10-17 May 2015
  • Cost: approximately $3050.00 (excluding air taxes and surcharges capped at $450) based on current exchange rate
  • Application Deadline: 1 November
  • Scholarships available: Yes
  • Scholarship deadline: 1 November
  • Course Credit/area of study: 1) IE499 - Intercultural Experience – 1 hour (Tuition fee is separate from trip cost.)
  • Foreign language ability requirement: None
  • Accommodations: Hotels
  • Contact: Dr. Ian Loeppky at
  • Download the detailed brochure

China Study Abroad Full Scholarship

The China Scholarship Council of the People's Republic of China are sponsoring scholarship opportunities to encourage American students to study abroad or conduct a research project in China for one academic year. The full scholarship will cover registration, tuition fees, accomodation and textbooks. Some stipend will also be provided. Two scholarships are available to qualified UNA students. All UNA full-time students, who are US citizens are eligible to apply. Interested applicants should prepare an essay that details:

  • Why you are interested in studying in China and why you are committed to learning Chinese;
  • How this opportunity to study in China for a full year relates to your personal and career goals;
  • What makes you a good selection for this prestigious scholarship during which you are, in effect, an ambassador for your country and for UNA.

The deadline for essays is Monday, February 24. Essays should be mailed to Dr. Craig Christy at and Dr. Chunsheng Zhang at Successful applicants will be contacted for an individual interview by February 26.

UNA Faculty Led Short-Term Programs

AFRICA Study Abroad

The Africa Study Abroad Program conducted by faculty of the Department of Geography. Students travel to an African country and learn about the geography of Africa through travel and personal experiences. At this time, the country of focus is Tanzania in East Africa. Major program highlights include: urban dynamics and economic activities in the cities of Arusha and Dar es Salaam; urban and rural land use in Tanzania; Ngorongoro crater and other volcanic features in the East African Rift Valley; Olduvai Gorge; Lake Natron; Engare Sero River gorge and waterfall; settlement in the Rift Valley; the Island of Zanzibar, and the historical geography of the East African coast. The program will take place during the May Intersession in 2014.


  • Dates: May 11-27, 2014
  • Cost: $3650.00 estimation (in 2012; excluding tuition)
  • Application Deadline: TBD
  • Course Credit: 1) GE350 - Geography of Africa with Dr. Francis Koti - 3 hours; 2) GE497 - East African Environment with Dr. Greg Gaston - 3 hours
  • Foreign language ability requirement: None
  • Accommodations: Hotels; guest houses; and tented camps
  • Scholarships available: Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Contacts: Dr. Francis Koti at and Dr. Greg Gaston at
  • Detailed information for the Africa program can be found at:

COSTA RICA Study Abroad

Students study Spanish (basic, intermediate, and advanced levels) at Centro Panamericano de Idiomas Language School for four weeks and earn up to nine hours of UNA credit. They also gain cultural insight by living with Costa Rican host families, and going on excursions to Arenal Volcano and Manuel Antonio National Park on the Pacific coast, touring a working coffee plantation, and visiting the capital of San José.


  • Dates for 2015: TBD
  • Cost: $3400 of 2013 program
  • Application Deadline: To Be Determined
  • Course Credit/area of study:
  • Foreign language ability requirement: Spanish
  • Accommodations: Homestay families
  • Scholarships available: Yes
  • Contacts: Dr. Claudia Vance at;  Dr. Scott Infanger at or Dr. Alejandra Alvarado-Brizuela at

 TIANJIN, CHINA Study Abroad with Management and Marketing


  • Dates: May 11 - June 1, 2014
  • Duration: May Intersession
  • Cost: $3000 for 2013 program, which included visa, airfare, room and board, field trips and iNext insurance
  • Application Deadline: TBD
  • Course Credit: 3 credit hour, upper level management 
  • Foreign language ability requirement: None
  • Accommodations: Residence Hall
  • Scholarships available: Yes; scholarships awarded based on need and merit
  • Contact: Dr. Dan Hallock, Chair - Department of Management and Marketing at


SHANGHAI, CHINA Study Abroad with Art, Entertainment Industry and Business

Join Professor Chiong Yiao Chen, Dr. Robert Garfrerick and Dr. Bruce Gordon for an academic adventure to Shanghai and Nanjing, China during the intersession in May, 2014. Participants may earn a total of four to seven semester credit hours.  The Introduction to China course ( SA 197, 297, 397, 497, 597) for this study abroad program fulfills general elective requirements.


  • Dates: TBD May, 2014
  • Cost: $3,000 plus tuition. Estimated cost does include airfare, room and board and some meals. 
  • Application Deadline: January 30, 2014
  • Course Credit: Art - AR 170; AR 270; AR 335. Entertainment - ENT 225; ENT 490. Finance - FI 425.   Tuition fee not included in trip cost.
  • Foreign language ability requirement: None
  • Accommodations: Residence Hall
  • Scholarship Available: Yes. Financial aid and tuition remission for the course may apply.

Those interested in studying abroad with the Art Department may contact: Ms. Chiong-Yao Chan at; or with Entertainment Industry Management email Dr. Robert Garfrerick at; or with Finance contact Dr. Bruce Gordon at

Nursing Study Abroad

This course is designed to give nursing students an opportunity for nursing students to gain first-hand knowledge of health, health care delivery, nursing education and cultural aspects in a country outside the United States. Students must, at a minimum, have successfully completed first semester nursing courses: NU 301, NU 302, and NU 305. Preference will be given to students who have successfully completed second semester nursing courses: NU 304, NU 306, and NU 308.


  • Dates: TBD in 2014
  • Duration: 7-10 days
  • Cost: Approximately $1800 in 2012, which included airfare, room, board, transportation in country, translators, etc
  • Application Deadline: TBD
  • Course Credit: NU 499 Independent Study-Practicum 3 credit hours
  • Foreign language ability requirement: None
  • Accommodations: Possibly camp-type facility, with dorm rooms, indoor plumbing, and with food cooked by locals who know how to please all tastes.
  • Scholarships available: Yes
  • Scholarship Application Deadline: TBD
  • Contact: Charlotte Cramer, MSN, CRNP, Assistant Professor of Nursing

LONDON Study Abroad

View Buckingham Palace, investigate Westminster Abbey and experience the Globe Theatre for UNA credit during July. The UNA London Campus Program is designed for advanced undergraduates and graduate students interested in undertaking substantial research in British Studies. Students live and work in historic Bloomsbury in Central London minutes from cultural, educational and historical sites known the world over. This one month, six-credit hour faculty-led experience takes London and its institutions as its classroom and allows students to be totally immersed in British culture and the scholarly life.


  • Dates: July 1-25, 2014
  • Duration: 25 days
  • Cost: Approximately $3615 (excluding airfare and tuition)
  • Application Deadline: TBD
  • Course Credit: Credits available in 400 or 500 level History or English courses
  • Foreign language ability requirement: None
  • Accommodations: University of London single occupancy dormitories
  • Scholarships available: Yes
  • Contacts: Dr. Jeffrey Bibbee; or Dr. Lesley Peterson 

PARIS Study Abroad

Cruise the Seine River during Spring Break. Plus, explore the Louvre Museum, Montparnasse Tower, and the Royal Palace of Versailles. The program is a nine-day intensive visit to Paris, the capital of France. A particular effort has been made to balance cultural and educational experiences with typical tourist activities such as shopping and dining. The program includes daily European breakfast. Students will visit Paris attractions Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees and more.


  • Dates: March 22 – March 30, 2014
  • Cost: approximately $2750.00 (excluding tuition) based on current exchange rate
  • Application Deadline: TBD
  • Scholarships available: Yes
  • Scholarship deadline: November 1
  • Course Credit/area of study: 1) IE499 - Intercultural Experience – 3 hours; 2) FL490 - Special Topics in International Studies *Tuition fee is separate from trip cost.
  • Foreign language ability requirement: French
  • Accommodations: Hotels
  • Contact: Dr. Keith Lindley at

PERU Study Abroad

Vist the Peruvian Amazon, Colonial Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and the Nazca Lines during a two week adventure in Peru with Drs. Infanger and Vance. Students may earn Foreign Language credit.


  • Dates: July 2014
  • Cost: approximately $3000 - $3200
  • Application Deadline: TBD
  • Course Credit/area of study: FL 201 – Global Perspectives 3 hours; IE 499; FL 490 Special Topics in International Studies
  • Foreign language ability requirement: None
  • Accommodations: Hostels, Hotels, and Homestay
  • Scholarships available: Yes
  • Contacts: Dr. Scott Infanger at or Dr. Claudia Vance at

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