Study Abroad

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At Ithaca College, we make a distinction between IC programs (which include the Ithaca College London Center and all exchange programs), affiliated programs and non-affiliated programs. Below is a brief description of these offerings:

Ithaca College Programs

Ithaca College London Center - The Ithaca College London Center, owned and operated by Ithaca College, is among the longest-standing study abroad programs in London. We offer a wide variety of courses with a Liberal Arts focus, as well as an internship program, and an intensive theater program. Students can study at the London Center in the fall, spring, or even during the summer.

Exchange Programs - Ithaca College has exchange agreements with a number of universities around the world. What this means is that we send an Ithaca College student abroad in exchange for a student from the partnering university. Exchange programs are a bit more competitive in nature as students must have a GPA of 3.0 or above (in some instances 3.2 or above) and there are a limited amount of spots available each semester.  Students who choose to go on an exchange program are also expected to possess high degree of independence and maturity.

Short-term Faculty-Led Programs - Short term study programs can be a fantastic learning experience for students, especially those who are unable to study abroad for a whole semester.  These programs are led by Ithaca College faculty, change from year to year; they take place during winter break, spring break or during the summer.

Affiliated Programs

Ithaca College is affiliated with seven study abroad organizations or consortiums that can take students to many different destinations around the world.  These organizations run both semester-long and summer/winter programs. Affiliated program admission requirements vary from program to program.  A minimum GPA of 2.5 or above, and a good judicial history are both typical requirements from our affiliated partners.  

Non-Affiliated Programs

If one of the Ithaca College, Exchange, or affiliated programs does not seem appropriate, Ithaca students can study abroad through any program run by an accredited institution. Every student has different needs and interests,  whether personal, academic or financial, an there are hundreds of well-respected, accredited study abroad programs all over the world to satisfy individual student needs.

You can utilize the resources on our website to search for programs run by Ithaca College or by one of Ithaca College’s affiliated partners. If you wish to research non-affiliated programs, a study abroad adviser may be able to help point you in the direction of some programs that might work for your needs. Other means of researching non-affiliated programs include dedicated websites such as: