Study Abroad Resources
As an undergraduate at Ithaca College you are strongly encouraged to study abroad during one of your college years. These guidelines are designed to provide you with information about all of your options and about the application procedures pertaining to study abroad.
The Office of International Programs can help you find a study abroad program that best matches your interests and needs. To make an appointment, stop by the Office of International Programs in 214-2 Center for Health Sciences, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 274-3306.
- Approval of the Office of International Programs and your dean is required for participation in any study abroad program. This requirement exists to ensure that the academic credit you earn is applicable to your degree program and that your academic status at Ithaca College is protected.
- The basic minimum cumulative GPA requirement for study abroad at Ithaca College is a 2.5. Some programs require a 3.0 or higher.
STUDY ABROAD STATISTICS (Data taken from IIE Open Doors report, 2011)
- Only a very small percentage of US college or university students have had some type of academic international experience by the time they graduate.
- 270,604 U.S. college or university students studied abroad in 2009-10. This represents a 3.9% increase over the numbers for the previous year. The number of students studying abroad has nearly doubled in the last decade!
- The top ten destinations for study abroad in 2009-10 were: United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, France, China, Australia, Germany, Mexico, Ireland, and Costa Rica.
- 56.6% studied abroad for less than one semester, 39.4% for a single semester, and 3.9 % for more than one semester.
- 63.5 % of the students abroad were female and 36.5% were male.