Study Abroad

Fall 2021 News and Updates


The Office of International Programs and Extended Studies will be open for regular hours beginning Tuesday, September 6th. From August 16th-September 3rd, the office will be open to the public for partial hours as we return to working from campus.  Students seeking study abroad advising will be able to schedule either an in-person or a virtual appointment during Fall 2021.

If you have questions, please send an email to studyabroad@ithaca.edu or schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor. You can also view the schedule of study abroad information sessions to help you start planning for study abroad.


If you are planning to study abroad in winter or spring of 2022, please note that the US State Department has announced very lengthy processing times for passport issuance.  If you don’t yet have a passport, or will need to renew your passport before traveling this winter or spring, you must apply NOW!   Even if you apply today via expedited service, you may not have your passport back until early December.  If you wait to apply for a passport, you may not be able to study abroad in the winter or spring of 2022.  For more information and passport application instructions, click here.


On April 19, 2021, the US Department of State (DOS) announced changes to their travel advisory system that will help to better align their travel advisories with the Center for Disease Control's (CDC) advisory system due to the ongoing risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information about the DOS travel advisory changes and other COVID-19 related updates, click here.

IC Student, Margaret Heilshorn, Spring 2018, Mt. Cook National Park, New Zealand
Study Abroad
A semester abroad can be a wonderful life-changing endeavor that will add value to your Ithaca College experience.

"More than 75% of study abroad alumni say that their experience helped them develop communication skills, self-confidence, adaptability, and cultural understanding."

Carrie Rackers Cunningham, IES Abroad

Each year, the Office of International Programs at Ithaca College sends 500+ students abroad.

Ithaca College students study on semester-long and short-term study abroad programs with the goal of providing students with quality international experiences. Study abroad has been shown to effectively foster global citizenship as well as other valuable intercultural competencies that students can use both personally and professionally throughout the course of their lifetimes. 

Steps to Study Abroad

The study abroad process can be confusing and you may even find yourself overwhelmed by the sheer number of programs available. If you are not sure where to begin, you can find step-by-step guidelines here that will help you get started.


Ithaca College London Center
The Ithaca College London Center, established in 1972, offers students the unique opportunity of spending a semester in the U.K.
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Explore Study Abroad Programs
Take a look at all of the study abroad programs Ithaca College has to offer by searching our program database.
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Benefits of Study Abroad
Take a look at data gathered from a large-scale survey that explored the long-term impact of study abroad.
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"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."  

Saint Augustine


Office Location and Hours:
Job Hall, 202-209
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST

Mailing Address:
Ithaca College
International Programs and Extended Studies
953 Danby Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850

Schedule an appointment to meet with a study abroad advisor.