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Study Abroad

Pack Your Bags, Broaden Your Perspective, Study Abroad

UMass Boston offers many exciting and affordable opportunities to study abroad.

Take the tube to afternoon tea in London or hike Mt. Fuji in Japan. Learn about Brazilian history or practice speaking Arabic. With UMass Boston’s study abroad program, you’ll expand your horizons and immerse yourself in another culture. Earn credit for your degree while taking advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Choose from over 30 programs in 17 countries, from China to Chile. Create new memories and friendships in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Flexible Program Options

We make studying abroad accessible to you by offering programs of different lengths. You’ll be able to stay on track to graduate while studying overseas. We provide programs that are:

  • Yearlong
  • A full semester
  • In the summer
  • Over winter break

Explore Programs

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Study Away Advising Appointments

Our advisors are here to meet with you on zoom or in person to get you started in exploring programs, start your application, and keep you on track.

Schedule an Advising Appointment to Study Abroad
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Study Abroad Information & Resources

Plan ahead for a successful study abroad experience. We assist you in researching eligibility, academic fit, and financial planning. Count on us for guidance, resources, and support throughout the application process and beyond. Prepare academically and personally for the best program that suits your needs.

Student Stories From Abroad

Want to know what it’s like to embark on an intrepid academic adventure? Check out UMass Boston students’ vlogs and blogs as they chronicle their journeys, from Italy to Jordan.

Zoie Roberson
As you study abroad, you will meet some of the most amazing people. You will foster great relationships - friendships. Making new friends allows you to challenge yourself to build your social skills, which will ultimately benefit yourself personally and professionally. New friendships bring forth new prospectives, new interests, and more support.
Zoie Roberson, Political Science & Pre-law Watch Video Blog

Global Ambassador Peer Advising Hours

Our global ambassadors are UMass Boston students who have participated in study abroad. They are here for you to answer your initial questions, find programs, and offer advice from their experiences.

Stop by the Global Programs Office to talk with a Global Student Ambassador. The Spring 2024 hours of availability:

  • Hannah: Mondays 12pm-3pm & Thursdays 9am-12pm
  • Valerie: Tuesdays 9am-12pm & Wednesdays 1pm-4pm
  • Lauren: Wednesdays 9am-230pm
  • Mikael: Thursdays 11am-4pm

Location: The Globe, Office of Global Programs, Campus Center 2nd Floor 2100

I cannot recommend enough doing an abroad program. Not only does it bring entire levels of education to be immersed in, but it’s a memory you carry with you for the rest of your life. You’re going to find yourself hungry for more travel, more experiences, and maybe to return to the place at which you do your abroad program.
Marie Alessandro, ’22, Communication

Diversity & Inclusion While Studying Abroad

While all students face challenges living abroad, you may find additional factors that influence your experience.

Perhaps you are a non-traditional student who can’t take too much time off work—or you have concerns based on your race, ethnicity, disability, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. At UMass Boston, we believe all students should have the opportunity to study abroad regardless of their background. We’ve compiled resources that can be used to help support your goals. Our Office of Study Abroad staff will do whatever they can to ensure that you have a happy, safe, and rewarding time living abroad.

Diversity & Inclusion Study Abroad Resources

Contact Us

Office of Global Programs

Location: Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Room 2100
Telephone: 617.287.5586