Student Resources

Get Started: Attend an Ed Abroad 101 Session

Each session is 30 minutes and conducted over Zoom while classes are in session. Can't attend a live session? Watch the recorded video to learn about how the application process works, how to make an advising appointment, and how to narrow down programs. Questions? Email edabroad@pdx.edu for help.

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Ready for the Next Step? Start an Advising Profile

Already Attended a 101 Session? Start an Advising Profile to get access to all Pre-Advising materials like scholarship resources, help with choosing a program, and links to make appointments with your Education Abroad Advisor. 

You Can Afford to Study Abroad!

There are programs for every budget, including some that are equal to or less than the cost of PSU tuition! Combining an affordable program with the fact that you can use your existing financial aid on any of our programs, means that you're one step closer to going abroad!

What Kind of Program is Right for Me?

Programs range from 2 weeks all the way up to an academic year! At this early stage, think about what kind of experience you're looking for. Are you someone wanting structure and support while abroad or would you prefer to be in a more independent setting? Is language immersion a priority for you or is the ability to complete an internship the most important compontent? 

Direct Enroll Programs

This option is a great choice for students who want to most immersive experience possible. Enroll as an international student in a university abroad and take courses with local students from local professors. Often, your credit isn't evaluated until after you return home, so this model works well for students who have lots of elective credits left or a flexible degree. Talk with your advisor early to determine if this program model is a good fit for you. 

Island Programs

Study abroad at a study center with American study abroad students. This option is great for students who want more structure and support than the direct enroll and exchange model. Take courses that are similar in structure to your American courses but enjoy the excitement of living abroad. Often these programs include excursions and activities organized for students on weekends. 

Hybrid Programs

Would you like a mix of taking American-style courses with a structure you're familiar with combined with the immersive experience of a direct enroll program? Consider a program that is a hybrid model. Students can choose between courses taught at the local university abroad and courses taught at a study center exclusively for study abroad students. 

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Internships Abroad

Did you know you can participate in an internship overseas? Some internships are only a few hours a week, designed to complement your courses taken abroad, others are full-time opportunities. Consider this option if you're looking for an immersive and exciting way to add to your resume.