Education Abroad for
Indigenous Nations and Native American Studies Majors
Globalize Your Education
Indigenous Nations and Native American Studies majors are highly encouraged to study abroad. Participating in study abroad is an ideal way to add a global perspective to your Indigenous Nations and Native American Studies major through first-hand experience living and studying in another country and culture. Studying abroad can also help accelerate learning the theory and methodology found in the Indigenous Nations and Native American Studies major through exposure to diverse viewpoints both inside and outside of the classroom.
Review the resources here to first help decide how an international experience can fit into your degree plan. It is important to work with your Undergraduate Advisor and an Education Abroad advisor early on in the application process to make sure that you are choosing the best program to fit your goals and meet major requirements.
Why Study Abroad?
When you step out of a familiar environment and engage with another society, where cultural, political, and academic perspectives differ from the U.S., it can greatly enhance your perspective by placing domestic issues and experiences within an international context. It helps participants negotiate differences, listen to and learn from new viewpoints, and adapt to unfamiliar situations. The changed perspective students gain from studying abroad helps make them better informed global citizens, and they are often more competitive for employment, fellowships, and graduate school.
You Can Afford to Study Abroad!
Receiving FAFSA? All subsidized & unsubsidized Stafford Loans will automatically work on your study abroad program!
Veteran? Use your Veterans Benefits to help cover the cost of your program fee!
Pell Grant Recipient? Not only can you use your Pell Grant, but you are also eligible for the Gilman Scholarship, worth up to $5,000!
Need Scholarships? The PSU Ed Abroad office offers scholarship workshops every term and has a multitude of resources online for students on a budget. Come meet with us so we can talk about awards ranging from $500 - $10,000.
Opening yourself to another worldview will assist you in understanding what occurs both in and outside of native communities."
- Lakota Elder Dottie LeBeau
Which Education Abroad Programs Work Well for Indigenous Nations and Native American Studies Majors?
The programs listed below are recommended because they offer the largest number and range of courses relevant to Indigenous Nations and Native American Studies majors.
CIEE Arts and Sciences Program in Perth, Australia
IE3 Global Australia: Cairns and Townsville, James Cook University
IE3 Global Australia: Melbourne, Deakin University
IFSA New Zealand, Christchurch: University of Canterbury
IFSA New Zealand, Auckland: University of Auckland
USAC New Zealand: Massey University Undergraduate and Graduate Courses in Palmerston North, Auckland, or Wellington
USAC Australia: Griffith University Undergraduate Courses in Gold Coast or Brisbane
Don't see a program that works for you? Click here for the complete list of programs.
Ready to take the Next Step?
Attend an Ed Abroad 101 session to learn more about studying abroad at PSU. These are 30 minute sessions offered when classes are in session. They cover the application process and direct you to next steps.