Education is about those moments that move you to a new and clearer vantage point—both in terms of what you’re studying and the larger world. Duquesne University provides study abroad opportunities where you’ll discover new possibilities in your major and the perspective you need to make a bigger impact in your profession and the people it serves.
You will become intellectually aware, culturally sensitive, and professionally prepared—become a global citizen.
You may choose from programs available all over the world, Duquesne’s unique Rome and Dublin campuses provide once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. A wide range of semester-long and short-term programs offer an impressive range of options to explore the world.
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Duquesne University students have the opportunity to spend a semester studying in Rome through the Duquesne in Rome Program. An impressive group of largely Rome-based faculty, as well as an occasional visiting professor from the home campus, teach regular Duquesne University courses at the site, so students can experience the richness of this environment while making normal progress toward their degree. The general structure of the program consists of four days of academic classes and three-day-weekends.
Papal audience in St. Peter’s Square with Pope Francis
Classes on-site in the heart of ancient Rome
Cultural exchanges with local Italian students
Included travel excursions to different regions of Italy
Lifelong friendships, memories, and much more!
Duquesne in Rome Program Details and Application
Duquesne University’s commitment to academic excellence, cultural richness and service to students carries to Dublin, Ireland. The Spiritan Order, founders of Duquesne University, have graciously made one of their historic properties in Dublin, Ireland available to Duquesne University students. St. Michael’s House, a grand mansion built in 1860, is situated only one mile from University College Dublin. This will be your home-away-from-home in the lively and culturally rich city of Dublin, Ireland. Up to 20 Duquesne students can live each semester in the St. Michael’s House and study at University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland’s prestigious flagship university.
Duquesne in Dublin Program Details and Application
With over 20 different programs abroad, our pre-approved semester-long or year-long study abroad opportunities offer locations and courses for all majors looking to add a cultural experience to their time here at Duquesne. Plan ahead with your success coach and abroad office but also visit our program pages and schedule an advising meeting with the Center for Global Engagement. via Starfish.
Duq Approved Program Details and Applications
Spring Break Aways are the first opportunity a student can study abroad offering spring classes that travel over the week of spring break. Each course will meet on campus for regular Spring semester classes, with the early weeks of study preceding Spring Break preparing you to take full advantage of your week at the international site. Upon returning from your spring break abroad, your studies will continue and include a project or paper based upon your international study experience.
The study tour will travel as a group under the guidance of your professor. All travel arrangements will be arranged prior to departure and will include airfare, land transportation, hotels site admissions and many meals.
Review course information and see faculty leader
Attend an information session
Apply ASAP to be assured of a spot
Meet with your advisor
Pick up a detailed information packet
Pre-register for the class and apply for your passport
Due: $1500 deposit to hold your place
Break Away Program Details and Application
Maymester programs are one way students can study abroad over the summer. These unique programs offer students the opportunity to learn with Duquesne Faculty while living abroad. Past maymester programs have taken nursing students to Rome, health science students to Dublin, education majors to Finland as well as offering programs open to all majors traveling to Africa. Each Fall new programs are annouced.
Maymester Programs and Applications
During the summer months, students have the opportunity to travel abroad through faculty-led programs. These programs take students abroad for 2-8 weeks during the summer months of May, June, July or August offering a vatiery courses to all students. Tuition, accomodation and fees will vary by program and each fall new programs are annouced. Past programs have taken students to study Spanish in Spain, Health Sciences in Australia, Pharmacy in Japan and Psychology in Greece and much more.
Exploring Rome and traveling throughout Italy will be one of the highlights of your semester abroad. With Italy’s rich culture and varied landscape, there is so much to explore and experience. Academic excursions and optional staff-lead mini-excursions provide many opportunities to explore the different regions of this beautiful country.
Intercultural competence is vital to your success in the 21st century. This certificate enhances many majors and is a great credential for employment in many fields, from business to education to health care. Consider earning a certificate/minor in Intercultural Engagement. Make a clear statement to prospective employers and graduate schools that you possess the knowledge, awareness, skills and international competence that sets you apart!
Intercultural Engagement Minor Requirements
The Center for Global Engagement is available to assist you in applying for these awards and opportunities.
The Vira I Heinz Scholarship Program for Women in Global Leadership provides $5000 grants for three (3) Duquesne University women in their sophomore year to participate in a summer study abroad experience and engage in a community service project. In addition, awardees will gain global leadership skills through two organized retreat weekends. Schedule a study abroad advising meeting if interested in the applying.
The Center for Global Engagement assists students interested in applying for various Fulbright scholarship opportunities abroad.
Gilman Scholarships provide awards for study abroad for U.S. citizens who are receiving Pell Grants, a federal need-based financial aid grant under Title IV. This program is offered through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and is administered by the Institute of International Education . Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000, depending on the length of their program to defray the costs of studying abroad.
Sponsored by the Association of Teachers of Japanese, Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan provide scholarship assistance of up to $4,000 to qualified students for study at an eligible program in Japan.
Scholarships for study at any BUTEX affiliated institution in the U.K.
Scholarships for Silver or Gold Award Girl Scouts to pursue foreign language study and study abroad.
Summer Only. Full funding for summer study of languages deemed critical by the U.S. government.
For students studying or doing research in Germany.
Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
Designed to support foreign language training and other academic studies abroad, this grant provides supplemental funds for American students who already are studying abroad under the auspices of an official study abroad program conducted by an accredited academic institution. GSF seeks to support a formative experience abroad for the recipient, who also must share this experience with others upon his or her return – ideally, with multiple audiences and varied media. We are particularly interested in funding the study of strategically significant countries and languages.
Information on scholarships and fellowships for U.S. and international citizens.
Awards for intensive summer or academic term study abroad in non-traditional destinations are offered to freshmen and sophomores to foster their interest in international affairs. Awards for an academic term or year in non-traditional destinations are offered to juniors and seniors to increase their knowledge of other languages and cultures. Please meet with the Study Abroad Advisor to discuss your plans and the application procedures.
Awards of varying lengths are offered to graduate students to pursue the study of languages and cultures deemed critical to U.S. national security. To be eligible, the student must be a U.S. citizen and either enrolled in or applying to a graduate program at an accredited U.S. college or university. Applications are typically due in the end of January for the following academic year.
Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying broad. Fifty $1,000 grants are awarded each year.
Open to students who have a 3.75 GPA
The Young Ambassador Program is organised through the Friends of Saint Patrick organisation and the Saint Patrick Centre. It is designed to promote a greater understanding of the shared cultural heritage of Northern Ireland in North America amongst those aged 20-25. Young Ambassadors will be selected to travel to Downpatrick and County Down, Ireland for 15 days in June to explore various aspects of the history and traditions of the island of Ireland and develop their own chosen cultural dissertations. They will complete their agreed dissertations when they go home and following a successful review will be formally made Young Ambassadors.
Over the years, studying abroad has become more popular yet it is still not the norm. But there are few jobs today that function at only local levels. As the world becomes ever more connected, globalized, and competitive, investing in time abroad is a monumental step toward becoming a global citizen and a mature adult.
Direct exposure to other cultures will teach your young adult things that can only be learned abroad and will inform and enhance the rest of their life.
There are many reasons Duquesne University believes in graduating with both a local and global education and we hope that you, as a parent, encourage your student to become a citizen of the world. Together, we can provide a horizon-expanding education – and prepare them for anything.
University College Dublin: Parent’s Guide
US Embassy List World Wide
Join the Center for Global Engagment’s global staff and experience unique international employment opportunities.
Get ready for the experience of a lifetime! Throughout the year the Center for Global Engagement offers travel opportunities available to Duquesne alumni and friends. Cruise the Mediterranean, climb Machu Picchu or safari in Africa – these are just a few past alumni adventures.
The Study Abroad Office is located in the Center for Global Engagement. Call or email with questions.
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