Students who study abroad gain a unique perspective on the world they carry for the rest of their lives.

Study Abroad

Sierra Nevada College encourages all students to consider studying abroad, and participating in travel courses, field experiences or internships as part of their undergraduate experience.

Living and studying abroad immerses you in another culture in a way which can have a profound impact academically, personally, and professionally.

Study Abroad Options

The University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) currently has over 45 program locations in 28 countries. Their programs provide academic enrollment enriched with fieldtrips, integrated living and academic experiences, sports, internships, and volunteer and service learning opportunities. There are traditional semester and year long programs, and 3 – 6 week programs during the summer and in January.

International Study Abroad (ISA) offers over 70 program locations in 28 countries. Year long, semester, summer, J-term, and intensive month schedules are available, and service-learning, internship, and undergraduate research programs are available. Housing and excursions are included. Information about outside scholarships is available on their website.

Semester at Sea (SAS) travels the world by ship offering coursework from 20-25 disciplines integrated with relevant field studies in up to a dozen countries, providing a truly global study abroad experience. Students are exposed to varying stages of economic development, contrasting political systems, and great diversity of religious and cultural values. The University of Virginia is the program’s academic sponsor.

SNC Travel Courses combine cultural immersion and academic credit, often with a service learning component. Recent destinations include South Africa, Japan, and Arctic Village Alaska, bordering the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Offerings vary from year to year, contact Henry Conover for current information.

Customized Programs are popular with students who have connections to a specific location, friends, or family abroad. Henry Conover can help you design a program.

Plan Ahead

  • IMPORTANT! Students interested in studying abroad must meet with their academic advisor to confirm the classes they are planning to take BEFORE they confirm their trip to ensure that the classes will meet SNC’s criteria for transfer credit and major course requirements.
    The Transfer Credit Prior Approval form is available on the FORMS page.
  • Students can select any program offered by our partners. Detailed program and cost information is available on the organization websites.
  • Financial Aid may apply to approved study abroad programs. Meet with Financial Aid in advance to discuss the impact of study abroad on your loan and scholarship packages. Some programs may also offer additional financial aid resources.

Ask A Question

Henry Conover, Director of Academic Support Services
Prim Library 3rd floor, #304