My Major and Study Abroad

Planning to study abroad? You may be eligible for different options depending upon your school and course of study. Students may begin studying abroad in their sophomore year, though the time in which a particular student will go abroad may vary depending upon their own circumstances. Contact the OMGE for more information.

College of Arts and Sciences
College of Arts and Science majors are eligible to study abroad during the semester, short-term and QU-faculty led courses during the summer and winter sessions; providing that the student meets standards set forth by the College of Arts and Sciences and OMGE. For more information, contact Diane Stock, assistant dean for administration, at diane.stock@quinnipiac.edu, or speak with your adviser.

  • Biology and affiliated majors may experience difficulty in studying abroad due to their higher course requirements. However, full semesters abroad are still very possible for students in these schools if planned early.
  • Interactive digital design majors are capable of studying abroad for a full semester if planned early.

School of Business + Engineering
3+1 business students who will be receiving their MBA in four years are more restricted in the options available to them, but are still eligible to study abroad for a full semester with the proper course planning.

School of Business + Engineering majors are eligible to study abroad during the semester, short-term and QU-faculty led courses during the summer and winter sessions; providing that the student meets standards set forth by the school and OMGE. For more information, contact Jennifer Driscoll, assistant dean of academic services, at jennifer.driscoll2@quinnipiac.edu or speak with your adviser.

School of Communications
School of Communications majors are eligible to study abroad during the semester, short-term and QU-faculty led courses during the summer and winter sessions; providing that the student meets standards set forth by the school and OMGE. For more information, contact Danielle Reinhart, assistant dean, at danielle.reinhart@quinnipiac.edu or speak with your academic adviser.

School of Education
Master of Arts in Teaching students should plan to study abroad either their sophomore or junior year. If chosen to study in their junior year, please note that student will be required to fulfill the observation component of their program, as well as take two online courses. We will do our best to find students suitable destinations to complete their observation component. For more information, contact Beth Larkins-Strathy, associate dean, at beth.larkins-strathy@quinnipiac.edu, speak with your academic adviser or the OMGE.

School of Health Sciences
Occupational therapy and physical therapy majors are often only eligible to study abroad for a full semester in the spring of their sophomore year. For more information, contact William Kohlhepp, associate dean, at william.kohlhepp@quinnipiac.edu or speak with your academic adviser.

  • Physical therapy majors may have different eligibility and destination options available to them depending upon the duration of their degree program. Students should check with their academic adviser to learn more.
  • Athletic training and diagnostic imaging majors are eligible for short-term and QU-faculty led courses during the summer and winter semesters.
  • Diagnostic Imaging majors at the end of their sophomore year may be eligible to participate in a summer clinical experience. Please contact the DI department for up-to-date clinical locations and program duration.

School of Nursing
Nursing students are only eligible to study abroad for a full semester in the spring of their sophomore year, providing that the student meets standards set forth by the School of Nursing. For more information, contact Leslie Neal-Boylan, associate dean, at leslie.neal-boylan@quinnipiac.edu.

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