Study Abroad Non-Fairfield Students

Non-Fairfield Students Apply Now

Welcome non-Fairfield students! No matter which American university you attend, you are welcome to study abroad with Fairfield University on our 7 center programs and select faculty-led programs!

As a non-Fairfield student, you will receive the following service at all of our Center’s:

  • Fairfield University credit and grade for your semester abroad;
  • Onsite orientation;
  • Cultural excursions with Fairfield University and with the host university;
  • Fully-equipped and safe housing in either apartments, homestay’s or dormitories;
  • The opportunity to participate in a for credit internship abroad;
  • 24/7 on-site support;
  • Access to the host university’s student services;
  • Comprehensive international insurance;
  • Airport pick-up and transfer at all of our center’s abroad;
  • Receive a Fairfield University transcript;
  • …and last but certainly not least, an experience you cannot have at your home university!

Next Steps

  • Review your options!
  • Talk to your advisors and family members
  • Approval from home university
  • Apply!

 

FALL/YEAR

Application Open: November 15
Application Deadline: March 1

SUMMER

Application Open: October 1
Application Deadline: February 1

SPRING & JANUARY INTERSESSION

Application Open: April 15
Application Deadline: October 1

 

Programs

Summer Semester Options

Summer programs are perfect for students who are have a strict academic schedule, are hesitant to study abroad for a semester or have financial constraints. Students have the opportunity to study abroad for the summer semester at our Centers in Aix-en-Provence, Sydney, Florence, Galway and Madrid! Click the link below to find out more about our dynamic summer offerings!

 

January Intersession Options

We currently offer January Intersession programming at our Centers in Florence, Italy and Aix-en-Provence, France. Stay tuned for additional programs!

 

Faculty Led Programs

Faculty Led Programs are an opportunity to bring the classroom to you beyond the campus borders! What’s better for learning about Italian Art than going to where it all began, in Florence? Or, utilizing your clinical skills to assist families in Nicaragua? Faculty Led opportunities increase students’ cultural understanding and support the Jesuit mission “to promote a sense of social responsibility, and making sure all students embrace and develop their full creative, intellectual potential.”

Faculty Led Programs can enhance your curriculum, fit into your busy schedule, work for your budget, and meet your academic needs. Program costs include tuition, housing, academic excursions, some meals and on-site transportation.

Transform Your Life by Learning Abroad.

  • Faculty Led programs are available to all sophomores, juniors and seniors who are in good academic and social standing at their home institution with a grade point average of a least a 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Permission of instructor(s) is required.
  • Students must be 18 years of age or older at time of departure
  • Students must possess passport valid for at least six (6) months after return date.
  • Students must complete all pre-departure orientations.
  • Full payment prior to departure is required. Deadlines are provided.
  • Students must complete all application and material submissions by the deadlines posted in the StudioAbroad Program Page. 

 

Semester Options

 

Sydney, Australia (Business)

Sydney, the capital of New South Wales, is a high energy and lively city. It is a diverse, multi-cultural city where students have the opportunity to explore both inside and outside the classroom. Sydney is home to over 4 million people and is the largest and oldest city in Australia. It is notable for its spectacular harbor and famous ocean beaches at Bondi and Manly. The metropolitan area is also surrounded on three sides by national parks including the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park.

 

London, England

London ranks as one of top 3 best places to study abroad! London is not just a capital city - the center of British politics and governments - it is an international center of excellence for business, culture and the arts. With more students than any other city in Europe, London is an extraordinary place to live and study. There is something for everyone in London and student life is full of unlimited opportunities.

 

Madrid, Spain:

Madrid is the political, economic and cultural heart of Spain. A truly international city, Madrid hosts a dynamic metropolitan lifestyle noted for fine arts venues such as the Prado Museum, the Renia Sofia Museum, and the Tysen Bornemisza Museum. In addition to its many museums, students can enjoy numerous parks and plazas to grab a café cortado with friends or read a good book. The city is centrally located in Spain, which allows access to affordable and accessible modes of transportation for domestic and international travel throughout the world.

 

Barcelona, Spain (Business)

Origins of Barcelona come from I B.C. when Romans settled on a small colony around the mountain Taber. Since IV B.C. to XII A.C, Barcelona was consolidating as an urban nucleus. Furthermore, Barcelona began its process of expansion getting stronger politically, religiously and commercially. In XX century, Barcelona became the capital of cultural avant-garde and also the capital of new technological and scientific techniques. Moreover, in 1992, Barcelona received the Olympic Games and the city could show around the world that it was a modern and advanced city besides welcoming, supportive and warm. Nowadays, Barcelona has become a multicultural and cosmopolitan city, which is eager to receive new people, the ideas of whom make the city shine.

 

Managua, Nicaragua:

Nicaragua is a country of contrasts, where exquisite natural beauty serves as backdrop for this nation's fascinating history. Nicaragua is the perfect place to learn, live, and experience the realities of the developing world. The program provides students with a transforming experience, develops awareness of social justice issues, and prepares them for committed citizenship.

 

 

 

Florence, Italy:

Florence is a city of momentous change - but also, a city that retains its ancient character and legacy. It is a city of paradox, and it is endlessly fascinating; a perfect place to study, learn and live. Learn amid treasures of art and architecture, experience the glory of the Renaissance and the flavor of Italian life in one of Europe's most beautiful cities. Fairfield University's award-winning Florence program offers a comprehensive package of academic programming, cultural events, and support services designed to ensure an outstanding semester or year in Florence.

 

 

Aix-en-Provence, France:

Aix-en-Provence, located in the south of France, is known for its picturesque vistas, Mediterranean climate, and sense of history. A university town, Aix-en-Provence has been a center of study for French students since its first university was founded there in the 15th century, and more than forty thousand students live and study in the city. IAU College is located in the heart of this academic community – in the oldest part of town, next to the Institut d'Etudes Politiques and opposite the Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur.

 

 

Brisbane, Australia:

Study in one of Australia's most exciting cities, where the charm of 19th-century architecture, a cosmopolitan urban center, and spectacular beaches and wildlife converge. The city's imposing skyline rises above the Brisbane River to reveal a vibrant cosmopolitan center. Through this program you are eligible to participate in a credit internship within the Brisbane business community. This opportunity provides a valuable work experience and immersion in Australian professional life.

 

 

 

Galway, Ireland:

In Galway, Ireland's cultural capital and fastest growing city, you will find echoes of the nation's medieval past and evidence of its dynamic present. The program offers study in business, engineering, humanities, nursing, and sciences. In this full-immersion experience, you'll live and learn beside Irish students.

Internships

Students! Did you know that while studying abroad you can engage in an international internship? Yes, students can make a business internship part of their academic curriculum while abroad for a semester, a full year or even a summer! Interns will gain international work experience with a high-end internship in cities like, Florence, Brisbane, Sydney, Aix-en-Provence, and Barcelona!

Internships provide students with the opportunity to gain experience in workplace settings and to translate classroom learning into practice. Interns are not required to be fluent in a foreign language as many of the host companies utilize the interns for their English speaking and writing skills.  Many interns enjoy learning the local language and take advantage of language classes to advance their language skills.

The internship is a substantive career development experience. It can be paid or unpaid with the intent of the experience for the student to be exposed to business ideas and concepts while being mentored. Doing analysis, contributing to decisions, and communicating meaningful ideas should form the bulk of the work, although some low skill work (for example, data entry and making phone calls) can be a part of the assignment. At the end of the internship experience, students will be able to reflect on their personal and professional growth and begin seeing themselves on their career path.

Policies & Procedures

Study abroad is intended to build upon and enhance students’ educational experiences. For this reason, program choices will be carefully reviewed with each student to ensure a good fit between academics and destination.

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