Academic Catalog

Study Abroad Credit

EKU Campus

Education abroad provides the opportunity for students to earn academic credit on programs around the world. Experiential learning through study abroad may include coursework, internships, research opportunities, or service learning.  EKU students are eligible to study abroad if they are in good academic and disciplinary standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.  Students must also meet any additional prerequisites required for admission to their specific study abroad program or course. 

Summer, Winter, full semester, or academic year options are available through EKU’s study abroad providers. Current EKU study abroad providers include: AIFS Study Abroad, Arcos Learning Abroad, Barcelona SAE, Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA), CEA Study Abroad, CIS Abroad, Harlaxton College, International Studies Abroad (ISA), Kentucky Institute for International Study (KIIS), Knowledge Exchange Institute (KEI), SAI Programs, and the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC).  Additional custom faculty-led courses or exchange opportunities are available through the EKU Education Abroad Office. 

Students must complete all necessary paperwork through the EKU Education Abroad Office.  Students planning to participate in a study abroad experience should visit the study abroad website ( to set up an in person or virtual appointment to start the application process. Once a study abroad program is selected, students must fill out a Study Abroad Course Pre-Approval Form, which must be endorsed by the EKU Education Abroad Office (Keith 129) before course/program approval may be granted. All study abroad students must complete EKU’s pre-departure orientation prior to their study abroad term.  Students who choose to participate on an unapproved study abroad program may not be eligible for financial aid, scholarships, or course credit.  

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