- There are three program options available for students to study abroad for a semester or academic year:
1. Johns Hopkins Departmental Programs
- A number of Academic Departments sponsor study abroad programs that directly support major and minor requirements. Whenever possible, qualified students in these majors are encouraged to participate in departmental programs. Credit is approved and may be applied toward major and minor requirements in the sponsoring departments. Hopkins departmentally-sponsored programs vary in terms of the level of support that students receive while abroad. Those programs managed by Hopkins or a third party provider offer the highest level of support. Exchange programs are well-suited to more independent students who prefer a greater level of autonomy while abroad. Please access the Hopkins Programs link to learn more about Hopkins Departmental Programs semester and year programs. To learn about Hopkins Intersession and Summer Programs Abroad, please click on the appropriate links.
2. Direct Enrollment in a University Abroad
- Hopkins students may transfer credit from major colleges and universities throughout the world. Students apply as visiting, non-degree students directly in the host university and take regularly scheduled classes with national and international students. Major/minor credits must be pre-approved by the DUS prior to participation.
Students may enroll in colleges and universities abroad by submitting applications to the host university's international student/study abroad office OR by applying through a third-party provider. Third-party providers offer additional support services, including assistance with applications, registration and on-site support. Students interested in direct enrollment programs must meet language proficiency requirements as established by the host university or provider. Please access the Direct Enrollment link to the left to learn more about this option.
- 3. Vetted Programs
The Office of study Abroad and the Faculty Advisory Committee have vetted specialized programs that offer courses in specific areas, disciplines, or locations where direct enrollment may not be feasible. Sponsored by third-party providers, these specialized programs provide study abroad opportunities for language acquisition, field experience, research opportunities, and disciplinary courses often in less common locations. Students must have major/minor credits pre-approved by the DUS prior to participation. Please access the Vetted Programs link to the left to learn more about this option.