FAQs About Study Abroad


I Want to Go Abroad, What Are My Options?

You can choose from several options, which include studying abroad, interning abroad or participating in a multi-destination program. In the past, Salem State students have also travelled around the world with Semester at Sea, explored the Great Barrier Reef in various marine biology programs, and completed public health field work in hospitals, schools and community centers. 

Where Can I Study?

You can study anywhere in the world. Salem State University sponsors summer and semester programs in Oxford, England; Caen, France; Oviedo, Spain; Florence, Italy; and Quebec, Canada. We also have affiliation agreements with other organizations. Additional opportunities in just about any country in the world are also available through programs sponsored by other institutions.

Can I Afford to Study Abroad?

Yes! Many study abroad programs are comparable in cost to a semester at Salem State. Others can be more expensive, depending on the program and the cost of living in a particular country. Financial aid can also be applied toward study abroad. Additional expenses, including airfare and personal spending money, can be included in your financial aid application. So, in short, study abroad is an affordable, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Will My Grades Transfer?

Yes! Study abroad students typically earn 12-15 credits per semester, and these grades appear on their transcripts as credit from a foreign university. Grades are not averaged into your cumulative grade-point average, but do count toward graduation.

In What Countries Have Other Salem State Student Studied?

In the past few years, Salem State students have studied in: Argentina, Austria, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Spain. Others have participated in the Semester at Sea program.

How Can I Obtain More Information?

Download our study abroad brochure: study abroad brochure or visit our contact us page.

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