Study Abroad for a Month, a Semester, or More While Attending Salem College

Salem College students study abroad.As a Salem student, you have the opportunity to travel the globe to expand your horizons and your mind. Go abroad for a year, a semester, a summer, or a month — during Salem’s specially scheduled January Term!

Our students have spent semesters in Ecuador, New Zealand, Thailand, and throughout Europe. Salem travel courses have journeyed to Austria, Italy, Costa Rica, and Argentina. Wherever you decide to go, you’ll be able to experience an entirely new culture and learn things that simply can’t be taught in the classroom. 

Salem College Study Abroad Opportunities

As a key element of our Salem Signature program, study abroad helps to facilitate the well-rounded development of our students. In an effort to provide access to as many regions of the world as possible, Salem College has partnered with other programs that offer accredited study abroad courses. 

Semester Abroad

Brethren Colleges Abroad Program

Through its affiliation with the Brethren Colleges Abroad Program (BCA), Salem College offers semester and year-long study abroad programs in countries throughout Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Rooted in the values of peace and justice, Brethren Colleges Abroad promotes international understanding and awareness of global citizenship through its diverse academic programs across the globe.

Currently, BCA offers programs in Belgium, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Spain, Wales, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Australia, China, India, Japan, and New Zealand. For more information, please visit the BCA website or contact the coordinator of study abroad, Katharine Blackwell.

St. Clare’s Liberal Arts Program, Oxford, England

St. Clare’s is an independent, international college whose liberal arts course of studies is designed for students who wish to supplement their academic programs with a semester or year of study in England. Students choose from a selection of courses from across the liberal arts curriculum. Salem students will find numerous courses that fulfill the College’s basic distribution requirements for graduation. This program is open to sophomores and juniors who have a minimum Salem grade point average of 3.0. For more information, please visit the St. Clare’s website.

Harlaxton College, United Kingdom

WHAT IS HARLAXTON COLLEGE? Harlaxton is both a 100-room manor house in the English Midlands and a self-contained university campus. Salem students have the opportunity to spend a semester or summer session at Harlaxton through Salem College’s partnership with the University of Evansville, which owns and operates Harlaxton College. Harlaxton is an excellent choice if you want to experience the “real” English countryside, untainted by tourism. The unique British studies curriculum provides an orientation to British life and culture, including visits to London, Lincoln and other historic places. With three-day weekends, students have time to travel and easy access to sites in England, as well as a homebase for exploring the rest of Europe. On campus, you will live among other American students with the services of a dean and other professionals, but not be isolated from the English. The staff, customs, and food are all British.

Summer Abroad

The Summer School at St. Peter’s College, Oxford University

Students may enroll at the Summer School at St. Peter’s College and take courses in medieval studies or in the environmental, urban, and regional studies program. Students work with Oxford University faculty in the tutorial tradition. This program is open to rising seniors with a minimum Salem grade point average of 3.2. Please visit the St. Peter’s College website for more information.

Salem College’s Business Program at St. Peter’s College, Oxford University

Salem College and St. Peter’s College, Oxford University conduct a three-week International Business program at St. Peter’s College. Distinguished lecturers teach the program and consist of faculty and business professionals from Salem College, St. Peter’s College, other British universities, and multinational corporations. The program includes modules in Globalization and the World Economy, Development of Global Companies and Business Culture, as well as Ethics and Gender Issues. Interested students should contact Professor Cummings in the Business Department for more information.

January Term

Each January between two and four travel courses are offered, led by faculty in a variety of disciplines for one to three weeks. Previous topics and destinations have included “Conservation and Ecotourism in Costa Rica,” “Explore Ireland and Spirituality,” and immersion in the culture and language of wide-ranging destinations including Italy, Austria, Argentina, and Mexico. Courses are announced each spring for the following January Term. 

Explore Additional Study Abroad Opportunities at Salem

Students who wish to study abroad through a different program of study should contact the coordinator of study abroad, Katharine Blackwell.

All study abroad programs must be approved in advance by the Dean’s office. Students applying to study abroad must be in good academic standing.

Offering a variety of programs in countries around the world, Salem College encourages students to study abroad as part of the Salem Signature program.