Study Abroad

Study abroad is an opportunity to earn Pacific University academic credit for courses taken at a foreign university or taught by a Pacific University faculty member in another country.

Pacific University offers study abroad programs which allow students to study abroad for a semester or an entire academic year. Students can also participate in short-term study abroad programs offered typically during the winter term or in early summer.

Where will you go next year? You decide. See all our study abroad program locations.

NOTE:  What's new in the Fall 2020 semester?

The Office of International Programs is open for business this Fall Semester, and we look forward to preparing you for the excitement of study abroad in the 2021-22 academic year in the (hopefully) post-Covid world!  The Office, however, will be operating fully remotely this semester to safeguard the health of our students and staff.

For semester-length or summer study abroad programs, all advising appointments with Stephen Prag will be virtual on Zoom, with students able to calendar their own appointments (see below). Please note that all students intending to study abroad for a semester or year in 2021-22, or for summer, are REQUIRED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT with Stephen Prag prior to beginning the application process (due date for all semester program applications for Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 is February 10, 2021) . 


Please feel free to email us if you have any questions:


General program information: 

Stephen Prag (


Application procedures for semester/ Academic year programs:

Atsuko Rothberg (


Undergraduate travel courses, short-term graduate study abroad or international clinical placements:

Michael Miller ( 


An Easy Three Step Process

1. Set up a 30 min Advising Appointment    Schedule Appointment

2. Submit a Study Abroad Application (Internal Nomination Process)
The deadlines:
Dec. 1: Petition
Feb. 1: IE3 Global Baden-Württemberg program (Fall & AY program participants)
Feb. 10: All other programs

3. Submit Application to partner university/ study abroad provider

Read more detailed information about the application process.


study abroad locations

While Covid-19 has canceled study abroad this year, International Programs expects the program will be up and running again this time next year, barring any unforeseen setbacks. The chance to study abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many students, and now is the time to start planning!

Public Health Update

Pacific is updating its travel recommendations to minimize exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

Six students from the Master of Social Work program participated in a 20-day immersion course in Merida, Mexico during winter break. The focus of the course was to learn more about what social services and advocacy groups are available in the Yucatan area, and Merida in particular, and where there may be gaps in services.