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.

If you are not sure about Study Abroad, please check this out.

NOTE:  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 2022 or Spring 2023 is February 10, 2022) . 


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


General program information: 

Shpresa Halimi (


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. 10: All other programs

3. Submit Application to partner university/ study abroad provider

Read more detailed information about the application process.


Dr. Halimi, who is currently the project director for the Pacific AANAPISI Grant for Inclusive Student Success, succeeds Stephen Prag, who retires after 18 years.

Twenty years ago, Gina Bell ʼ00 was building roads and diversifying crops with the Peace Corps in Paraguay. She didn’t expect this work to lead to her current managerial position with the city of Dubuque.

In 1876, Pacific University celebrated one of its early commencement ceremonies with a special distinction: Pacific became one of the first universities in the United States to welcome Japanese citizens to its alumni ranks.