Getting Started

Get ready to take the educational journey of a lifetime! Join the hundreds of TU students who study abroad each year -- for a summer, Minimester, Spring Break, semester or full academic year. You will acquire cross-cultural skills, observe how your academic field is studied and practiced elsewhere, and enhance your prospects in today’s dynamic work world.

Student in Nice, France

How Do I Get Started?

Attend a Study Abroad 101 information session to learn the basics about studying abroad and activate your profile in Horizons.

Top Five Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where can I go? Programs are offered worldwide in more than 60 countries. View the full list of approved programs.
  2. When can I study abroad? Opportunities are available in the spring, fall, summer, Minimester, and academic year. Students interested in studying abroad for a semester or more must complete 30 credits prior to departure while faculty-led programs are open to everyone! You may study abroad in your final year or semester at TU and there are options for both undergraduate and graduate students.
  3. What classes can I take? You may take courses toward your major, minor, core, or electives.
  4. How much does it cost? Costs vary depending on the program you choose and length of stay. Exchanges cost the same as tuition for a semester and/or year at Towson University (excluding travel).
  5. Can I use scholarships or financial aid to pay for study abroad? Yes! Check our Financial Aid and Scholarships section for more information.