International Programs

Study Abroad

Are there different types of study abroad?


An exchange is when a student spends a semester or full academic year at one of Towson University’s partner universities abroad. In return, a student from the overseas university will study at TU.

Students pay regular Towson University in-state, or out-of-state, tuition and fees for exchanges.


A program is an organization or university which coordinates study abroad for students. A program often includes ‘extras’ such as assistance prior to departure, group flights, on-site orientations, resident directors, excursions, scholarships, etc. Towson University administers their own programs but students have the option of studying on a program through another university, independent company, or not-for-profit organization.

Students DO NOT pay regular TU tuition or fees on programs. Programs may cost more or less than TU tuition and fees depending on the destination and types of services included.


Study Abroad Office
Rm. #408, Psychology Building
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2451

Fax: 410-704-4703



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