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Study Abroad

Student in the Virgin IslandsStudy Abroad Programs - now or later - will change your life. Globalization of communication, commerce, arts and culture is revolutionizing societies everywhere. Future success in business, politics, and your chosen career will increasingly depend not only on professional expertise, but on personal familiarity with clients, customers and associates from different cultures. Your learning as an MCLA student studying in Europe, Asia, or the Americas will prepare you to meet tomorrow's challenges. It may also change your life today.

Our Partners

MCLA is a member of International Studies Abroad (ISA), CISabroad, and the Semester At Sea Program which allow students to travel and study in many different universities around the world. Through the National Student Exchange students have the option of studying at a number of universities throughout the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S Virgin Islands. At MCLA, your learning about the world begins locally and ends globally.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA (program GPA requirements may be higher)
  • At least 30 credits (sophomore status) by time of departure
  • Must not be on any type of college probation (academic or disciplinary)
  • Must not be any holds on student's account

Helpful Tips and Information

  • Visit the websites of interest
  • Review programs and countries for detailed information including application instructions
  • Meet with the Study Abroad/Away Coordinator for application completion and course selections
  • Credits transfer back to MCLA (with prior approval)
  • Financial Aid applies to your semester abroad
  • Pursue scholarships to help cover your expenses

For Further Information. . .

Contact the Study Abroad/Away Coordinator in CSSE on the top level of Eldridge or at (413) 662-5389.


Wendy Guerra
Study Away Advisor


MCLA provides students with a number of scholarships in order to help fund their education. The Sharron Zavatarro and the Centennial Scholarship are specific to traveling away. Contact the Financial Aid Office for MCLA scholarship listings and deadlines. The following are also available scholarships for traveling abroad.

Boren Scholarship

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

BASAA Scholarships

BUTEX (British Universities Transatlantic Exchange Association)

Collegeboard Scholarships

Create Real Impact Scholarships

Diversity Abroad Scholarships

Freeman-ASIA Grant


Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships

Golden Key Awards

Instutute for Humane Studies Fellowships

Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship

LIV Fund

Rotary Ambassadorial International Scholarships

Unigo Scholarship

University Scholarships

Students should also consider doing their own personal fundraising in preparation for international travel. Go Fund Me is a great site to help students gather financial resources for their trip.

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