Study Abroad Opportunities

Simmons offers a number of international experiences, including semester and academic year abroad, faculty-led Travel Courses, internship opportunities, and volunteer abroad. 

The Center for Global Education offers a variety of programs that align with your academic and professional goals and geographic interests. 

Getting Started

The best way to start is to schedule an appointment with the International Programs Office in MCB E-104 by emailing studyabroad@simmons.edu, or attend one of the many study abroad events held on campus throughout the semester. Please refer to the Simmons calendar for precise dates.


Exchange Programs

Simmons offers two Japanese exchange programs at Ritsumeikan University and Hokkaido University. Unlike other study abroad options, you pay Simmons tuition and your financial aid and scholarships are still applicable toward your spring semester or full year abroad.

1) Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan offers an exchange program for Simmons students in the native Japanese language or in English. Take a look at the overview brochure here.

There are two different tracks to choose from:

2) Students may also elect to attend Hokkaido University of Education (HUE) in Sapporo, Japan for the academic year, semester, or summer. Prospective students will need to have taken at least four semesters of Japanese language to apply. More information can be found here.

Semester, Summer, or Academic Year Abroad

Semester, Summer, and Year Abroad programs are typically organized and led by non-profit organizations, based in the U.S., but with offices throughout the world.

Here is our complete list of approved programs organized by major:

Biochemistry

Country

Study Abroad Partners

Australia - Sydney The Education Abroad Network
Ireland - Dublin University College Dublin
New Zealand - Christchurch The Education Abroad Network
Scotland - Edinburgh Academic Programs International

Business Management 

Country

Study Abroad Partners

Argentina – Buenos Aires IES Abroad
Australia – Sydney CAPA: The Global Education Network
China - Shanghai The Education Abroad Network
Denmark – Copenhagen DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia
England – London CAPA: The Global Education Network
France - Grenoble Academic Programs International
France - Paris IES Abroad
New Zealand - Auckland The Education Abroad Network
Ireland – Dublin University College Dublin
Italy – Florence CAPA: The Global Education Network
Italy – Milan IES Abroad
Spain - Barcelona IES Abroad

Communications 

Country

Study Abroad Partners

Australia – Sydney The Education Abroad Network
Denmark - Copenhagen DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia
England - London CAPA: The Global Education Network
France - Paris IES Abroad
Ireland - Dublin CAPA: The Global Education Network
Ireland - Dublin University College Dublin
Morocco - Rabat SIT Abroad
New Zealand – Auckland The Education Abroad Network
South Korea - Seoul The Education Abroad Network
Spain -  Barcelona IES Abroad

Economics 

Country

Study Abroad Partners

Argentina – Buenos Aires SIT Abroad
Australia - Sydney The Education Abroad Network
Cameroon - Yaounde SIT Study Abroad
China - Shanghai The Education Abroad Network
Denmark - Copenhagen DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia
England - London IES Abroad
Ireland - Dublin University College Dublin
Madagascar - Antananarivo SIT Study Abroad
Multi-Country –
U.S., Brazil, India, Uganda
SIT Abroad
Singapore The Education Abroad Network
South Korea - Seoul The Education Abroad Network

English, History, and Gender Studies 

Country

Study Abroad Partners

Denmark - Copenhagen DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia
England - Bath Advanced Studies in England
England - London CAPA: The Global Education Network
England - Oxford IES Abroad

Exercise Science 

Country

Study Abroad Partners

Australia – Brisbane & Gold Coast Academic Programs International
Australia - Sydney The Education Abroad Network
Denmark - Copenhagen DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia
England - Leeds Academic Programs International
Ireland - Dublin University College Dublin
New Zealand - Auckland The Education Abroad Network

Marketing 

Country

Study Abroad Partners

Argentina – Buenos Aires IES Abroad
Austria - Vienna IES Abroad
Australia - Sydney CAPA: The Global Education Network
China - Shanghai CAPA: The Global Education Network
China - Shanghai The Education Abroad Network
Denmark - Copenhagen DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia
England - London CAPA: The Global Education Network
France - Paris IES Abroad
France - Nice IES Abroad
Italy - Florence CAPA: The Global Education Network
Singapore The Education Abroad Network

Neuroscience 

Country

Study Abroad Partners

Australia - Sydney The Education Abroad Network
Denmark - Copenhagen DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia
England - London IES Abroad
Ireland - Dublin University College Dublin
New Zealand - Dunedin The Education Abroad Network

Nursing 

Country

Study Abroad Partners

Australia - Sydney The Education Abroad Network
Costa Rica - San Jose Academic Programs International
Denmark - Copenhagen DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia
England - London CAPA: The Global Education Network
England – Leeds Academic Programs International
Spain - Granada Granada Institute of Int. Studies
Ireland - Dublin University College Dublin

Nutrition and Dietetics 

Country

Study Abroad Partners

Australia - Sydney The Education Abroad Network
England - London Academic Programs International
England - London CAPA: The Global Education Network
Ireland – Dublin University College Dublin
New Zealand - Dunedin The Education Abroad Network

Political Science 

Country

Study Abroad Partners

Argentina – Buenos Aires IES Abroad
Australia - Sydney The Education Abroad Network
Denmark - Copenhagen DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia
England – Bath, Oxford Advanced Studies in England
France - Paris IES Abroad
Germany - Freiburg IES Abroad
Ireland - Dublin University College Dublin
Multi-Country -
U.S., India, South Africa, Brazil
SIT Study Abroad
Peru - Cuzco SIT Abroad
South Africa - Durban SIT Study Abroad
Switzerland - Geneva SIT Study Abroad
Thailand – Chiang Mai The Education Abroad Network
Tunisia - Tunis SIT Abroad

Psychology 

Country

Study Abroad Partners

Austria – Vienna IES Abroad
Australia – Sydney The Education Abroad Network
Denmark – Copenhagen DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia
England – London IES Abroad
Ireland - Dublin University College Dublin
Netherlands – Amsterdam IES Abroad
New Zealand – Dunedin The Education Abroad Network
South Korea - Seoul The Education Abroad Network
Spain – Barcelona IES Abroad

Public Health 

Country

Study Abroad Partners

Argentina – Buenos Aires SIT Abroad
Chile - Arica SIT Abroad
England - London IES Abroad
India – New Delhi SIT Study Abroad
Ireland - Dublin University College Dublin
Multi-country -
U.S., India, South Africa, Brazil
SIT Study Abroad
South Africa - Durban SIT Study Abroad
Thailand – Chiang Mai The Education Abroad Network

Social Work 

Country

Study Abroad Partners

Australia -
Brisbane and Gold Coast
Academic Programs International
Australia - Sydney
The Education Abroad Network
Australia - Sydney CAPA: The Global Education Network
Costa Rica – San Jose Academic Programs International
England - London CAPA: The Global Education Network
Ireland – Dublin University College Dublin

Sociology 

Country

Study Abroad Partners

Argentina – Buenos Aires SIT Abroad
Australia - Sydney The Education Abroad Network
Brazil - Fortaleza SIT Abroad
Denmark - Copenhagen DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia
India – Jaipur SIT Study Abroad
Indonesia - Bali SIT Study Abroad
Ireland - Dublin University College Dublin
Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh SIT Study Abroad
Simmons Faculty-Led Travel Courses

Simmons & COF Faculty-Led Travel Courses: These are intensive courses lasting one to four weeks, where Simmons students travel with a faculty member from Simmons or another COF institution, and focus their studies on one subject or country.

Spring & Summer 2018 course offerings:

Study Abroad for Nursing Majors

Yes, it is possible for nursing majors to study abroad! Through our partnerships with University College Dublin and the Granada Institute of Technology, nursing majors can now fulfill Key Content Area courses, clinical requirements, and nursing electives while studying in Spain or Ireland.

For more information, view the flyers below, OR begin your application.


Finally, If you are interested in studying at the Granada Institute for International Studies, check out their video on the program and their partnership with Simmons College. For more information, visit their website at GRIIS.es


Volunteer or Intern Abroad