Study Abroad

Eiffel Tower Lander University encourages its students to experience another culture first hand by living and studying abroad. The Office of Study Abroad is dedicated to providing all Lander students with high quality academic and service opportunities overseas. These opportunities allow students to enrich their knowledge, develop new skills, and enhance their potential to live a meaningful life of personal satisfaction and of service to others, both as a neighbor and as a global citizen.

Since 2005, Lander students have spent a semester or a year of study at colleges and universities in Europe, Asia, and Central and South America. Other Lander students have participated in summer programs in Chile, Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico, England, France, Italy, Spain, Korea, and Thailand.

Study abroad opportunities are open to all Lander students. Those who wish to spend a semester abroad must have completed two semesters at Lander. With careful planning, students who study abroad can maintain steady progress toward Lander graduation by taking courses abroad that count toward their graduation requirements.

Students who have completed at least one semester of study at Lander are eligible to participate in Lander's faculty-led Study Tours, scheduled at Winter break, Spring break, and in the Summer.

For students who wish to spend a semester abroad, Lander has forged agreements with selected institutions in England, Spain, Chile, France, and Greece. We have a particularly strong institutional relationship with the University of Winchester in south central England.

Lander is affiliated with four “third-party providers” of study abroad programs: Academic Studies Abroad (ASA) , the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) , the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) , and GlobaLinks Learning Abroad .

Academic customs and patterns of study in universities in other countries are somewhat different from those in the United States. For a discussion of the pattern of academic life in the United Kingdom, for example, click here .

There are thousands of study abroad opportunities. We believe that the programs recommended below will fit the needs of most students. However, if after considering these programs, you feel that you are interested in following a “road less traveled,” we will assist you in finding a program that fits your needs and interests. Please contact the Director of Study Abroad Programs at .

An Extra Incentive For Semester Abroad Students

Students who study on an approved overseas program during a regular fall or spring semester will automatically satisfy Lander's GenEd "Global Issues" requirement. They will also automatically receive four FALS credits, and may petition to receive additional FALS credits.

Honors College

The Honors College challenges you to learn beyond the classroom. You will select a BreakAway experience that fits your curriculum, interests, and career goals. Lander’s knowledgeable faculty will help find the perfect experience for you; whatever you choose, your BreakAway will give you an edge for graduate school or career searches. (For more information about the Honors College, click here .)

Global Scholars Program

Each year, Lander's Global Scholars Program will offer special funding opportunities for outstanding Honors College students who choose to spend a semester studying overseas. For more information, please click here .

Asia Initiative

The Office of International Programs is leading an initiative to bring students from Korea and China to study at Lander. It is also opening up unique study abroad opportunities in Asia for Lander students. Students who are interested in studying in Korea or China, or in traveling to Asia to teach English as a second language, should contact Mr. Jeff Constant ( ) or call 388-8896. Please click here for more information.

Semester Abroad Recommendations

Winchester UniversityFall Or Spring Semester - Study At Winchester

Lander has a special agreement with the University of Winchester which allows our students to study at UW for just a little more than the cost of a semester at Lander. Study abroad scholarships are also available.

The University of Winchester is a small university of about 5,500 students. Sixty-nine Lander students have studied at UW since the fall of 2006.

Winchester itself is a small city approximately 65 miles southwest of London. It is one of the oldest cathedral cities in England. It was the capital city for Saxon and Norman kings, and was the center of King Alfred's Wessex. Jane Austen lived and wrote near here, and she is buried in Winchester Cathedral.

Winchester Dorms For more information about studying at the University of Winchester, click here .

Other Fall And Spring Opportunities

In addition to Winchester, Lander has agreements with the Universidad de Alicante and Tandem Escuela Internacional in Spain; with the Universidad del Pacífico in Chile, with the Institut Européen de Français and Langue Onze in France, and with the University of the Aegean in Greece.

You may also wish to consider the numerous programs offered by our "third-party providers" listed above.

There are many other third-party providers that may offer programs of interest to various students. Lander will consider approving specific programs on a case-by-case basis. Lander approval is required before a student's financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program.

Spring Break & Summer Study Tours

Lander faculty members often lead groups of students on study tours. Each study tour offers Lander academic credit. Pre-tour lectures and a post-tour paper may be required. Below is a listing of recent and upcoming Study Tours:

Summer 2015

  • Spain and Portugal - Camino de Santiago - Prof. Mentley
  • Greece & Venice - Art museums and studio - Profs. Singletary, Snipes & Keener
  • Britain to Prague - Death and Dying - Profs. Craton & Cleveland
  • Southern Spain - Comparative Societies - Prof. Harrison
  • England & France - War and Nationalism - Prof. McMillan
  • Honduras - Medical Mission - Profs. Myers & Lee
  • China & Korea - Asian Culture & History - Prof. Lopes & Mr. Constant

Spring Break 2016

  • Colorado - Visual Art - Prof. Holloway

Summer 2016

  • Ireland - Ireland’s History, Myth and Folklore - Prof. Baggett
  • Honduras - Medical Mission - Profs. Myers & Lee
  • Guatemala - Teaching in Guatemala - Profs. Vartanian & Nix
  • Germany & Switzerland - Art & Design - Profs. Slagle & Nazim-Starnes
  • Spain (Community Tour) - UNESCO World Heritage - Prof. Mentley

For detailed information on any of these study tours, students should contact the faculty members listed above or the Director of Study Abroad.

Summer Study Tours to Asia

The following summer opportunities in Asia are coordinated by the Office of International Programs (300 Jackson Library):

  • China and Korea - a four-week study tour including visits to important cultural sites.
  • Korea - a four-week summer program at Busan and Incheon to study Korean language, art, and culture.
  • Thailand - teach English as a second language in a summer camp.

Summer Schools In England And Scotland

Consider the summer programs offered by our four "third-party providers" listed above. In addition, the following opportunities for summer study at institutions in England and Scotland are recommended:

  • The University of Sussex offers an extensive summer program for international students. This university is located in Falmer, about one hour south of London by train. More information about this summer program.
  • The University of Stirling has designed a special summer program to accommodate students from other countries. The historic city of Stirling lies midway between Glasgow and Edinburgh in southern Scotland. More information about this summer program .
  • Cambridge University offers a large number of courses in two different summer school formats for international students. Lander students of high academic standing (3.4 or higher GPA) are encouraged to consider one of these programs. Please meet with the Director of Study Abroad who will assist you in choosing the program that best fits your needs and interests.

Lander students who are interested in any of these summer opportunities should review the referenced information and then contact the Director of Study Abroad at .

Opportunities Offered By Other Institutions

Arrangements have been made for Lander students to take part in some of the study abroad programs offered by other universities. Here is one excellent program that does not duplicate Lander’s own offerings:

  • Clemson in China - The College of Business and Behavioral Science at Clemson University offers a six-week program each summer. After one week of touring cultural sites in Beijing, the program is based at the Dalian University of Technology. Each student will enroll for CHIN 499 Selected Topics in Chinese Culture (3 hours) and for one additional course (3 or 4 hours) in business management or in Chinese language. For more information contact .
  • UGA Art Studies in Italy: The University of Georgia's Lamar Dodd School of Art operates an Arts Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy. Semester and summer programs in Art Education, Ceramics, Creative Writing, Drawing, Graphic Design, Italian Language and Culture, Interior Design, Jewelry & Metalwork, Landscape Architecture, Painting, Papermaking & Book Arts, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture are offered. Click here for more information .

Miscellaneous Opportunities

  • Habitat for Humanity Global Village Program: Opportunities for short-term service projects around the world. Click here for more information .
  • Gilman International Scholarships: Awards for study abroad for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding. Sponsored by the US Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education. Click here for more information .
  • National Security Education Program Scholarships: These scholarships assist students to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for a commitment to seek work in the federal government. Click here for more information .

Attention Spanish, Education, & Science Majors

Lander students who choose to major in Spanish are required to include study in Spain or Spanish America as part of their curricula. Spanish majors should consult Dr. Pedro Lopes or Dr. Carlos Mentley regarding this requirement. They will assist students in arranging a semester of study at a university and/or language institute in Spain or Latin America. They can be reached at and, respectively.

Teacher Education students have the opportunity to take Education classes and practica at the University of Winchester. Interested Lander students should contact Dr. Cynthia Gardner (

Science curricula can be more difficult to coordinate with study abroad, so careful advance planning is useful. Students should confer with Dr. Paige Ouzts ( about studying at an appropriate university abroad.

A Special Note To Students And Parents

Lander University assumes that students who wish to study abroad are responsible individuals who can conduct themselves appropriately and manage their own affairs while traveling with a faculty-led study tour or while studying at an institution in another country. Each participating student must sign a liability release form releasing Lander University and its representatives from legal responsibility during their study abroad activities. Each student must also sign a code of conduct form. To see these Lander legal forms click here .

The university requires that each student have insurance that covers major medical expenses and which provides repatriation expenses in case of an emergency. We recommend the policy available from Cultural Insurance Services International that costs $34/month (the cost is higher for students over 25 years old). CISI insurance is included in the cost of each summer study tour. Click here for more information about this insurance.

Study abroad programs usually involve expenses in addition to the regular expenses associated with attending Lander University. Students must also provide their own airfare to and ground transportation within their host countries. Additional personal travel or touring will incur additional expense.

Additional Information

Contact the Director of Study Abroad ( ) who will assist you in finding a program that fits your needs and interests.