Lander University encourages its students to experience another culture first hand by living and studying abroad. 

Due to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated restrictions on international travel, Lander University has suspended all Summer 2021 study abroad programs. See more information here.


student in field 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.


Who can participate?

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.


Where can I go?

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.


student at machu picchuAttention 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. 

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

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.


Study Abroad Programs

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 or explore our other Semester Abroad Recommendations.

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.


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.

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 Jeff Constant.

University of 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.