»Find a Study Abroad Program

Chapman students have the choice of over 70 semester and academic year study abroad programs! All program information is available on the Global Gateway, the application online portal. On the Global Gateway you can search for a program by recommended major, location, financial aid applicability, or a number of other features. View the User Guide for information about navigating the Global Gateway.

Students can also attend the Study Abroad Fair (3rd Monday each semester) to talk to representatives about the programs or meet with a Peer Advisor or staff member in the CGE about narrowing down the selection. 

+-Major Brochures

Major BrochuresWith so many options for going abroad, it can sometimes feel a little overwhelming trying to find a program that will fit your needs.  Students can take courses for their major, minor, GE, or electives while abroad. We have developed brochures by Chapman major that lists programs recommended for that specific major. Stop by our office and pick up a brochure today! Students receive Chapman credit and grades for all courses taken abroad.

+-Types of Programs

Chapman study abroad semester programs fall under three categories and vary in terms of cultural integration and variety of courses offered.

Program Providers: The program is hosted at a study abroad center with a combination of center classes and university classes. Program providers are third party organizations (typically U.S. based) that arrange the logistics such as housing, activities, excursions, and may hold some of the classes at their center and at the host institution. Other students on the program are North American study abroad students.

Direct Enroll: Students enroll directly at the host institution with U.S. and international study abroad students as well as local students. Many students can live on campus and experience full campus life.  

Exchanges: A Chapman student will take the place of a local student and may take courses in English or the host language as a student of the host university. Students take classes alongside of local students and typically live with other international students. These programs require a student to be more independent, mature, and academically minded. These experiences are very rewarding, as they are typically the most immersive types of programs.

For questions about specific programs in each category type, come talk to us!

+-Independent Applicants

WE STRONGLY ADVISE YOU NOT TO STUDY ABROAD INDEPENDENTLY. If you choose to study abroad independently, you are taking a leave of absence from Chapman University. In effect, you will have withdrawn from Chapman University for the semester abroad. You will not be considered a Chapman student while abroad. Chapman has thousands of courses in hundreds of locations you can take while remaining enrolled at Chapman; we encourage you to look into these programs rather than taking a leave of absence.

Download the Guidelines for Independent Applicants form for information about credits, financial aid, and other information. 

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