Drawing on a long-standing tradition in Jesuit education, the International and Study Abroad Programs Office is committed to supporting and promoting global diversity as well as helping our undergraduate students gain an understanding of some of the complexities that stem from our increasingly interconnected and interdependent world.
- In 2023-2024, nearly 1,000 undergraduate students are studying abroad in 31 different countries
- Fordham University is ranked 46th in the US for the percentage of our undergraduate students who study abroad in the 2023 IIE Open Doors Report
- Fordham University is ranked 21st in the US for the number of our undergraduate students who study abroad for one full semester according to IIE's Open Doors Report in 2021-2022.
- Fordham University offers over 100 study abroad programs in more than 50 countries, on 6 continents
Meet Alex, a study abroad student in Munich.
Hey everyone! My name is Alex and I am studying abroad in Munich, Germany through Wayne State University’s Junior Year in Munich program! I am currently a junior English major and German minor on the accelerated education track. I chose this program because of how the partnership between the two universities operates. I can take German language courses with native English speakers to refine my skills and improve my fluency while also taking classes directly from German university faculty with enrolled students within the university.
Meet Grace, a study abroad student in London.
My name is Grace Price and I am a rising junior at Fordham Lincoln Center. I am a dance major with a double minor in English and Sociology. This semester, I will be studying abroad in London at the London Contemporary School for Dance. I chose this program because of its renowned dance education and because it attracts people from all over the world. I am so excited to travel across the UK and get to know so many new people at LCDS. I can’t wait to bring you all along on my experience as a dancer abroad!
Meet Pranati, a study abroad student in London.
Hey guys! I’m Pranati and I’m studying abroad in London this fall through Fordham London’s Gabelli School of Business program. I’m a junior majoring in Global Business with a concentration in Digital Media and Technology. I'm excited about exploring the city, visiting museums, cafes, and art galleries, and meeting some of my close friends. I'm also excited to travel and explore the UK and nearby European countries in my free time. I look forward to sharing some of my trip’s highlights with you!
Meet Parker, a study abroad student in Sydney.
Hi! My name is Parker, and I’m a junior majoring in Global Business with a concentration in Digital Media at The Gabelli School of Business at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus. This fall, I am studying abroad at The University of Sydney in Australia and could not be more thrilled! I’m so excited to learn more about Australia and its rich and diverse culture and history. I also look forward to seeing shows at the Sydney Opera House and getting familiar with local artists and cuisines. I’m also excited to travel and explore more of Australia and the surrounding states and countries- especially Tasmania and New Zealand!
Meet Tzipporah, a study abroad student in Tokyo.
I am studying in Tokyo, Japan, through the Fordham Partner Program with Temple University Japan. I am a visual arts major and a rising junior, class of 2025. I am excited to explore Japanese culture and share my own with the people I meet there! Additionally, my language of choice at Fordham is Japanese, so I hope to advance my Japanese language skills. I chose to study in Japan because of the influence of Japanese culture on film, art, and animation, which is my major. This will be an immersive experience of the history and community in Japan.
Meet Vesa, a study abroad student in Granada.
Hi everyone! My name is Vesa, and this fall I will be studying abroad in Granada, Spain with the Fordham in Granada program. I’m a junior at FCRH majoring in Sociology with a minor in Peace and Justice Studies. I chose this program because of the fascinating courses it offered within my major through the University of Granada’s Centro de Lenguas Modernas. I also wanted to learn more about the influence of Islamic culture in Spanish history and to experience the beautiful architecture and culture of Granada. While abroad, I’m super excited to meet new people, improve my Spanish language skills, and explore the city as much as possible!
Meet Victoria, a study abroad student in Edinburgh
Hi everyone! My name is Tori, and I am a junior double majoring in Art History and Sociology with an English minor. This year, I will be studying in Scotland at the University of Edinburgh! From the local Edinburgh Castle and festival to the battlefields, ancient ruins, and stunning sights in the Highlands— I am beyond excited to explore this beautiful country and call it my home! I chose this program because of the opportunity to live in a city absolutely buzzing with a rich history of art, architecture, and culture, where I can both explore my heritage and become more in touch with the histories I study for my degree. See you there!
Meet William, a study abroad student in Reims.
Bonjour à tous! My name is William Coulibaly, and I’m a junior at FCLC majoring in International Studies and French. This semester, I will be studying at SciencesPo Reims in France, and I can’t wait to take you all along for the ride! I’m looking forward to exploring all the natural beauty of the Champagne region, as well as getting to know all different sorts of people. I chose to study at SciencesPo because of its connections within Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa, and specifically, due to its programs focusing on International Affairs and Development.
Meet Kari, a study abroad student in Stockholm.
I'm most excited about getting to experience Midsommar while in Stockholm, eating Swedish meatballs that aren't from IKEA, and visiting Iceland. I chose DIS Stockholm because of the emphasis that they place on the students interacting with the city on their own, and the study tours where students travel to another country with their class.
Meet Izzy, a study abroad student in London.
Hi my name is Izzy and I am a soon to be senior from Marquette University studying abroad in London, England at Fordham London for the month of June! I am a journalism major with minors in digital media and creative writing. I am extremely excited to be in London for a whole month, I can’t wait to explore all of the culture, food, and history the city has to offer. I am most excited to explore the Tower of London and get to know other students in the program. I chose to study abroad in London because I have always wanted to travel here ever since I was a little kid. The history in London and the U.K. is something I have always been interested in and now I can experience it first hand!
Meet Liam, a study abroad student in the U.K.
Hi! My name is Liam Dahlborn and I am currently a junior – double majoring in Communications and Journalism. This spring, I am studying at the Fordham University London Centre. I am looking forward to learning in a new environment, as well as exploring London and traveling to new places in Europe. I chose this program because I wanted to continue to live in a metropolitan city that was connected to Fordham. Even though I will be miles away from New York, I know this time will be a natural extension of the Fordham experience and something I will never forget.
Meet Karin, a study abroad student in Cambodia
Hey everyone! My name is Karin, and I am a current Junior majoring in Environmental Studies at Fordham. This semester, I will be studying abroad in Siem Reap, Cambodia with the university's partner The School for Field Studies! Since learning about Cambodia's Angkor Wat temple complex (the largest religious monument in the world), visiting it has been at the top of my bucket list. With SFS, I will be living only 15 minutes away from Angkor Wat, while also having the opportunity to work with elephants and learn more about how climate change is impacting local biodiversity and culture. I could not be more excited to go!
Meet Zachary, a study abroad student in Italy
Ciao! My name is Zach Simonetti and I am a junior at the Gabelli School of Business majoring in Finance. I’m so thrilled to be spending the semester studying abroad in Rome! This will be my second time visiting Europe and my first time being in Italy. I chose this program mainly to get in touch with my Italian heritage and to fully immerse myself within the amazing culture—not to mention all the delicious food! I’m really looking forward to exploring not only Rome, but all of Italy, as well as taking courses like ‘Food and Wine’ and ‘Art in Rome’ throughout the semester. I can’t wait to share my study abroad adventures with you all! Ci Vediamo Presto!
Meet Hayley, a study abroad student in Spain
Hi everyone! My name is Hayley and I’m studying abroad in Granada through the Fordham in Granada program! I am a junior double majoring in Spanish and Communications and minoring in Sports Journalism. I’m excited to immerse myself in the Spanish culture and learn about its history, given that Spain has such a rich history! I’m also excited to improve my Spanish speaking skills, and staying with a host family will definitely help with that :) Stay tuned as I’ll share new discoveries and highlights from trips. ¡Hasta pronto!
Meet Bell, a study abroad student in South Korea
Hey everyone, I’m Bell! I am studying abroad through Fordham’s exchange program with Sogang University as a Communication and Culture major with a concentration in Media Studies. I am looking forward to immersing myself in another culture, specifically one with a deep history, diverse cuisine, and excellent entertainment and arts center. Seoul has many intriguing points, especially its harmony with historical heritage and modern culture. Particular places that I’m looking forward to visiting are the N Seoul Tower, Gyeongbokgung Palace, and Bukchon Hanok Village. I’ve heard so much about South Korea, so I’m genuinely excited to gain experience and make core memories during my time abroad.
Meet Cailin, a study abroad student in Ireland
Hi everyone! My name is Cailin, and I’m a junior at FCRH studying English with double minors in Creative Writing and Irish Studies. This spring I’ll be studying in Ireland at Maynooth University, where I’ll be completing a certificate in Irish Cultural Heritage. This will be my first time in Ireland and I’m so excited to immerse myself in the rich culture and history of Ireland while also exploring my own Irish heritage! My plans involve going to as many old castles and manors as possible, and any other sites with cool ruins. I can’t wait to share my adventures with you!
First-Gen Graduate Earns Critical Language Scholarship to Study Arabic in Morocco
Naimal Chisti, FCLC ’23, a graduate of Fordham’s humanitarian studies and political science programs and a member of the Higher Education Opportunity Program, will study intermediate Arabic in Meknes, Morocco, this summer as a recipient of the selective Critical Language Scholarship. The Critical Language Scholarship Program, run by the U.S. Department of State, provides intensive …
Seven Fordham Students Selected to Study Abroad as Gilman Scholars
Seven Fordham students earned a 2022-2023 Gilman Scholarship, a nationally competitive award that aims to increase access to study abroad. The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program supports undergraduates with a strong academic record and community impact who have been historically underrepresented in study abroad programs. Nearly half of all Gilman Scholars are first-generation college …
From Côte d’Ivoire to South Korea: 10 Fordham Scholars Embark on Fulbrights
Eric Schneider, an aspiring diplomat, and Gabrielle Thurston, a language lover who wants to become a bilingual doctor, are among 10 Fordham students and alumni who were awarded Fulbright scholarships this year. “Our students are curious and service-oriented, and at Fordham, they think deeply about justice and their place in the world,” said Lorna Ronald, …
Fordham Expands Study Abroad Opportunities in Spain and Around the World
When Emilia Tesoriero was thinking about studying abroad, Granada, Spain, was near the top of her list. Tesoriero, a junior at Fordham College at Rose Hill majoring in international political economy, was intrigued by the possibility of studying in a Spanish-speaking country after taking Spanish classes throughout high school and college. “The goal was actually …
President Tetlow Makes Inaugural Visit to Fordham London
Fordham’s newly inaugurated president, Tania Tetlow, visited the University’s London campus for the first time last month, meeting with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni who welcomed her to the city that they call home. “We are so delighted to have a new president with such deep and interesting connections within the U.K. and a …
An American Student Who Became a Full-Time Londoner
When Brianna Miller decided to study abroad at Fordham London, she didn’t know that four years later, she’d still be living there—with a full-time job and a flat to call her own. “It was nerve-wracking to move to another country that was eight hours away and not know anyone,” said Miller, who studied in London …
Father McShane Visits a Reopened Fordham London
On Oct. 27, Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham, returned to Fordham University in London for the first time since the global pandemic shuttered all study abroad programming for the University. After hosting faculty, staff, and alumni at a reception at the Carlton Club near St. James’s Palace on the evening of Oct. 26, …
Students Participate in Virtual Overseas Internships
Though study abroad programs have been suspended for this academic year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several undergraduate students are participating in online overseas internships for the fall semester. Students have been able to garner global business experience and make contacts in a wide array of industries—all without leaving home. Joseph Rienti, Ph.D., director of …
Study Abroad Fall 2020
From the Office of the Provost: Dear Members of the Fordham Community, I hope this email finds you well and safe, and enjoying as much of a summer break as possible. I am writing to let you know that Fordham has made the difficult decision of suspending all study abroad programs through the end of …
Fordham Recognized for Study Abroad Initiative
When it comes to training students to be citizens of the world, Fordham is putting its money where its mouth is. Four years ago, the University committed to Generation Study Abroad, an initiative spearheaded by the Institute of International Education, to double the number of students studying abroad. At the time, 36% of Fordham undergraduates …
A Walking Tour Near Fordham’s London Centre
Thinking about a semester across the pond? Check out this video tour with Geoff Snell, Ph.D., of the Clerkenwell neighborhood, home to Fordham’s London Centre. Applications for the spring semester are due Oct. 1. Spots are filling up quickly; be sure to contact Fordham Study Abroad Programs Office soon. Registration for fall 2020 begins in …