Drawing on a long-standing tradition in Jesuit education, the International and Study Abroad Programs Office staff 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.
- Fordham University's undergraduate study abroad participation rate in the 2018-2019 academic year was 47%
- Fordham University was ranked 21st in the US for the percentage of our undergraduate students who study abroad each year according to IIE's Open Doors Report in 2019-2020
- Fordham University offers over 100 study abroad programs in more than 50 countries, on 6 continents
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!