Frequently Asked Questions
Check out the Study Abroad Handbook for more information!
Whether you are a current student or exploring the opportunities available at Daemen, feel free to browse the options we have for internationalizing your Daemen experience.
Why Study Abroad?
A study abroad experience tells future employers, professional and graduate schools that you:
- Are flexible and adaptable
- Are up to the challenges of the 21st century
- Understand and appreciate other cultures
- Have highly developed communication skills
- Are self motivated and inquiring
- Have developed a global perspective
Who Can Participate?
Students from ALL majors may study abroad!
Where can I study?
Africa & The Middle East
United Arab Emirates
How Long Can I Study?
- Full Academic year
- Fall or Spring semester
- Summer (4-12 weeks)
- January Term (2-3 weeks)
- During Spring Break (1 week)
When can I go?
Anytime after your Freshman year, up to and including the summer after you graduate!
Several graduate programs at Daemen also have study abroad opportunities.
REMEMBER…once you graduate you cannot ask your boss for a few months off to get
international experience. College is the time to do it!!
Can I Afford it?
The following forms of financial aid can be applied to your study abroad program costs
- Stafford Loans
- Secured & unsecured student loans
- Some programs have grant money… All financial aid is applied on exchange programs
Consider the value for your money!
An outstanding item on your résumé, real international experience, Demonstrate your ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, improve your language skills, make international contacts, have the most fun you can while attending college!
Where will I live?
Depending on your program, you may choose to live in a homestay with a local family, in an apartment with other students, or on campus in a traditional residence hall setting. You may live with other American students, international students, or local students. Housing abroad will be arranged prior to your departure.
What are the classes like?
A variety of courses are offered to complement any major; art, language, history, environmental science, education, business, sociology, health professions, and more.
Courses are taught in English or the language of the host country, depending on your interest- language courses are at the appropriate level for YOU!
Coursework is in your major, a minor or area study or the core electives.
Is it Safe?
Daemen follows all U.S. State Department recommendations. Daemen has personal contacts with local people, instant internet & phone communications, orientation programs, printed and website information as well as additional insurance for emergencies.
How do I start?
Start thinking about your academic future
Talk to your advisor & teachers
Talk to your family
Talk to Krista Rockholt, Assistant Director, Global Programs
Talk to Financial Aid- Mr. Jeff Pagano
Talk to students who have participated
Start saving your money
Apply for a passport
That’s the best way to really get a feel for what Daemen is all about! Daemen is located in suburban Amherst, New York just minutes away from the city of Buffalo. To schedule a weekday individual interview and tour the campus, email email@example.com or call 800.462.7652.