International seminars are study abroad programs led by Daemen faculty. Travel takes place during a break (January intersession, spring break, or summer). Learn more about International Seminar opportunities.
Partner programs are available in more than 20 different countries! Programs are available during the semester, January intersession, and summer. Daemen is partners with AIFS, CISabroad, ISA, and Spanish Studies Abroad. Students form Daemen have been studying abroad with our partners for several years with great success. We maintain strong partnerships because these providers are known for robust academics, responsive on-site staff, and high quality programming.
We offer study abroad programs which take place during the academic semester, January Intersession, summer, as well as spring break. Summer programs vary in length from 3-14 weeks.
Yes! Many students participate in more than one study abroad program during their Daemen careers. A few of them have even gone abroad 4 times on different programs.
It depends. Location, length of program, and type of housing are all factors which impact the overall cost of a study abroad program. Cost is unique to each individual program.
Financial aid usually only applies for semester-long programs. Sometimes there are exceptions to this. Any student considering study abroad is welcome to stop by the Financial Aid Office (DS 111) to discuss their financial situation and study abroad plans with the Director of Financial Aid.
Yes! Learn more about study abroad scholarship opportunities here. Most scholarships are due 3-6 months prior to the program start date. Often scholarships are not awarded until after the study abroad bill is due. Global Programs staff is happy to help with essay review and scholarship advisement.
Start planning 9-12 months before the time you want to study abroad. Explore our program offerings by browsing here. Then come by the Global Programs Office (DS 245) to meet with an advisor. Make sure to apply/renew your passport! Mark the application deadline on your calendar and submit your application on time.
Applications are usually sure 4-6 months before the start of the program. As soon as you know which program you want to attend, you should gather your application materials and submit your application online.
Yes! Depending on the study abroad program, you may be able to take courses related to your major. You will also find courses outside of your academic focus as well as courses not offered at Daemen. Some programs require participants to take language courses. The courses you choose to take abroad are up to you. We recommend meeting with your academic advisor in order to choose the best courses for your program plan and academic goals.
Yes, credits taken abroad transfer back to Daemen. The number of credit varies depending on the length of the program. Summer and intersession programs usually range between 3-12 credits based on the length of the program, semester programs range from 12-18 credits. Students who study abroad for the semester must maintain full-time enrollment (12 credits). Students will complete an off-campus course request form prior to their departure to gain pre-approval for their study abroad courses.
In order to be eligible, prospective participants must be fully-matriculated Daemen students in good academic and disciplinary standing. All programs require a valid passport. GPA requirements vary by program. Advanced language programs require prior academic language study.
All study abroad participants must complete required GPO paperwork, including a health history form. Each student (along with their paperwork) is reviewed by Global Programs, the faculty leader (if applicable), Health and Insurance Services (CHIP), and the Dean of Students for approval.
Due to visa regulations, it is not possible to work legally abroad. Students who spend an entire academic year abroad may be eligible to work in certain locations.
The perception of risk abroad is often far greater than the reality of risk abroad. Global Programs meets frequently with the Safety & Security Council to review study abroad locations, changes in climate, and emergency procedures. The Council makes recommendations and stays up to date on current affairs. The safety of Daemen students is paramount to every decision the council makes. Every student also goes through a pre-departure orientation to prepare them to stay safe abroad as well as an on-site orientation once they arrive.
Yes. Every student studying abroad under the auspices of Daemen must be enrolled in an approved international health insurance plan. Most programs include an adequate health insurance plan in the cost. All International Seminar programs include the cost of international health insurance. If you choose a non-partner program which does not include health insurance, Global Programs will enroll you in iNext (the Daemen international health insurance provider).
Yes! Check out our International Seminars to travel abroad with Daemen faculty. Open to all majors. Travel takes place during a break (January intersession, spring break, or summer). Participants complete a Daemen course.
This is a question asked by nearly every student who goes abroad on a partner program. It’s possible you may be the only Daemen student abroad. You will be with other college students from other institutions across the U.S., and perhaps from Europe and Asia as well. Our students consistently return saying they bonded with the other students on the program and consider them some of their closest friends. Going abroad is a great way to meet new people and make new friends from all over the world. In some ways it’s easier to make friends on a study abroad program because you share similar goals (exploring a new city, traveling, learning a language, etc.) and you are experiencing some of the same things (excitement of living in a new country, culture shock, home sickness, etc.) at the same time. We’ve also had two or three friends apply to the same program and go abroad altogether.
If you have found a program, but Daemen is not a formal partner with the provider, please come to the Global Programs Office or set up an appointment to meet with an advisor (email firstname.lastname@example.org). GPO vets all credit bearing study abroad programs for all Daemen students. We also verify insurance requirements are met or enroll students whose program does not provide an international health insurance plan.