Education abroad is an invaluable opportunity that supplements the Davidson undergraduate experience. Students have the opportunity to choose from several Davidson sponsored programs and from over 100 academic programs that are operated by partner providers around the world. Each year, well over half of our graduating class studies abroad for a year, semester or summer.
Please click on Application Process if you are considering study abroad in the near future.
Message from the Office of Education Abroad in light of the evolving COVID-19 situation:
Most of the summer, fall and academic year programs were canceled; only a few parter programs will continue in the fall. We are currently watching the availability of Spring 2021 programs and encourage students to be in touch with us if they would like to discuss study abroad plans for spring. Advisers are available to meet virtually with students and can be reached by email for scheduling.
OEA staff hope everyone is safe and well and settling into their new routine under the virtual instruction model. Please see a few notes below that answer some questions we have been receiving:
- OEA staff are continuing to work remotely during regular business hours and are accessible by email, phone, and Zoom, effective March 13, 2020.
- Advisers are still available for 1:1 virtual appointments with students and can be reached via email to schedule a time. (Refer to this helpful T&I article about using Zoom if you need assistance.)
Please refer to the Davidson College Fall 2020 page for the latest communication from the college. Be kind to yourself and others as we face increased uncertainty and stress! #DavidsonStrong #DavidsonTrue
Resources to stay abreast of the latest news regarding the COVID-19 outbreak:
U.S. Department of State:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
British Foreign & Commonwealth Office:
NAFSA Coronavirus Critical Resources:
Press Briefing by the President’s Coronavirus Task Force:
All prospective study abroad students are encouraged to Schedule an Appointment with an education abroad adviser. If you only have a brief (5-10 minute) question, walk-in advising is available Monday through Thursday between 4:00-4:45 pm in the Office of Education Abroad in Duke Residence Hall.
The Office of Study Abroad is changing to the Office of Education Abroad in keeping with the field and in recognition of the wider breadth of international educational opportunities for students. Changes are underway on the webpage, and the term “study abroad” will still be searchable and applicable.
For the class of 2023 and future classes, Davidson College will follow a home tuition policy for fall, spring, and academic year study abroad. Under this policy, students who study abroad with a partner program will pay to Davidson the College’s study abroad and tuition fees, and the College will pay the partner program’s tuition cost to that program (up to Davidson’s tuition fee). Students will pay all other program costs, including a non-refundable deposit, directly to the partner program. This policy aligns Davidson’s practices with many other U.S. colleges and universities.