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Study Abroad 101: Benefits, Program Types & Academic Guides

Did you know studying abroad through an approved University of Hartford program counts as a High Impact Practice (HIP)? Students are required to engage in a number of HIPS throughout their college career, which are designed to deepen learning and promote engagement.

Choosing to study abroad can be an overwhelming process, and we've put together some resources to help make your decision easier.

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Benefits of Study Abroad

Often students are unsure of how studying abroad can benefit them academically, professionally, and personally.  In this section, you'll find a few videos and articles on these benefits, and hear from those who have traveled abroad before. 

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Which Program Should You Choose?

Many times students are confused about which type of program to choose.  Should you do a semester abroad?  A short-term program? Exchange or provider program?  We've put together a few resources explaining the different program types and links to Travel Guides.

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Academic Guides

Curious about where you can take classes in your major or minor?  What about electives and AUCs?  Here are some sample programs abroad offering courses for a variety of majors here at UHart.