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Study Abroad


Rhodes College’s commitment to overseas study is most powerfully expressed in the programs that it has created and developed. Every summer there are special opportunities to study abroad with a professor and other Rhodes students. Credit earned in all these programs is Rhodes credit. Rhodes does not provide financial aid for summer study; however, a limited amount of scholarship assistance is available. Visit the Study Abroad Scholarships and Fellowships page for more information.

Intensive Language Study

Accompanied by a Rhodes faculty member, students travel to a location in another country for three or four weeks (during May and June) of total immersion in the language and culture of that country. Learn more about current programs by following the links below:

German Summer Study

Russian Summer Study

Spanish Summer Study

Bilateral Exchanges

Rhodes has bilateral exchange agreements with institutions in Belgium, England, France, Germany, Mexico, Peru, Scotland, and Spain.  On exchange, a student pays Rhodes tuition and fees, just as in any given semester or academic year spent at Rhodes, using any institutional and federal aid for which the student may be eligible.  In most cases, room and board are paid to the host institution.  Credit is treated as transfer credit.  Click here to find more details about these institutions! 

ISEP Exchange

Rhodes is a member of the International Student Exchange Program.  On an ISEP Exchange, a student pays Rhodes room, board, and tuition, just as in any given semester or academic year spent at Rhodes, using any institutional and federal aid for which the student may be eligible. Deadlines are quite early, so plan ahead!  Credit is treated as transfer credit.

Other Programs Abroad

In addition to exchange programs and Rhodes programs, there are numerous programs offered by other colleges and universities and international agencies. Search for programs in Rhodes’ Online Portal for Off-Campus Study, and then speak with a Study Abroad Advisor in an Advising Session about your many options.

Credit earned in these other programs is treated as transfer credit. Normally a student cannot earn more credit while on a full-year study abroad program than could have been earned in a regular academic year at Rhodes. Rhodes College financial aid is not available for these other programs; however, certain types of federal financial aid may be applied to these programs.

Applying For Off-Campus Study

All students interested in off-campus study must first meet with a member of the Buckman Center Staff, who will assist the student in researching study abroad and other off-campus study programs, assure that plans of study complement major and degree requirements, and facilitate completion of the program’s application process. Each student who intends to pursue off-campus study must complete an Off-Campus Study Application, available in the Online Portal for Off-Campus Study. Please complete your Off-Campus Study Application by the relevant deadlines, which are available in the "Announcements" on the Online Portal's main page.