Study Abroad Programs
Semester/Academic Year Programs
Students have the opportunity to study abroad for the fall semester, spring semester or full academic year through Bowling Green State University. BGSU sponsors numerous semester or academic year programs in many countries world-wide. Each program is coordinated by a Bowling Green faculty member under the guidance and supervision of the Office of Education Abroad & International Partnerships. Students receive BGSU credit and grades when studying abroad on a BGSU program and will be registered under a BGSU course number. Bowling Green students can use the majority of their institutional, state and federal financial aid when participating on a Bowing Green program.
Short Term Programs
Students have the opportunity to study abroad on short-term programs through Bowling Green State University. Short-term programs range from 1–10 weeks and occur during the spring break, winter break or summer sessions. BGSU sponsors approximately several programs in a variety of countries world-wide with program options varying year-to-year. Each program is coordinated by a Bowling Green faculty member under the guidance and supervision of the Office of EAIP. Students receive BGSU credit and will be registered under a BGSU course number when studying on a BGSU program. Interested students should check with the Office of EAIP for current programs.
BGSU has formally affiliated with several study abroad program providers to offer a wider variety of programs for BGSU students to choose from. Students participating in affiliated programs may be eligible to utilize institutional, state, and federal aid to pay for expenses related to these study abroad programs. Students will earn regular BGSU credit and grades for their coursework completed on affiliated programs. Program-specific scholarships and grants may also be offered through the affiliated organizations directly. To learn more about how to gain approval to participate on an affiliated program, please contact the Education Abroad office to meet with a study abroad advisor.
The following organizations are offering officially affiliated BGSU study abroad programs:
Academic Programs International (API)
International Studies Abroad (ISA)
GlobaLinks Learning Abroad
University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)
School for International Training Abroad (SIT)
American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)
Semester at Sea
Other Program Options
Ohio International Consortium (OIC)
As a member of the Ohio International Consortium, Bowling Green State University can send students to over 42 countries world-wide while students utilize their institutional, state and federal aid. (Note: Participants in BGSU’s President’s Leadership Academy are not able to use their scholarship for OIC programs.) BGSU welcomes applications from students at other member institutions. For more information on OIC programs as well as Bowling Green programs available to OIC participants, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment to meet with a study abroad advisor.
Every year Bowling Green students study abroad on non-Bowling Green programs which are programs accredited by other institutions. Federal aid may be utilizable, depending on the program. Students seeking to study abroad on a non-Bowling Green program must apply through the Office of EAIP. For information on non-Bowling Green programs available, email email@example.com to schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor.