Education Abroad & International Partnerships

BGSU study Abroad Centers

BGSU Study Centers in Austria and Spain

Students have the opportunity to study abroad for the fall semester, spring semester, full academic year or summer at one of BGSU’s Study Centers in Salzburg, Austria, or Alcalá de Henares, Spain. Each program is coordinated by a Bowling Green faculty member. Students are registered for BGSU courses and receive BGSU credit, and can make use of all of their institutional, state and Federal financial aid when participating in one of these programs.  

Faculty-led study Abroad 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 summer or over winter break or spring break.  BGSU offers several courses every year, which vary according to which professors choose to take their class abroad. Each program is coordinated by a BGSU faculty member under the guidance and supervision of the Education Abroad Office. Students receive BGSU credit and are registered at BGSU during the length of the program. Interested students should check with the Education Abroad Office or web page for current programs.

Exchange partner universities

Exchange programs provide students the opportunity to be fully immersed in the academic setting studying alongside host country nationals in university courses. Students remain in full-time status at BGSU while studying abroad at a partner university and scholarship/financial aid packages can apply. While on exchange, BGSU students pay BGSU tuition and fees and can make use of all of their institutional, state and Federal financial aid when participating in one of these programs. Room and board will be paid to the host institution.

Deakin University (English)

University of Salzburg (German)

Artevelde University College Ghent (Business, in English)

Potifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Portuguese)

Mount Allison University (English)

Hong Kong Baptist University (Business, in English)
Hunan Normal University (some classes in English)
Shandong University (Chinese)
University of Macau (English)
Xi’an International Studies University (Chinese)

Audencia School of Management, Nantes (Business, in English)
Universite François Rabelais (French)
University of Strasbourg (Business, in English)

University of Mannheim (Some classes in English)

Studio Art Centers International (English)

Hiroshima Jogakuin University (Japanese)
Kobe College (Japanese)
Nagoya Gakuin University  (Japanese)
Nanzan University (Japanese)
Saitama University (Japanese)

VU University Amserdam (Some classes in English)

Moscow State University (Russian)
St. Petersburg University (Russian)

South Korea
Daegu University (Some classes in English)
Incheon National University (Some classes in English)
Sookmyung Women’s University (Some classes in English)
Suwon University (Some classes in English)
Yonsei University (Some classes in English)

Escuela Universitaria Cardenal Cisneros (Spanish)
Pontifical University of Comillas (Some classes in English)
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Business, some classes in English)

United Arab Emirates
American University of Ras al Khaimah (English)

United Kingdom
Aberystwyth University, Wales (English)
Keele University, England (English)

Affiliated 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 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)
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 edabroad@bgsu.edu to schedule an appointment to meet with a study abroad advisor.

Non-BGSU Programs

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 edabroad@bgsu.edu to schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor.