“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” — St. Augustine of Hippo
You can learn about the world in the classroom and then explore the world in person through the many off-campus study opportunities available at Milligan. From summer experiences to semester-long studies, our off-campus options span six continents and countless cultures.
We educate men and women to be leaders in a global economy and to have a solid grasp of international issues, including cultural, social, economic, and political differences.
If you choose to take the Humanities European Tour, your classrooms are cathedrals, castles, and historic markers of Western civilization that you will study with Milligan faculty as your guide.
Other programs allow you to experience the depth of culture in Russia, the Middle East, or Latin America. You can get a front row seat to the music industry in Nashville or take cues from filmmaking experts in Los Angeles. Develop a global perspective at the International Business Institute in Europe or cultivate your journalism skills in New York City.
Why study abroad?
Personal Growth: “97% said studying abroad served as a catalyst for increased maturity, 96% reported increased self-confidence, 89% said that it enabled them to tolerate ambiguity, and 95% stated that it has had a lasting impact on their world view.”
Intercultural Development: “Study abroad educators often assert that one of the goals of study abroad is to train future global leaders to be more effective, respectful of other cultures and political and economic systems, and willing to take a stand for the world’s welfare, not just what benefits a specific country.”
Education and Career Attainment: “Employers are looking to graduates to have international experience either by studying or working abroad. Now there are many more opportunities to study and work abroad, or stay on and work afterwards.”
Improve Second Language: “88% of job recruiters say speaking more than one language is critical to business success.”
Cross Cultural Communication: “In today’s increasingly global society, it’s important to possess the skills to communicate across cultures – and this means understanding more than just a different language. Studying abroad helps you become familiar with the customs and traditions of the country in which you are studying, in addition to the language. By interacting with locals, you can develop an appreciation for the culture and its differences from your own.”
How can you study abroad?
- Choose a program! Browse our approved programs to find one that best fits your educational and career goals.
- Meet with your advisor to begin a discussion to start planning at least a year before you intend to travel.
- Apply! Complete the Milligan Global Education Opportunities (GEO) Application for approved programs. All study abroad participants must apply for approval to study abroad. Faulty led programs are exempt; however, students may need to apply directly to the faculty leader.
- Spring and Summer 2018 travel deadline: September 28, 2018
- Fall and J-term 2019 travel deadline: February 1, 2019
- Apply for an internal scholarship! You must complete the Milligan Study Abroad Application and the Scholarship Application by February 1, 2019, for 2019-2020 travel. Milligan Study Abroad Scholarships have already been awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year.
- Other requirements:
- Be a full-time student.
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.
- Abide by good conduct expectations of the college.
- Have been a full-time student for one full semester at Milligan.
- Will return for one full semester as a full-time student to Milligan (last semester seniors exempt).