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International Affairs: Types of Study Abroad Programs

Exchange Programs

These programs are direct bilateral agreements between foreign universities and Marywood University. All terms are set forth within the relative contractual agreements.

Students register and pay at Marywood University. Financial aid is available in full for fall and spring terms. During summer sessions only Federal Stafford Loans are available. Grades and credits are awarded via Marywood University’s Registrars office.

Affiliated Study Abroad Programs

These programs exist as billing agreements between other universities or consortiums, who themselves have agreements with foreign universities or have their own school abroad, thereby allowing MU students to participate and study at stated foreign universities.  

Students pay Marywood University directly for affiliated programs under the agreement terms MU has with the affiliate. Financial aid is available in full for fall and spring terms. During summer sessions only Federal Stafford and/or Alternative Loans are available. Grades are awarded from either our partnering university or consortium and not the foreign institute. Credits are transcribed via Marywood University’s Registrars office.  

Faculty Led Programs

Faculty led programs at Marywood exist as short term study abroad programs, which are run during spring break, intersession, or in the summer. They are taught by a Marywood University faculty member. The faculty member will lead a group of students abroad for a global learning experience which will be made up of a class component as well as various excursions that includes content of the class material. The leading faculty member acts as the representative in charge while abroad. Policies and procedures for developing such programs can be found in Procedures for Approval of Faculty-Led Study Abroad Experience.

Establishing Affiliations

The establishment of affiliate agreements is coordinated by the Associate Director for International Affairs.


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