Expand Your Universe
Have you ever dreamed of studying in a far-off place? Then come to Queens, where the John Belk International Program will take you there as part of your academic program of study.
More than 90% of our undergraduate students will study abroad during their time at Queens, ranking us second in the nation for international study.* Considering the national average for international study is less than 2%, it's clear that Queens students are taking the world by storm.
Why Study Abroad?
We believe that a college education is incomplete without a global perspective, something best gained by first-hand experience. Our international programs provide students with meaningful encounters with other cultures, preparing them to consider their place in a global community. When students live and study abroad, they don't just discover the world, they also discover themselves.
Still need convincing? Check out our Top Ten Reasons to Study Abroad.
Full-time undergraduate students in good standing, with a minimum grade point average of 2.00, and third-year status are eligible to participate. Part-time students are eligible to participate on a space-available basis by paying the full price of the program.
Queens gives you many different options for international study:
- Faculty-led programs to countries like Greece, China, Italy or Australia
- Language and cultural immersion programs in Spain, Costa Rica, and France
- Semester and year-long exchange programs in 150 universities in 50 countries.
- International internships across the globe
- Special programs for environmental studies in Yap, Micronesia; for education in Australia; and international business in France
For most of the faculty-led programs and special programs, your tuition covers all the major expenses (air and ground transportation, accommodations with breakfast, and admission to museums and historic sites). Students pay for most lunches and dinners and all personal expenses. There are moderate supplements for the more extensive study tours and for the language immersion programs. Semesters abroad cost about the same as an equivalent semester at Queens, with scholarships and loans still in effect. For more details, call the John Belk International Program at 704-337-2534.
Each spring, rising juniors select the study abroad program that best fits their interests and academic needs. Most Queens students will participate in study abroad following the spring semester of their junior year.
*According to the 2009 Best Colleges report from U.S. News and World Report.