​​​​Frequently Asked Questions

Where Can I Go?

You can go almost anywhere in the world for your education abroad experience. UF students have studied overseas in Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, England, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Peru, S. Africa, Thailand, and many other countries in recent years.                         

Which Program Should I Choose?

You have many choices. You can choose between business schools in England to language schools in Asia to art schools in Italy! You can select programs which run for one week or multiple weeks to a semester or for even an entire academic year. Programs can also involve service, internships, and teaching. The Office of International Education will help you select the program that best meets your needs and interests.

Do I Have To Speak A Foreign Language?

No. Certainly knowing a foreign language is helpful, but most programs offer language support services and many courses are taught in English.

Can I Have My Credits Transferred?

Yes, you can. If you attend an accredited program, you may receive transfer credits for general education and major requirements. You will need to be aware of the necessary procedures to follow at Findlay and while abroad to make sure that you receive the appropriate credit. The Office of International Education can help you with that.

Will I Still Be Able To Graduate On Time?

Sure. It will take some planning, but there is no reason why your time abroad should delay your graduation.

Can I Afford It?

Costs and financial aid for study abroad vary significantly. Students may use federal and state aid and there are many scholarships available. The needs and qualifications of each student need to be determined on an individual basis. For details, please contact the Office of International Education or the Office of Financial Aid.

Will It Help Me In My Career?

Of course! With the world getting smaller, many employers consider overseas experience invaluable. It may be the one aspect of your resume that separates you from all of the other candidates competing for a job or applying for graduate school.


Eileen Rucki, Director of International Education | [email protected] |  419-434-5911