The University of Findlay's Office of International Education offers an ever-growing number of international service and study options.
COVID-19 Update (Nov. 1, 2021):
The UF Emergency Operations Team considers the health and safety of students, faculty and staff to be the utmost priority. Ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19 and the Delta Variant have resulted in on-going, continuous evaluation of UF international travel programs on a case-by-case, location-by-location, circumstance-by-circumstance basis. Travel Advisories issued by the U.S. Department of State help to inform decisions regarding study and service programs in these international locations.
Plans are currently underway to engage in the programs listed in the "Study Abroad Locations" section below for Spring and Summer 2022. More information about these and ALL programs that UF hopes to offer once again when circumstances and conditions permit can be found by following the "Study Abroad Programs" link.
Because pre-planning for study abroad is essential, we invite you to explore this website to learn about ALL UF programs. Whether you hope to go abroad next semester or sometime in the future, we invite you to contact us to discuss your goals and interests. We'd love to answer any questions you may have. It is never too early to start your journey!!
Let us know you are interested in investigating study abroad opportunities and receiving program information and updates by completing the following Inquiry Form
Check back in Spring 2022 to for the schedule for "LIVE" Study Abroad Q & A Sessions
Get your study abroad questions answered virtually via Zoom, during walk-in info sessions, or by scheduling a time to meet individually to discuss your study abroad goals and interests using this LINK.
Study Abroad Locations
Check out our UF Oilers Abroad Map to see where UF students have studied abroad in the past.
As evident on the map, The University of Findlay offers a variety of study abroad destinations. Some programs offer international study specific to students' major area of study. All provide valuable cross-disciplinary cultural engagement and exploration.
As international travel to targetted locations resumes in the Spring/Summer of 2022, we look forward engaging the world with the following programs: Ecuador Scholars' Program (application deadline - Dec. 1, 2021)
London Scholars' Program (application deadline - Dec. 1, 2021
Seville Scholars' Program (application deadline - Dec. 1, 2021)
Rakuno-Gakuen Animal Science Study Tour (application deadline - Jan. 14, 2022)
Oilers Serving Abroad International Service Program (tentative application deadline Jan 14, 2022)
Kake Bridge Program (deadline to apply (application deadline - January 28, 2022
See descriptions of those and all programs offered by the University of Findlay by clicking the Study Abroad Program link below
Why Study Abroad?
Perspectives offered by the Fund for Education Abroad....
This program gave me a whole new perspective on the profession of pharmacy while being immersed in Japanese culture. I was able to learn how traditional Japanese medicines and herbal teas are used to treat many different ailments. These remedies aren't covered much in the pharmacy curriculum. I really enjoyed hearing their thoughts on these and see how they are utilized. I also really liked seeing how similar yet different community and hospital pharmacies were. This was my first time traveling to another country. I feel like I have a new appreciation for the Japanese culture.
Carissa ‘20, Pharmacy (Pharm.D) Major, Kyushu University Pharmacy Exchange (May, 2019)
Personally, I have been able to see how big the world truly is. This experience has opened my mind to new cultures, ideas, and ways of life. I feel that I am now a more diverse individual. This study abroad opportunity has made me develop travel-fever and I am so thankful to have received this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Tatum ‘20, Psychology Major, Ireland Scholars' Program (June, 2019)
My time in Ecuador changed my whole perspective on service. It was easy to see that UF and Manna partnered together to make a lasting change within the community of Songolqui. We were able to interact with members of all ages and volunteer our time and efforts. My time serving abroad showed me being passionate and giving a voice to others can make a lasting impact on the world around us and ourselves.
Gaige Rassman '21, Physical Therapy (DPT) Major, Oilers Serving Abroad (March, 2019)
UF Study Abroad Returnees offer stories, experiences, and insights into their experience with international study programs and exchanges abroad. (click links)
Full Study Abroad Returnee Panel Discussion
(full video - 2hr + 19 min)
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about Findlay's study abroad programs? Visit our FAQ page to learn more.
Programs vary in cost dependent upon duration, location, activities and support. The varied programs are designed to meet a wide range of price-points. Studying abroad, even for as long as a full semester or year, may not cost a student any more than a semester or year here at UF! Students can credit abroad and transfer the credit back to the University of Findlay while staying on track to graduate within their originally anticipated timeframe.
Federal financial aid can be applied to study abroad and there are numerous scholarships available for funding a study abroad experience. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for specific information on using federal aid to support your experience. Also, be sure to investigate the scholarship information provided on the scholarship resource page
Find the forms you need to complete before studying abroad and helpful checklists to prepare for your experience.
Study Abroad Checklist - Provides step-by-step instructions for planning your study abroad experience.
Study Abroad Handbook - Provides information on preparing for the various stages of your overseas experiences.
Transient Approval Form - Must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar for anyone seeking credit for their overseas experience.
Cost of Attendance Worksheet - A categorical listing of potential costs for SEMESTER-LONG (only) international program participation to be completed by students and presented to Office of Financial Aid to aid in the calculation of aid packages. (Including Billing Policy for Off-Campus Study)
Travel Abroad Information Form (Mandatory for all travelers) - Must be completed and submitted to the Office of International Education for any student, faculty, or staff participating in an international program.