Education Abroad

The Office of International and Intercultural Affairs supports UAA's International and Intercultural Learning Values by facilitating education abroad opportunities for our students. It also supports the development of institutional and college-level international partnerships, including managing exchange agreements, and it assists the institution in welcoming visiting delegates.

UAA Study Abroad and COVID-19 Update: ‚Äč 

  • UAA has determined that there will be no incoming or outgoing education abroad programming for summer 2021.
  • There will be no incoming or outgoing international exchanges or direct enroll programs for fall 2021 or spring 2022. 
  • UAA has determined that there will be study abroad programs through third party providers for fall 2021. However some programs have been cancelled. 

We encourage students to meet with the Education Abroad Coordinator to discuss their plans.   

Updated April 20, 2021 

 


Where Do You Want to Go?

UAA offers hundreds of education abroad opportunities for students, including study abroad programs through third party providers, international student exchange programs, international internship programs, faculty-led programs, and more! Students have the opportunity to earn UAA credit abroad that can apply to your degree program. Whether you go for a few weeks, a semester, or a year, there's a program that's just right for you! You can even go on more than one program! While some programs do have foreign language requirements, many others are taught in English and/or offer beginning-level language courses. Costs depend on the program and location, but you can use most financial aid on program costs and there are lots of scholarships opportunities available.

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UAA's International & Intercultural Learning Values

  1. Understand one's own culture(s) within an Alaskan, national and global context.

  2. Apply knowledge and critical thinking to global and cultural issues, trends, and systems and use diverse frames of reference to address problems.

  3. Communicate and connect with people in other communities to extend one's own access to information, experiences and understanding.

  4. Foster additional languages, including Alaska Native languages, as a compliment of the UAA experience.

  5. Develop an informed critical awareness and understanding of cultural differences, similarities, and ambiguities. 

  6. Gain an Alaskan, national, and international perspective on careers.

Approved March 9, 2012