Baruch students may study abroad on any approved program that is academically challenging and that promotes engagement with the local culture. There are different ways to distinguish study abroad programs, but for convenience we have grouped them up by program type—the program’s administrative structure, what tuition is charged to participants and to which institution it is paid, and the level of student support services the program offers, etc.—and by duration of program.
Types of ProgramsExchanges
Exchange programs are based upon signed agreements between Baruch and its partner universities abroad. If you participate in an exchange, you will study for one or two semesters as a visiting student at one of our partner universities.
In this type of study abroad experience, students enroll as a visiting student directly in a university or other institution of higher education with which Baruch does not have an exchange agreement.
Sponsored Study Abroad Programs available offers Baruch students an opportunity to study in many locations in which Baruch or CUNY does not have an exchange program, and allows students to study in a country in whose language they are not fluent. Sponsored Study Abroad Programs may be short-term, a semester or year-long.
Duration of ProgramsSemester Programs
The programs listed here represent those which Baruch College recommends and which offer academically sound courses and good student support. These include exchanges, sponsored study abroad programs and direct enrollment programs.
Summer programs vary in length and can take place at varying times during the summer. Most are between 4-6 weeks in duration and offer an intensive and focused international experience.
Winter programs are usually 3-4 weeks in length. The programs for the winter are usually available on the website by early September.
Petitioning to Apply to a New or Different Program
The Study Abroad Programs listed on the Study Abroad website, as well as those listed on the Study Abroad Application Portal, are all recommended by the Study Abroad Office. These programs are sponsored by institutions that in the past have offered academically sound courses, promoted cultural engagement and provided adequate auxiliary student services. Yet there are many fine and reputable programs that are not on the list of recommended programs. You may petition to attend semester, summer or winter programs that are not currently on the lists of programs on the Study Abroad website.
However, all petitions to apply to study abroad on a non-recommended program require the approval of the Baruch College Director of Study Abroad. Please sign up for a Virtual Advising Session to speak to the Director about your proposed program.