Spring 2018 are now closed. The deadline was May 12. Fall 2018 applications will be open in Fall 2017.
Chapman students can select from over 90 semester and academic year programs! All program information is on the Global Gateway, the online application portal. Search for a program by major, location, financial aid applicability, or a number of other features.
Integrated Programs at Foreign University
Higher cultural and educational immersion; larger variety of courses; classes with local, international, and U.S. students; Support from International Student Office. Includes Exchange Programs where a student from the foreign university will take a Chapman student's spot and attend courses in Orange for the semester. These experiences are very rewarding, as they are typically the most integrative types of programs. Classes may be taught in English, the local language, or a combination of both.
Programs for U.S. College Students
Program is hosted at a study abroad center abroad with mostly U.S. students. Courses are in specific topics. Courses and activities structured toward visiting students through a U.S. based program provider with in-country staff. Classes may be taught in English, the local language, or a combination of both.
Combination of an integrated program with university courses and activities specifically for visiting students. Classes may be taught in English, the local language, or a combination of both.
Domestic Program: Chapman offers the Washington Semester Program where students spend a semester doing and internship and taking courses in Washington D.C. at American University.
Chapman University students who meet the following minimum requirements are eligible to participate in semester and academic year abroad programs:
Keep in mind that factors other than academics, such as essays, are also taken into consideration when assessing a student's potential for study abroad.
*Some programs may have additional requirements.
Spring 2018 applications were due May 12 and are now closed. Fall 2018 applications will be open in Fall 2017.
Applications are due two semesters prior to going abroad*: December for the following fall/academic year term and May for the following spring term. Once your application is reviewed by the Center for Global Education, you are given preliminary acceptance into the study abroad program of your selection. Upon acceptance by Chapman, students then complete program provider/host institution specific applications in the following semester.
You can apply for an academic year abroad in one location or experience two different programs in one year. The application process is the same as it is for a semester program. You will need to complete two sets of application materials if you choose two different locations for the academic year and you will pay the $500 study abroad fee once. If you select one location for the entire academic year, you will only need to complete one application.
*Certain programs accept applications once for the entire academic year. These include exchange programs in Japan, Botswana, and Ghana. For example, if you wish to apply to most universities in Japan for either the fall 2018 or the spring 2019 semester, you would need to complete all application materials during the fall 2017 semester—almost 1.5 years in advance for spring 2019.