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International Programs

Ashland University educates and challenges students to develop intellectually and ethically, to seek wisdom and justice, and to prepare for the rigors of living and working as citizens aware of their global responsibilities. Opportunities to study, work, travel, and teach away from campus enrich the educational experience by increasing awareness and understanding of other cultures, languages, and lifestyles.

Office of International Student Services

At Ashland University, the presence of international students enhances the educational experience. These students bring new perspectives through participation in classroom and extracurricular activities. Staff members of the Office of International Student Services and the Center for English Studies (ACCESS) work to meet their special academic, linguistic, cultural, and immigration needs. Programs of community outreach facilitate interaction between AU's international students and the residents of Ashland. Promotion of understanding among people and the development of an appreciation of global issues are the twin goals of our international programs.

Study Abroad Office

The Study Abroad Office at Ashland offers unique, affordable programs that focus on core classes so a student of any major can participate. Past study abroad students describe it as one of the most powerful transformational experiences in their lives. Learning about art in Italy. Studying WWII in Germany. Touring the Nike & Converse plants in Amsterdam. These experiences dramatically increases students' cultural awareness, enhances their problem-solving skills, and builds their confidence and independence.

Semester and Summer Programs

Ashland University has pre-approved programs in more than 38 countries. You receive credit for courses taken abroad that advance your academic program.

Japan Exchange Program

Fall or spring semester

Spend a semester or academic year studying at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan for the same tuition cost as AU. Major, minor and core courses are pre-approved.

Faculty-Led Tours

1 - 3 Weeks

Each year, Ashland University coordinates faculty-led tours to locations all over the world. You will accompany one or more faculty members as they explore a focused topic, using the destination as the classroom. Past programs have traveled to Arizona, Austria, Belgium, China, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Massachusetts, Mississippi, the Netherlands, South Africa and Spain.

Student Teaching Abroad

7 Weeks

The College of Education offers students the opportunity to complete their final student teaching requirement abroad. You will be assigned to a school that uses English as the language of instruction. International locations include Australia, Bahamas, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa and Spain.