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Cornell Abroad administers undergraduate study overseas during a semester or full academic year. More than 500 students from all the colleges study abroad in over 40 countries annually. Roughly a third enroll in programs run directly by Cornell, the rest enroll in programs run by other American colleges study abroad organizations or directly in universities overseas. Our goal is a close integration of academic work with study on the Ithaca campus.

Ten Things to Know About Study Abroad at Cornell University

Located on the third floor of Caldwell Hall on the Ag Quad, Cornell Abroad provides the following
for your students who are preparing to go abroad,

  • Information meetings every semester about options in various countries and world regions
  • A Resource Library of materials on universities and programs overseas
  • A Database driven web site directing students to opportunities world wide
  • Application support
  • Pre-Departure orientation and returning student services
Cornell Abroad is governed by the following University policies:
  • Students apply through Cornell Abroad with the signatures of their
    college study abroad advisor and their faculty advisor
  • A 3.0 grade point average, higher for some universities, is generally required
  • Students remain registered in their college while they are abroad
  • They retain full eligibility for Cornell financial aid exactly as if they were here on campus
  • They take a full course load abroad, however that is defined by the host program or institution
    abroad, and receive 15 credits for a semester, 30 credits for an academic year, for work
    completed with grades equivalent to Cornell grade of C grade or higher
  • Course titles and grades are recorded on the Cornell transcript in the same wording and format
    in which they are received from abroad; they are not averaged into the Cornell GPA
  • College faculty determine the allocation of credit within major fields; college study abroad
    advisors and registrars allocate elective and distribution credit


GSA Partner

Cornell Abroad 300 Caldwell Hall Ithaca, NY 14853 p: 607.255.6224 f: 607.255.8700

In an EMERGENCY for a student abroad, call the Cornell Police: 607.255.1111
Last modified 06/29/2012