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Travel Abroad 

Step into college and greet a world of learning. Our campus is more than a growing microcosm of world peoples. It is a gateway to travel, personal growth, and learning first hand about other people, other places. What better way to prepare for globalization than by experiencing it in college?

Study Abroad Programs - now or later - will change your life. Globalization of communication, commerce, arts and culture is revolutionizing societies everywhere. Future success in business, politics, and your chosen career will increasingly depend not only on professional expertise, but on personal familiarity with clients, customers and associates from different cultures. Your learning as an MCLA student studying in Europe, Asia, or the Americas will prepare you to meet tomorrow's challenges. It may also change your life today.

Study Away Steps

MCLA belongs to the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), the Semester At Sea Program, and the Massachusetts Council for International Education (MaCIE) as well as the National Student Exchange.  Through these associations, we send students on semester or year long programs to colleges and universities around the world.  At MCLA, your learning about the world begins locally and ends globally.

Helpful Tips and Information

  • Visit the websites of interest
  • Review programs and countries for detailed information including application instructions
  • Meet with Career Services for application completion
  • Credits transfer back to MCLA
  • Financial Aid applies to your semester abroad

Meet the World at MCLA
Expand your familiarity with the world through incremental steps at MCLA.  Begin with the immediate and prepare for greater challenges.

  • Join a low cost two week travel course with MCLA faculty who tour European, Asian, African, and Latin American countries and Australia
  • Spend summers at CCIS host schools around the world
  • Study for a semester or a year at CCIS host school overseas

For Further Information. . .

Contact CSSE on the top level of Eldridge or at (413) 662-5400.

MCLA faculty also support our study abroad initiative. You may meet these persons through your classes on campus.  But you are also encouraged to plan your personal international studies program at MCLA.

MCLA Study Abroad Scholarships/Award

To encourage study abroad, MCLA offers special scholarships to students who apply for study abroad in their junior or senior year.  These scholarships help support study abroad for a semester. The decision to award these Scholarships will be based on a student's interest and goals for study abroad.

  • Quick Links 

MCLA Travel Courses
Travel Course Planning

Study Across The Pond
Semester At Sea
MaCIE

College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS)
Guidelines & Application

Gilman Scholarship


American University of Rome

The School for Field Studies

Sol Education Abroad

ECELA Spanish Schools

Travel Courses

What is the National Student Exchange?


Discover a program that will change your life. . .

The National Student Exchange (NSE) is a program for undergraduate exchange within the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada.  Instead of crossing oceans, NSE student cross state, regional, provincial, and cultural borders.  Participating in NSE can be exhilarating, culturally enriching, and one of the most significant experiences of your undergraduate education. 

The change seen in attitudes, understanding of other people in other settings, flexibility, maturity, self-confidence, and decision-making are similar to the experiences of students who study internationally.

Contact CSSE on the top level of Eldridge  for more information.