Plan Your Trip

Ian Jefferson '20 and Hannah Synder '20 in Austria on the International Chorale trip. Ian Jefferson '20 and Hannah Synder '20 in Austria on the International Chorale trip.

A big wide, world of opportunities

Being a Monmouth student means that literally a world of opportunities is opened to you. Opportunities include spending a semester conducting research in one of the nation’s most prestigious laboratories, learning about the culture of the Yucatán Peninsula, studying in Scotland, and getting an inside view of how the federal government works.

Our international and domestic global engagement opportunities are the perfect complement to your field of study – they also open you to new possibilities. Programs give students an opportunity to explore different perspectives of the human condition in a global community in a setting that is intellectually challenging and aesthetically inspiring.

Getting there

Costs and Aid

  • Students may use their Monmouth financial aid for approved programs!
  • Tuition is paid to Monmouth College with your scholarships and financial aid applying (as long as your scholarships require you to be on campus or in the United States). 
  • Full-semester or year-long programs cost about the same as on-campus study, except for travel expenses and incidentals.

Cost of Living

  • The cost of housing, meals, transportation, and personal expenses vary by location and institution.
  • ISEP provides a stipend to students for food. While in other programs, students are responsible for paying for their own food. 


  • Although you may find the best deals on your own, Global Engagement can help you make travel arrangements.


  • Not every country requires a student visa to study abroad. The Office of Global Engagement can assist if you need a visa and how to receive one.

Who can go?

  • Our study abroad opportunities do not require proficiency in a language other than English, but we also offer some programs in Spanish.
  • Global programs are open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are in good academic standing and approved by the dean of students. Some programs do require a certain GPA or letters of recommendation. 

Program deadlines

Abroad and Stateside (Semester-Long) Priority Application

Fall Semester — Feb. 1

Spring Semester — Sept. 1

Scots Term (Two-Week Faculty-Led Programs in January or May)

January Term — Register and be approved to travel by Oct. 1

May Term — Register and be approved to travel by Feb. 1

Mallory (Misener) Higgs '18 in Quito, Ecuador

Before applying, students should talk with their advisor about the goals of the program and then set up an appointment with the Office of Global Engagement to discuss the details of that program.

All programs require an application and some paperwork in advance of your trip.