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Study Abroad
Get To Where The World Is Going.
Study Abroad Options
Faculty Led

Davenport University's faculty-led short-term study abroad 2016 programs will take place during the Spring Summer Semester which starts in May 2016. Please see our overview and application of programs offered or choose from an option below for more information.

Semester Long

Spend a semester or year abroad at various universities around the world. Please see our overview and application of programs offered or choose from an option below for more information.

Funding Your Study Abroad

Many types of financial aid may be used to offset the costs of study abroad, such as loans, scholarships and grants. Davenport also provides study abroad grants for eligible students participating in its short-term programs. 

“International Education ignites a passion for understanding other people and their perspectives. That’s one important benefit to working or studying abroad – and it’s essential to success in our increasingly diverse world.” Douglas Daft, Chairman and CEO, Coca Cola
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Why is it important?
Study Abroad Program Helps Students Think Globally

Preparation for success in today’s global workforce means acquiring the combination of knowledge, skills and attitudes often referred to as “global competencies.”  Students must become knowledgeable about other countries, develop cross-cultural communication skills, and acquire the sensitivity that enables them to appreciate and work with diverse cultures.  One of the best ways to become more globally competent is to experience day-to-day life in another country with the preparation and guidance that enables insights and understanding.

Davenport University provides these kinds of opportunities through its study abroad programs, enabling students to study almost anywhere in the world from three weeks to one year.

  • You can study about finance in London
  • Experience 5,000 years of tradition in China
  • Tour multinational corporations in Germany
  • Learn about global economics amid the diverse flora and fauna in Kenya
  • Learn Spanish in Costa Rica.
How does it work?
Davenport helps you every step of the way.

Davenport’s international programs will continue to expand into locations and disciplines that will be relevant to all students.  Whether their interest is in Spanish, International Business, Global Economics or simply to understand other cultures and appreciate new global perspectives, study abroad is for all students and is an imperative for our interactive global world.

Students should explore which type of study abroad appeals to them -- short-term summer programs or longer-term semester or year abroad programs -- and whether they want to study abroad with a group of DU students and faculty or more independently. If it is most important to study in a particular area of the world, then students can start there and discover what might be available.  Study Abroad  programs are academic programs and students earn credit while participating in them. It is possible, therefore, to use university financial aid for support if eligible.

It is best to contact the Global Programs Office at the Lettinga Campus for more information. From there, the staff can help students understand what options are available and how to go about pursuing them. 

Testimonials
What are others saying about their study abroad experience?

“To use the cliché line that going to China was the experience of a lifetime is a vast understatement. I never expected it to become such a permanent part of my life.  Not a day goes by that I don’t miss it or think about going back.” Meghan Edgerle, Accounting Major; Study Abroad China.

 

Fast Facts about Study Abroad

Preparation for success in today’s global workforce means acquiring the combination of knowledge, skills and attitudes often referred to as “global competencies.”  Students must become knowledgeable about other countries, develop cross-cultural communication skills, and acquire the sensitivity that enables them to appreciate and work with diverse cultures.  One of the best ways to become more globally competent is to experience day-to-day life in another country with the preparation and guidance that enables insights and understanding.  

40%
Of Businesses Surveyed

Missed international business opportunities for a lack of internationally skilled personnel. NAFSA

90%
Of Employers

Are looking for transversal skills enhanced by study abroad. IIE

$7,000
More in starting salary.

According to an IES survey on study abroad alumni.

Faculty and Staff
Stephen Snyder, Ph.D.

Director of Global Programs.

ssnyder19@davenport.edu
Bob Clarkson, MBA, PMP

Director for Exploring Global Business study abroad

Bob.Clarkson@davenport.edu
Barb Craft, J.D.

Program Director for Euro Legal study abroad.

Barb.Craft@davenport.edu
Gerald Nyambae, Ph.D.

Program Director for Kenya study abroad.

Gerald.Nyambane@davenport.edu
Neil Sheppard, Ph.D.

Program Director for the China study abroad.

nshepard@davenport.edu
Marjolijn van der Velde, Ph.D., MBA, MEd, CM

Program Director for European Business Culture study abroad.

Marjolijn.Vandervelde@davenport.edu
Gabriela Ziegler, Ph.D.

Program Director for Costa Rica study abroad.

Gabriela.Ziegler@davenport.edu
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