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PRL 2780 Study Abroad Experience

Provides a structured cross-cultural experience, including pre-departure cultural orientation, in-country immersion experience and culminating project. Exposes students to the culture of a specific country or region outside of the U.S. which may include geography, history, religion, philosophy, literature, fine arts, anthropology, food, language and other relevant topics. Includes a short-term study abroad experience with additional fees for travel.

Division: Provost Office
Department: Prior Learning
Repeatable Credit: Yes
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE   Approval of International Education Office AND Approval of a study abroad application, including references and a GPA of at least 2.0. Must have a passport or must show evidence of having made an application for a passport. 


  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills including the ability to write, discuss, read and reason relative to an international experience.
  • Develop sensitivity to other people by recognizing the value of common human experiences, as well as the value of those experiences that are different.
  • Reflect and apply cultural learning obtained from the study abroad experience to one’s own academic discipline and/or career.
  • Develop intercultural competencies and tools to enable the ability to move across boundaries and see the world from multiple perspectives.
  • Compare/contrast components of home culture and host culture experienced through the study abroad program.

Credit Hours: 1

Classroom Hours: 1