Study Abroad

For more information specific to Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature degrees, please visit the Learning Abroad Center.

Students majoring in CSCL or SCMC are encouraged to study abroad. Integrating work done outside of the United States into University of Minnesota course work leads students to an improved understanding of their major.

Credits in relevant fields can be applied toward a CSCL/SCMC major or minor upon prior written approval by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

As a CSCL or SCMC student, you have some of the best opportunities to learn, work, or volunteer abroad in your field. Whether you focus on British broadcast television in the United Kingdom or theater production in Argentina, you are sure to have an incredible experience.

“Spending a semester abroad in Paris was absolutely amazing. Learning abroad gave me the opportunity to improve my French language skills and participate in a culture and a way of life very different from my own.”

—Jenna Lyons, CSCL student who studied in Paris, France through CIEE Critical Studies program

Studying abroad is useful for CSCL and SCMC majors and minors because it offers a direct cultural application of your course work.

Students interested in studying abroad should meet with the CSCL and SCMC undergraduate advisor to prepare for their journey. A program abroad can fit in any schedule. Whether you prefer to go for a semester, a year, or a few weeks over winter break, the Learning Abroad Center offers many options. In addition, one in three students are granted a study abroad scholarship so all students regardless of schedule or financial situation are encouraged to apply.