General Overview

Courtesy of Peggy Coots, Class of 2010

Georgetown College offers academic programs in Asia, Australia and Europe, as well as North, South and Central America. Regardless of one’s major or academic concentration, these programs add an important cross-cultural dimension to a liberal arts education. They are not limited to language study but provide over-seas opportunities for students in many different disciplines, from the natural sciences and pre-professional fields, to all areas of the humanities.

Deciding Among Programs

You may study abroad for credit with one of the institutions with which Georgetown maintains a consortial arrangement, with an independent college or university, or in a course specifically developed and led by a Georgetown College faculty member. It is important to take into account your financial needs while keeping in mind your goals and objectives for your study abroad experience.

Earning Credit

You may earn up to 6 hours of credit for a five week summer program, and up to 18 hours for a semester abroad program. However, it is essential that you plan your program carefully with your academic advisor to ensure that you select courses that will transfer to this institution and that will help you advance towards completion of your Georgetown College degree. Keep in mind that you must achieve at least a grade of C on any transfer work.


All Georgetown College students have the opportunity to apply to a study abroad program; however, participation is not guaranteed. Most programs include a selection process, prerequisites, and certain requirements. You, with the help of your advisor, are responsible for determining whether you meet all criteria.

Program Advisors

Program advisors are faculty members who work directly with the program in question. Once you identify a specific program of interest, you should talk to the advisor of that program. Jason Snider is the coordinator of the entire International Program and is available to assist you in planning a study-abroad experience. You may contact Jason Snider at 502-863-7994.

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