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Programs and Partnerships

Types of Programs

Faculty Led Programs

Each year Shepherd faculty members lead a number of short-term study abroad programs, either attached to courses during the semester or in the summer session. Most of these trips are between 1 to 4 weeks. Past trips have included destinations as varied as the United Kingdom, Cuba, Italy, China, and Mexico.

Summer 2023

Exchange with International Partners

Shepherd has exchange agreements with an number of universities in Asia, Europe, and Latin America which allow our students to spend a semester, year, or in some cases a summer taking classes with local students or other visiting students. While most classes are offered in English, language courses are available in most locations (Chinese, German, Japanese, and Spanish), and students with an advanced level of Spanish could take university-level courses in Spanish in other subjects. Students apply for exchange programs via the study abroad office.

Current partnerships include:

You can learn more about the costs and majors supported by these programs here.

Direct Enroll Programs

Students can directly enroll with a foreign university for a semester and transfer these credits back to Shepherd. Recent destinations have included Austria, Costa Rica, England, Greece, and Spain. Please contact the study abroad office to discuss options.

Third Party Partner Programs

Shepherd has agreements with a number of different partners, including  API: Academic Programs International,  AIFS: American Institute for Foreign Study,  CISAbroad, ISA: International Studies Abroad,  Global Semesters, and KEI:  Knowledge Exchange Institute, that allow access to a wide range of programs and destinations. We can also send students on some ISEP trips in coordination with  West Virginia University. You can browse these programs here.

Ad-Hoc Exchange

It is possible to make your own arrangements to study abroad and transfer credit back to Shepherd, however, close coordination is required with the study abroad office, financial aid, and your academic department before your trip.

We gratefully acknowledge the U.S. Department of State and its administrative partner, Partners of the Americas, for the award of a Capacity-Building Grant for Undergraduate Study Abroad.

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