Ashland University Study Abroad Opportunities

The Study Abroad Office promotes learning opportunities for all eligible Ashland University students to gain an understanding of other regions, countries, languages and cultures through educational travel in the U.S. and abroad.

Ashland Study Abroad

From 10-day group faculty-led tours to academic-year independent travel study, the Study Abroad Office has opportunities that are right for you! To learn more, visit our webpage: - Use the interactive world map to search programs by country, or use the left sidebar menu to learn about internal offerings and exchange opportunities!

Study Abroad Opportunities

  • Pre-Approved Programs [Semester/Academic Year/Summer] - Ashland University has pre-approved programs in 38+ countries. Students receive credit for courses taken abroad that advance their AU academic program. For a list of AU-approved programs, visit the Abroad Office online at
  • Japan Exchange Program [Semester/Academic Year] - Spend a semester or academic year studying in Japan at AU’s partner university for the same tuition cost as AU. Major/minor courses as well as core courses are pre-approved.
  • AU in Germany - Students take two core courses taught by AU Faculty and travel within Germany. Students spend one week in Ashland and then travel with faculty members to Wittenberg, Germany, for three weeks.
  • COBE in China - The College of Business and Economics (COBE) offers students the opportunity to spend four weeks in China and learn basic Chinese Language and take two business courses.
  • Faculty-Led Tours [1-3 Weeks] - Each year, Ashland University coordinates faculty-led tours to locations all over the world. These academic programs allow students to accompany one or more faculty members as they explore a focused topic that uses the destination as the classroom. Past programs have traveled to Arizona, Austria, Belgium, China, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Massachusetts, Mississippi, South Africa and Spain.
  • Student Teaching Abroad  [7 Weeks] - The College of Education offers pre-service teachers the opportunity to complete their student teaching requirement abroad. Students are assigned to a school that utilizes English as the language of instruction. International locations include: Australia, Bahamas, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa and Spain.

To learn more, use the interactive world map to search programs by country, or use the left sidebar menu to learn about internal offerings and exchange opportunities! 

Learn more, use the interactive world map

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Meet our Office

Rebecca Parillo

Director of Study Abroad | 419.289.5870