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Semester Study Abroad

Explore our diverse study abroad programs to find the best fit for your major and further enhance your Taylor experience. Taylor offers three study abroad programs to Ireland, China, and Ecuador through the university and partners with other organizations to expand students’ options.

Taylor Study Abroad Programs

  • China Semester Program: Study abroad during spring semester in Xi’an, China. The China Semester program allows a general education study abroad experience where students can indulge in Asian culture, participate in an international practicum, and study foreign language, history, and art.
  • Ecuador Semester Program: Spend fall or spring semester immersed in Latin American culture at Universidad del Azuay in Cuenca, Ecuador. Take advanced classes in Biology, Business, Christian Education, and Exercise Science, as well as general education courses in history, literature, and science.
  • Irish Studies Programme: Explore Greystones, Ireland, and gain a rich cultural experience while taking a variety of general education courses, including courses in history, arts, and theology.
  • Thailand Studies Program: The Thailand Studies Program is a semester-long study abroad program that examines the intersection of orphans, vulnerable and exploited children, human trafficking, and human rights issues. Based in Chiang Mai, you'll take courses and have experiences that will give you a firsthand look at issues related to the marginalization of children, human trafficking, and related problems.

Some departments also hold major-specific study abroad programs. See your major page or contact your department chair for more information and opportunities.

Apply to Study Abroad Programs

Admission can be competitive depending on your chosen program, and applicants are evaluated based on the written application, GPA, letters of reference, and a personal interview. Good academic, social, and financial standing with the University are also requirements for acceptance.


Contact Trudy Owen, Program Assistant at 765-998-5106 or

Study Abroad Partnerships

Taylor University partners with many other universities and study abroad programs, many of which are associated with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

*Check with your academic advisor to see if courses taken through partner-schools will count toward your degree.

US Programs

International Programs

  • Hong Kong
    Partner: Hong Kong Baptist University
    Emphasis: Art & Design, Business, Music, Film, Communication & Language, Physical Science, Social Science, General Education
    Link: Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Israel
    Partner: Jerusalem University College
    Emphasis: Biblical Studies
    Link: Jerusalem University College
  • Italy
    Partner: The Orvieto Semester
    Emphasis: Art & Design
    Link: Gordon College
  • Japan
    Partner: Tokyo Christian University
    Emphasis: Theology, General Education
    Link: Tokyo Christian University
  • Jordan
    Partner: Middle East Studies Program
    Emphasis: History, Political Science, Sociology
    Link: CCCU Global Ed
  • Lithuania
    Partner: LCC International University
    Emphasis: Business, Communication, English, International Studies, Psychology, Theology, General Education
    Link: LCC International University
  • South Korea
    Partner: Handong Global University
    Emphasis: Art & Design, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Engineering & Physics, International Studies, Political Science, Social Science, TESOL
    Link: Handong Global University
  • Spain
    Partner: Semester in Spain
    Emphasis: Spanish, General Education
  • United Kingdom (Oxford)
    Partner: The Scholars’ Semester in Oxford, University of Oxford
    Emphasis: History, Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Theology
    Link: CCCU Global Ed
  • United Kingdom (York)
    Partner: York St John University
    Emphasis: Art & Design, Business, Computer Science, Creative Writing & Literature, Education, Exercise Science, Film & Media Production, Health Sciences, Language & Linguistics, Psychology, Religion & Philosophy, Social Sciences, TESOL, Theatre
    Link: York St John University