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Semester Study Abroad

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

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 Foundational Core courses, including history, the arts, and theology.
  • Thailand Studies Program: This semester-long study abroad program 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.

Questions about Semester Abroad Programs?

Contact Trudy Owen, Program Assistant at 765-998-5106 or trowen@taylor.edu.

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 ensure courses taken through partner-schools will count toward your degree.

US Semester Abroad Programs

Los Angeles, California (Hollywood)
Partner: Housing through Providence Christian College
Emphasis: Film & Media Production
Link: LA Internship Program
Nashville, Tennessee (Contemporary Music Center)
Partner: Contemporary Music Center
Emphasis: Music, Film & Media Production
Link: Contemporary Music Center
New York City, New York
Partner: New York City Semester, The King’s College
Emphasis: Business, Journalism, Theatre
Link: The King's College
Washington, D.C.
Partner: American Studies Program
Emphasis: Communication, Political Science
Link: CCCU Global Ed (ASP)

International Study Abroad 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 (MESP)
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
Link: semesterinspain.org
United Kingdom (Oxford)
Partner: The Scholars’ Semester in Oxford, University of Oxford
Emphasis: History, Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Theology
Link: CCCU Global Ed (SCIO)
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