Study abroad is the study that takes place outside of the country in which you are enrolled as a student. It may include participating in courses, internships, research, service learning, and other learning activities.
Kean University works with outside companies (program providers) to assist in going for longer lengths of time, including a Winter term, Summer term, Semester, or an Academic year.
This type of study abroad program is more "flexible" as it allows students to select their location and duration of study.
- Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8 from Kean University at the end of the semester prior to studying overseas.
- At least be a sophomore during their overseas semester.
- Be enrolled as a full-time student during their overseas semester.
- Be clear of any conduct violation on campus
- Be clear of any financial oblications to the University
- As per Kean University COVID-19 protocol , all international travel sponsored or study abroad programs approved by the University, regardless of destination or reason, will require employees and students to be fully vaccinated in accordance with CDC guidelines, including booster. No exemptions will apply in this category.
Students interested in studying abroad are encouraged to make an appointment with their study abroad advisor to discuss which option fits best into their college experience.
When students want to participate in a program provider experience, they will need to work with their academic advisor to find courses offered that are equivalent to their Kean University academic degree requirements.
Additionally , students participating in a program provider experience must complete two applications: one through our Kean Abroad Portal and another directly through the program provider website. Please note that program providers have varying deadlines and may not accept a student's application post deadline.
- Student comes to discuss interest with study abroad advisor
- Cost, location, academics, excursions
- Student speaks with academic advisor/department chair about course equivalencies
- Student applies to Kean Abroad application and program provider application
- Once accepted, the student receives the Kean scholarship application link
- Student completes Coursework at Another Institution Form and Financial Aid Form
- Student registers for courses abroad for the term (not Kean)
- Student completes several background forms for Kean and program provider
- Student completes orientation session with Kean and program provider
- Student completes Enrollment Verification form while abroad
- CIS sends this to the registrar, student accounting, financial aid, and scholarship office
You can make an appointment through Student Experience:
Click on “Schedule Appointment” located at the top right of the screen.
From the new pop-up, choose your Study Abroad Advisor.
Based on their availability, click on a mutual time for when you want to schedule your appointment.
From the new screen, confirm the date, time, and location. Provide any relevant comments.
Select “Book Appointment”
The Center for International Studies will continue to monitor COVID-19 following guidance from the Department of State, CDC and New Jersey Department of Health.
As per Kean University COVID-19 protocol , all international travel sponsored or study abroad programs approved by the University, regardless of destination or reason, will require employees and students to be fully vaccinated in accordance with CDC guidelines, including booster. No exemptions will apply in this category.
Students who are nominated by Kean Center for International Studies to study abroad are eligible to apply for the Go Global Scholarships. The application information for the scholarship will be sent to students once they are nominated.
For further information about external scholarship opportunities, please visit here.
Katsumi Kishida, Associate Director
Brittany Bursa, Study Abroad Coordinator
Phone: (908) 737-0350
Hours: M-Th 8:00am-6:00pm, F-8:00am-5:00pm or by appointment