Living and learning in a foreign country presents a remarkable opportunity to engage with different cultures, societies, and languages, offering the kind of experience whose influence is felt across a lifetime. The College offers nearly 60 quarter- and year-long study abroad programs in 32 cities in Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East, and half of UChicago students study abroad during their time at the University.
The University of Chicago manages its own study abroad programs, through which groups of two dozen students travel abroad with our own professors. This arrangement, which allows students to travel abroad while remaining enrolled in the College and fulfilling graduation requirements, ensures quality of instruction and curriculum, relevance to the College’s Core curriculum or the student’s major, and transferability of credit and financial aid.
Quarter-long, faculty-led programs taught primarily in English fulfill the Core Civilizations requirement or dive deep into a thematic area of interest like neuroscience or astronomy. Language immersion opportunities allow students to improve fluency. Year-long programs are available to students who wish to enroll directly in one of over a dozen partner foreign universities, including programs in Barcelona, Berlin, Bologna, England, Scotland, Ireland, Kyoto, or Saint Petersburg.
UChicago’s research and teaching arm in Europe is its Center in Paris, the location of over a dozen of our quarter-long programs and a home base for any student studying abroad in Europe. Students can take courses in the social sciences, biological sciences, humanities, and more in Paris. The center facilities offer classroom, conference, and study space for its programs, research facilities, and serves as a central meeting location for faculty, students, staff, and their Parisian counterparts.
The University of Chicago’s Center in Beijing supports undergraduate study and collaboration across academic disciplines between scholars and students from China and Chicago. Located amid major universities, research academies, and government agencies in the Haidian District of Beijing, the 23,000-square-foot center provides space for seminars and conferences, as well as faculty offices and study areas. It hosts Chinese students and scholars and serves as a base for Chicago students and faculty working both at other institutions in Beijing and throughout the region.
The University of Chicago Center in Delhi bolsters the University’s South Asian scholarship through panels, discussions, and faculty, graduate, and undergraduate programs. It continues a long tradition of scholarship in South Asia that includes an undergraduate study abroad program in Pune, medical and research facilities in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and a study abroad program with the School of Social Services Administration. The center is located in the heart of New Delhi, within walking distance of Connaught Place. Programs there are organized into three broad categories: business, economics, law, and policy; science, energy, medicine, and public health; and culture, society, religion, and arts.
Located in one of the most vibrant cities in the world, the Hong Kong Jockey Club University of Chicago Academic Complex | The University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong provides space and support for study abroad programs, facilitates academic exchange with regional partner institutions, and acts as a hub of student and faculty research, collaboration, and engagement in Hong Kong, China, and Asia more broadly. The Booth School of Business incorporated an Executive MBA Program Asia at the campus, and also fosters new and expanded programs for social innovation and entrepreneurship through the Hong Kong Jockey Club Programme on Social Innovation.