Short term study away is for those who want to integrate field and study away experiences with their academic plan. Our program encourages students who want to become social-change agents by participating in initiatives that give back to the community.

  • Rutgers undergraduate students who have:
    • Completed 12+ credits
    • Related Coursework or Interest in:
      • Women & Gender Issues
      • Sustainable Energy
      • Nonprofit Management
      • Communit Resilience
    • Approval from the faculty director as well as their advisor
  • Rutgers graduate students
We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from all majors and professions to participate!

All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine if and how this course may be applied to their program requirements and degree completion.

After taking one of the semester-long courses related to the individual program, students then go on our study away programs for 10-12 days at the end of the semester. 

We offer domestic and international study away programs.

  • International study away programs: India/Nepal, Tanzania/Zanzibar, Puerto Rico, and Ecuador.
  • Domestic programs: New Hampshire and Maine.

(These locations may vary yearly so please be sure to stay updated with our website, newsletter, and social media)

All students must have at least a 2.5 GPA to participate in our study away program.

  • India/Nepal – Fall Semester
    • Issues in Social Work 21:910:347 | Section 2 – 3 Credits
  • Maine – Winter
    • Cultures of the North 21:910:347 | Section TBA – 3 Credits
  • Puerto Rico – Alternative Spring Break
    • TBA
  • Tanzania/Zanzibar – Spring Semester
    • TBA
  • Belize – Summer Session
    • Community Resilience & Wellness 21:910:347 | Section 1 – 3 Credits
  • Ecuador/New Hampshire – Summer Session
    • TBA

There are no language requirements for any of the study away programs.

We accept students on a first come first served basis, so make sure to apply early!

There are mandatory orientation sessions before we embark on the study away program. As the date for departure gets closer, students receive an email that specifies when/where the mandatory orientation will take place.

The semester-long course you take is included in your tuition like any other course you would register for.

There is an out of pocket fee that differentiates between each study away program. The out of pocket fee includes housing/hotels, transportation, activities, etc. Students put down a deposit (anywhere from $250-$1000) in order to save your spot and the remaining balance can be paid in installments up to a student’s expected graduation date.

Link to more info on our payment plans.

If you were waitlisted, don’t panic! Spots may open up and if they do we notify students who may still want to take advantage of the opportunity. We offer a trip at least every semester, so if you’re waitlisted for one program there are still many opportunities to sign up for our next study away!