Study Abroad

Enroll today for a study abroad experience organized by Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. These opportunities are particularly beneficial to education majors because you gain skills that will help you work in teams and manage classrooms in the future. As your view of the world is broadened by this program, your ability to teach and reach out to a diverse group of people expands, too.

The application deadline for summer programs is March 1, 2016.


Comparative Education in Finland, Sweden, and
the US

May 13 - 28, 2016
Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden

Explore the education systems of Finland and Sweden through hands-on comparative research and classroom site visits.

  • Organized by the ASU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences with support by Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College affiliated faculty
  • Open to any ASU major; fulfills three credits in either the undergraduate class of your choice (SOC 451 or SPF 494); or in the graduate class of your choice (SOC 598 or SPF 598)
  • Students will examine what is working and what has failed in the education systems of these two countries and will develop ideas to bring back to improve education in the U.S.
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Costa Rica

Tropical Ecology: A Cultural Exchange

May 21 - June 5, 2016
Costa Rica

Become acquainted with tropical ecology while conducting lab work in a sea turtle habitat, creating educational lessons and exploring Costa Rica’s natural treasures such as the Arenal Volcano and the rainforest canopy.

  • Open to any ASU major; fulfills third science credit for education majors
  • A one-week culture course precedes the two-week program
  • Prior to departure, program includes course meetings at the ASU Tempe campus (Mon, Wed and Fri, May 16, 18 and 20)
  • Upon their return, students present a project detailing their thoughts on the experience.
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University Service-Learning Nicaragua

July 10 - July 30, 2016
Granada, Nicaragua and two weekend excursions to Ometepe, Nicaragua & Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica.

Study civic engagement and community issues while helping at a school serving people with special needs, running activities at an orphanage and participating in other community sustainability projects.

  • Open to any ASU major; fulfills three credits that satisfy General Studies C & L
  • Take USL 210 or USL 410 during the program; fulfills USL requirements for education majors
  • Program includes four pre-departure classes (Tues and Thurs, June 28, and 30; and Tues and Thurs, July 5 and 7, 1:00-4:00 p.m.) and one post-trip class (Wed, Aug 10, 1:00-3:00 p.m.)
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Coming soon for fall 2016: Teacher Education Study Abroad at Dublin City University

September 10 - December 18, 2016
Dublin, Ireland

Experience the education system of Ireland through a full semester of coursework at Dublin City University and field placements in local Irish schools under the guidance of a Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College instructor.

  • Open to undergraduate students majoring in Elementary Education entering term 5; fulfills 13.5 credits towards the major including EDP 311, MTE 301, SCN 400, SPF 301 and BLE 404
  • Also open to undergraduate students majoring in Educational Studies
  • Program includes field placements in Irish schools and fulfills EED 396: Field Experience I
  • Prior to departure, program includes course meetings at the ASU Tempe campus (Dates to TBD)

The program application will open soon and the deadline to apply will be May 1, 2016.
Questions? please contact Alissa Koerner at

Funding your study abroad adventure

Information about the costs of ASU’s study abroad programs is available on each specific program page (use the learn more buttons above).

A complete list of funding resources for study abroad programs is available on ASU’s Financing Your Study Abroad Program webpage.

For complete details about study abroad opportunities offered at ASU, please visit the ASU Study Abroad office website.