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Celebrating 50 Years of Study Away at Furman University

Welcome to the Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education at Furman University. Furman University offers a variety of experiences for students to engage critically with global cultures while developing transferable professional and personal skills. There are several linked resources provided for students, faculty and parents to assist in preparation, transition and return from study away.

Study Away staff are currently splitting time between in-person and remote work. If you need assistance, please contact us at:

General Email:
Nancy Georgiev, Director:
Ben Efird, Assistant Director:
Caitlynne Goodlett, Study Away Advisor:
Cassie Klatka, Center for Engaged Learning Coordinator:

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Impact on Study Away 

Academic and financial concerns should be submitted to this online form, and someone will be in touch to set up a phone call to answer specific questions:

Read more about Furman University's coronavirus updates.


Study Away General Information Sessions

 All applicants are required to attend a Study Away Information Session led by the Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education prior to submitting an application to study away. 

Register for an upcoming virtual session NOW!


Students HomepageFurman offers a variety of study away programs for our students. Students can participate in year-long, semester, May or Summer programs. To explore our program options, visit "View Program Offerings".

The Study Away Student Handbook provides students with information on: planning finances application process pre-departure logistics cultural adjustments returning home.

For official university policies regarding academic regulations, transfer credit, and courses descriptions, students should refer to the current University Catalog or consult the Registrar’s Office.

    Explore the "For Students" link on the left to be directed to further information and resources for students regarding study away.
    Have you participated on a Furman Study Away before? SHARE YOUR STUDY AWAY STORY HERE and be featured on our instagram!

Faculty page

For faculty interested in leading a study away program should consult the "For Faculty" links for guidelines, including information on proposing programs, creating budgets, recruiting students, financial resources, and information on health and safety abroad.

Faculty interested in proposing a study away program should contact Ben Efird for further information.

Center for Engaged Learning: Study Away, Internships and Research