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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.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Impact on Study Away (updated 2/28/2020)

Furman's Study Away Safety and Compliance and Assessment of Risk Management Committee continues to monitor country-specific information provided by the U.S. Department of State and by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). At this time, there are no plans to cancel any planned travel to countries other than China. Furman has reached out to students who are currently studying in Italy and Japan where there have been cases of infection without a known connection to the original source of the virus.

MayX 2020: Final Payment Deadline Extended until March 23
. Prior to March 23, students wishing to withdraw will be liable for the $500 study away deposit. As of March 23, 75% of the program cost will become non-refundable. This applies to students who have already paid their bills as well. If Furman cancels a program before May 15, we will provide full refunds.

Fall 2020/Spring 2021: At this time, Furman has not made the decision to cancel any study away programs for the upcoming academic year. Program deposits, financial agreements, and consent forms are due two weeks after students were accepted. For most students, that means the deadline is today, Friday, February 28, 2020.

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".

*Applications for MayX 2020 & Summer 2020 have now closed.*
The Study Away Student Handbook 2019-2020 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.

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