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Celebrating 52 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 
Read more about Furman University's coronavirus updates.

Fall 2022/Spring 2023 Semester Programs NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS!
Applications for Exchange Programs are due January 22, 2022
Applications for Faculty-led & Affiliate Programs are ​due January 31, 2022.

Learn More About Study Away: Attend the Study Away Fair - Semester Faculty-led Programs
January 21st, 2022
12:30 - 2:00PM
Watkins Room, Trone Student Center

As part of your application, all students must meet with a member of our office before your application deadline.


Schedule a Study Away Advising Appointments

Schedule an Advising Session with Caitlynne Goodlett
Schedule an Advising Session with Nancy Georgiev

Student InformationFurman offers a variety of study away programs for our students. Students can participate in semester, MayX or Summer programs. To explore our program options, visit "Application Portal".
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.

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.


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:

Center for Engaged Learning: Study Away, Internships and Research