Study Abroad

Explore new countries.
Expand your mind.

That’s why we encourage you to pack your bags, get your passport, and spend a semester abroad.

Take your learning off campus—way off campus.

From Butler, you can pursue a wide range of opportunities at 200 affiliated universities in 60 different countries, in places such as Italy, China, South Africa, and Australia. No matter what your major, you can find a program that meets your academic goals.

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Global Destinations

Where in the world will you go

You can spend a few weeks in Malta, or maybe a semester in Spain. Enter a formal exchange program through Butler University, or enroll in classes at any one of our 50+ global partner institutions. The choice is yours.

Adventure Time

Our Global Adventures in the Liberal Arts (GALA) program brings Butler on the road. Every spring, a Butler professor leads a small group of students—typically about 20—to a different international region. You’ll take classes with local experts and get off-the-beaten-path experiences. (In 2022, GALA goes to Latin America, where students will see the Galapagos, visit a cacao plantation, explore Machu Picchu, and study community-based tourism.)

“I’m where I am now because I went abroad.”

Most of the 400 Butler students who study abroad every year are forever changed by the experience. For some, like Dakotah Harris ’21, it had an even deeper impact. “I am only here now and have the future plans I have because I went abroad,” says Harris. “I would have never realized what it was like to not settle if I wouldn’t have been open and if I wouldn’t have gone abroad.”

Before you leave, do you have any questions?
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