Manhattanville offers the opportunity to visit the world.
Our highly regarded connections with international institutions, colleges, universities, and providers make living and studying abroad an even more appealing option.
Spain, Italy, France, Ireland, the UK, Germany, Israel, South Africa, Japan, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, and Mexico are just some of the major countries that you can add to your academic and life experience.
Our very competitive programs range from specializing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to programs in globalization, leadership, and health and community concerns. Whether your desire is to study politics, the European Union, or Asian fine arts, Study Abroad makes it happen.
Manhattanville offers three types of programs for you to choose from for studying abroad.
Our direct exchange programs are based on formal agreements between Manhattanville and other institutions which specify a balanced number of student exchanges annually. Students pay what they normally pay for tuition every semester at Manhattanville College (all institutional and federal money is available) and pay the cost of the room and board of the host academic institution.
Two students are approved per year in the exchange program.
Courses from Manhattanville direct exchange programs are calculated into the student's cumulative grade point average.
DIRECT EXCHANGE PARTNER INSTITUTIONS
Students proficient in French can spend a semester at Universite Paul-Valery/Montpellier III, Montpellier, France. The program includes courses in art history, French, sociology, literature/theatre, business, and economics.
Universite Paul-Valery/Montpellier III
A direct exchange is offered through the National University of Ireland, Maynooth — a liberal arts academic institution located just 20 minutes outside of Dublin.
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
A direct exchange program specialized in Asian Studies is offered through Kansai-Gaidai University in Osaka.
Direct exchange students can spend a semester at one of Japan's top research universities, Keio University in Tokyo.
A direct exchange is offered through the University of Roehampton, London. The University has a broad range of expertise across the arts and humanities, social sciences, and the human and life sciences, at the same time as maintaining its historic strength in education.
Most students are eligible to receive a maximum $5,000 of their Manhattanville aid towards the study abroad actual tuition cost.
Federal and/or state aid and loans can be applied to the cost of the remaining balance of Manhattanville tuition. If outside funding exceeds the cost of Manhattanville tuition, students have access to the remainder of that money to use toward the housing (room and board) cost of the study abroad program.
Courses from Manhattanville cooperative programs are calculated into the student's cumulative grade point average.
Students must have a minimum of 3.0 G.P.A. or higher, be a Junior or first-semester Senior at the time of the overseas study and have no financial holds.
Students must have completed at least ONE year of relevant foreign language study.
COOPERATIVE PROGRAM OPTIONS
API offers study, intern, and volunteer abroad programs across the globe. Browse the countries, cultures, and languages our abroad programs are offered in.
AIFS offers a wide range of unique study abroad programs in Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas, plus multi-destination Study and Travel programs throughout Western Europe, Asia and Australia.
CIS Abroad provides affordable study abroad programs and international internships in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Asia and Africa.
Nonprofit IES Abroad offers 140 different programs in 35 locations worldwide.
IFSA, affiliated with Butler University, offers an array of “future-focused” study abroad options throughout the globe.
For students who cannot meet the criteria for cooperative programs, many independent possibilities exist. Summer is the perfect time to consider an independent program. In contrast to Manhattanville's cooperative programs, students in independent programs are not able to take their Manhattanville institutional aid. Financing independent programs relies entirely on the student's federal financial aid and personal funds. Credits for independent programs will be issued as transfer credits only in block format; individual courses and grades will not appear on the transcript.
So what's stopping you? Look through our programs and find out what is best for you!
For Cooperative Programs, you must declare a major before you can apply. You must be in good standing and fully disclose a statement of any violations of the College Code explaining any past or current violations. Failure of the disclosure will result in forfeiture of any favorable decision rendered by the Study Abroad Committee.
You submit the application forms and attend the interview. The faculty selection committee will review all the applications. If you are approved, you must submit a completed application to the host institution through the Office of Study Abroad.
Before completing the study abroad application form, you prepare the following documents/information. Uploading the documents is part of the application process.
- ESSAY – a maximum of 700-word – explain what inspire you for studying abroad
- UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT – obtain on ServiceHub. Print/Save as a PDF file.
- STUDENT PLANNING - project your study abroad semester AND the remaining semesters leading to graduation. List the same projected courses on your Course Equivalency Form (for faculty approval). Print/Save the audit as a PDF.
- COURSE EQUIVALENCY PRE-APPROVAL FORM
- ACADEMIC REFERENCES - ask TWO Faculty Members as References (one must come from your major department).
To start the application process, you submit FIVE STUDY ABROAD FORMS below.
- Course Equivalency Approval Form
- Study Abroad Application (Copy and paste the student’s 700-word essay into the form)
- Accommodations Request
- Faculty Recommendation Forms (For TWO faculty members)
If you ar approved to study abroad, you must submit the following documents through the Office of Study Abroad.
- Complete the required application to the host institution
- Apply for an official transcript from the Mville Registrar
- Obtain the required letters of recommendation
- Submit the required medical forms (both the programs and Mville)
- Submit other documentation (photos, etc.) required by the program
The Independent Program materials do not go through the committee selection process. You research the program, receive course approvals from faculty, and follow up on your own. The Office of Study Abroad is available for guidance and advice. All courses must be pre-approved.
You submit Course Equivalency Approval Form (Only one form) for Independent Programs.
Summer programs are independent and are not part of any selection process. You submit the Interest Form to share your experience. Meanwhile, we keep track of where our students are going. If you are taking academic courses, we encourage you to go through the approval process so that your credits will be transferred back to Mville successfully.
You submit Course Equivalency Approval Form (Only one form) for Summer Programs.
This Study Abroad Budget Worksheet is designed to help you estimate the costs of your study abroad and to compare costs across programs you may be considering. If you have questions regarding costs, please reach out to Elana Grayson, Assistant Director of Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This checklist is designed to help you to plan before studying abroad.
Academic Support Services
Accessibility, Internships, Tutoring, Writing
The Center for Student Accessibility partners with students to empower them to take ownership of their college journey. The Center also strives to increase positive dialogue surrounding disabilities, promoting the "people first" approach and communicating the message that disability is an integral part of diversity.
The Andrew Bodenrader Center for Academic Writing and Composition has a mission is to provide Manhattanville students with support at any stage of the writing process. We strive to build the confidence of student writers through encouraging, collaborative one-to-one sessions with peer tutors, graduate Writing Center Fellows, and Academic Writing faculty.
The Center for Career Development is committed to individualized career exploration counseling, self-assessment, skill development, and utilizing internship and job search strategies that empower students to take ownership in their personal and professional success.
Additional Academic Services
The Library offers impressive collections and outstanding services to help all of our students succeed in the classroom and beyond.
The Registrar's Office has the responsibility to maintain timely and accurate records of the academic progress of all students while upholding the privacy and security of those records.
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The Office of the Provost provides valuable information and links to resources for faculty, and for staff who work for, or with the faculty in furthering our educational mission.
Contact the Office of Study Abroad
Regina Moores, International Student Advisor