students studying together outside in a domestic study away
This image was taken prior to national guidelines of face coverings and social distancing.

Domestic Study Away Overview

Domestic study away programs offer students who opt out of international study abroad programs the opportunity to gain important cultural and academic experiences all without leaving the United States.

By expanding the concept of study abroad to study away, the range of experiences that can move students toward living effectively with difference is greatly expanded. (Sobania & Braskamp, 2009)

Strategies

Keep Costs Down

Many students who opt for domestic study away programs do so because traditional study abroad programs are cost prohibitive. Try to strike a balance between affordable and academically enriching.

Strike a Balance Between Activities

Students who participate in domestic study away programs report wanting to engage in a range of activities that further their political, social growth as well as their academic growth.

Resources

Diving Deeper/Research