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Find Study Abroad Programs

TCNJ Cornwall Students, 2011Approximately 25-30% of each graduating class at TCNJ participates in an education abroad experience – study abroad, an international internship, Global Student Teaching, or some type of volunteering or service experience overseas. There is a wide variety of options, including shorter programs in the Winter and Summer Sessions, semester and year-long options, and even programs with a Spring Break travel component. We encourage everyone beginning their research into study abroad to attend one of our weekly “Study Abroad 101” sessions and then email us at goglobal@tcnj.edu to schedule an advising appointment! This page provides you with some resources to start your search for the right study abroad program!

Getting Started

  • Where can I go?
    • Students can search our Program Directory to find all of our study abroad and internships programs (TCNJ students may log-in to this system using their standard TCNJ username and password; parents and others may review director listings without registering formally.)
  • What can I study?
    • Practically anything! We have opportunities for majors in all seven TCNJ schools to study abroad.
    • Students fill out an Academic Evaluation Form before departure and have professors approve their overseas coursework for credit toward their degree programs.
  • Will I fall behind and have to spend another year at TCNJ?
    • Not if you choose your courses and your study abroad program carefully! With over 400 students studying abroad each year, TCNJ faculty and staff have a lot of experience accepting credits from international institutions. With the right combination of careful planning and academic effort, students should have no problem finding four units of coursework overseas.
  • How do I pay for study abroad?
    • For TCNJ-sponsored programs – (all of our exchange programs, our TCNJ study center programs, and our short-term, faculty led programs in Winter and Summer sessions) – all types of financial aid may be used.
    • For programs sponsored by third-parties – international education organizations such as ISA, CISAbroad, IFSA, CIEE, and others – there are some restrictions upon the use of NJ Tuition Aid Grants and EOF grants.
    • Please see your counselor at Financial Aid, Green Hall 101, for current information about the applicability of your financial aid and scholarship awards. This office maintains a special page for study abroad students.
    • For more information about study abroad scholarships, please check our scholarship page.
  • OK, I’m ready to start my application!
    • For TCNJ students, log in to Discover Programs, go to the program listing for your desired program, scroll to the bottom of the listing, and click on “Login to Apply.”
    • For students from other universities, be sure to click on the other box that leads to the Registration system, and then you will be able to complete the online application.
    • We recommend that you take a look at our step-by-step instructions for additional assistance.
  • Questions?
    • Contact the TCNJ Center for Global Engagement! We are located in Green Hall 107 and we are open from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday during the academic year. We are closed on Fridays in the summer months. Our email address is goglobal@tcnj.edu and our phone number is 609-771-2596.
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