Study Abroad

"Often I feel I go to some distant region of the world to be reminded of who I really am. There is no mystery about why this should be so. Stripped of your ordinary surroundings, your friends, your daily routines, your refrigerator full of food, your closet full of clothes—with all of this taken away, you are forced into direct experience. Such direct experience inevitably makes you aware of who it is that is having the experience. It is not always comfortable, but it is always invigorating."—Michael Crichton, Travels

Naropa University values active engagement in a global context. We want our graduates to understand the differences and interdependencies that characterize our world. Study abroad is a powerful tool to expand students' worldviews and awaken education. Most students who go abroad report meaningful shifts in connection to self and others, as well as a heightened sense of commitment to improving global inequities.

At Naropa University, there are a few paths toward studying abroad. You may choose the Study Abroad in Bhutan program, Where There Be Dragons Naropa-sponsored programs, or you can choose one of Naropa's affiliated programs (LEAP or the School for International Training). In special circumstances, a student may choose unaffiliated programs, but limitations to financial aid and transferability of credit may apply.

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