"The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." 
   Lao Tzu



ATU Study Abroad Mission 

The mission of Arkansas Tech University’s Study Abroad office is to increase ATU’s presence and effective participation in the nation and the world. The office will promote and cultivate international education and multicultural understanding. Through its study abroad, study away, and exchange programs, this office strengthens global perspective, broadens world-view, and fosters responsible global citizenship of the campus community.


Study Abroad with Arkansas Tech University 

We believe international learning experiences can significantly impact your intellectual, personal and professional growth. When studying abroad, book knowledge comes alive. You experience culture and history firsthand. Your perspectives broaden. You leave a student and return a citizen of the world.

Today, Arkansas Tech partners with National Student Exchange and Global Endeavors to offer short and year-long study abroad programs. These programs have challenging coursework, and many have opportunities for internships, field study, independent research, language partnerships, community service, organized group excursions and personal travel.

Regardless of your major, your background or your circumstances, you can fulfill your dream to expand your world and travel abroad. Scholarships are also available to help you make that dream a reality.

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There are many reasons to spend a semester or summer abroad, but the goals you make and what you get out of the experience ultimately lies with you.

You’re in the process of completing the first step for studying abroad at ATU, but what brought you here? Do you want to become fluent in another language? Do you want to build your resume? Did your friend drag you along? Here are a few others reasons for studying abroad that you may not have considered:

  • Experience a new culture first hand
  • Grow personally, gain independence, flexibility, and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Gain a new perspective on world affairs, your country and even your own school
  • Improve your professional and financial potential
  • Dispel stereotypes
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to travel
  • Conduct personal research
  • Prepare for graduate school

Short term and long term Study Abroad options are available through Arkansas Tech University and our partner organizations. Experiences include studying, interning, and volunteering.


 World Endeavors 

World Endeavors provides connection-seekers a chance to intern, volunteer and gather together in group programs abroad.


World Endeavors arranges unpaid internships. Specific internship placements cannot be guaranteed.


World Endeavors’ international volunteer programs match participants with certain interests or skills to specific service projects in need of hands-on help. 

 National Student Exchange

Have you considered spending a semester at another university? National Student Exchange (NSE) can help! NSE enables Arkansas Tech University students to choose from over 160 institutions throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Studying abroad is an unforgettable adventure, but there are many steps to plan for before you get ready to travel to another country – and that doesn’t just mean getting your passport out and a suitcase ready. The process of studying abroad can be overwhelming so it is best to start the process early. 

Begin Your Process Here!


It’s never too early to start the planning process to Study Abroad.



Arkansas Tech University reserves the right to cancel or modify the program before or during its operation for any reason, including natural disasters, emergencies, low enrollment, or unavailability of facilities or personnel or compliance with the University travel policy. The specific program dates, itineraries, locations, facilities, and activities are subject to change depending on available resources at the time, safety and security situations on the ground, and other important considerations that may arise for a successful implementation of the program.



The Study Abroad Scholarship is awarded as a supplement for undergraduate students participating in travel abroad for academic credit at Arkansas Tech University.  A student who is completing College Distinction requirements would be a qualified candidate, but not the only candidate eligible for assistance.

The Study Abroad Scholarship is valued at a maximum of $1000.00 per trip, as funds are available.  The scholarship is applied to the student's account either covering the costs associated with the course or refunding to the student for expenditures if course costs are already covered.  Preference will be given to students with financial need.

Applications will be considered on the following deadlines: October 1, December 1, and March 1

Scholarship Application


National Scholarships


The following are a diverse selection of study abroad scholarship opportunities for undergraduates. 


Call 479.964.0527 or stop by the Study Abroad Office, 116 E Dean Hall, to schedule a meeting with ATU Study Abroad Coordinator Gabriele Haulmark. During your meeting, you will have the chance to discuss your options in greater detail. 

You can search by destination or by courses of study in the menu bar. Consider the following questions as you research programs:

  • When do you want to study abroad?
  • How long do you want to be abroad? A summer, semester, year?
  • Do you want courses in English or another language?
  • Do you need specific classes for your major or minor?


February 19, 2021 - National Student Exchange priority application deadline

March 2, 2021 - Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship application deadline

March 4, 2021 - Study Abroad 101 Info Session, 2:00pm-3:00pm, via WebEx

March 31, 2021 - 

April 16, 2021 - National Student Exchange (Fall Semester ’21) application deadline

September 1, 2021 -

September 23, 2021 - Study Abroad Info-Session: Dean Hall, 1 P.M. - 2 P.M. 

October 7, 2021 -

  • Study Abroad 101 Info-Session: Dean Hall 115, 1 P.M. - 2 P.M. 
  • Study Abroad Fair: Ross Pendergraft Library 300 B, 5 P.M. - 7 P.M.

October 31, 2021 -

November 1, 2021 - Critical Language Scholarship Program deadline (Summer 2022)

November 4, 2021 - Study Abroad 101 Info-Session Dean Hall 115, 1 P.M. - 2 P.M. 

December 1, 2021 - Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program deadline

Due to COVID 19, students all over the world have not been able to travel abroad and may not be able to for some time. In an effort to bring the world to our students and to facilitate the internationalization effort at ATU, the Study Abroad Office has helped ATU faculty members, faculty members at partner universities, and specialists abroad come together for a variety of virtual collaborations.  These include guest lectures, collaborative webinars, interactive workshops, and cooperative curricular/co-curricular activities among students.