Carnegie Mellon University

First Steps

Choosing a study abroad program and determining how to fund an international experience can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. On this page, you will find resources that will help you gather information about your travel options, search for programs, explore funding options and scholarship possibilities, and contact study abroad advisors. Browse the options below to get started.

Get Started

Information Sessions

Information sessions are held throughout the year and provide general information about study abroad. Upcoming information sessions are listed on the calendar webpage

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Study Abroad Programs

Various opportunities for study abroad exist, including programs sponsored by Carnegie Mellon, departmental and university exchanges, external programs, summer programs, and volunteer opportunities. Search the various options to find the right program for you.

Find programs

Funding Your Travel

There are numerous ways to fund travel abroad, including awards and scholarships administered by Carnegie Mellon, government grants and scholarships, program specific scholarships, and more.

Learn more

Advising Sessions

The study abroad staff are well-versed in program and funding options and can help guide you through the study abroad process from start to finish. Prior to making an appointment with a study abroad advisor, we recommend that you:

  • look into any required courses you may need to take
  • understand your financial aid package
  • know your passport's expiration date
Make an appointment

Other Resources

Major Specific Advising Sheets

In conjunction with academic departments at Carnegie Mellon, OIE has created major-specific study abroad materials providing basic information and lists of recommended programs.

View advising sheets

Online Resources

In addition to meeting with a study abroad advisor and searching for programs in the Study Abroad Portal, students may wish to explore additional web resources such as: