Carnegie Mellon University

External Programs

Carnegie Mellon University supports a broad range of study abroad opportunities for our students. External Programs offer various possibilities for students in all majors for summer, short-term, semester, and full-year study abroad. These programs are administered by another university or study abroad program provider. External Programs allow students to pay the study abroad program directly, while still maintaining full-time enrollment status at Carnegie Mellon.

Students participating in External Programs do not pay tuition and fees (with the exception of the technology fee and health insurance, subject to hard waiver) to Carnegie Mellon for the time abroad. Students cannot use institutional aid administered by Carnegie Mellon (grants, scholarships, etc.) on these programs, but students are eligible for federal and state aid and all loans normally received. Some External Programs allow students to enroll directly in the foreign university or institution, which is a good opportunity for students seeking language fluency and cultural immersion. In addition, this is often the most affordable option. Students may also attend any University Sponsored Program as an External Program.

Listed below are the programs and schools most frequented by Carnegie Mellon students. Many of the providers have programs in multiple countries and also offer summer opportunities. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list. Contact your Study Abroad Advisor for more options.