Carnegie Mellon University

Attention: OIE and Study Abroad staff are working remotely in response to COVID-19. Read more information regarding our modified remote services. 

Where Will Your Path Take You?

The Study Abroad staff in the Office of International Education (OIE) support Carnegie Mellon students through every step of the process.

To begin exploring opportunities for a study, work/intern, or research abroad experience, we encourage students to first submit an electronic Study Abroad Interest Form via our CMU Study Abroad Portal. The portal is the best place to find out how to schedule a one-on-one meeting with a study abroad advisor, when to attend an information session, and search for opportunities abroad. The opportunities listed within the portal are not exhaustive; please contact us if you do not see a program in which you wish to participate. 

Is Study Abroad Right For You?

Student Experiences

Carnegie Mellon students and alumni report that studying abroad was one of the most valuable experiences of their lives. It is a time of growth and change in many areas - academic, professional, personal, and intercultural. Students report that studying abroad provided them with increased problem solving skills, better foreign language abilities, new professional contacts, more independence, an enhanced awareness and appreciation of their home culture, and a stronger interest in other cultures.

Important Note:

OIE does not typically fund, or support, travel to countries where the US State Department has a Level 3 or Level 4 Travel Advisory in effect. In cases where a Level 3 Travel Advisory is location-specific within a country, the support requests will be reviewed by the university on a case-by-case basis. View OIE's practice statement for additional details.