Study Abroad

How To Get Started

The Office of Study Abroad is currently working on some exciting new developments and programs including the implementation of Terra Dotta, an online software program that will automate much of the program search process, advising, and applications, while organizing travel and increasing the protection of students. We hope to have this fully implemented for the Fall 2021 semester.

  • Currently, students are welcome to send any questions to
  • Each Hofstra short-term or semester program offers information sessions to acquaint students with every aspect of the program, from course selection and cultural amenities to living accommodations.  Information sessions are always offered the semester prior to departure and are announced and publicized through email, web, social media and in classes.
  • Permission to study abroad in both Hofstra and Non-Hofstra programs must be granted by the Office of Study Abroad. Deadlines for this approval will be posted with each program description. Generally, these deadlines will be the first Monday in April for Fall and Summer study abroad and the first Monday in November for Spring and January study abroad.
  • Non-Hofstra programs may also offer informational sessions on how to get started, procedures for approved transfer of credit, and financial aid.
  • The Study Abroad Fair, is attended by Hofstra program directors who are eager to introduce you to their short-term or semester programs through photos, brochures, and student blogs and are ready to answer your questions regarding accommodations, available courses, cultural excursions and associated costs.
  • Connecting with student Study Abroad Ambassadors is critical. Having just returned from abroad, they are excited to discuss their experiences and would like the opportunity to help you with your questions and concerns and assist you in planning your study abroad.