Study Abroad


Summer Abroad 2020

Please note that due to the ever-changing circumstances surrounding the impact of Coronavirus in our community and around the world, Summer Abroad 2020 has been canceled. We will provide information for future Study Abroad programming as soon as possible.


The city of Berlin – with all its culture, history and vibrant city and economic life – is the setting for this three-week study abroad experience, offered by the Department of Comparative Literature and Languages.


Join us in Florence, Italy, aka "the living museum!" Capital of the region of Tuscany and located along the beautiful Arno River, Florence has been a must-see destination for students and travelers for centuries.


Learn about arts and literature in Paris through guided museum visits and explore the beauty of the Mediterranean coastline when you visit the French Riviera.


Explore Dublin and Galway during this 3-week program and discover the art and architecture Ireland has to offer by attending music and film festivals, concerts, and visiting the Atlantic Coast.


Experience Japan in Summer 2020, with a three-week study abroad program based at Tokyo University of Agriculture (Nōdai) and Tokyo Future University where you will learn about Japanese literature and culture. Program includes a brief homestay in Aoki Village, and an overnight in Atami (near Mt. Fuji). Students also have the opportunity to participate in an optional 2-week study tour following the main program. During the program we will visit Kyoto, Hiroshima, Kanazawa and other locations.


Join us in Granada, Spain this summer! Enhance your Spanish language skills;  learn about Spanish and Mediterranean cultural history; immerse yourself in the country’s language and culture while enjoying the hospitality of your host family!

For further information about the program or to obtain an application, please contact the Provost’s Office at 516-463-5400 or via email at

January Abroad

Please note that due to the ever-changing circumstances surrounding the impact of Coronavirus in our community and around the world, January Abroad 2021 has been canceled. We will provide information for future Study Abroad programming as soon as possible.

Semester & Exchange Programs

Amsterdam Scholarship Exchange

The Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs awards six full-tuition scholarships, for either a full-year or semester of study at the University of Amsterdam. Three of the full-tuition scholarships are reserved for Zarb School of Business students. University of Amsterdam programs include European history and culture, humanities, social sciences, languages, and business.

Amsterdam Exchange Info

European Odyssey (next program Spring 2021)

During the spring semester the Global Studies and Geography Department offers an exciting 10-week interdisciplinary program, the European Odyssey, to all undergraduate students. The program visits France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Slovenia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands. Participants examine historical and contemporary issues in these countries.

European Odyssey Info

France Exchange

Kedge Business School was created from the merger of BEM-Bordeaux Management School and Marseille-based Euromed Management, two leading French business schools with triple EFMD-EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB International accreditations. Kedge ranked third of France's post baccalaureate schools with four-year programs and is committed to creating new modes of teaching and personal development, and promoting responsible management practices.

With triple accreditation from AACSB International, AMBA and EFMD-EQUIS, Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier Business School attracts more than 300 international students each year. Financial Times ranked Montpellier in the top 50 in its listing of Best International Master's Programs.

Germany Exchange

Hochschule Bremen (HSB), the largest university of applied sciences in the smallest German federal state, is rich in tradition. Established in 1799, the university is committed to innovation and internationalization and embodies excellence in applied and practice-oriented teaching and research. Bremen, Germany's oldest coastal city, is second only to Hamburg among German ports. 

South Korea Exchange

Grab at the opportunity to spend one semester or one year abroad in South Korea at Changwon National University.  The program resides in Changwon City, the capital of Gyeongnam province which has a population of over a million people. 

An exchange program is also available at Korea University Business School (KUBS).Ranked first in Korea and seventh in Asia, KUBS is the first business school in Korea accredited both by AACSB International and EFMD-EQUIS.

Spain Exchange

Founded in 1499, the Universitat de Valencia (UV) is one of the oldest universities in Spain. It ranks fourth of all Spanish institutions on the Shanghai Ranking. For more than 500 years, the university has grown into a modern, global institution and a leader in the application of new technologies. UV is considered one of the top five scientific centers in Spain. The University is located in Valencia, the third largest city in Spain. Situated on the Mediterranean Sea, the city is rich in culture and history and famous for its sandy beaches and mild climate.

United Kingdom Exchange

University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, Scotland (2019 Scottish University of the Year)
Study at one of the United Kingdom’s oldest and finest universities, founded in 1495, with one of its top-ranked law schools. The Aberdeen Exchange includes both Hofstra Law students and undergraduates, who might also take law classes while there, which might be especially appealing to students in Hofstra Legal Education Accelerated Program (LEAP). Enjoy life in one of the UK’s most liveable cities (a.k.a. Granite City), surrounded by stunning Scottish coastline and the beautiful landscape of the Scottish highlands. Dean of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra, and former Chief Administrative Judge of the courts of New York State, Judge Gail Prudenti, is a graduate of University of Aberdeen.

The University of Hertfordshire (UH) is an entrepreneurial university offering excellence in teaching and research, with a student community of over 27,500, including more than 2,000 international students from over 85 countries. The Times Higher Education ranked Hertfordshire as one of the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old. The University of Hertfordshire is located in Hatfield in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, just 20 minutes by train from London's King's Cross Station.

Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne in England, UK is a very dynamic, comprehensive university that distinguishes itself in many areas from Law and Business to Engineering, Art, Design and Animation, to Health Sciences, including state-of-the-art sport sciences. The city of Newcastle upon Tyne is one of the UK’s most popular destinations for students, with many universities in and around the city, a lively quayside scene for nightlife, stunning modern architecture and rich cultural offerings.
(P.S. Sting went to Northumbria University!).

University of Roehampton in southwest London features one of London’s most beautiful campus settings, adjacent to Richmond Hill Park, with quick connections into downtown London. The University of Roehampton provides the best-of-both-worlds experience familiar to Hofstra students and offers a full range of courses from Business and Law to Media (Digital, Film, Photography, Journalism), Dance, Theatre and Sports, to name but a few. Like New York City for Hofstra, London is a stage, laboratory and classroom for University of Roehampton students, as well as a source of endless interest and entertainment.

Non-Hofstra University Programs

Hofstra University students are welcome to study abroad in a location of their choice through a non-Hofstra University program that may include application to another American university, a foreign university or an independent study abroad provider.

Many of our students choose to do their fall or spring semester of their junior year abroad.  However, it is also possible to start as early as your second semester of sophomore year or as late as your senior year provided the residency requirement has been waived by your academic dean.

Planning ahead for your semester abroad is crucial to its success.  Meet with your academic adviser early in your college career and express your intentions to study abroad.  Discuss with him/her the feasibility of study abroad in relation to major/minor restrictions/requirements, your academic interests and any other school-related issues.  Talk with students who have returned recently from the program or country in which you are interested and ask them questions about academics, course selection and practical concerns.  Research study abroad programs.  Determine which program/location will best suit your major/minor, academic interests, personal and professional goals and finances.  Attend an informational session that will introduce you to the policies and options related to non-Hofstra University study abroad.

The following websites provide useful information while searching for programs by city, country, language or subject:

Several websites review study abroad programs and may be useful in determining if a program meets your expectations:

Kindly note: Links are provided as a general information resource for general use. The links provided are maintained by their respective organizations and they are solely responsible for their content. Hofstra does not favor one link over the next, nor does Hofstra profit, in whole or in part, from any products or services offered or promoted by any of the web sites whose links appear.

You can also find a list of programs through other American universities and study abroad providers as well as and an AACSB accredited list of programs for Zarb School of Business in Useful Resources on this website.

Non-Hofstra University Programs - Study Abroad

"I have had such a great study abroad experience. I cannot stop glowing, talking about my adventures and the amazing classes I took which enriched my view, knowledge, and opinion of Rome, Italy and Europe. Being able to spend a whole semester abroad in Rome, living across the street from Vatican City and studying such eye-opening subjects in the heart of Rome, I feel as though my college education has become more complete and fulfilled. I learned how to involve myself into a new lifestyle, language and culture. I received an education I could not receive from simply sitting in a classroom. My sense of the world changed and my views expanded. I would definitely recommend anyone to study abroad. You will receive the most out of your college education and gain the best life experience of your life."

-Alex Mantia ’18,  Biology major
Spent Spring 2015 at John Cabot University in Rome

The semester prior to your study abroad:

Schedule a meeting with the Assistant Provost for Study Abroad and Internationalization, 107 Roosevelt Hall, South Campus, early in the semester (September-October).  Discussion and paperwork will include: initial interest in study abroad,  choice of program and location, regulations and permission to study abroad form, financial aid, and method of payment.

Obtain approval for transfer of credit and bring the completed form back to the Office of Study Abroad Programs according to the stated deadlines (The first Monday in November for all spring study abroad and the first Monday in April for all fall study abroad).

Apply directly to the non-Hofstra University study abroad program either as you are obtaining course approvals or immediately after the permission form is completed.

Should you have any questions regarding the study abroad process and semester programs, please contact the Office of Study Abroad Programs at 516-463-4765.