Study Abroad


Summer Abroad

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

Hofstra has traveled in previous summers to various locations including Berlin, Florence, France, Ireland, Japan, and Spain.

For further information about these programs please contact Ms. Suzanne Pike, Associate Provost for Academic Support and Study Abroad at

January Abroad

Hofstra has traveled during previous January sessions to various locations including Greece, Galapagos Islands, and Venice.

For further information about these programs please contact Ms. Suzanne Pike, Associate Provost for Academic Support and Study Abroad at

Campus Exchange Programs – open to all students

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

Zarb School of Business Exchange Programs

China Exchange

The Frank G. Zarb School of Business and Dongbei University of Finance and Economics (DUFE) have partnered to offer students a dual degree – a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Hofstra University and a Bachelor of Economics (BEc) from DUFE – in global business or global finance. Classes are taught by Zarb and DUFE faculty on Hofstra’s campus and the course work is complemented by a six-week cultural immersion program and business internship in China. Students do not need to speak Chinese in order to complete the degree requirements.

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. An exchange program is 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

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!).

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.

When can I go?

  • 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 them major/minor restrictions/requirements and intended graduation date.
  • 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. 

Who can I get advice from?

  • Schedule a meeting early in the semester, prior to your intended international experience (if not sooner), with Ms. Suzanne Pike, Associate Provost for Academic Support and Study Abroad at Discussion will include: initial interest in study abroad, choice of program, regulations and permission to study abroad forms, course pre-approvals and financial aid considerations.
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

How do I finance this experience?

  • All students are required to meet with the Assistant Director of Student Financial Services, Ms. Bettyanne Morelli at about how Hofstra financial aid packages and scholarships might be used towards tuition for a non-Hofstra study abroad program. This should be done prior to paying the outside school or vendor.

Where can I find these opportunities?

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

  • AIFS - AIFS is recognized as a leading provider of study abroad programs. Since 1964, over 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS. AIFS offers a wide range of unique programs in Asia, Australia, Europe, South Africa and the Americas. Most AIFS campuses offer courses in English or in foreign languages from beginner to advanced levels.
  • USAC – University Studies Abroad Consortium is a nonprofit organization and since 1982, has provided students with life-changing opportunities to live and learn in countries around the globe. USAC has more than 50 affordable, authentic study abroad programs in 26 countries, and strives to provide you with ample opportunities to become engaged, global citizens.
  • CEA - Since 1997, CEA has maintained one simple philosophy: To provide high-quality international academic programs and services. CEA offers standard study abroad programs, as well as hybrid programs, multi-site programs, internships and service learning.
  • CIS - We develop innovative, immersive and fully supported programs all around ur the world to make sure you have the best abroad experience possible. More than 15,000 students have participated in our programs. They have come from all backgrounds and all types of institutions.
  • IES – The Institute for the International Education of Students launched the first IES Abroad program in 1950, more than 70 years ago. IES offers 135 study abroad and internship programs around the world.
  • IIE – IIE manages more than 200 scholarships, fellowships, post-grad work opportunities and study abroad programs across the globe.
  • Temple University Study Abroad - Temple’s overseas campuses and study abroad programs aim to offer a variety of opportunities for students from all majors and interests to integrate a global perspective into their academic trajectory.  With the exception of Temple’s reciprocal exchange programs, all other Temple programs welcome visiting students incl uding Rome, Japan and Spain.
  • NYU Study Away – Visiting students will select from approx. 10 overseas NYU campuses two location preferences for study away.
  • University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center – The Learning Abroad Center’s study abroad programs attract students from large public universities and small private colleges all over the US. Programs are held in Africa, South America, Mexico, Asia, Oceania, and Europe.

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.

The semester prior to your study abroad:

Schedule a meeting early in the semester, prior to your intended international experience (if not sooner), with Ms. Suzanne Pike, Associate Provost for Academic Support and Study Abroad at Discussion and paperwork will include: initial interest in study abroad, choice of program, regulations and permission to study abroad forms, course pre-approvals and financial aid considerations.