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Programs of Study Abroad

Lehman students need not be language majors or minors to study abroad, and students from all disciplines are also encouraged to participate. Through a short-term program, students may earn up to 3-8 credits toward their degrees. Short-term programs may be open to students without foreign language training. Year-long programs in countries where instruction is not in English may require some background in the relevant language. Students must visit the Study Abroad Office to begin the online permit process.

Lehman students can finance their study-abroad session in several ways, which may include financial aid, loans, scholarships, and fellowships. Students may be eligible to use TAP, PELL, and Loan awards to help finance their session abroad. In addition to financial aid awards, students interested in a short-term session can apply for the Study/Travel Opportunities for CUNY student scholarships (STOCS) to help defray expenses.

In recent years, a growing number of Lehman students have received Fulbright, Benjamin Gilman, and STOCS scholarships for their studies abroad. Lehman students have earned credit for study in places all over the world, including Argentina, Austria, Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Trinidad, and Venezuela. Additional programs are being developed to offer a wider geographical and content choice.

Lehman College encourages all students to participate in study-abroad opportunities. Students may choose to study abroad for a year or a semester. For students who prefer short-term study programs, there are numerous opportunities to study abroad during the summer or winter intersessions.

For further information, consult Assistant Dean Lynne Van Voorhis or the Study Abroad Coordinator in the Office of Undergraduate Studies and Study Abroad, Carman Hall, Room 337; 718-960-8345; fax 718-960-7734.

Last modified: 9/3/2014