Let the world be your classroom

At Mount Ida College, we offer you many intercultural and global awareness opportunities as an integral part of your experience here. International exposure and cross-cultural understanding greatly enrich your chosen career-focused degree program – as employers seek professionals with global perspectives and connections. We encourage you to explore international travel opportunities including faculty-led international travel courses, summer programs, semester study abroad options, and international internships.


The Center for Global Connections provides information and advising on your study abroad options. We’re proud to send about 61 Mount Ida students abroad each year to earn college credits and do service learning projects in local communities. For more information, email international@mountida.edu.

Study abroad programs

Mount Ida carefully reviews and approves study abroad programs. There are three types:

  • Faculty-led travel courses
  • Independent travel for a semester or summer
  • Internships abroad

Please visit our Travel page to search for your perfect program.

Faculty-led travel courses

Travel courses are unique, on-campus courses with a required embedded travel component during a vacation period, for example spring break in March. They are developed, taught and led by our faculty according to their professional, academic and regional specialties. Each year the options for travel courses changes as we develop new destinations and programs.

Study abroad orientation and preparation

Once you’re accepted into a study abroad program, we require you to attend on-campus orientation sessions before you depart to learn about financial issues, travel safety and how to prepare for your destination. Faculty-led travel courses include an on-campus course for academic credits during the semester and count toward your semester course load.