Preparing for Entry into a Global Society

The value of a significant international experience can prove crucial to a student’s career and future understanding of themselves and their world.  It opens the door to more choice: language acquisition, career options, new kinds of learning, new cultures, and new people.  Millikin University encourages all students to take advantage of the many international opportunities available and to become democratic citizens in a global environment.

Millikin University offers a number of ways for its students to study and learn outside of the United States borders throughout the year, and get Millikin University academic credit for doing so.

International study

Students who wish to participate in a semester of international study through Millikin University must be at least 18 years of age or have parental/guardian consent. To study abroad, Millikin students must be in their junior/senior year or in the last semester of their sophomore year.  Faculty members may admit sophomores at their discretion. Only students who are in good financial standing with the Business Office will be accepted for a semester of international study. Many semester programs also require the achievement of a minimum cumulative grade point average (usually 3.0). 

Students interested in studying abroad should contact the CIE Office for additional information and application materials.  Unless otherwise specified, deadlines for submitting applications for semester study abroad to the CIE Office is March 1 for the following fall semester and October 1 for the following spring semester. All Study Abroad Applications must be approved by the student’s academic advisor and by the Registrar. 

Immersion courses

Students may also choose to study abroad through various faculty led immersion courses offered annually during the winter break or during the summer. International immersion courses are administered through the Immersion/Summer School office located in Shilling Hall.  Millikin faculty members offer a variety of international immersion courses at varying times, typically during winter break, May, and the summer. All immersion courses have registration deadlines and typically require a deposit to confirm participation in the class. For more information about these programs visit our Immersion site.

Previous travel destinations

Argentina • Chile • China • Costa Rica • Ecuador • England • France • India •  Ireland • Italy • Mexico • Poland • South Africa • Spain • Taiwan • The Dominican Republic • Vietnam

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