Why Study Abroad?
At Madonna University, we believe that foreign travel is an integral
part of a well-rounded education. We live in a global society, which
means that no matter where you live, work, or go to school, you will
always be in contact with people from other countries. Studying abroad
gives you the opportunity to temporarily live in a different culture, to
experience a different way of life, and to learn essential
In addition to several short travel and study programs offered every
year, the Center for Study Abroad also has reciprocity agreements with a
number of institutions around the world, which allow Madonna students
to study overseas and non-American students to study at Madonna.
The Center for Study Abroad works to create a positive mindset for the
global education of students, faculty, staff, and the community.
International experiences, study abroad, and internship opportunities
support the intention of graduating students who are competent to serve
in the global marketplace.
Mission and Goals
The mission of the Center for
Study Abroad is to initiate, promote, support, and administer University
programs related to study abroad and foreign travel; to develop and
implement strategies for internationalizing the curriculum; and to serve
as a professional development resource for students, faculty, and
Center for Study Abroad
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
Dr. Cathleen Andonian, Director