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Study Abroad

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Take your education further as you explore the world and experience new cultures through D'Youville's study abroad program.

D'Youville's study abroad experiences offer students an opportunity to explore new cultures, see the world, and discover new ways of learning. Designed to fit into your academic program, our study abroad trips take students across the globe.

Find resources on this page to plan your study abroad or contact us with questions.

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Study Abroad Programs and Resources

CAPA Programs

CAPA Affiliate Programs (Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters)

Next Steps to Apply

  1. Complete the DYC Study Abroad Application (PDF).
  2. After acceptance by DYC, complete the CAPA online application.
  3. Meet with your academic advisor.
  4. Meet with the Financial Aid Office: 
    Email: James Nowak

Faculty-Led Programs

Faculty-Led Programs


Discover more about our interdisciplinary two week summer program to Italy. This program is open to any student who is interested in learning about Global Health initiatives. Led by faculty in the Pharmacy, Nursing, and Public Health departments, students will take a 3 credit course during the Spring semester followed by an experiential learning trip to Italy.

Dominican Republic: Spring 2018 - Nursing Mission Trip

Course: NUR 389DR Special Topics in Nursing*
Location: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Dates: January 3-10, 2018
Who can apply: Senior nursing students in good academic standing (Graduating in May or December 18)
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
Application deadline: September 12, 2017
Contact: Dr. Shannon McCrory-Churchill

*Course may have additional requirements please inquire with contact person.

Costa Rica: Spring 2018 - Tropical Ecology

This course is a two week expedition course to Costa Rica to study mangrove forests, tropical dry, rain and cloud forests.  Student will also visit wildlife refuges, coffee plantations, the Poas Volcano and Manual Antonio National Park.  Students will attend lectures while in Costa Rica on topics in tropical ecology.

Course (s): BIO 389 Tropical Ecology Study abroad
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Dr. Clara Voorhees
Class Dates: 5/9/2018 - 5/21/2018
Tour Dates: 5/9/2018 - 5/21/2018
Registration Information:

Costa Rica: Spring 2018 - Occupational Therapy Fieldwork

Course: OT323/523 Pediatric and Adolescent Level 1 Fieldwork
Location: Alajuela, Costa Rica
Dates: January 6 - 13, 2018
Who Can Apply: Senior or MS1 occupational therapy students in good academic standing
Prerequisites or Co-requisites: OT 501, OT 509, OT 510, OT 512,  OT 520, OT 525, OT 527
Application Deadline: June 14, 2017
Contact: Erin Lafferty

Ecuador: 2018 - International Pharmacy IPPE Rotation

Course: International Pharmacy IPPE Rotation PMD 856 (0 credit hours providing contact hours for PMD 858 Service Learning & PMD850 Practice IPPE)
Location: Tena, Ecuador
Dates: TBD
Who can apply: Pharmacy students who have successfully completed their second professional year. Rotation experience is also available for pharmacy students completing their APPE rotation.
Prerequisites: N/A
Application deadline: TBD
Contact: Dr. Kirsten Butterfoss and Dr. Michelle Lewis

Greece: May 2018 - Food and Culture Study Abroad Program

Course: DTC 389 SA Food and Culture Study Abroad* 
Location: Crete, Greece 
Dates: Orientation and pre-departure meetings in Spring 2018, travel dates: May 21-31, 2018 
Who can apply: Any student with GPA of ≥2.5, and meets study abroad requirements 
Pre/Corequisite: DTC 210 Food and Culture, or permission of instructor 
Application deadline: December 15, 2017 
Contact: Kathleen Border at   

*Course may have additional requirements please inquire with contact person. 

Crete, Greece Trip Information (PDF)
Crete, Greece Application (PDF)

Next Steps to Apply

  1. Contact the faculty leader to discuss the application process and course enrollment.
  2. Meet with Financial Aid: 
    Email: James Nowak

Exchange Programs

Exchange Programs

Hungarian Exchange Program

D'Youville College and Balassi Bálint Institute for Hungarian Studies (BBI) have formed a special agreement for International Business and Global Studies majors that provides a unique program allowing you to earn a full year's college credit while immersing you in a cultural experience that will enrich your life.

Ireland Exchange Program

Each year a student from Northern Ireland is chosen to be able to study at D'Youville College through the Business Education Initiative (BEI). As a thank you for the hosting of BEI students, Northern Ireland Institutions offer a limited number of spots in the Irish American Scholars Program.

Next Steps to Apply

  1. Complete the DYC Study Abroad Application.
  2. After acceptance by DYC, complete the exchange program application with assistance from the Center for Global Initiatives.
  3. Meet with your academic advisor.
  4. Meet with the Financial Aid Office.



CAPA Scholarships

The following scholarships and grants are available for students participating in the CAPA-Led Programs to Buenos Aires, Dublin, Florence, London, Shanghai, or Sydney. These scholarships are not for students participating in non-CAPA programs to these destinations.

To be eligible, you must be in the process of applying for a CAPA program. A separate scholarship application and documentation may also be required by the deadline listed. See each individual section for more details on the application process.

It takes the Scholarship Committee approximately 3-4 weeks to review applications and render decisions. Students will be notified in writing by email of their status approximately 4 weeks after the scholarship deadline. Students should be prepared to commit to the program regardless of whether an award is received. Generally, scholarship money is credited to the program invoice and not given out as cash.

View CAPA Scholarship Information

External Scholarships

External Scholarships

AIFS Minority Scholarships are awarded one per semester, full tuition for an AIFS study abroad program. One hundred AIFS International Scholarships are awarded annually – $1000 toward an AIFS program.

American Association of University Women is the largest source of funding exclusively for graduate women in the world. The organization supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented.

Association of Commonwealth Universities provides lists of scholarships and fellowships to and from over 480 universities drawn from the Commonwealth countries of Africa and Asia, Australasia and the South Pacific, Canada and the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, Cyprus and Malta.

British Council lists funding and scholarship information for study in the United Kingdom.

Fulbright Scholarships are for both Americans going abroad and incoming foreign students. Grants are made to citizens of participating countries, primarily for: university teaching, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute of International Education. This program seeks to lower barriers to undergraduate study abroad by offering scholarships to students with financial need, and we encourage those underrepresented in study abroad to apply. The award is up to $5,000 for semester or academic year programs.

International Education Financial Aid is the premier Internet resource for financial aid information for students wishing to study in a foreign country. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive listing of grants, scholarships, loan programs, and other information to assist students in their pursuit to study abroad.

National Security Education Program offers undergraduate scholarships to U.S. citizens of up to $16,000 for summer, semester or academic year study abroad.

The Ambassadorial Scholarships Program of The Rotary Foundation is the world's largest privately funded international scholarships program.

At, high school, college and university students can search from thousands of unique scholarships, bursaries, grants and other forms of financial assistance. It's free, private and personalized.

Global Studies Foundation Student Grant is designed to support foreign language training and other academic studies abroad. This grant provides supplemental funds for American students who are already studying abroad under the auspices of an official study abroad program conducted by an accredited academic institution. The foundation is particularly interested in funding the study of strategically significant countries and languages. Grant recipients are expected to share this experience with others upon his or her return, ideally, with multiple audiences and varied media.

Those eligible for the Golden Key Study Abroad Scholarship are undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate members who are currently enrolled in a study abroad program or will be enrolled the academic year immediately following the granting of the award. The study abroad program cannot have been completed prior to the application deadline date. Ten awards are given in the amount of $1,000.

The Joan Nelson Scholarship ($2,500) assists members who participate in a study abroad program. Joan Nelson was a beloved Golden Key advisor, dedicated board member, mentor, leader and friend to many in the Golden Key community.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the differences between affiliation, exchange and faculty-led programs?

Exchange programs involve the exchange of students between D'Youville College and a university overseas. Each student will pay their usual DYC tuition and will pay the exchange university the costs for room and board. Affiliation means you will travel overseas with a third party provider that D'Youville has a signed contract with.

You will pay the cost of that program, which will include your tuition and housing, through your student account at D'Youville. You will remain a registered DYC student and receive credit through D'Youville. Faculty led programs are much shorter in duration and currently run only in the summer. You will be registered for the particular course that is tied to the faculty led study abroad program. You will pay DYC summer tuition and additional fees will be charged to your student account for the study abroad experience.

Who is eligible to study abroad?

Semester CAPA Affiliate Programs

If you have maintained a grade point average of at least 2.5, you are probably eligible to study abroad, but please check with the Center for Global Initiatives. You should also discuss your plans to study abroad with the academic study abroad coordinator, Dr. John Abbarno and with your faculty advisor. They can help you decide which semester is most academically appropriate, and which program offerings are best suited to your major.

Faculty-Led Programs

Each faculty led program will have its own application nd selection criteria. Please check with the faculty leader that is listed as the contact for the program you are interested in attending.

When should I start planning my study abroad experience?

Many people begin their search the semester before they plan to go away. We recommend starting the planning process as early as your freshman year or at least 9-12 months before you plan to study abroad. This will help you academically prepare for your semester away and give you ample opportunity to research and apply for outside scholarships.

How do I apply?

Applications can either be picked up in person from the International Student Office, DAC Suite 219 or download the Study Abroad Application (PDF).

When are applications due?

 Program Due Date
Summer Program March 1
Fall Program April 15
Spring Program October 1
Exchange and Faculty-led Programs Application deadlines for the exchange and faculty-led programs vary from year to year. Please check this website for up to date information on each location.

Can I use my financial aid?

D'Youville will allow you to use your institutional merit scholarships and financial aid for the affiliation and exchange programs, but please make an appointment with Matt Metz, Director of Financial Aid, or James Nowak, Associate Director of Financial Aid, to discuss eligibility and requirements to discuss eligibility and requirements.

Are there outside scholarships available?

There are many outside scholarships available. We have compiled a list of scholarship opportunities. If you are studying on a CAPA affiliated program, there is an opportunity to apply for up to a $5,000 scholarship. More information and applications can be found at 

Mandatory Health Insurance

Each D’Youville student, faculty or staff that participate in a sanctioned study abroad program through D’Youville College will be automatically enrolled for health insurance which includes political and medical evacuation. This is included in the study abroad fee. You will be e-mailed from the provider with pertinent information on how to access your account online.

Contact Us

The Center For Global Initiatives

Location: DAC 219

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Laryssa Petryshyn
Associate Vice President, Global Education
Phone: 716-829-8119

Ann Soares
Advisor, International Student Services and Study Abroad
Phone: 716-829-8114