In Year Three, it’s time to go exploring!

Want to study Spanish in Costa Rica? How about business strategies in China? With options that range in length from two weeks to a full semester or more, we’ll help you find a program that’s exactly the right fit.

And you don’t have to go as far as Paris or Beijing; Coker faculty host a variety of domestic study away trips that allow you to experience diverse cultures within our own country.

With options including internships, field study, interim courses, and more—the choices are endless. Wherever you choose to go, the Study Away experience will help you gain confidence as you adapt to unfamiliar situations. That’s skill will benefit you for a lifetime.

If you are interested in studying abroad, please contact Professor Kevin Kenyon.
For more information about domestic Study Away programs, please contact Professor Phyllis Fields.


Study Away FAQs

Students in Coker’s first-time undergraduate programs engage in an approved study away experience as a requirement for graduation.

This academic experience involves travel to a location at some distance from the Coker campus and from the student’s home. The student will complete an academic project related to his or her travel location.

Most students will meet their study away requirement by attending Cobras in the Capital. 

Early in the fall semester each year, new first-time undergraduate students will travel together by bus to Washington D. C. and complete an academic experience. This satisfies the study away requirement on a student’s transcript. 

“Study Away” includes any academic experience involving travel over a significant distance from the student’s home and Coker’s campus, either within the United States or involving travel to a foreign country.

“Study Abroad” is a specialized form of study away that takes a student outside of the United States. A study abroad experience counts as study away.

Whenever possible, Coker students are highly encouraged to participate in study abroad outside the U.S. Traveling in another country is a life-changing experience for almost all students, and we highly recommend taking advantage of this opportunity while at Coker.

Faculty often offer educational trips that meet Coker’s study away requirement—some to domestic locations, and others in foreign countries. Students who transfer to Coker may participate in these excursions to earn their study away credit. 

Past trips have included New York City; St. Augustine, Florida; Portugal; Spain; Germany; Chile; Costa Rica; and the United Kingdom. 

We understand that travel can be expensive, and work to find affordable solutions for all students while providing an enriching academic experience. 

Many financial aid opportunities are available to support students in this endeavor. For more information about financing study away, please contact Dr. Kevin Kenyon

Yes, students may spend a full semester studying away—and in many cases, students’ financial aid from Coker can apply.