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Step 1: Find the Right Program

Every student goes abroad for different reasons. Whatever your personal reason, Kati Bell, Director of the Global Education Office, will help you find the program that is right for you. You can choose between three study abroad categories.

Greetings from Paris“I want to gain a different perspective.”

“I want to see where my grandparents lived before immigrating to the United States.”

“I want to be fluent in Spanish and I can only do that by living in a Spanish-speaking country.”

Dominican Exchange Programs

These are institutions Dominican University of California has established partnerships with. We exchange students with these partner schools for a semester or a full academic year. If you choose to go to one of the schools below, you would end up paying tuition that is equivalent to the one you're paying at Dominican and all the units you receive will be transferable. Note: Space can be limited for some programs, so please inquire early.

  • ISEP (International Student Exchange Programs)--locations in 50 different countries
  • Assumption University, Thailand
  • DEREE American University of Greece, Athens, Greece
"I want to enhance my resume and make the most of my Dominican degree."
  • ESCEM School of Business and Management, Tours-Poitiers, France 
  • Miriam College, Phillippines 
  • Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, Philippines 
  • Universitas Pelita Harapan, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Universidad Anáhuac Mayab, Merida, Mexico
  •  Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy
  • Universidad Catolica de San Antonio de Murcia, Cartagena, Spain 
  • University of Skovde, Sweden


Short-Term Trips

These study abroad programs are organized and taught by Dominican instructors and staff. The duration of these trips ranges from a week to a month and students receive direct Dominican credit.

  • Faculty-Led Field Trips: Each year, Dominican offers trips organized and led by faculty from various academic departments. These trips are usually under a month in duration. In the past, students have traveled through the Outback in Australia and witnessed breathtaking wildlife in the Galapagos Islands. Students may opt to take the trip for credit or for no credit.
  • Fanjeaux Seminar: Join other students, faculty, staff and administrators who study and work at Dominican colleges and universities in the United States for two weeks of study in France. Four days are spent in Paris and twelve in Fanjeaux. Mornings are spent in lectures and study, and afternoons are spent on field trips. Knowledge of the French language is not necessary.
  • Honors Program Trips:  Each year Honors program focuses on a different geographical area and combines travel with an in-depth exploration of the history, culture, and contemporary economic and social issues related to the city/country under study. In January 2010, this course was centered in Egypt. In past years, Paris, London, Northern Italy, Southern Italy and Sicily, Greece, India, and Thailand and Vietnam were studied and visited. The 2011 trip will be to Italy.


I'm Giulia Welch,  Associate Director of Study Abroad at Dominican.

Please contact me if you have questions about applying to study abroad, finding the right program, and living and traveling abroad.


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