Want to Explore The World? Study Abroad.
Do you plan to take on the world? We'll put you in it. Learning without Limits is about doing and seeing at Trine. Imagine combining your studies with firsthand experiences—studying foreign cultures, or learning new languages.
To truly excel, you'll need a broad perspective, the kind you get from immersing yourself in experiences and exploration. As a student traveling abroad, you'll learn what it means to be a global citizen. You'll prepare to work with international companies, diverse people, and a global economy.
Pick your program
Trine offers three separate study abroad programs. You can enroll in semester, year-long, or summer programs through our partner providers: International Studies Abroad (ISA) and GlobaLinks Learning Aboard or with our partner universities. Most students opt for one semester (typically second semester of sophomore year or first semester of junior year) or a summer session (typically the summer between sophomore and junior years or between junior and senior years).
You could also consider an internship, study/internship combo or service learning abroad programs.
It is critical that you begin planning early in your academic career particularly if your major has a fairly rigid list of courses offered in a certain sequence. Talk with your academic advisor and visit with the Trine Study Abroad office to discuss your options. Begin by completing the following:
Study Abroad Schools
- Rome, Italy at John Cabot University
- Paris, France at the American University of Paris
- Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria at the American University of Bulgaria
- Tegucigalpa, Honduras at Universidad José Cecilio del Valle
- Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan at Utsunomiya University
- Oyama, Tochigi, Japan at Hakuoh University
- Athens, Greece at Webster University Athens
Check out these schools' websites for application and deadline details.
International Studies Abroad (ISA)
Through Trine's direct affiliation with International Studies Abroad (ISA), students can participate in affordable summer semester and year-long programs in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, North Ireland, Panama, Peru, South Korea and Spain. Details, costs and other information regarding ISA programs can be accessed here.
GlobaLinks Learning Abroad
Through Trine's affiliation with GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, students can choose affordable summer, semester or year-long programs in Australia, New Zealand or the South Pacific (www.australearn.org) in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand (www.asialearn.org) in England, Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Scotland, and Wales (www.eurolearn.org).
Most programs require that the student's cumulative grade point average be at least 2.5 and some require at least 3.0.
For further information regarding study abroad opportunities, please contact:
Dr. Haseeb Kazi
Director of Study Abroad
Large audience enjoys Nov. 18 program with students,
performers and first international fashion show
Trine's annual Study Abroad program Nov. 18 was a central part of International Education Week.
A highlight of this year's program was the first international fashion show that featured approximately three dozen students and community members in clothing representative of their native countries. A panel of judges awarded prizes to the top two participants in the categories of children, women and men. The show closed the program that included students who have studied abroad, a regional celebrity, a singer from a neighboring college, a trio of singers/musicians from Trine and young dancers.
The program, billed as one of the group's most dynamic programs ever, was designed to provide a unique and entertaining learning experience appropriate for all ages.
In opening the program, Haseeb Kazi, Ph.D., director of the Study Abroad program, asked everyone to observe a moment of silence for "the people of Paris and around the globe who have suffered and given their lives for good causes." On Friday, Nov. 13, Paris was hit with a wave of terror attacks by ISIS.
"This program is all about diversity, how you value diversity in education and culture and what it teaches us, and the gifts of diversity with a focus on Study Abroad," Kazi said.
An inspirational message from Stuart Jones, Ph.D., vice president for enrollment management, stressed the importance and value of diversity.
Golnaz "Goldie" Matthews, host of the "The Goldie Show" on WFFT channel 55, referenced Jones's remarks when she spoke about her experiences as a person of Iranian descent. Diversity is a key reason America is successful, she said.
Another guest to the stage in Fabiani Theatre was Paresh Mishra, Ph.D., an assistant professor at IPFW who shared his singing talent. The Buehrer sisters, Elyse, August and Iris, who are Trine students, also sang and performed "Heal the World" after being inspired by Jones.
Trine Study Abroad students Khalid Albakr, Jimmy Bailey, Barbar Dyrcz, Shelby Frailey and Padraig Murphy told about the educational adventures they experienced while studying outside of the U.S.
Special guests included a team from IPFW and Andaz Ahmad, Ivy Tech's director of Media Services, Instructional Design & Online Technologies, along with friends, family and a student.
Outside of Fabiani Theatre, tables were set up with information about many different countries, including Palestine, Ukraine, Tanzania, Colombia, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Japan and China.
Photo information: Participants in the Study Abroad program pose on stage. In the next photo, Shaheer Ahmad Kazi, left, and Nabeeha Haseeb Kazi, International Fashion Show participants and children of Haseeb Kazi, pose before the show. Photos courtesy of Amir Hussein (amiraclerecords.com) and Clare Danner, communication '16.
"Studying abroad is one of those things where you never really know what it's going to be like until you get there. I thought it was going to be good, but it turned out to be amazing. It's really a once in a life time experience that you'll remember for the rest of your life."
- Barbara Dyrcz (Belgium)
"Don't hesitate to jump on the opportunity to study abroad. It was one of the best experiences of my life. While classes were challenging (all of mine were core classes because I had no electives left), I was still able to fully enjoy the opportunity to study abroad. I would highly recommend any student to at least consider studying abroad."