Study Abroad with University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)

USAC - Your Gateway to the World

Our headquarters are located right here on campus, but students from any university are welcome to participate on USAC programs. That means not only will you make friends and connections in your host country, but you can also engage and network with peers from all over the United States while you explore another country and culture together. And because we are your study abroad office, University of Nevada, Reno students like you have access to special resources to help you plan your study abroad experience.

Ready to go abroad? Get started on your journey by attending a virtual or in-person advising session.

Contact the Program Advisor or attend a UNR Advising Session

Virtual advising

Just getting started on your study abroad journey and haven't applied to a program yet? Start by learning more about our programs, academics, and funding options is by scheduling an appointment with a USAC representative.

Schedule a general advising session

Do you know where you want to go and are ready to start your journey? Schedule an appointment with the country's Program Advisor to discuss your study abroad questions, goals and next steps.

Schedule a program-specific advising session

Walk-in advising

Visit us in person in the Virginia Street Gym (where the volleyball team plays!) 

  • Tuesdays: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
  • Wednesdays: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Fridays: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Ready to start planning your study abroad adventure?

USAC is offering both program-specific and USAC 101 Info Sessions to help get you started. Join us to learn more about all things study abroad.

Are you interested in having USAC staff visit your classroom?

USAC staff members are available to give presentations to your class(es) and/or any student organization with which you may be affiliated.

Study abroad checklist

Every year hundreds of University of Nevada, Reno students study abroad with USAC. With programs in 27 countries, classes for every major offered in English, and plenty of immersion opportunities, it is easy to find a location that fits into your academic program and meets your personal goals.

Follow the steps below to make sure you are picking the correct program for your personal and academic goals, and don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions along the way.

Do you know where you’d like to go and are ready to get started?

Already have the perfect study abroad destination in mind? Apply to USAC today to get started on your next adventure.

Apply to USAC

Study abroad opportunities

What can I study abroad?

Just because you're abroad doesn't mean you can't keep studying what you love or make progress towards graduation. Students from any major can study abroad and most courses you take abroad can be used to fulfill specific degree requirements. Consider all the courses you need to take to earn your degree and don't focus only on your major.

You can also use your time abroad to learn a language, add a minor, or complete general education requirements. Don't speak another language? Not a problem. All study abroad programs offer coursework in English. However, if you are interested in learning a language, you can complete up to four semesters of language instruction in just one semester abroad.

Learn more about our Specialty and Partnership program models and what is the right fit for you.

Program Models

Explore programs by academic discipline, program, and find UNR course equivalencies. 

How do I pay to study abroad?

Studying abroad is more affordable than you may think. In fact, USAC offers programs in 13 countries that are comparable to staying at the University of Nevada, Reno for a semester, and award more than $100,000 in scholarships to UNR students each year.

One of the first questions students (and their parents) ask is "Can I study abroad affordably?” The answer is "Absolutely."

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Study abroad is an integral, necessary part of a 21st century education—not just a luxury, or fun "extra" available only to the privileged few. As such, one of USAC's core commitments is to make study abroad an option for all students. As a nonprofit, university-based organization, we understand the financial pressures students and parents face to finance their education and we are committed to maintaining modest fees for our programs.

Federal financial aid and most Nevada scholarships can be used for any USAC programs, and the Millennium Scholarship can be used toward USAC Specialty Programs, where you earn UNR academic credit while abroad. You can also find more information on applying your existing financial aid and scholarships to study abroad via UNR’s Office of Financial Aid Study Abroad & Financial Aid.

Meet with the USAC Scholarship Coordinator to discuss all scholarship opportunities that might be available for you by emailing us or by stopping by the USAC office.

Don’t let concerns over finances keep you from going abroad—do your research, apply for scholarships, and plan ahead, and study abroad can be within your reach.

Learn more about financing your study abroad with tips, resources, and scholarship opportunity details.