What Can I Study Abroad?

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

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 4 semesters of language instruction in just one semester abroad!

Use the guides below to explore programs by academic discipline and read through the tips to the right on how to best utilize the provided information.

You can also visit the Program Search page of the general USAC website to search programs by academic focus. However, we recommend you start with these guides because the general USAC website does not include UNR equivalencies. 

Tips

  • Already know where you want to go? You can also explore programs by location at Where Can I Study Abroad
  • Consider all the courses you need to take to earn your degree and don't focus only on your major. 
  • Once you open any of the guides, use the CTRL+F function to locate specific course titles or numbers. 
  • USAC Specialty programs are listed first in each guide. We set the course offerings for these programs and, therefore, can show you exactly how courses taken abroad will appear on your University of Nevada, Reno transcript.
  • USAC Partnership programs are listed toward the back of each guide. These programs provide you with access to the entire curriculum available to study abroad students at the host university. Because this can be hundreds of courses, we don't list the UNR equivalencies in each guide. You can request more information on the specific courses offered on each Partnership program by emailing advising@usac.edu; make sure to include the program location and type of coursework you are interested in. 

Study Abroad Academic Advising Guides

We are currently updating the Studying Agriculture, Science, and Mathematics Abroad Advising Guide, and will have it up for use soon.

In the meantime, please use the Program Search tool on the general USAC website to explore course offerings by term and location. Just remember that courses listed on the general USAC website will not include UNR equivalencies. Once you find a location that works for you, refer back to the Advising Guides by Program Location to see the actual UNR equivalencies (available for Specialty programs only). 

Student studying viticulture abroad

We are currently updating the Studying Business Abroad Advising Guide, and will have it up for use soon.

In the meantime, please use the Program Search tool on the general USAC website to explore course offerings by term and location. Just remember that courses listed on the general USAC website will not include UNR equivalencies. Once you find a location that works for you, refer back to the Advising Guides by Program Location to see the actual UNR equivalencies (available for Specialty programs only).

Company visit in Shanghai

We are currently updating the Studying Education Abroad Advising Guide, and will have it up for use soon.

In the meantime, please use the Program Search tool on the general USAC website to explore course offerings by term and location. Just remember that courses listed on the general USAC website will not include UNR equivalencies. Once you find a location that works for you, refer back to the Advising Guides by Program Location to see the actual UNR equivalencies (available for Specialty programs only).

Volunteering with school children in India

We are currently updating the Studying Engineering Abroad Advising Guide, and will have it up for use soon.

In the meantime, please use the Program Search tool on the general USAC website to explore course offerings by term and location. Just remember that courses listed on the general USAC website will not include UNR equivalencies. Once you find a location that works for you, refer back to the Advising Guides by Program Location to see the actual UNR equivalencies (available for Specialty programs only).

Engineering lab abroad

We are currently updating the Experiential Learning Abroad Advising Guide, and will have it up for use soon.

In the meantime, please use the Program Search tool on the general USAC website to explore course offerings by term and location. Just remember that courses listed on the general USAC website will not include UNR equivalencies. Once you find a location that works for you, refer back to the Advising Guides by Program Location to see the actual UNR equivalencies (available for Specialty programs only).

Cuban Dance Class

We are currently updating the Studying Fine Arts Abroad Advising Guide, and will have it up for use soon.

In the meantime, please use the Program Search tool on the general USAC website to explore course offerings by term and location. Just remember that courses listed on the general USAC website will not include UNR equivalencies. Once you find a location that works for you, refer back to the Advising Guides by Program Location to see the actual UNR equivalencies (available for Specialty programs only).

Music abroad

We are currently updating the Studying a Foreign Language Abroad Advising Guide, and will have it up for use soon.

In the meantime, please use the Program Search tool on the general USAC website to explore course offerings by term and location. Just remember that courses listed on the general USAC website will not include UNR equivalencies. Once you find a location that works for you, refer back to the Advising Guides by Program Location to see the actual UNR equivalencies (available for Specialty programs only).

Meeting with a language partner abroad

We are currently updating the Studying Health Sciences Abroad Advising Guide, and will have it up for use soon.

In the meantime, please use the Program Search tool on the general USAC website to explore course offerings by term and location. Just remember that courses listed on the general USAC website will not include UNR equivalencies. Once you find a location that works for you, refer back to the Advising Guides by Program Location to see the actual UNR equivalencies (available for Specialty programs only).

Health internship in Costa Rica

We are currently updating the Studying Humanities and Social Sciences Abroad Advising Guide, and will have it up for use soon.

In the meantime, please use the Program Search tool on the general USAC website to explore course offerings by term and location. Just remember that courses listed on the general USAC website will not include UNR equivalencies. Once you find a location that works for you, refer back to the Advising Guides by Program Location to see the actual UNR equivalencies (available for Specialty programs only).

Meeting locals in Chengdu, China

We are currently updating the Studying Journalism Abroad Advising Guide, and will have it up for use soon.

In the meantime, please use the Program Search tool on the general USAC website to explore course offerings by term and location. Just remember that courses listed on the general USAC website will not include UNR equivalencies. Once you find a location that works for you, refer back to the Advising Guides by Program Location to see the actual UNR equivalencies (available for Specialty programs only).

Radio journalism abroad