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Cumberlands students study in Costa Rica

Study Abroad

Undergraduate students are encouraged to enhance their academic and career success by immersing themselves in different cultural experiences offered through UC Study Abroad. Cumberlands offers regular study abroad programs in Costa Rica, England, Ireland, France, and Spain each year, as well as UC faculty-led courses abroad to other destinations. Appropriate transfer credit will be awarded for classes taken abroad which match Cumberlands coursework.

Students sight see while studying abroad

Why study in another country?

Study abroad has shown to improve students’ personal confidence, cultural sensitivity and awareness, while also broadening knowledge of the world in areas such as business, language, religion, medicine and many others. Cumberlands students talk about their experiences long after they’ve graduated, and tell us they’ve made lifelong friends and memories that still inspire them in their daily lives!

Who Can Study Abroad?

UC students who meet the following criteria are able to apply with UC Study Abroad:

-Be 18 years old at the time of travel 
-Be a full-time student at UC
-Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA
-Have attended UC for at least one full term before travel

Where can I study?

We encourage you to find a program that fits your academic interests and complements your major or minor at University of the Cumberlands. Explore the links below to read about our Cumberlands-led or endorsed programs. Keep in mind that most of these countries will have options for various areas of study. When in doubt, our Study Abroad Coordinator can help you find a program that is the right fit for you! 

A Cumberlands study abroad student in Spain

How Do I Get Started?

UC students who meet the above criteria for application should first speak with their UC academic advisor(s) and then contact UC Study Abroad to begin their application:

UC Study Abroad Director: Julie Deyrup (

Want to learn more? Contact us!