Study Abroad

Immerse yourself in another culture and experience an adventure of a lifetime.

Explore the art, architecture, language and history of another culture as you build confidence and independence and broaden your perspective on life. Gain invaluable experience of living and learning in another culture.

Our wide variety of study abroad programs let you tailor your experience based on a specific passion or location!

Programs are available for full-semester, summer, or even during winter and spring breaks.

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Dayna Richardson

Coordinator for Study Abroad & Service-Learning

A Transformational Experience

Study abroad is not just about travel: it’s a chance to grow as a person. Hear more about how students came back from their experiences with new friends, fresh perspectives and lifelong memories.

Study Abroad Programs

Auschwitz, Poland

Spring Break
Join us for a rigorous, week-long experience studying abroad in Poland. During your program, you gain a deeper understanding of the Holocaust and the Auschwitz extermination camp through site trips in Oświęcim, Kraków, and Wadowice. The course is led by Iona faculty in cooperation with the Centre for Dialogue and Prayer in Oświęcim.

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The gates of the concentration camp in Auschwitz, Poland.

Bahia, Brazil

Summer: Service-Learning
Explore Afro-Brazilian culture and history in Bahia, Brazil, all while exchanging in philosophical discussion about human nature.  

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Salvador, Bahia

Barcelona, Spain

Hone your Spanish-language skills while exploring Barcelona's rich culture, vibrant artwork, incredible seaside views and innovative food.

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Two Iona students pose on a sunny day with Barcelona, Spain in the background.

Berekum, Ghana

The Ghana global clinical immersion program is being offered to BS nursing students in their final semester of the program. This program is faculty-led and awards 50 clinical hours to participants.

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The school in Ghana in Berekum.

Costa Rica Marketing Adventure

Spring Break
Explore the ecotourism and travel industries of Costa Rica as well as multinational and small business agencies through the lens of marketing while enjoying its stunning natural beauty.

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A mountain in Costa Rica

Dublin, Ireland

Spring Break
Explore and experience Irish culture, history and traditions while learning about the importance of Irish Theatre and how it began and continues to thrive in the modern era. Attend world class Irish theatre productions, take part in excursions to incredible sites and locales in and around Dublin and Galway, and more!

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Cliffs near the ocean in Ireland.

Isle of Iona, Scotland

Spring Break
Spend your spring break engaging with the roots of our University’s heritage on the island where St. Columba originally founded his community. Contemplate its significance, natural beauty, and profound spirituality and how they relate to life back in New Rochelle.

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The Isle of Iona

London, England

Spring Break
An extension of a spring semester course on children's literacy, you will cover British children's books, such as Harry Potter, Peter Pan, The Little Princess and more –and immerse into the British culture.

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A student sits by the river with Big Ben in the background and smiles.


Spring Break: Service-Learning
Explore Panama with Movement Exchange, studying dance and folkloric rhythms, to learn about the importance of community, movement, entrepreneurship and activism.

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An aerial view of a city in Panama.

Paris, France

Semester: Fall or Spring
Study and explore Paris with opportunities to visit Normandy, Strasbourg and Region of Provence – in partnership with St. John's University.

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Students from Iona in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Porto, Portugal

Spend three weeks learning what it takes to become a global entrepreneur and take part in a life changing experience - all while launching your own startup! Program in partnership with the European Innovation Academy.

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Sail boats dock at a port city in Portugal.

Rome, Florence & Milan, Italy

Spring Break
In Rome, Florence & Milan, students will get first-hand, personal exposure to the local culture and academic settings while accruing valuable business industry insights. Course materials will include gaining an understanding of multi-cultural companies and their business practices, learning from international faculty and visiting key cultural, entertainment and business locales throughout Italy.

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Students at a fancy shopping plaza in Italy.

Rome, Italy

Semester: Fall or Spring
Take classes in the heart of Rome with opportunities to explore Campania, Tuscany and Sicily –in partnership with St. John's University.

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An Iona study at the Colosseum in Rome, Italy.

Western Europe

Semester: Fall or Spring
Study in and explore three European cities –Limerick, Paris and Rome –in partnership with St. John's University.

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Two female students pose in front of a cliff.

Westport, Ireland

Spend a part of your summer taking courses in Westport House. one of Ireland’s last privately-owned historic houses. Nestled on 400-acres of stunning beauty, students will not only enjoy a serene environment for studying but will also be able to take advantage of the woodlands, grounds, camping and other opportunities Westport House has to offer.

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Westport House