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Study Abroad Programs

If you want to see Paris, Rome, Barcelona and more – our Study Abroad programs have you covered!

All of our Study Abroad opportunities allow you to take courses and gain credits that fulfill graduation requirements.

It is also possible for you to take advantage of many programs, available through other universities, in virtually every country around the globe. Most study abroad course credits from other programs are readily transferred to Iona.

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Study Abroad: Spring

The gates of the concentration camp in Auschwitz, Poland.

Oświęcim, 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.

The school in Ghana in Berekum.

Berekum, Ghana

Spring Break
Students pursuing their BS in nursing at Iona can participate in the 10-day Ghana Global Clinical Immersion program during their final semester. In this faculty-led program, participants earn 50 clinical hours as they serve in hospitals and outpatient centers, providing exceptional care to patients from all walks of life.

A mountain in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Marketing Adventure

Spring Break
Dive into Costa Rica’s thriving ecotourism and travel industries and its multinational and small business agencies and study its business scene through an adept marketing lens. Enjoy the country's beautiful scenery, culture and people as you engage in a rigorous academic program.

Cliffs near the ocean in Ireland.

Dublin, Ireland

Spring Break
Explore and experience Ireland’s vibrant culture, history and traditions while studying the importance of Irish theatre. While in the program, you learn about the inception of Irish theatre, its evolution and how it continues to thrive in the modern era. Attend world-class Irish theatre productions and take part in excursions to incredible sites and locales in and around Dublin and Galway.

The Isle of Iona

Isle of Iona, Scotland

Spring Break
Spend your spring break investigating Iona University’s heritage on the Isle of Iona, where St. Columba founded his community over 1,000 years ago. Here, you study how nature and religion commune together and the intricacies of medieval traveling narratives, bringing a new, enlightened perspective to your life on campus.

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

London, England

Spring Break
Iona’s study abroad program in London serves as an extension of the Creative Nonfiction course, where you have the opportunity to learn about travel writing. While abroad, you experience Shakespeare’s Globe, Kensington Gardens, and London Bridge and take in shows at some of London’s best venues.

An aerial view of a city in Panama.


Spring Break: Service-Learning
Witness the importance and interconnection of community, movement, entrepreneurship and activism by exploring Panama with Movement Exchange. As you immerse yourself in dance and folkloric rhythms, you learn about the rich history and cultural significance of Latin music and dancing while studying in growing metropolises at the meeting point of Central and South America.

Students at a fancy shopping plaza in Italy.

Rome, Florence & Milan, Italy

Spring Break
Join us for our Marketing Adventure in Italy and experience Rome, Florence and Milan’s local culture and academic scene first-hand. During your time in the program, you accrue valuable business industry insights, gain a deeper understanding of multicultural companies and their business practices and visit iconic cultural, entertainment and business locales throughout Italy.

Study Abroad: Summer

Salvador, Bahia

Bahia, Brazil

Summer: Service-Learning
Immerse yourself in the history and culture of Bahia, Brazil,  and explore its Afro-Brazilian culture as you engage in riveting conversations about the intermingling of culture, philosophy and human nature.

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

Barcelona, Spain

Study abroad in Barcelona to fine-tune your Spanish-language skills and discover Barcelona's rich culture, vibrant artwork and natural beauty, all while gaining a deeper understanding of international communications and cross-cultural communication strategies.

Sail boats dock at a port city in Portugal.

Porto, Portugal

Partake in the European Innovation Academy (EIA) study abroad program and spend three weeks in Porto, Portugal, digging into how to become a global entrepreneur. As you participate in this transformative experience, you can learn first-hand about entrepreneurship and how to launch a successful start-up.

The Piazza Novana in Rome.

Rome, Italy (Summer)

Learn about the rich art history of Rome while exploring some of the city's most captivating sites.

Westport House

Westport, Ireland

Spend your summer in Westport House, one of Ireland’s last privately owned historic houses, as you take courses and perform clinical observations at local hospitals. Nestled on 400 acres of stunning beauty, you enjoy the serenity of Westport House and its grounds as you study, forge meaningful relationships and learn outside the lines.

Study Abroad: Fall or Spring Semester

Students from Iona in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Paris, France

Semester: Fall or Spring
In partnership with St. John's University, you can embark on a 15-week adventure, studying and exploring Paris, Normandy, Strasbourg and the Region of Provence. Enjoy France’s historic beauty while pursuing your degree. 

An Iona study at the Colosseum in Rome, Italy.

Rome, Italy (Fall or Spring Semester)

Semester: Fall or Spring
Through our partnership with St. John's University, you can enroll in classes in the heart of Rome and immerse yourself in the beauty of Italian culture. During your time abroad, you have the opportunity to travel to Campania, Tuscany and Sicily to explore their history and enjoy creating meaningful connections.

Two female students pose in front of a cliff.

Western Europe

Semester: Fall or Spring
Embark on a thrilling 15-week study abroad experience, learning in and exploring three iconic European cities — Limerick, Paris and Rome — and see all that Western Europe has to offer. This study abroad is in partnership with St. John's University.

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.