We recommend that most students arrange their study abroad experience through one of our many provider companies. These agencies will arrange the details of your trip, including housing, course registration, insurance, excursions, etc. They also have representatives in the host country to help you with any questions or problems that may arise during your stay.
In addition to using a third-party vendor, another option for study abroad is to enroll at one of Castleton University’s partner institutions for either one term or an academic year. Castleton cooperates with a number of universities around the world to promote the international exchange of students between our schools.
Below is a list of Castleton’s partner institutions. We suggest that you spend some time exploring their websites and, if you need further information or have any questions, please contact Dean Peter Kimmel.
Since 1979, Augsburg University’s Center for Global Education and Experience (CGEE) has welcomed students from more than 300 colleges and universities to its summer and semester study abroad programs in Central America, Mexico, and Southern Africa. Augsburg CGEE programs focus on community-based, critical, experiential, feminist, indigenous, and postcolonial pedagogies that foment transformation.
Founded in 1876 by Joseph Hardy Neesima, who studied in the U.S. and stressed the importance of an international education, his wife Yae Neesima, and an American missionary. Today the college is a leading institution in women’s higher education in Japan. This liberal arts college of 6,500 students has eleven academic departments, complemented by a rich offering of extra-curricular activities. Castleton University hosts several students from Doshisha Women’s College each year.
"The International Studies Program at Doshisha Women’s College is a great way to learn about Japanese culture and history. The classes are taught by faculty who are native English speakers but also speak Japanese. The teachers are very helpful and the class size is small — even smaller than at Castleton — with 10-12 in one class. The relationship among the students in this program is very strong. Older students help the younger ones all the time." – Rio Shimuzu, '17
Note: For female students only.
The University Champollion is a public French university, with one of its campuses nestled in the heart of the medieval French city of Albi. The school hosts just under 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students, pursuing degrees in Arts, Letters, & Languages; Law, Economics, & Management; the Science and Technology of Physical Activities & Sports, Humanities & Social Sciences; and Science, Technology, & Health. A popular destination for young people in the Midi-Pyrénées region, Albi is an architecturally and historically significant city, home to the 13th Century Gothic Sainte-Cécile Cathedral and the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum, dedicated to the artistic works of this Albi native. This is a one-to-one exchange program, so each year the number of l’INU Champollion students at Castleton is determined by the number of Castleton students who study there.
“Students take many more courses each semester at l’INU Champollion than at Castleton. However, all of them are really interesting and it does not mean that you'll have more work to do than at Castleton. A lot of events are organized there. For instance, we have big music festivals in the spring. Also, the campus is located in the city center, which is pretty nice given that Albi is a really beautiful city.” — Emilie Courrieu, '17.
JCU combines the best qualities of an American liberal arts college with the history and cultural heritage of the Eternal City. With its world-class faculty and students hailing from over 70 countries, JCU offers thirteen degree programs as well as study abroad opportunities within the context of an international environment. Since its founding, JCU’s welcoming community has been fostering intellectual agility, tolerance, and cultural sensitivity, while providing students with one of the most transformative experiences of their lives.
SFS creates transformative study abroad experiences through field-based learning and research. Our team of experienced research scientists will push you to get creative as you work to understand the critical environmental issues of our time. Get ready for muddy boots, cold showers, and dirt under your fingernails because you will be out there doing science, not just talking about it in the classroom.
Beyond Sports provides study abroad experiences for all students, with specific support for the student athlete, or the athletically-minded student population. Students can directly enroll in semester, summer, inter-term, and internship programs, while also having the opportunity to participate in service learning programs, customized faculty-led programs, team trips, and individual student tours.
Jim and Shelley Hagan, part-time professors at Castleton University, have led short-term study abroad programs for 17 years through their own company, Wisdom Study Abroad. Students from Castleton University and from other institutions can receive academic credit for these highly-acclaimed 18-day intensive international programs.