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All Summer & Fall 2020 Semester Study Abroad Programs Cancelled

Our students' health and safety are Pace's top priority. Because of continuing concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Pace has cancelled all Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 semester study abroad programs. For Fall 2020, this cancellation applies to all Exchange Programs and all Partner Programs. Factors that were taken into account include travel restrictions in and out of various countries; a likely second wave of the virus; the uncertainties and delays in passport and visa processing; and, our reluctance to potentially recall students from their programs abroad mid-semester as we did this Spring. As much as possible, we wish to ensure academic predictability – giving students ample time to plan for their Fall semester at Pace. (Note: Fall faculty-led courses with travel abroad in January 2021 are NOT cancelled.) 5/5/2020

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Attend a Study Abroad Fair at Pace!

Fall 2020 Fair: Wednesday, September 9

  • Our Fall 2020 fair will be virtual! You'll hear from students who have been abroad, Study Abroad staff, Pace Professors leading Faculty-Led courses, and representatives from our overseas partner institutions. Block the date and stay tuned for details!

Spring 2021 Fairs: February 2 & 3

  • Pleasantville: February 2, 12:00-3:00 pm
  • New York City: February 3, 11:00 am-2:00 pm

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Have questions about study abroad?

Go here first to review Pace study abroad FAQ

If you have questions about Pace faculty-led study abroad programs, review these faculty-led FAQ

Steps to Study Abroad

  • Attend a 30-minute virtual "Study Abroad 101" zoom info session through Pace Education Abroad (to learn about the process). Attendance is mandatory – your semester abroad application will NOT be processed until you have attended.
  • Research study abroad programs in the Pace Study Abroad database
  • Optional: meet with a "PAL" (Pace students who have studied abroad) virtually for one-on-one peer advising.
  • Meet virtually with your Academic Advisor (to review your academic track, class flexibility, and plans to study abroad in relation to your graduation & major/minor requirements).
  • Apply for your chosen study abroad program through Pace (via the blue "Apply Now" button), and wait to be notified by Education Abroad. Pace academic credits for study abroad will only be awarded to students who have applied and been accepted to study abroad by Pace Education Abroad.
  • After you submit your Pace study abroad application, attend a "Study Abroad 102" info session (N/A for faculty-led programs) – where you will research classes on the host school's/program's website and practice completing course approval forms ("credit equivalencies"). Attendance is mandatory.
  • If accepted into your study abroad program:
    • You will then be required to apply to the foreign host institution directly. Follow the instructions sent to you by the Education Abroad office on next steps.
    • Complete your course approval forms ("credit equivalencies"). All courses taken abroad must be approved by the relevant Pace department chair. Pace students must take a minimum of 12 U.S. credits during each semester abroad.
    • Apply for a visa (if applicable) and ensure that your passport is valid for 6 months after your program's end date.
    • Attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation at Pace Education Abroad.
  • Due to the uncertainties related to COVID-19 and travel abroad, don't purchase flights for your program (or make any non-refundable deposits connected with travel/study abroad) until told to do so by the Education Abroad office.
  • Download these Steps to Study Abroad instructions (PDF)

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Application Deadlines

Fall 2020 Faculty-Led Programs: accepting applications!

We are currently welcoming students to apply for Fall 2020 faculty-led programs on a space-available basis through the add/drop period.

Notice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19): We understand that students may be hesitant about applying for a Fall 2020 faculty-led course (with travel abroad) due to the global COVID-19 situation. All of the Pace Fall 2020 faculty-led courses feature study abroad in January 2021. We recommend that you complete your application for the faculty-led course you are interested in, and also select a backup Pace course on campus; this would protect you in case the evolving COVID-19 situation affects international travel (which could involve a course cancellation over the summer). If a faculty-led course is cancelled by Pace due to an ongoing COVID-19 threat, the $500 deposit will be returned to students.

Spring 2021 Study Abroad Programs

Summer 2021 programs: March 15, 2021

Fall 2021 Study Abroad Programs

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Attend virtual Study Abroad 101/102 Info Sessions

All students planning to study abroad are required to attend an "Abroad 101 info session" before applying to a program, to understand the process and your responsibilities. These virtual Abroad 101 sessions are offered every Friday afternoon from 2:00-2:30 pm. All students doing a semester program abroad must also attend an Abroad 102 session during the semester prior to a term abroad (not required for participation on Faculty-Led Programs). Each information session is 30 minutes and will take place virtually using Zoom. Email our office to find out more or to schedule a virtual appointment:

Virtual "Abroad 101 sessions" explores the basics of going abroad:

  • Program types: semester abroad programs, Pace Faculty-Led programs, and summer programs
  • Costs, financial aid, and scholarships
  • Application deadlines
  • How to apply
  • Abroad 101 zoom sessions are offered every Friday afternoon, from 2:00-2:30 pm

Virtual "Abroad 102 sessions" (for students who have started an application for study abroad) are for learning about how you'll obtain Pace credits for courses taken abroad. Topics covered:

  • What are Course Equivalencies
  • How do you make Course Equivalency Forms for the courses you will take abroad?
  • What courses can you take abroad? What can't you take abroad?
  • How do you get course approvals from Dept Chairs and Academic Advisors?
  • Tips:
    • Spend some time reviewing your foreign school's catalogue before attending the Abroad 102, and meet with your Pace Academic Advisor to discuss.
    • You must attend an Abroad 102 within 6 months prior to study abroad. If you attended prior to that, you'll need to re-attend in order to re-familiarize yourself with the process.
    • Note: the Abroad 102 session is NOT required for students doing a Pace Faculty-Led Program.

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Study Abroad Advising with Pace Education Abroad - virtually

You may request an advising session with one of our study abroad advisors.

  • Students are required to virtually attend an Abroad 101 session prior to making a virtual appointment with a Study Abroad Advisor. 
  • Check out our FAQ to see if you can find answers.
  • Email us at to set up an appointment (via telephone, Skype, or Zoom).

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Search Programs & Apply

Explore Your World: Search Study Abroad Programs

Deciding where to go can be challenging! Pace offers dozens of semester programs and numerous Faculty-Led Programs (short programs abroad led by Pace Faculty). Our advice is to start with some self-reflection and research. Then you can make informed decisions based on the following considerations: length of program; location; costs (including the cost of living in your chosen destination); academic offerings; and cultural differences. Consider both your needs and wants from the program: what do you hope to gain from this experience that you can’t gain at Pace – academically, personally, and in your future professional life? There’s also language considerations; for almost all of Pace’s study abroad programs, students only need to know English for the academic part... but outside the classroom, some may want to learn and speak a new language. Also, some of our foreign partner schools are preferred for students from specific Pace schools. Speak with one of our Study Abroad Advisors who can help guide you in your decision.

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Check out #pacestudyabroad and #thiscouldbeyourpace to see photos of Pace students abroad!

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