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Transfer Students

Study Abroad for Transfer Students

As a transfer student at Pace, we encourage you to study abroad – regardless of major, class standing, or foreign language experience. Careful planning with your Academic Advisor is essential in order to map out a course plan that includes a semester or short-term program abroad. So start planning early!

As a Pace Study Abroad student, you can:

  • earn Pace academic credit towards your degree
  • take courses abroad in your major, minor, or AOKs (and fulfill language requirements) – with approval by your academic department
  • take your financial aid with you
  • be more competitive post-graduation, by gaining intercultural fluency and soft skills that employers want
  • expand your networks

Types of study abroad programs

  • Faculty-Led Study Abroad: Faculty-led courses offer a credit-bearing study abroad experience that's organized and led by Pace University faculty. They’re a good option for transfer students who may be concerned about meeting their major requirements or only have a few semesters at Pace. They’re also a great way to get to know other students from Pace through an immersive experience abroad.
  • Semester programs
  • Summer programs


  • Transfer students are eligible to study abroad after completing 1 full semester (Fall or Spring) on campus at Pace. Students may begin the application process during their first semester on campus.
  • For semester programs, most of Pace's Partner schools abroad require at least 2 semesters of academic grades from a U.S. university. Therefore, you'll need to submit an official transcript either from Pace or your previous institution showing proof of 2 semesters of grades.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher at the time of application.
  • At least 50% of the credits required to complete a major at Pace must be earned at Pace. Credits that exceed Pace University residency requirements for your declared major will not be transferred - including those earned abroad.
  • Your Pace Academic Advisor will give you more details about what you must take on campus at Pace vs. what you can take abroad.

What should I do next?

Talk to your Pace Academic Advisor. Questions to ask:

  • Which classes must I take on campus at Pace for my major?
  • Which core or major requirements can I take abroad, if any? (remember that 50% of your major credits must be done at Pace!)
  • Which pre-requisite courses do I need to take and how will study abroad impact this?
  • How many elective credits do I have remaining in my major?

Attend an “Abroad 101” info session at Pace Education Abroad. You’ll learn about the programs Pace offers, your responsibilities as a Pace student abroad, how to get credit for courses taken overseas, and how to find the right study abroad journey for you. Change your Pace – study abroad!

"As a transfer student, I attended a Study Abroad Fair after arriving at Pace to learn more about studying in the Czech Republic. Working with Pace Study Abroad, my Academic Advisor, and the Pace Partner in Prague (Anglo-American University), I was able to plan my studies and courses taken abroad in order to graduate on time. Studying abroad was an eye-opening experience for me, offering a unique way to learn about a new culture as well as teach others about mine."

~ Luke B., Class of 2019, Dyson, BA Economics & History