Study Abroad

One of the missions central to Rollins is our quest to turn out globally engaged leaders and problem solvers, and one of the ways we accomplish that is by prioritizing international education programs and study abroad opportunities. Our focus on service learning aligns perfectly with our students’ desire to gain new perspectives, and many of our field studies include aspects of community service. And international experience can often serve as a springboard to success—many Rollins students go on to apply to prestigious scholarship programs that emphasize travel, such as the Boren Scholarship or the Fulbright. Our Office of International Programs makes it easy to apply and even offers aid to qualified students. With more than 90 study-abroad options to choose from, the only question is how far will you go?

Our Students are Taking on the World

From semester- and summer-long programs to one-of-a-kind faculty-led field studies, you’ll explore the world and test your ability to make it better.

  • 75%

    of students study abroad

  • Top10

    in the nation for the percentage of students who study abroad among master’s-granting institutions

  • 90+

    study abroad programs available each year

  • 50+

    Fulbright students since 2006, making Rollins a top producer of these global ambassadors

What It’s Like to Study Abroad

Tag along with three Rollins students as they give you a behind-the-scenes look at their study abroad experiences in Australia, France, and Iceland.

A Rollins student poses on bright blue steps during a study abroad experience in Morocco.

A World of Opportunity

With more than 90 programs to choose from, you can tailor your study abroad experience to your goals with short-term field studies or semester- and summer-long programs. Our faculty and staff advisers help you choose from a host of options tied to criteria like internships, your major, or specific destinations.

Explore Our Programs
Rollins students on a field study in the Dominican Republic.

A Gateway to Greatness

Prestigious scholarships with an emphasis on travel—such as the Boren Scholarship, the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship, and the Fulbright Scholarship—tend to recruit students with study abroad experience. As a result, Tars who study abroad as undergrads have a competitive edge when applying for international jobs, fellowships, and graduate programs.

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Rollins students ride horses in Costa Rica.

First Year Field Study

Each year, environmental studies professor Barry Allen leads a group of incoming first-year students on an expedition through Costa Rica’s national parks—all before they ever set foot in a Rollins classroom. The 10-day experience is packed with adventures like exploring the Monteverde Cloud Forest and spying capuchin monkeys all while learning about sustainability and conservation.

Experience the First Year Field Study
An education major from Rollins tutors students in Rwanda.

Make the World Brighter

Service learning is central to the Rollins mission and a meaningful way to connect with a new culture. Many international programs, such as political science professor Dan Chong’s field study to Tanzania, focus on community engagement and development. These experiences tap into vital problem-solving skills, teaching students to learn by doing and helping others along the way.

A student crosses a bridge in Costa Rica.

Access to Aid

Every semester-long study abroad program offered through Rollins is designed to cost as much as a regular semester, meaning your tuition and housing costs stay the same, and your normal financial aid rolls over. The Office of International Programs offers need-based scholarships and partial awards for short-term programs that occur during winter, spring, or summer breaks and incur additional costs.

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A Rollins College student walks across a bridge on a study abroad trip in Costa Rica.

Why Study Abroad?

Experience new cultures, take cool classes, gain a competitive edge in the job market, and so much more. Whether you are a future diplomat or a future engineer, studying abroad provides the skills and perspective for success in your career and life beyond college.

See Our Top 5 Reasons to Study Abroad


See how your future classmates are putting their Rollins education to work all around the globe.

Explore the World With Us

With dozens of study abroad programs available, there’s no limit to how far our students can go. Check out these stories to get a feel for what’s possible.

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Passport to Purpose

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Rollins Named Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars and Students

With our focus on global citizenship and responsible leadership, Rollins has once again secured a position as one of the top producers of Fulbright Scholars and Students among colleges and universities.

Rollins student Andrew Persaud '24 in Africa

Persaud ’24 Earns Gilman Scholarship

Andrew Persaud ’24 has earned a Gilman Scholarship and is pursuing his passion for studying languages and exploring different cultures in Morocco.

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Summer, Shared 2023

From hands-on field studies and prestigious internships to real-world research and study abroad programs, Tars share some of their biggest accomplishments from summer 2023.

A group of Rollins students take in the view in Austria.

A Whole New World

Barbie and Ken aren’t the only ones creating change and exploring new worlds. Check out this year’s upcoming field studies for a chance to experience new cultures, take cool classes, and gain a competitive edge in the job market.

A grid showing student participants in Verano Español, a six-week study abroad program in Spain.

What It’s Like … to Study Spanish at the Source

Get a firsthand look at Verano Español, Rollins’ longest-running study abroad program, where students spend six weeks in Madrid studying Spanish and experiencing local culture.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does studying abroad work at Rollins? Get answers to all your study abroad questions here.

Things to Know About Studying Abroad
A Rollins professor leads a discussion in an outdoor classroom.

See for Yourself

Get a feel for Rollins’ unique brand of engaged learning and personalized attention through one of our virtual or in-person visit experiences.

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