Each year, Piedmont offers students the opportunity to study around the world.Whether you want to take a course with your favorite Piedmont professor in Europe, Asia or South America, spend a semester at one of our partner universities in Costa Rica, England, Germany or the Czech Republic, or want to independently immerse yourself in another culture, Piedmont has an opportunity for you!
Piedmont faculty offer courses that include domestic and international travel each year.Stay on your graduation plan and take courses with your favorite professors.These courses fulfill the requirements for your Major or for General Education.As you explore the world, you will make connections to your field of study and learn in a whole new way.
A few weeks isn't long enough for you?Spend a semester abroad at one of our partner universities in Costa Rica, England, Germany or the Czech Republic.Pay your regular tuition, room/board at Piedmont and spend the semester taking courses (in English) at our partner university.You will live and go to school in the same way that the locals do giving you a whole new perspective on the world.
Piedmont offers unique opportunities to interact with the world.Whether you participate in a service project, play your sport abroad, or collaborate with students around the world from right here at Piedmont, there are opportunities to learn and grow.
It can be nerve-wrecking to think about traveling abroad, whether you are with a group or on your own.Piedmont stands by you and works to reduce your risk before you even leave campus. A few of the steps we take to keep you safe include:
Prior to leaving:
We will prepare you for difficulties you may face in a Travel Study Orientation:
How do you get a train ticket if you don't speak the language?
Where do you go if you have an emergency?
How can you communicate with family/friends and Piedmont staff while you are traveling?
When you are in the host country, where can you go for more information about restaurants, entertainment and general questions?
How can you stay safe as you travel?
Where should you keep your passport?
...and so many more questions you may have!
We will register you with the US Department of State Smart Traveler Program (you can choose to opt out for any reason). This program will allow you to receive alerts from the host country embassy in real time while you are traveling.If there are potential dangers that arise while you are in-country, you will be notified immediately by local American officials.
We will keep an eye on current events in the host country through local media and the US State Department to be aware of any potential difficulties you may face.
While you are traveling, you will have a host country contact and a Piedmont staff member's cell phone number for any questions you may have.Piedmont wants you to have fun while you are studying abroad and recognize that you can only do that if you feel safe.
I really wanted to travel abroad with Piedmont because it was budget friendly, as well as it allowed me to have fun while completing my degree.
Before the trip, I was pretty nervous because I only knew one person in the group and I didn't really know what to expect. After arriving, though, I felt blessed to have such a great group who was eager to learn and experience the cities and museums.
I thought I had a good understanding of international relations, but there is so much information that only hands-on experiences can bring.