LR Student Rachel Birkedal at San Andres Xecul Church Guatemala

Study Abroad

Study abroad is a life-changing experience. Adapting to a foreign culture first hand allows students to develop an entirely new perspective about themselves and the world around them. Expanding horizons with a semester abroad demonstrates a sense of adventure, curiosity and flexibility. Studying abroad enhances communication and inter-personal skills, lends distinction to resumes, and attracts the attention of potential employers, regardless of the student's major.

L-R Students interested in Study Abroad should contact Dr. Duane H. Kirkman, Director, Office for International Education, Room 202 in the Learning Commons Area of Rudisill Library;; 828.328.7028


2014-2015 Spring Semester Information Sessions

The annual Fall Study Abroad Convocation will be held Friday, February 13 from 10:00 - 10:50 in the Belk Centrum. The Convocation features students who have studied abroad the previous year or during the summer. Information will be provided on study abroad options, and how to apply. Following the convocation, study abroad respresentatives from partner programs will be available to talk with students.

Students are encouraged to visit the Office for International Education, Room 202, Rudisill Library to browse through materials or view more information online. Students are also encouraged to email the director at to schedule a time to meet and discuss options for study aboad.

Tired of the Cold?...Think Summer Study Abroad!

Check out summer programs at ISEP, . ISEP is LR's largest study abroad partner that lets you use your LR institutional aid and scholarships to pay for your study abroad. View their webinar on summer programs at Here you will also find webinars on locations around the world for fall and spring semester programs

Free App From U. S. Department of State

Smart Traveler App Released by State Department

The U.S. Department of State has released its new iPhone App Smart Traveler, a tool designed to provide easy access to frequently updated official country information, travel alerts, travel warnings, maps, and U.S. embassy locations. Drawing on content posted to and, this free app allows users to see travel warnings and alerts issued by the State Department, gather background information about different countries, and find U.S. embassies and consulates overseas.


International Education


Regular hours are generally 9:00-12:00 M-F, and at all other times, email or call 828.302.2446 to chat or schedule an appointment


Room 202 in the Learning Commons, Rudisill Library





Everything you need to apply for admission is right here.