Education For Life: Connecting With The Global Community Through Study Abroad

"There was a day when access to a globally focused education was considered a luxury. Today, it's a necessity for our graduates if they are to remain competitive in the global marketplace." Dr. Elizabeth J. Stroble, President, Webster University

Education should always be more than classrooms and textbooks. We live in a global community, and there are few events that can influence a person more than the experience of studying and traveling abroad.

Studying abroad means becoming part of the community in which you are living. You will be more than simply a tourist. Part of developing your independence means learning to handle simple daily tasks that you take for granted at home: using a pay phone, negotiating the public transit system, posting a letter, shopping for groceries, and doing the laundry. All of these tasks and more must be re-learned when you enter a new culture.

Study Abroad Programs and Locations

American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS)

AIFS provides study abroad programs in 18 countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Spain.  AIFS also offers Multi-Country tours in the summer.

Programs are offered Fall, Spring and Summer.  Not all programs are offered every semester.  Some are only during the academic year and others are offered only in the summer.  The majority of the courses are taught in English, but there is ample opportunity for language study.  A few the programs require that students take language courses on site or that they be proficient in the language. Internships are available at several of the locations.

CIEE

From studying Arabic in Jordan or Morocco to media, design, and social communications in Brazil, students pursue their passion and interests in a culture and landscape that capture the imagination and the true essence of the place.  CIEE offers programs in over forty locations worldwide.

The Center for Cross Cultural Study

The Center for Cross-Cultural Study is an educational organization dedicated to promoting in-depth understanding of Spanish-speaking countries for our students, through specifically designed academically rigorous university-level study abroad and cultural travel programs.  CCCS has academic university-level programs in Seville and Alicante, Spain and in Cordoba, Argentina.

LEB Education

London is truly a great city and our central London location provides ample opportunity for you to appreciate and enjoy the arts.  The wide range of courses and internships offered provides unique experiences not easily found in a U.S. classroom.

Regent's University London

The Regent's University campus is located in the heart of London within the 487 acre Regent's Park, which includes the Queen's Rose Garden.  While London is one of the largest cities in the world its extensive public transit system of double-decker buses and subways (the tube) provide an efficient way to take it all in. And yet, it is still incredibly safe. The Student Services Office at Regent's provides many of the same services students are used to receiving at Tiffin University, including on-campus room and board, counseling, and student activities. In addition, they handle health, safety and security issues for students.

Oxford Study Abroad Programme

Tiffin University’s program at Oxford is offered through an arrangement with the Oxford Study Abroad Programme. This program is offered both fall and spring semesters as well as summer. While fall and spring are for full-time attendance, the summer term is usually part-time.  The term consists of 12-13 weeks in 14 tutorials (usually regarded as the equivalent of 14 US semester credits) taught by members of the faculty of Oxford University.  Each tutorial has one tutor and one or two students.

Students live in double room housing with one or more British or other non-American student residents and may take most of their meals in their Oxford college dining hall at low cost.

Webster University in St. Louis provides study abroad opportunities in several locations. Programs are located in Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Thailand.  They also provide opportunities in Japan and China.