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Because any student from any major and lifestyle can study abroad, there are hundreds of programs to choose from in dozens of countries.

Here’s an easy plan to help you explore your education abroad options:

Education Abroad Fair

Explore the many options Norwich has available for you to study, intern, volunteer, and work abroad. Find out which overseas adventure is the perfect one for you! (Offered once at the beginning of each semester.)

Education Abroad 101

These sessions will equip you with all that you need to know about why and how to study abroad. Sessions take place every Thursday 1400-1500 in WCC 211. All students who plan to study abroad need to attend an EA101 session.

Types of Education Abroad Programs

Search our programs.Norwich offers 3 types of study abroad opportunities: Norwich Programs, Third-Party Provider Programs, and Exchange Partner Programs. To search all of our options us the links below or use the Program Search function on the website or make an appointment with the International Center to find programs that meet your academic needs and travel interests.

Norwich Programs

These programs feature Norwich Faculty teaching Norwich Courses! Be sure to check out the International Center’s Events Calendar for information sessions to learn more.

Third-Party Provider Programs

Norwich partners with educational organizations that specialize in offering Study Abroad opportunities. These providers have been vetted by Norwich and cater to the needs of our students.

Exchange Programs

Norwich has a rich tradition of partnering with both Military Academies and traditional higher education institutions abroad. Though our partnerships, students may be able to spend a semester abroad for the cost of attendance at Norwich.

  • Australian Defense Force Academy (Australia)
  • École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr (France)
  • Helmut-Schmidt-Universität/Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg (Germany)
  • Universität der Bundeswehr München (Germany)
  • Univerzita Hradec Králové (Czech Republic)

Other Resources

Check out My World Abroad to take quizzes, read about other students’ experiences, and learn how to use the cultural skills you learn abroad as you prepare for your career.



Before you apply to your program, be sure that you can afford to cover all costs. It is never to early to start considering how you will use your financial aid package, what scholarships you may be eligible for, and what other additional fundraising you may need to undertake to make your education abroad plan a reality.

Federal Financial Aid

Students are typically able to use their federal financial aid to study abroad. Students may use grants and loans that have already been awarded and may be eligible to take out additional loans based on the increase in their cost of attendance due to education abroad. All students must complete a financial aid form and meet with a financial aid advisor to discuss funding their education abroad program.

Norwich Universities’ Politi Scholarships

All students planning an education abroad experience are eligible to appy for the Politi Scholarship. (Politi Scholarship Application) Awards of up to $3,500 each will be available on a selective basis to students who are studying abroad. Preference will be given to students who are studying in a country in which English is not the primary language, especially in Central and/or South America. The Dr. A. Francis Politi International Fund was established by Dr. Politi for the purpose of strengthening Norwich University’s capacity to produce graduates who have studied in other countries as a means of gaining a deeper understanding of other cultures, developing fluency in a foreign language, and generally enhancing their global perspectives. Contact the Senior Coordinator for Education Abroad for additional information about applying.

Application Deadline:

  • 15 October for the following spring semester or summer or subsequent year
  • 31 March for study starting in the following summer or fall or subsequent year

External Scholarships

  • Boren Scholarship: An initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
  • Freeman-ASIA: Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.
  • Gilman Scholarship: The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and
  • Project GO: ProjectGO (Global Officer) is a collaborative initiative that promotes critical language education, study abroad, and intercultural dialogue opportunities for ROTC students. Project GO programs focus exclusively on the languages and countries of the Middle East, Asia, Central Asia, and Africa.

Other Resources

  • List of 100 Study Abroad Scholarships
  • Institute for International Education
  • GoEuro scholarship for study in Europe
  • Third-Party Provider Programs: Many of the providers that Norwich works with to offer education abroad programs offer scholarships. Check with your program liaison to see if there are scholarships that you may be eligible to apply for.
  • Search for funding related to who you are as an applicant (i.e. Gender identity, Nationality/Ethnicity/Race, Disability, LGBTQ+, First generation college student, Religion, Veteran status)
  • Search for funding related to the interests of an individual or group investing in students like you (i.e. Professional organization related to your field/career, Charitable organizations, Hometown organizations, Local businesses, Family/friends)
  • Crowdfunding
  • Don’t see a scholarship or fellowship that fits your needs here?  Check out Study Abroad Funding or Money Geek’s Study Abroad Scholarship page for more opportunities. 
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