Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Adventure is calling you!

Studying abroad is an experience unlike any other. Students have the opportunity to study in a foreign nation and take in the allure and culture of a new land. Studies by IES Abroad have shown that study abroad positively and unequivocally influences the career path, world-view, and self-confidence of students.

The following are study abroad opportunities offered each year at RMU:  

FLORENCE has been the destination for RMU students abroad for over a decade. As a student abroad you will participate in courses at Florence University of Arts as well as complete an international internship. You will spend 7 weeks learning about the country, the city, the culture and your industry. You will reside in apartments situated in the historic city center of Florence within walking distance of the campuses, markets and famous sites. Open to all sophomore-level or higher students.

TRAVEL DATES: SEPTEMBER 30 – NOVEMBER 17, 2017
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS JULY 1, 2017

HAMBURG has been the destination of technology and media students abroad participating in an academic and professional setting. As an RMU student abroad you will spend the quarter (6 weeks abroad) learning about the country, the city, the culture and your industry in the global market. You will interact with G18’s students and faculty in the Design Thinking & Entrepreneurship course and then complete an internship at an international company. You will reside in student housing where you will have the opportunity to meet people from around the world. Open to all junior-level or higher students.

TRAVEL DATES: MAY 7 – JUNE 17, 2017
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS FEBRUARY 28, 2017

LONDON study abroad has been a graduate school event snuggled between Summer 1 and Summer 2, taking advantage of Week 0. The itinerary is full of field research meeting with business owners, civic leaders and experiencing sites rich with the history of the United Kingdom.

TRAVEL DATES: JUNE 29 – JULY 17, 2017
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS FEBRUARY 28, 2017

New Taipei City in the heart of Taiwan is known for its innovative design and industry. Student who go abroad to Asia will complete an internship, participate in an intense Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship workshop and go on cultural tours including five days in the metropolitan city of Tokyo, Japan exploring this modern day city rich with ancient history.

TRAVEL DATES: MAY 15 – JUNE 26, 2017
DEADLINE TO APPLY IS FEBRUARY 28, 2017

PARIS has been the destination of business students abroad seeking to expand their academic setting internationally. As an RMU student abroad, you will spend time learning about the country, the city, the culture and the global market. You will attend courses at the American Business School of Paris and reside in one of their student housing complexes where you will have the opportunity to meet people from around the world.

TRAVEL DATES: SPRING 2018

Study Abroad Application

“The group collaboration and project development with students from different countries, provided insight into similarities and differences between each country. This experience allows me to develop and grow in different traits, like collaboration, patience, understanding, and creative processes.”

“I have seen beautiful villages on mountains, castles that belong in the centuries of old, and met people that I will never forget. This trip has been amazing and I am forever grateful to be a part of it.”

“Studying Abroad is a wonderful idea for college students to do. I am so happy that I decided to go to Hamburg, Germany. Staying there for six weeks was great and I learned a lot. Working with the Germans at ElitePartner during my internship was one of the most significant things I have ever done.”

Study Abroad Cost:

Undergraduate: RMU quarterly tuition + Study Abroad 2017 fee of $5,500 for London, Hamburg and Taipei, or $8,000 for Florence
Graduate: RMU graduate per-course tuition + Study Abroad 2017 fee $5,500

Study Abroad Fees include: Round-trip airfare from Chicago, Airport transfers at Destination, Housing, Travel in Cultural Perspectives course (undergrad) or Field Research (graduate), public transportation pass when applicable, and insurance.

Federal and state financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

  • Complete the study abroad application.
  • Completion of 5 quarters (unless otherwise noted) prior to departure.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Reference from student’s academic advisor
  • Completed FAFSA, SIGNED financial aid plan and a $0 financial-aid balance by February 15
  • $300 deposit*

*A $300 deposit is required at the time of application. It is returned in the form of a credit to the applicant’s account if they are NOT accepted not the program. If accepted, it is credited upon return, if there are no housing damages, flight changes, or any expenses incurred by the student due to negligence.

  • Florence, Italy May 7 – June 23, 2017
  • Hamburg, Germany May 7 – June 17, 2017
  • New Taipei City, Taiwan May 15 – June 26, 2017
  • London, England June 29 – July 17, 2017
  • Florence, Italy September 30 – November 17, 2017
  • Paris, France Spring 2, 2018

*Dates may fluctuate by one or two days depending on availability. All programs are subject to cancellation in the case of low enrollment.