Study Abroad

Students at Big Ben and a volcano

“He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation.”

Mark 16:15

Why Study Abroad?

Employers desire greater GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE!

The Association of American Colleges and Universities recently surveyed national business leaders to evaluate college graduates in several key areas, including global knowledge. “Nearly one-half of employers responding did not think their recent college hires had the global knowledge necessary for advancement.”

  • Compete in today’s job market
  • Excel in graduate school
  • Serve in a multicultural society

You’ll gain:

  • Personal growth
  • Understanding of other cultures and world dynamics
  • Improved language skills
  • Increased confidence, independence, and maturity

Watch First Lady Michelle Obama talk about the importance of Study Abroad:

Michelle Obama: The iReport interview

Students with Big Ben in the background

Be a Global Citizen

At Shorter University, we develop global citizens by promoting intercultural understanding and encouraging students to study, work, and live abroad.

Shorter University’s Office of International Programs offers study abroad opportunities for students and research/teaching opportunities for Shorter University faculty members throughout a variety of college and university campuses around the world.

Study abroad agreements have been established with a growing number of colleges and universities throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America. The Study Abroad Partners describes all of Shorter’s current exchange partners and affiliates for those students interested in studying abroad for a summer, a semester or a full academic year.

Most programs are taught in English, while others offer courses in the host language. The Office of International Programs can help students select the program best suited to their interests and needs.

Participation in Shorter University’s Study Abroad programs is limited to Rome traditional students.


Circle flags of countries represented at Shorter University.

Our Students Abroad

Bryana Cuthbert and Nathan Gaydosik in Paris.

Bry Cuthbert and Nathan Gaydosik in Paris.

Bryana Cuthbert (far right) is a Christian Studies major currently abroad with the program Rome with Purpose in Italy.

Bryana Cuthbert is a Christian Studies major currently abroad with the program Rome with Purpose in Italy.

Bryana Cuthbert is a Christian Studies major currently abroad with the program Rome with Purpose in Italy.

Ada Panni studied abroad in Liverpool, England.


Stephanie Marrero studied abroad in London, England. 


Katie-Grace Walker

Hi, I’m Katie-Grace Walker. I chose to study abroad in Costa Rica, because it was a warm location year-round and it was a Spanish Speaking country. I absolutely loved it! I chose the perfect spot to better my Spanish and meet some wonderful friends!

Katie-Grace Walker

One of the things that really stuck out to me on my study abroad experience was the mission part. Through the missions that Veritas offered, I got the opportunity to be surrounded and up lifted by fellow Christians while I was being immersed in the Spanish language. My favorite food was the papaya that I had tried for my first time in Costa Rica. It was funny, because at first I didn’t like the fruit, but after having it a few times I began to love it.

Katie-Grace Walker

Also, my favorite excursion was when we all went to Panama to spend the weekend. We got to see dolphins on that trip as well as amazing houses that were built on top of the bay. We also got to see a resort that was in the middle of the bay. It was so cool to see these attractions.

Oddysey Smith

I chose London for my love of Shakespeare, but I got so much more. I made friends I never would have met otherwise, I saw three different countries, and I learned a lot of history and culture! The CAPA staff was always there when I needed help. The best part about London was that it came to feel like home and I can’t wait to go back!

Oddysey Smith

Oddysey Smith


Linda Palumbo Olszanski, Ph.D.Linda Palumbo Olszanski
Assistant Vice President of International Programs
Office: Minor Fine Arts 202
Phone: (706) 233-7409
Fax: (706) 236-1508

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