Study Abroad Office

International Centre, 2908 University Avenue
Phone (701) 777-4231

Studying abroad provides students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a foreign learning environment in order to further develop their understanding of the world and its people, their role as global citizens, and/or their foreign language skills. Students are able to earn courses that count towards their major requirements, essential studies, or general electives.  The study abroad staff assists students in identifying study abroad programs that fit their academic and personal goals. Program offerings may be short-term (1-6 weeks) or one-to-two semesters in length. These may be faculty directed programs, exchange opportunities at UND partner universities, or opportunities through affiliated study abroad program providers.

In order to make the study abroad experience as safe and successful as possible, the University of North Dakota maintains certain policies to which students enrolling in study abroad programs are bound. It is the student’s responsibility to follow the policies delineated in the Study Abroad Handbook found at:

While on study abroad, students are bound by the UND Code of Student Life, the Academic Catalog, and federal financial aid regulations. If at any point during the study abroad process you have questions about the policies, please contact the Study Abroad Office. The Study Abroad personnel will do their best to follow the policies delineated in the Study Abroad Handbook, but please understand that world situations can change rapidly and we reserve the right to adapt our policies as necessary to safeguard the physical, emotional, and academic well-being of students studying abroad.

Eligibility requirements vary according to program, however, for most programs the requirements are:

  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 at the time of application, to be maintained throughout the study abroad process inclusive of the term abroad
  • Successful completion of at least 24 university-level credits (or sophomore status) before scheduled departure on the program, except the American College of Norway which requires just 15 university-level credits

Some programs have requirements that are more stringent. If you are unsure whether you will be eligible for your chosen program please ask.

For further information and to apply to study abroad, contact the Study Abroad Office at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. Stop 7109, Grand Forks, ND 58202-7109, phone: 701.777.4231 email:

Office of the Registrar

Tel: 701.777.2711
Fax: 701.777.2696

Twamley Hall Room 201
264 Centennial Drive Stop 8382
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382