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Study Away

The Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education provides opportunities to engage with difference, contemplate new perspectives, value intercultural dialogue, and hone skills for success in our increasingly interconnected world.

Furman’s Study Away programs represent engaged learning at its finest. Students can take their learning beyond the Furman campus where they will cultivate intellectual curiosity, develop new skills, gain self-confidence, and prepare themselves to compete in the complex, ever-changing, interdependent world.

Students earn 2 credits while participating in a 3-week MayX study away course, or earn 12-16 credits for a semester faculty-led, affiliate partner, or exchange program. The majority of study away programs are interdisciplinary in nature and open to students of all majors.

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Study Away Overview

Some Furman study away programs are offered every year, while others are offered in alternate years.

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Study Away as a Furman Student

Furman's study away programs ensure you will receive a quality education while studying off campus.

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Faculty & Staff Resources

The Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education works closely with Furman Faculty leading Study Away and Departments welcoming international visitors.

Learn more about our resources

Parents & Guardians

Support from parents and guardians is an important part of a positive student experience. We are here to help you support your student and provide resources to help answer any questions you may have.

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Travel Registration

Students are required to register for international travel.

Learn how to register


Feel free to stop by our office if you have a question or need to get in touch with one of our staff members.

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