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.

Earn 2 credits while participating in a 3-week MayX study away course, or earn 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.


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Impact on Study Away

Study Away staff are currently splitting time between in-person and remote work. If you need assistance, please contact us at

All International Spring 2021 Faculty-led, Affiliate, and Exchange study away programs have been canceled. Read the full announcement.

Program and Application Release Postponed: Due to Covid-19, all 2021- 2022 study programs (MayX/Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022) are under review until December. Applications and information regarding these programs will not be released until this time. If you have any questions, please contact

Read more about Furman University’s coronavirus updates.

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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.

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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 travel.

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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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