Study Abroad

Students who embark on study away programs return to find they’ve discovered new purpose and meaning in both their academic studies and their future callings.

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Hiram College coordinates three to four study abroad programs each year. Students who embark on these programs return to find they’ve discovered new purpose and meaning in both their academic studies and their future callings. Unlike many colleges that outsource study abroad trips or coordinate them through third parties, our own faculty members plan and lead each trip. Most programs are team-taught and cover multiple areas of study. You might examine topics like national identity, art and culture, business and the economy, and climate change – all while immersing yourself in a new culture. Each program’s academic curriculum incorporates sight-seeing, visits with locals, and stops at popular tourist destinations.

Our study abroad programs reflect the Hiram College approach to the liberal arts: They span disciplines, relate back to current issues, and are relevant to the classes students will complete when they return to campus.

All of our own three-week-plus trips count toward the experiential/hands-on Connect requirement. Upon returning from your experience abroad, you will reflect upon how the experience has helped you understand your major and coursework, how it has influenced your future profession or vocation, how it has prompted you to contribute more fully to the world, and more.


Italy – Spring 3 week, 2024
Ecuador and Galapagos Islands – Fall 3 week, 2024
South Korea – Spring 3 week, 2025
Spain – Spring 3 week, 2026

Are you interested and want to be kept apprised of a certain trip?  Complete an interest form!

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KEARAN BARNETT ’24 | Psychology Major

“Having the opportunity to study abroad opened my mind to new ideas and experiences that I hadn’t thought of before. It really showed me a world of possibilities (both figuratively and literally!) I also feel like studying abroad teaches you a lot about different cultures and being fully immersed in a culture other than your own is a truly exciting yet humbling experience. Its crazy how much more you can learn more about cultures by being immersed in them than you can from afar ! I really really enjoyed my experience abroad and the opportunity to explore!”


For any questions regarding study abroad or study away experiences and Hiram Connect, please contact Matthew Notarian ( 

Contact Us

For more information, Matthew Notarian is the main point of contact for all things related to study abroad at Hiram College.