Travel & Study Abroad
Offering a Truly International Education
We offer study abroad programs that allow students to apply their coursework directly in affected regions. If you're intent on pursuing an international career, meaningful cross-cultural experiences beyond vacation travel are vital.
Why Korbel Students Go Abroad
Forming an International Perspective
Immersion in another culture is an essential element of an international education. While you're abroad, you'll learn to function within a new set of social customs, rules and values. You may even achieve fluency in a foreign language and return with an enhanced perspective of the world.
These skills are assets in professional roles that repair or build international relations. In addition, the ability to adapt in foreign situations is a skill that applies to virtually any professional role.
100% of international studies students take part in experiences abroad.
150 We offer over 150 programs in 50 countries.
$0 Additional tuition costs.
Korbel in Geneva
Selected Korbel students have the opportunity to spend six months in Geneva, Switzerland as part of an academic exchange with the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies. Students arrive in Geneva in June and stay through December, interning at a Geneva-based organization and completing two or three graduate-level courses.
Korbel in Vienna
Selected Korbel students have the opportunity to spend five to six months in Vienna, Austria as part of an academic exchange with the Diplomatic Academy of the Vienna School of International Studies. Students arrive in Vienna in July/August and stay through December, and the program combines coursework with local experiences with the United Nations and other international organizations (IAEA, UNIDO, OSCE, etc.) headquartered in Vienna.
Korbel in DC
The Korbel School participates in the Global Security and Development Program in Washington D.C. This program enhances students' understanding of the issues, institutions and procedures involved in security and development through an internship and two to three classes per week. Close interaction with policy officials and experts in trade and investment, economic development, conflict resolution, transitional justice and democratization expose students to the rules, procedures, policies and institutional approaches associated with processes of development and globalization.
Korbel in Rio de Janeiro
Korbel in Rio de Janeiro is a study abroad program for master's degree students at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies in partnership with the Pontifical Catholic University (Faculdades Católicas) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Students complete two or three graduate-level courses at the Institute of International Relations during their stay.
A core component of the program is an internship at a Rio-based international organization, NGO, or thinktank. PUC-Rio can help connect students to opportunities and students should plan ahead to contact and secure internships.