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Semester Study Abroad

Explore our diverse study abroad programs to find the best fit for your major and further enhance your Taylor experience. Taylor offers two study abroad programs to Ireland, China, and Ecuador through the university and partners with other organizations to expand students’ options.

Taylor Study Abroad Programs

  • China Semester Program: Study abroad during spring semester in Xi’an, China. The China Semester program allows a general education study abroad experience where students can indulge in Asian culture, participate in an international practicum, and study foreign language, history, and art. Learn more about this program.
  • Ecuador Semester Program: Spend fall or spring semester immersed in Latin American culture at Universidad del Azuay in Cuenca, Ecuador. Take advanced classes in Biology, Business, Christian Education, and Exercise Science, as well as general education courses in history, literature, and science. Learn more about this program.
  • Irish Studies Programme: Explore Greystones, Ireland, and gain a rich cultural experience while taking a variety of general education courses, including courses in history, arts, and theology. Learn more about this program.

Some departments also hold major-specific study abroad programs. See your major page or contact your department chair for more information and opportunities.

Apply to Study Abroad Programs

Admission can be competitive depending on your chosen program, and applicants are evaluated based on the written application, GPA, letters of reference, and a personal interview. Good academic, social, and financial standing with the University are also requirements for acceptance.


Contact Trudy Owen, Program Assistant at 765-998-5106 or trowen@taylor.edu.

Study Abroad Partnerships

Taylor University partners with many other universities and study abroad programs, many of which are associated with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

*Check with your academic advisor to see if courses taken through partner-schools will count toward your degree.

US Programs

Los Angeles, California (Azusa Pacific University)

Partner: LA Term, Azusa Pacific University
Emphasis: International Studies, Social Studies Education, Sociology
Link: https://www.apu.edu/laterm/

New York City, New York

Partner: New York City Semester, The King’s College
Emphasis: Business, Journalism, Theatre
Link: https://www.tkc.edu/nycs
International Programs


Partner: Australia Studies Centre, Christian Heritage College
Emphasis: Business, Ministries & Christian Studies, Education, Environmental Science, Information Technology & Computer Science, Social Sciences, General Education
Link: http://www.bestsemester.com/locations-and-programs/australia

Hong Kong

Partner: Hong Kong Baptist University
Emphasis: Art & Design, Business, Music, Film, Communication & Language, Physical Science, Social Science, General Education
Link: https://intl.hkbu.edu.hk/student-exchange

South Korea

Partner: Handong Global University
Emphasis: Art & Design, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Engineering & Physics, International Studies, Political Science, Social Science, TESOL
Link: https://www.handong.edu/eng/