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Third-Party Programs

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Studying abroad through a third-party provider opens up a wealth of additional host institutions and program options.

As opposed to Clemson’s faculty-directed or exchange programs, third-party programs are coordinated by other universities and study abroad organizations, thereby increasing the number of programs available to our students.

Flexibility and Opportunity

This flexibility allows you to choose your program’s length, ranging from a semester or summer session to a full academic year. Under third-party programs, students pay tuition and fees directly to the third-party organization.

Because third-party provider programs are organized by organizations outside of Clemson, course credit offered abroad must be pre-approved by Clemson academic departments in order for students to receive these credits as transferred credits. View the details of the course equivalency and credit transfer process. Some credits taken abroad may not equal the credits earned. This is because credit values differ from country to country; thus, what is listed as one credit in another country might not be equivalent to one credit in the United States.


Find Your Third-Party Program

See the chart below for example programs that offer Science courses and explore other options by meeting with the College of Science International Programs manager, and by visiting the Pam Hendrix Center for Education Abroad website and meeting with the College of Science Global Engagement team.

Click on the institution name in the program list for details.

Institution/Program City Country Area of Study
USAC Costa Rica Programs Heredia, San Ramon or Puntarenas Costa Rica Biological Sciences
University of Nicosia Nicosia Cyprus Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Genetics, Mathematical Sciences, Microbiology, Physics
Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Budapest Hungary Mathematical Sciences
Lorenzo de Medici Florence Italy Some Biological Sciences courses and General Education courses offered
University College Cork Cork Ireland Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Genetics, Mathematical Sciences, Microbiology, Physics
University of Limerick Limerick Ireland Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Microbiology, Physics
Massey University Palmerston North, Wellington New Zealand Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Genetics, Mathematical Sciences, Physics
Korea University Seoul South Korea Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics
Mahidol University Bangkok Thailand Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Microbiology

Plan Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad requires careful planning to ensure that you receive all the credits you need by your anticipated graduation date. For example, you may have to take prerequisite courses or reorder some courses to free up classes to be taken abroad. You may need to consider how to finance your experience abroad. We are here to help you get to your destination and goal. Make an appointment with the College of Science Global Engagement team at the beginning of your planning process, and we’ll assist you with choosing a program, filling out applications and preparing for your time abroad.

  • STEP 1: Complete the Study Abroad Advising Form, including the virtual Study Abroad 101 session embedded within.
  • STEP 2: Explore program options and meet with your academic advisor about your degree progress and planning. Once you have an idea when to go abroad as well as what courses you will be able to take abroad, we can help you decide which program is right for you.
  • STEP 3: Make an appointment with the global engagement team for the College of Science. We will help you navigate the study abroad process, beginning with how to select a program. We will then help you verify that programs are accredited. We can also explain how your chosen program will convert into credits at Clemson.
  • STEP 4: Once you’ve found the ideal program, it’s time to apply and get courses approved for credit transfer. Have your coursework pre-approved to ensure you receive the maximum credit for the courses you take abroad. Complete the “Request to take Courses Abroad” form by meeting with your academic advisor and financial aid advisor, if applicable. This may require multiple signatures.
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