allen guillen study abroad

"If it weren’t for Marian University, I wouldn't have studied in China and France."
Alan Guillen, majors in English and French, 2016
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana

Study Abroad

We value the importance of study-abroad opportunities in contributing to your academic, intellectual, and spiritual development.

  • Studying abroad is a great way to enhance your appreciation of global communities. These programs enable you to explore the rich complexities of diverse cultures and civilizations around the world.
  • Students from ALL degree programs—including those in the arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, and healthcare—are encouraged to learn more about study-abroad opportunities at Marian University.
  • We'll help you plan a rewarding, meaningful international study experience.

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Semester Programs

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Opportunities for Medical Students

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Financial Aid

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Past Short-Term Programs

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International electives

The International Elective is an elective experience available to students who have completed their third year core rotations or with approval by the Assistant/Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs. This elective will expose the student to both public health and direct clinical experience in a variety of settings (may be within the US or abroad). As such, rotations that allow for observation of population health practice and/or directly supervised patient care are permitted. This elective allows students to see the depth and breadth of medicine (any specialty) through the global/international lens.

In order to participate in an international elective, students must:

  • Submit the requisite Qualtrics Form at least 120 days prior to the rotation; this can be obtained from New Innovations or your Clerkship Coordinator. Paula Meyer can be reached at
  • Contact the Marian University Director of International Student Success & Global Engagement to review international requirements and to determine if the location chosen is safe for travel. Rhonda J. Hinkle can be reached at
  • Receive approval from the Assistant/Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs based on the quality of education the rotation will provide and supervision.

If approved by both the Office of International Student Success & Global Engagement and Clinical Affairs, Clerkship Coordinators will work to secure appropriate affiliation agreement.

If you do not already have a relationship with an established program, please find a list of approved opportunities below. 

Other opportunities abroad are available through VSLO.


Talk with us about Marian University's study-abroad travel grants.

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Photo taken by Heather Flynn during her 2015 study abroad experience in Ireland.