At the University of Denver, we strive to develop cross-cultural connections--and the new perspectives that come with them--by encouraging students to study and live abroad for at least one quarter. We want our graduates to appreciate and to understand the differences and interdependencies that characterize our world.
The University of Denver strongly invests in study abroad because we believe that as many students as possible should have the opportunity to discover how education comes to life in an international context.
DU’s Office of International Education (OIE) offers more than 130 DU Partner Programs around the globe. DU Partner Programs are programs with which DU has a formal affiliation and credit earned is counted as DU resident credit. DU’s OIE reviews each of these programs with the intent to provide high-quality international academic programming and opportunities that will among other things:
- give students the tools to examine global issues from multiple perspectives, a skill which is essential in the current job marketplace.
- let students fulfill some of their general degree requirements through elective credit and/or major/minor course approvals.
- gain real life competencies through volunteering, service learning or an internship (on select programs);
- help students develop a new international perspective on their academic discipline and/or career;
- give students the opportunity to explore in-depth aspects of the history, society, and culture of the host country;
- further provide students instructional and real life development of language skills (on select programs).
While most students find a DU Partner Program that fits their needs, it is sometimes appropriate for a student to participate in an unaffiliated program if its location, enrollment capacity, minimum prerequisites or academic offerings cannot be reasonably matched by a DU Partner Program. The unaffiliated program selected by a student may not duplicate a study abroad program already offered by DU and must be pre-approved by the OIE. Credits earned on unaffiliated programs are transfer credit. A more detailed comparison of the differences between DU Partner Programs and unaffiliated programs can be found at www.du.edu/abroad/getting_started/programs.html
To foster an internationalized campus culture, in Fall 2004 the University of Denver introduced the Cherrington Global Scholars initiative, which allows eligible students to spend a quarter or longer studying abroad on a DU Partner Program and receive benefits that help offset additional costs associated with studying abroad, such as a round-trip flight and direct immigration fees (i.e. student visas). More information on the Cherrington Global Scholars initiative, including a review of the benefits and qualifications, can be found at: https://www.du.edu/abroad/costs/cherrington.html.
The Cherrington Global Scholars initiative is an exciting opportunity for students and a dramatic statement of the University of Denver’s commitment to internationalizing undergraduate education. It reflects a campus-wide commitment—in curriculum development, financing, and academic programming—to fostering international study, research, and outreach.
Please visit http://www.du.edu/abroad/index.html for more details.
Transfer and International Education Reporting System
The University of Denver’s Transfer and International Education Reporting System (TIERS) allows students to access a list of approved transfer and study abroad courses. Courses that do not appear in the system are not necessarily unacceptable for transfer. Courses will continue to be added as new ones are evaluated and equivalents determined. You can access TIERS through PioneerWeb under the Student tab.
For more information regarding how to utilize the TIERS system for study abroad, please see this page: