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Study Abroad at Brenau

Brenau in China 2016

As a Brenau student you have many great opportunities to study abroad. Read below for information on the types of opportunities you have. The Office of International Students & Programs is happy to assist you with choosing the program that is best for you.

For any of the following programs, if you need to request reasonable accommodations for a study abroad experience due to a documented disability, please contact the Director of International Initiatives and the Learning Center Director.

Exchange Programs

Tuition Exchange Programs are intended for one semester of study at a partner university abroad.  These agreements allow Brenau students to pay home tuition while obtaining the experience of education abroad. The student is responsible for all costs beyond tuition at the attended university abroad.  This includes room and board, books, any extra school fees, airfare and spending money.

Student Exchanges available:

  • KU Leuven – Antwerp, Belgium
    • Courses in business administration and languages
  • Ewha Womans University – Seoul, South Korea
    • Courses in Korean language and culture, art, education, business, and more
  • Aalborg University – Aalborg, Denmark
    • Courses in business administration and cultural studies

Most courses are taught in English through our exchanges. In some cases, financial aid that a student would normally use during the school year can sometimes be applied to an exchange program.

Faculty Led Programs

Frequently Brenau faculty led students abroad either through a course or on a study abroad program. One recurring program is the Cambridge Program led by Dr. Dobkins every other summer. The next available term for this program will be summer 2019. In some cases, students can use financial aid for these programs. The College of Health Sciences frequently includes a travel abroad component to their courses. For information on which course travel abroad, please speak with your academic advisor in the College of Health Sciences.

Any programs that are currently accepting applications will be listed below:

Spring Break 2019: Biology in the Yucatan – contact Professor Jessi Shrout:


Summer 2019: Brenau at Cambridge University, England. Contact Dr. Debra Dobkins for more information:

Brenau Affiliated

A Brenau affiliated program is one through which Brenau students can participate and pay tuition to Brenau directly to Brenau.

European Council

The European Council offers programs in Europe each summer. For more information on specific programs, please visit their website. As a Brenau student, you will apply to be a transient student through the University of West Georgia for this program.

The European Council Program offers multi-disciplinary courses in the following locations each summer:

London, England
Paris, France
Madrid, Spain
Edinburgh, Scotland
Waterford, Ireland
St. Petersburg, Russia
Berlin, Germany

Meredith in Italy

Brenau University has a partnership with Meredith College, a women’s liberal arts college in North Carolina, which has both summer and semester programs in Italy. For general information about these programs, please visit their website: For information about cost and credit transfer for Brenau students, please contact the director of international students and programs.

Non Affiliated/Independent

The Office of International Students and Programs also offers a wide variety of brochures for independent study abroad programs, as well as programs through other universities. Independent programs are offered through various companies and organizations that are are Non-Brenau affiliated, meaning the student will be required to pay a separate rate of tuition and fees for each program and he/she will not be billed Brenau tuition and rates for the duration of his/her semester abroad.

If you are interested in participating in any of these programs, or if you would like to discuss the possibility of studying abroad, please contact the Office of International Students and Programs for more information.

Quick Links:

Study Abroad @ Brenau
International Students @ Brenau
Info for Faculty and Staff

Contact Us:

Rachel Lane
Associate Director of International Initiatives
500 Washington St. S.E.
Gainesville, GA 30501
Center for Chinese Culture & Language – 406 Academy St

Schedule an appointment with the director