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Please note: The Study Away programming and advising is currently being held virtually. We look forward to meeting with you online!
You can schedule virtual appointments on our new booking form here.
See announcements for updates and the Contact Us and Staff Pages for more ways to reach us.
Virtual events will be posted on our Events Page.       

The Study Away Office at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) East Falls Campus provides students with the opportunity to experience the world beyond the borders of our campus and country. The Study Away Office prepares students for successful participation and competition in an increasingly interdependent world, and to perform with distinction in the international and multicultural contexts that are increasingly shaping professional life.

Students at Jefferson - East Falls Campus may study away and receive credit for courses that apply directly to their challenging, professional-oriented curricula. Opportunities are available for fall, spring and summer semesters, at locations all around the world. Click on the Program List to learn more about them. Jefferson offers custom semester programs in Rome, Italy (Design, Fashion, Business) and San Jose, Costa Rica (Health Sciences majors at East Falls Campus), National Student Exchange, Faculty-led Short Courses, and semester and summer terms at partner institutions abroad.

Take a look at how an experience studying away can broaden your perspectives and shape your future by meeting some of the students, faculty and staff from the Jefferson Rome semester.


Please refer to Jefferson's Corona Virus page for updates on Fall semester and other university policies.

Spring 2021 Programs (Updated October 8, 2021):
After careful and detailed consideration, Jefferson has made the difficult decision to continue the suspension of our Study Away programs for Spring 2021. This decision was based upon guidance from the Department of State, Centers for Disease Control and The World Health Organization; COVID-19 persistence, indeterminate travel restrictions; and continued potential for disruptions to study away academic plans and learning. The health and safety of our students remains our priority, as is their academic progress and success.

Students have been informed of the decision and are being advised by the Study Away office and their academic program as they revise their plans. Jefferson is committed providing students with the opportunity for global engagement, whether it is through Study Away programs or opportunities on campus.

All other Jefferson Sponsored student travel is still subject to current university travel restrictions.

Study Away Programs Summer 2021 Academic Year 2021-2021:
Applications for the summer and coming academic year will reopen on October 15 with a deadline of February 15 and a decision date in March for summer travel.

Please be advised that we will be making decisions about future programs as well following the same guidance and we will keep you apprised of decisions in as timely a manner as possible. We are committed to running Study Away programs as soon as it is prudent to do so, and we are hopeful that this will be the case for Summer 2021.

Jefferson is closely monitoring the evolving situation related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) in order to evaluate the outbreak’s impact on our students, faculty and staff who are or will be attending programs overseas, as well as international visitors/professors/researchers who may be traveling to our campus. The health and safety of the Jefferson community is of the utmost importance to us. Our site contains updates on communications to the Jefferson community and general information about COVID-19. It includes frequently asked questions about Study Away Programs
We urge all faculty, staff and students to check their email frequently and access the CDC links provided on to ensure you have the latest information about the virus and about travel alerts.

Interested in Studying Away? Applications are open during the Academic Year. Check out the deadlines, approved programs, and resources listed on this page as well as our on campus info sessions and events here to learn more. We also offer advising sessions with the Director and Study Away Faculty Advisors. Come into our Kanbar 102  or email for more information or to make an appointment.

Parents: Click here for FAQs about the application process, emergency support, and financial planning, as well as our philosophy about communication and advising.

Advisors: Click here for useful advising information and information on short course proposals. Please note that if students wish to participate in study away they MUST follow the Study Away deadlines, application processes, and program approval process.

If you have arrived at Study Away in error or wish to return to or visit the Jefferson East Falls homepage, click here.

Center City Students: Please visit the Office of International Affairs Study Abroad homepage to learn about your options for experience abroad.

The Study Away Office located in Kanbar 102 (Ground Floor)
We are open according to the University Business hours and calendar
(Mondays through Fridays 9am-5pm during Fall and Spring Semester, Summer Hours may vary)
If you are having an emergency abroad please contact Jefferson East Falls Public Safety at (215) 951-2999