International experience and global awareness are critical to the university graduate entering today's workforce. In addition to enhancing the student's academic background, studying abroad is an excellent way to develop academic and professional skills that will enable the student to gain a competitive edge in today's job market.
The University of Akron sponsors education abroad programs to sites around the world. A number of these programs are for a semester or an academic year. Also, these programs offer direct UA credit, and UA financial aid may be used to help cover the costs. Other programs offered are short-term programs that may or may not be for UA credit.