Where Do We Recommend?


Lindsey Robinson Fall 2012

We currently offer over 20 programs in China, including one of our exchanges, along with a faculty-led program. There are also countless opportunities to study abroad through program providers listed on our database.



Check out this Minimester program offered through one of our providers, AIFS, in Havana! You could also spend your Spring Break exploring Cuba.

Czech Republic


You could study Geography in the Heart of Europe, or maybe on a TU exchange through the University of New York – Prague. These are just two of our 24 options to study in the Czech Republic.


Kathleen Seale Fall 2012

Attend our faculty-led program going to the Ecuadorian rainforest, or check out the Summer and Minimester options that AIFS offers in the Galapagos.



Spend a semester in Greece though the American College of Greece (or one of our other providers), or maybe a Summer term through ISA. We have a few other options in Greece, too, just check out our full program listings!



Spend a summer learning Arabic in Morocco, or maybe partake in a semester-long service-learning experience through ISA. We have 10 programs offered in Morocco, and one might be exactly right for you!

South Africa


With almost 20 options to study abroad in South Africa, you can’t go wrong! We have three faculty-led programs, including this one that could earn you Theater credit. You could also spend a full semester or year, through USAC or one of our other providers!


Don’t see what you’re looking for? Check out ALL of our program options on our database, Horizons.

Where Will You Go This Summer?

Now’s the time to start planning ahead. Take a look at what we have on tap for Summer 2017 faculty-led programs!

Application deadline: March 15th


*Countries shaded in cobalt blue and teal are locations of summer programs

Not sure which program is right for you? Contact an advisor at studyabroad@towson.edu!

Towerlight Column Spring 2016: Christina in Cape Town

Follow along with Christina as she explores her new home for the semester in Cape Town, South Africa! She’ll be writing for the Towerlight to keep us updated on her adventure.

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We checked in with her recently and had her answer some of our burning questions!

Q: Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Christina Mattera, and I am a Junior, Mass Communications (PR and Advertising) major, and marketing minor, graduating in 2017. I am originally from Ellicott City, MD, but I am currently studying at University of Cape Town, in South Africa for the spring 2016 semester.

Q: When deciding where to study abroad, what led you to choose your destination?

I’ve always wanted to do a missions trip in Africa and I knew that if I studied abroad in Cape Town I would have a real opportunity to make a difference! The University of Cape Town has volunteer programs where they take us to townships to teach local kids, which is such an amazing experience! I also wanted to be thrust into a culture that’s totally different from America.

Q: What research did you do about your destination? What are some tips you have for others doing the same?

The program I’m here with is called International Studies Abroad (ISA) and between their website and Towson’s resources, I was able to do thorough research on exactly what to expect. Towson’s Study Abroad Office is amazing and they helped me every step of the way! Besides that, I used Google and Pinterest to find all of the touristy information!

Q: What challenges did you anticipate in your new destination?

I anticipated that my biggest challenge would be finding my way around and adjusting to a new culture. Most people can speak English here which is really great, but their accents are so thick that sometimes it’s still hard to understand!

Q:What were you most looking forward to?

When I decided to come to South Africa, I was most looking forward to the volunteer opportunities and warm weather! I love kids and I couldn’t wait to start volunteering and forming relationships with the local children. The beaches here are so beautiful, and my favorite thing to do is to spend some time doing homework on the beach after class!

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Spring 2015 Photo Contest Winners!

Thank you to all our world-traveling students who submitted their amazing photos from their time abroad! We received nearly 40 entries and received over 1,000 votes from social media, orientation meetings and our bon voyage social.

We are excited to announce our Spring 2015 winners:

1st Place – Allie Menzel: Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

2nd Place – Sydney Davino: Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

3rd Place – Katherine Roberts: Paris, France

Paris, France

Paris, France