Juniata College has established strong exchanges with universities throughout the world. Students seeking certification in modern languages are required to study abroad for a full year in a country where the language of certification is spoken. These requirements are detailed in advising sheets available through the Department of World Languages and Cultures.
Education students in other certification programs are encouraged to study abroad for a semester or participate in one of the many short term study abroad programs that are offered. Popular sites include the University of Gloucestershire in Cheltenham, England and the University of York St. John in York, England. It is also possible for teacher candidates to consider other study abroad sites in Australia, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Scotland, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Japan, Mexico, and Spain. Because course requirements for certification programs are extensive, it is important for students pursuing certification to declare their interest in studying abroad early. Students should speak with their advisors and the Study Abroad Advisor in the Juniata College Center for International Education no later than the beginning of the sophomore year of study to begin the planning process.
Students enrolled in certification programs are encouraged to spend a semester abroad at one of a number of institutions, including the Brethren Colleges Abroad Program at Cheltenham or the University College of York St John, both of which are located in England. While studying at either of these two institutions, students can take education or general education courses that can be transferred and counted toward graduation.