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FAQs: Overview


What are the different program categories?
There are exchange, semester abroad, faculty led, and summer programs available. For more information on the differences between these types of programs, visit the Study Abroad 101 page to download informational documents.

Where can I study abroad?
Programs are available based on the applicant’s major/department of study. For a complete list of Pratt hosted exchange programs available to you, download the programs flyer for available exchange programs.

If you are interested in exploring more opportunities, visit the FAQs: Application Procedures page and scroll down for links to research programs hosted by Non-Pratt affiliated providers.

When can I study abroad?
Study abroad is usually completed during the applicant’s Junior year of study. More details about this requirement can be found on the FAQs: Requirements + Eligibility page. If you have concerns about your eligibility, please meet with your academic advisor to discuss these prior to contacting the Study Abroad Department.

The term(s) during which you can participate in an exchange vary across programs. Please reference the program pages for information on if a program offers Fall and/or Spring exchange.

Will I still graduate on time if I study abroad?
Yes. If you participate in any of the program types offered by Pratt on Terra Dotta, agreements have already been made so that you will receive credit for a full semester of study upon successful completion of the host school courses.

If you are arranging a study abroad through a non-affiliated program, you will need to review your plan with the chair of your department and receive approval to study abroad so that you can arrange for your credits to be transferred to Pratt.

How long are the programs?
Program duration is approximately the length of one semester at Pratt, but varies depending on the program. Study sessions can last between 3 to 5 months. To find out the dates of the program you are applying to as soon as they are made available, check the host school’s website frequently for announcements of terms and dates.

What classes can I take?
You are free to take any classes offered by the host school that pertain to your major. Prior to your departure you will need to meet with your department chair to fill out the appropriate documents to ensure you will receive credit for the courses you are enrolling in.