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FAQs: Overview

What are the different program categories?

There are semester-long, faculty-led (spring break), and summer programs available. For more information on the differences between these types of programs, visit the Study Abroad page to read 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 program flyer for available semester-long 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?

Semester-long programs are 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.

*Please reference the program pages for information on if a program offers Fall and/or Spring exchange.

Summer / Spring Break programs are usually 1-2 weeks long. More details about the requirements can be found on the Spring Break / Summer programs page. 

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?

Semester-long 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.

Summer / Spring Break programs are usually 1-2 weeks long depending on the program. Please check the program that you'll like to apply to see the duration. 

What classes can I take?

You are free to take any classes offered by the host school that pertains 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.