Short-Term Programs

The Office of Global Education recognizes that Goucher-sponsored study abroad programs may not meet the individual academic, social, and cultural preferences or needs of all students. With this understanding, Goucher allows students to participate in short-term non-Goucher programs offered through many of our study abroad providers.


Goucher students have previously received transfer credit for the following programs. These programs are not eligible for an Office of Global Education scholarship.


Program Name


Argentina/Spain Spanish Studies Spanish Studies Scholarships
Denmark Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) DIS Scholarships
Brighton, England University of Sussex University of Sussex Scholarships
London, England University of Roehampton Roehampton Scholarships
Scotland University of Glasgow University of Glasgow
Various Locations AIFS AIFS Scholarships
Various Locations CEA  CEA Scholarships
Various Locations CIEE CIEE Scholarships
Various Locations ISEP Summer Programs  
Various Locations SIT SIT Scholarships
Various Locations USAC USAC Scholarships


Other programs

If you elect to participate in a program other than one listed above, the program you choose must be through an institution accredited in the United States or an international institution recognized by the ministry of education in that country. At minimum, programs must be at least three weeks in length and offer the equivalent of three U.S. units of academic credit. This is a Goucher College policy governing transfer credit and no exceptions will be made. All courses must be approved by Goucher faculty during the application process. The program dates must not extend into the Goucher academic calendar. To confirm that a program other than the ones listed will satisfy all college policies, please send the program's website link to Mark Bladel at

All students must attend a Study Abroad 101 session for short-term programs group session before applying, to ensure the chosen program is approved for Goucher study abroad credit.

Students who have concerns about finances should contact an Office of Global Education advisor for a private appointment.

Please note that Goucher College does not accept transfer credit from study abroad programs operated by Global Players, Semester at Sea, Forum-Nexus or Beyond Sports. Students may opt to study abroad with these programs but may not earn college credit or satisfy the college study abroad using this credit.


After attending an Abroad 101 for short-term programs group advising session, please begin your online application here by clicking on the blue "Apply Now" button. Alternatively, after attending the Abroad 101 session, you may meet with an Office of Global Education advisor during that individual's walk-in office hours.