University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)

Motivated by a passion for making study abroad possible for all students, University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) is a nonprofit dedicated to creating an impressive portfolio of international education programs that are affordable, culturally authentic, and inclusive. Choose from more than 50 programs across nearly 25 countries and use this opportunity to become an engaged global citizen through integrated living, quality instruction, program- and course-related field trips, language learning, internships, and volunteer and service-learning opportunities.

USAC is committed to providing:

  • Affordable study abroad programs with yearlong, fall, spring, summer, and other options.
  • Need- and merit-based scholarship opportunities; including access, equity, and inclusion scholarships for underrepresented students.
  • Culturally authentic experiences in spotlight cities away from tourist-heavy areas.
  • Academically strong curriculum.
  • Internships and service-learning opportunities.
  • Outstanding on-site staff and support.
  • 24/7 health and safety support.

Living and learning in another culture not only provides the competitive edge that today’s employers are looking for, but also offers a life-changing experience. The benefits including improving your problem-solving skills, developing a newfound confidence in your abilities, and adapting to new people and situations in a cross-cultural future. Study abroad is about gaining real-world experience from your education.  

Talk to an enrollment specialist

Our advisors are your go-to resources for questions about your program site, housing abroad, student visa process, travel plans, health and safety, pre-departure and arrival information, scholarships, and more. To set up a virtual appointment, visit