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Non-Traditional Students Abroad

As a non-traditional student (a student who may also be a parent, employee, etc.), you are faced with unique challenges when it comes to study abroad. You may not be able to leave for a semester-long program or you may need to make arrangements for other family members. We hope that this page will encourage you to consider study abroad and help you to prepare once you've decided to apply. Begin researching now by looking at the resources below, looking at UMass Amherst program offerings, or speaking with an Education Abroad Advisor or program alumni.

UMass Amherst Campus Resources

University Without Walls: an academic major designed to help adults complete their first bachelor's degree 

Useful Sites to Begin Your Exploration

Diversity Abroad: Adult Study Abroad: specific questions and tips for adults looking to study abroad