Study Abroad participants often call their experiences "life changing." UMass Lowell students have studied in 25 countries and we have partnerships with 120 institutions around the world. Read the news and meet our students.

Virtual Study Abroad & International Experiences

Online Study Abroad - Course enrollment includes immersion experiences such as virtual cooking classes, tours, discussions, lectures and activities, networking and professional development.

Remote Global Internship - Engage in collaborative remote work, networking, mentoring, peer-to-peer advising and virtual intercultural experiences to learn how to succeed in the global work environment.

Meet Our Students

George Dylan Bistany and friends at the Outdoor Adventure program
George Dylan Bistany '19, '20
Electrical Engineering

George Dylan Bistany completed his master’s degree abroad in fall 2019 at the Czech Technical University in Prague.

I think energy is one of the biggest issues we have to face, and I want to use my education to help make that transition to renewables.
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UMass Lowell student Andre DiFilippo skydives
Andre DiFilippo '19
Marketing & Management

After making his mark at UML as Student Government Association president, Manning School of Business senior Andre DiFilippo is excited to get started on a sales career.

I’m thankful every day that I chose UMass Lowell. Seeing how much I’ve personally grown and how much the university has grown in my four years here has been unbelievable.
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Vladimir Saldana '13
Finance and Management

For Saldana, who is pursuing a dual concentration in finance and management and minoring in Spanish, the experience of studying overseas has helped expand his view of global business and cultures.

I love it here. There are amazing opportunities. Why would I want to go anywhere else?
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Gabriela Boscaja '15
Management and Finance

Boscaja's choice to attend college close to home gave her the opportunity to travel across the globe, making connections that will serve her well after graduation.

I wouldn't have had the same opportunities and built my strong relationships at a different college.
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Melissa DiPano poses with a large group of students in a classroom.
Melissa DiPano '20
Psychology & Spanish

A class in cognitive psychology inspired Melissa DiPano to do research with two professors and aim for a Ph.D.

I think I just lucked out as much as a psychology major possibly can.
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Scott Penfield drives a retro pink convertible filled with four passengers in Cuba.
Scott Penfield '22
Mechanical Engineering

Honors mechanical engineering major Scott Penfield has traveled extensively on two continents besides North America – and hopes to add a fourth before long.

Applying to UMass Lowell was almost a no-brainer. It’s close to home, it’s good value and it has a good engineering program.
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Corrina Quaglietta abd four other study abroad students pose for a photo in front of the sun setting on a beach in San Sebastian, Spain
Corrina Quaglietta '19
Nursing

Honors nursing student Corrina Quaglietta studied abroad in San Sebastian, Spain, the summer after her freshman year. The experience turned her into a huge booster of study abroad.

I really think that in college, study abroad is the best thing you can do for yourself.
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Dana Ibrahim, second from left in front, and fellow students touch a statue on street in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Dana Ibrahim '20, '21
Peace and Conflict Studies & Political Science

Dana Ibrahim chose UMass Lowell for its peace and conflict studies program, which lets her combine classes across the social sciences and humanities to suit her goal: to become a diplomat and aid refugees.

You’re not just getting a degree; you’re building your future as you go.
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James Joutras poses with a group of students in Japan
James Wilson Joutras '19
Liberal Arts – Digital Media and Theatre Arts

James Joutras came to UMass Lowell to discover himself. His experiences instilled confidence – and took him to Japan, where he plans to work after graduation.

I discovered I was good at editing – taking a bunch of different elements that don’t necessarily make sense and putting them together in a way that creates a coherent story.
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UMass Lowell student Nicholas Gates standing outside the study abroad office
Nicholas Gates
Political Science & History

Nicholas Gates took advantage of every possible opportunity at UMass Lowell, including a semester abroad in Belfast that led to his decision to attend grad school in Denmark.

I like to say I got every penny’s worth of my tuition ... I became more driven in college. I think it became a snowball effect.
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