Study Abroad

Great Wall of China

Reasons to Study Abroad

Study abroad opportunities at Lycoming range from unique-to-Lycoming May Term trips to summer sessions to a full semester or even an academic year overseas.

Why should you explore an opportunity to study abroad?

  • Gain a competitive edge in the employment marketplace
  • Discover new strengths and learn new skillsets
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Become more independent
  • Build cultural confidence
  • Develop and promote global awareness
  • Become more self-assured
  • Change lives, especially your own!
  • Make new friends and forge new networking relationships
  • See the world, and your own country, from an exciting, new perspective!

General Information

Lycoming College encourages students to participate in a study abroad program, with opportunities ranging from May Terms (a unique offering at Lycoming) and summer sessions to a full semester or academic year overseas. Students who intend to study abroad must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher. All overseas programs require prior approval from the students’ major departments, the acting coordinator of global education courses, the dean of students and the registrar.

To receive transferable credit for your study abroad experience, your study abroad application MUST be approved in advance.

Zika Virus Travel Advisory

Affiliate Programs

Lycoming College has cooperative arrangements with institutions offering thirteen programs overseas. Course offerings vary at each institution.

Other Programs

Lycoming College cannot assume responsibility for the health, safety or welfare of students engaged in or en route to or from any off-campus studies or activities which are not under its exclusive jurisdiction.

General Study Abroad Resources

Funding Your Study Abroad

Philip Witherup

Philip Witherup is the Coordinator of Global Education at Lycoming College. He supports students and faculty with preparations for traveling abroad and actively promotes international education on campus.

Mr. Witherup came to Lycoming College after working in international business, most recently with the Institute of International Finance. He is an avid traveler and language student and has studied abroad six times to Argentina, Costa Rica, France, Germany, and Mexico.

Mr. Witherup earned his B.A. in Spanish from York College of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in International Affairs from the George Washington University focusing on international security. He enjoys geography and history.

For more information about studying abroad and travel courses contact him at 570-321-4220 or