Domestic Programs


Study Abroad Programs

Note: Many universities abroad do not offer music courses in the curriculum. Students studying music may find compatible courses such as in history, culture, and interdisciplinary courses on many study abroad programs. Students with music scholarships are encouraged to stay active in music and performance by joining local music organizations or university music clubs.  Check with the Music department for guidelines before you go abroad.


Australia – ISEP: Macquarie University, Sydney                    

Fall, spring (southern hemisphere calendar)

Language: English

Prereqs: 2.5 gpa, 3.0 for internship; previous coursework in field to qualify for advanced courses.

Housing: On campus residence halls/off-campus apartments, students provide own meals.

Details: Study with local students; many courses on contemporary music studies include World music, music theory, multi-media, and rhythm studies, among others; orientation and a guide to Sydney on line; internships possible, volunteer opportunities available.    


Austria – IES: Vienna Music Program                                                   

Fall, spring

Language: English and German

Prereqs: Some college German, no German required for English-taught courses; 4 – 5 semesters college German required to take German-taught courses or University courses; additional application, interview and audition required for participation in Music Performance Workshop.

Housing: apartments or residence halls, students provide own meals.

Details: Program designed for music students, instrumentalists and vocalists; Music Performance Workshop; private instruction; enrollment in courses at Kunst University for Music possible for students with appropriate language ability; internships available.           


Ghana – ISEP: University of Ghana, Legon   

Fall, spring

Language: English, beginning Twi language course

Prereqs: 3.0 gpa, previous coursework with African content recommended; students expected to enroll in a beginning Twi language course at the University of Ghana.

Housing: International student hostel on campus, stipend provided for meals.

Details: Study with Ghanaian and international students; extensive music course list in African and Western traditional and contemporary music and theory; Institute of African Studies (beginning level courses), courses in history, political science, economics at beginning to advanced levels; orientation program; resident director; sports and volunteering available.   


Ireland – University of Limerick    

Fall, spring

Language: English

Prereqs: 2.9 gpa; previous study in your field, coursework relative to the understanding of Ireland

Housing: 5 student villages on campus, students provide their own meals

Details: Study with Irish students; orientation program and excursions each semester; unlike Irish students, study abroad students choose from extensive range of modules (courses) in many disciplines in arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences, Irish studies (including traditional music) and Irish language; Irish World Academy of Music and Dance is housed at the university.    

United Kingdom - ISEP: University of Sunderland

United Kingdom - University of Sussex, England

Exchange in fall, spring, academic year

Language: English

Prereqs: 3.0 gpa, and qualification for selected courses

Housing: University housing is available, but may be limited for single-semester students. Early application to the accommodations office is important to secure housing. Students prepare their own meals. Some home stays and private housing also available.

United Kingdom – ISEP: University of Ulster, Magee Campus, N. Ireland

Spring, academic year

Language: English

Prereqs: Previous coursework relative to the understanding of Northern Ireland.

Housing: Apartments, residence halls or student houses, meal stipend

Details: extensive course listings in music technique and performance, musicology, composition and theory; courses in peace studies, politics, policy studies, Irish studies, economics, law and applied social studies with local students. 

United Kingdom - University of York

Domestic Programs

ACM: Chicago Arts, Chicago  

Fall, spring

Prereqs: Junior or senior standing preferred, approval through campus selection process, previous coursework relating to an arts discipline (including audio, literature, communication, performance, visual arts).

Housing: Program students housed in double rooms in apartments with cooking facilities located in Chicago neighborhoods; students provide own meals.

Details: Study with ACM program students; 4 units of credit: a city-centered Core Course (e.g. The Arts in Chicago, Chicago’s Theatre Tradition), a choice of Seminar course topics; an internship connecting academics to the world of work; an independent study project related to the student’s academic goals, often linked to the internship. 



D:  Direct enrollment in a university as a visiting student

Ex: Enrollment in a university as an exchange student

P:  Provider program.  Program organized for students attending U.S. colleges and universities.

Non-tuition educational expenses:  Cost of room and board compared to Beloit College. Other expenses to consider:  airfare, local transportation, visas, health insurance, immunizations, books, student activity fees, recreational travel and other activities.

Last Updated: 9/2013