Approved Programs

An Approved Program is a program that is developed and administered by other universities or study abroad program providers. While Miami approves students' participation in these programs, These programs are not Miami campuses and are not facilitated by Miami professor. Students participating in this program extend beyond Miami University students. 

These institutions tend to provide American-style support services and orientation, health and safety support, arrange housing, and facilitate course offerings and registration. Sometimes the institution will have a study center in the host location where students attend courses, and sometimes the institution will partner with a local university where students will take courses

Miami University offers hundreds of Approved Non-Miami program options, so the best way to find a program that works for you is to use the Program Search feature below, or come talk to an Education Abroad Advisor!

Under Parameters in the Program Search Tool, choose Approved Non-Miami as the Program Label.

Approved Programs are Good for Students Who:

  • Are Out-of-State students and/or do not have Miami scholarships that significantly lower the tuition cost.
  • Like to meet new people. Students could have the opportunity to meet local students and other students from around the U.S. who are participating in the program.
  • Would like to fulfill major or minor requirements while abroad. Approved programs offer a larger variety of locations and course offerings than other Miami semester programs.
  • Would like to study abroad in a location that Miami does not currently offer in their program offerings.

An Opportunity of a Lifetime

Evelyn Holman '23, Loop Abroad Australia, Summer 2022

Evelyn holds an echidna

Evelyn and classmates pose in australia

I chose to study abroad because I wanted to experience life in a new country. I had never been abroad before, and I wanted to learn from locals about their country and culture. Loop Abroad provides incredible experiences that you can't get anywhere else. They had so many countries and programs to choose from, all of them centered around veterinary medicine, which I wanted to get more experience with. This Approved program offered me opportunities that are difficult to find through the other study abroad options.

Cost Breakdown: Approved (Non-Miami) Programs
Program Cost Do Miami Scholarships Apply? Does Federal Financial Aid Apply?
Approved Non-Miami
  • Provider program fees (includes housing)
  • Transportation to program
  • Personal spending

No


Miami scholarships cannot be used on programs that do not charge Miami tuition

Yes

FAQ

Are these programs more expensive because I cannot use my Miami scholarships?

Not necessarily. Please be sure to review the financial information and program costs with your Education Abroad Advisor to see what kind of program is more cost-effective for you. Oftentimes, the program provider will host scholarships that students can apply for.

Will my credits automatically transfer back?

Credits taken abroad will transfer back as long as you request that a transcript be sent to Miami at the end of your program. Whether or not these credits will fulfill graduation requirements will be determined by your Consortium Agreement/Transfer Credit Approval Form. For more information on how to complete this form, please contact your Education Abroad Advisor.

Will there be other Miami students on the program?

We cannot guarantee that there will be other Miami students on these programs. It is likely that you could be the only Miami student on the program. Other program participants would be students from other institutions across the United States.