Study Abroad

International Education at Park is here to help you connect with the world. Whether through a formal study abroad program or by participating in international events and organizations right here at home, our office can help you become an effective global citizen.


Many of Park University’s programs are through the College Consortium of International Studies, an organization of colleges and universities that offer their programs to each other’s students. We also have partner universities abroad to which we send students directly. Limited exchange opportunities are also available.

Study Abroad provides opportunities for faculty members to enjoy the benefits of studying and teaching abroad through our various exchange agreements with universities across the globe. As an exchange faculty member, you have the opportunity to spend a semester or an academic year teaching students in a new culture and learning environment.

We offer faculty exchange opportunities at the following institutions:

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is a U.S. Department of State funded grant for U.S. citizens with terminal degrees or significant professional experience to teach, do research or consult in one over 140 countries around the world. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program has two main components of interest to Park faculty.

Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends approximately 800 American scholars and professionals per year to approximately 130 countries, where they lecture and/or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

Fulbright Specialist Program
The Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning, and related subjects at academic institutions abroad for a period of 2 to 6 weeks.

Many national and international organizations offer scholarships to students who wish to study abroad from an American university. The Study Abroad office is able to assist you in applying for these awards while matching you with an appropriate study abroad program. Please contact Study Abroad for assistance with any of these scholarships.

Study abroad for a week, month, semester or a year in one of more than 30 countries.

Contact us for more information:

Jeaneth Puriel-Foot
Associate Director for Study Abroad
Phone: (816) 584-6830

Herr House room 210

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.