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Study abroad during your first year at DePaul!
FY@broad programs are study abroad programs designed for first-year students which combine travel with a Focal Point Seminar—a required course for most first-year students.
Each year, a selection of
FY@broad programs are offered, visiting various destinations around the world and focused on different academic themes. Programs either have coursework in the winter quarter (with travel during spring break) or coursework in the spring quarter (with travel at the start of the summer, in mid-late June). Different programs are offered each year—here are the FY@broad programs for the 2020-21 academic year:
No FY@broad programs will be offered in the 2020-21 academic year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Each program has a program fee, which includes the cost of flights, accommodations, activities, some meals, travel insurance, and other program expenses. The program fee for most of the FY@broad programs is in the range of $2,500-$3,300. In addition to the program fee, you will also pay your regular tuition for the 6 credits of coursework (as long as you stay at 18 credits or less for the quarter, there are no additional tuition charges).
Programs with classwork during winter quarter and travel during spring break have an application deadline of November 1. Programs with classwork during spring quarter and travel in mid-late June have an application deadline of February 1. Occasionally, application deadlines may be extended if space is still available. To be considered for a scholarship, students must apply by the initial application deadline.
You are not able to register in the FY@broad Focal Point Seminar (LSP 112) yourself—Study Abroad will register you in the class (and the additional 2-credit class) after you have been accepted and have decided to participate in the FY@broad program. If you would like to register in a backup "normal" Focal Point Seminar yourself (in case you do not end up participating in an FY@broad program), feel free to do so. You will then be withdrawn from that course after you have accepted your spot in the FY@broad program, so Study Abroad can register you in the FY@broad section of LSP 112.