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Welcome to a new kind of study abroad


This summer, trade in the four walls of the classroom for the real world. Cultivate global perspectives by experiencing cultures and circumstances different than your own. Gather firsthand knowledge by conducting research alongside professionals in the field. Discover personal growth and academic success in a summer you’ll never forget.

During the past twenty years, Broadreach has taken more than 17,000 students on accredited study abroad programs to over 40 countries. Make the most of this summer by earning college credit as you trek across the globe, exploring extraordinary destinations and fascinating topics through hands-on instruction, field research and service learning.

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Go beyond the classroom.

Discover a study abroad program like no other. One where your professor is out there on a Costa Rican beach with you at midnight, counting sea turtle eggs and surveying nests, or where you’re observing New World primates in their natural habitats, not just reading about them in a textbook. While we do our fair share of traditional classroom learning on all our programs, we take things to a new level by layering in hands-on field experience out in the real world.

To meet course objectives, our syllabi blend relevant lectures with dynamic learning approaches until we are completely immersed in a particular topic. We partner with local research institutes, host country schools, and NGOs, and our students have opportunities to work alongside professionals in the field. In South Africa, we help rehabilitate game species at a wildlife sanctuary. In British Columbia, we do conservation work designed to safeguard whale habitats. In Guatemala, we see how non-governmental organizations are funded and organized. Everywhere we go, we learn by doing, researching, witnessing and giving back.

Our real world approach to teaching and learning may be different than most study abroad programs, but it makes perfect sense to Lesley University. This renowned learning institution, in Cambridge, MA, has accredited all of our course offerings and allows students to earn transferrable college credit on each one of our programs.

Academic credit and Broadreach.

At Broadreach, students are given the opportunity to earn college credit in everything from anthropology to marine science, language arts, and more. All of our study abroad programs are available for credit through Lesley University, a diverse, coeducational university in Cambridge, MA. Lesley has approved all Broadreach syllabi, course designs, academic instructors, and offers credit-earning opportunities that easily transfer to a student’s home institution.

Broadreach works with your study abroad office to ensure a smooth course credit transfer before your final acceptance.

More on Lesley University

Lesley UniversityLesley University was also included in the Princeton Review’s “Best Northeastern Regional Colleges“ listings. It has also been recognized by Backpacker Magazine as having one of the top five outdoor education programs.

Transferring credit to your school

At the completion of each course, students receive their grades from Broadreach College. Lesley University will provide course credit hour transcripts. Credit can be awarded in your major, as elective or general credit toward graduation. Students wishing to earn credits that can be applied toward their major should speak with their academic advisor prior to departure. Our academic credit team can provide additional documentation to individual colleges and universities as needed.

Schools accepting transfer credit

Students from all over the world have participated in Broadreach study abroad programs. If you don’t see your institution listed below, don’t worry! Getting the credit approved and transferred is generally easy and straightforward and we can help you. Contact our office for more information.

Below are a few colleges and universities where credit has previously been approved. For a comprehensive list please call.

  • University of California Davis
  • University of California, Berkley
  • University of California Santa Barbara
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Guelph, Canada
  • University of Hawaii – Manoa
  • University of Miami
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of San Diego
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Tampa
  • University of Tennessee
  • Columbus State University
  • Eckerd College
  • Elon University
  • Florida International University
  • Franciscan University
  • Franklin College Switzerland
  • Hampshire College
  • Mercyhurst College
  • North Carolina State A&T
  • North Carolina State University
  • Oberlin College
  • Pitzer College
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Southwestern College
  • Stanford University
  • Stony Brook University
  • SUNY Brockport
  • SUNY New Paltz
  • Swarthmore University
  • Western Kentucky University

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