The University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) is the Nevada System of Higher Education's study abroad program. USAC is headquartered at UNR, and UNLV is a founding member. When it comes to study abroad, USAC and UNLV are one in the same, and UNLV students can choose to study in any of USAC numerous locations around the world. While studying abroad through USAC for the summer, fall, spring, or academic year, students earn either UNLV credit or pre-approved international transfer credit.

Why Study Abroad?


One of the top reasons students study abroad is to explore a new culture. Living and learning in another culture not only provides the competitive edge that today's employers are looking for, but also offers a life-changing experience. Discover who you are!


Let your journey begin by choosing from countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Oceania. This is an adventure of a lifetime but you won't be without support. 93% of USAC alumni recommend our program to others. Why? Because USAC offers personalized attention from start to finish. Consortium representatives and Central Office staff will guide you through the application process, give you pre-departure information, assist with securing your housing, and more. Once your arrive at your program site, resident directors or program coordinators abroad take your through a detailed program orientation, help you get settled into your housing, show you the university an the city, and are available to answer any questions you might have. USAC believes strongly that the country is an important enhancement to the classroom and encourages you to take part in the field trips and tours available to augment your experience abroad. Conversation partners, student activities, sporting events, and host university sponsored student trips are available in many programs.


The knowledge you gain will come from all around the classroom, field trips and living your life abroad. The classroom is a key component as USAC's specialty programs offer the opportunity to fulfill up to two years of language study in one semester. Language courses offered vary from beginning to advanced. There is no previous language study required for participation in any USAC program. If you are working toward a language major or minor, many language and literature courses offered may help you fulfill that goal. USAC also offers full curriculum programs in many English-speaking countries that allow students to enroll in most courses offered by the host university.