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Welcome to the Jefferson Studio Abroad/TerraDotta Website

Due to current COVID19-related travel restrictions, allocations for spring 2021 Foerderer Awards are withdrawn. The application process is reopening for summer 2021 in the hope that travel will restart. Final decisions about travel support will be made during the spring semester 2021. Please be safe.

We urge all faculty, staff and students to access the CDC links provided on to ensure you have the latest information about the virus and about travel alerts. 

The Jefferson Studio Abroad Website offers information on Global Health activities and linkages to our students and employees. Details to help plan a study abroad experience, including tips on planning and financing a trip as well as health and safety tips, are listed. Foerderer Award for International Study applicants can also apply for the award by completing the application forms through this site. Faculty mentor recommendation can also be done electronically.

To look up programs, click on "Programs" on the left-hand side menu. To apply for the Foerderer Award, click on the "Apply Now" button located at the top of each program brochure. If your program is not on the list, please click on the "Apply Here" button under "Programs" on the left-hand side menu. Please note that it is not mandatory to apply for the Foerderer Award. Students must apply for admission into their chosen program through the specific program's website. Links to websites, as well as Jefferson student reports, can be found on the program brochures.

The application for summer 2021 travel is now open in the event that travel is once again open. The application deadline is February 12, 2021. 

It is highly recommended that all potential applicants review the Application Process before opening an application.

If you are interested in a study abroad experience, please take the time to choose one that fits your temperament, needs, and future in health care.

Jefferson Program

If the program you would like to receive a Foerderer Award for is NOT on our list, please apply for the Award here:

Independent Program

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Office of International Affairs at Your comments on ways to improve this site are welcomed.


East Falls Students: Please visit the Office of International and Domestic Study Away Programs’ homepage to learn about your options for experience abroad.