Service Learning

Camden Learning Abroad Programs


Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Camden Spring 2020
Jan 21, 2020
May 13, 2020
Dec 01, 2019
Camden Fall 2020
Sep 01, 2020
Camden Spring 2021
Dec 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
Class Standing
Program Type
Camden Learning Abroad


Program Advisor

The Program

The Rutgers-Camden Learning Abroad program is an alternative opportunity to a traditional semester or yearlong study abroad program.

Our emphasis is on integrating brief periods of travel with regularly offered courses in our university curriculum. Each year, the Learning Abroad program offers between twenty and twenty-five courses, working with academic departments and individual faculty members to extend the work of the classroom into a first-hand experience of cultural life outside the United States. The program is ideal for students who want international experience but for whom an extended period, such as a semester or year abroad, may not be feasible. The one-to-three-week travel component for fall courses typically occurs in January while the travel component for spring courses occurs during spring break or in May. 

Visit our website for more information. 

Camden Learning Abroad Group Photo

Program Locations

Camden Learning Abroad Cuba

Various Locations

While new Learning Abroad courses are offered each year, some of our signature programs include “Health and Healing in Guatemala,” “Doing Business in South Africa,” and “Comparative Criminal Justice in the United Kingdom.” Recently, the Learning Abroad program has also offered courses with travel to destinations such as Cuba, Brazil, Spain, Italy, and Japan. 

The Study Away program is a new initiative at Rutgers–Camden that provides students with the opportunity to enhance coursework through travel within the United States. The Study Away program has offered courses with travel to New Orleans, Alaska, Alabama, and Puerto Rico. 


Undergraduate and graduate students participating in a Learning Abroad or Study Away program typically earn 3 credits for coursework and international travel. Current Rutgers University students must be registered for a Learning Abroad course to participate in the travel portion of the program. Students must attend scheduled class meetings and pre-departure orientations, complete all assignments, and follow the planned itinerary while abroad to successfully complete the course. 

Academic Calendar

To view the current Rutgers University–Camden academic calendar, please visit the Office of the Registrar website

Fall Semester

Course from early September

mid-December (travel in January)

Spring Semester

Course from mid-January

early May (travel over spring break or in May)

Housing and Meals

Students usually stay in double occupancy rooms in hotels. In some instances, students may stay in triple or multiple occupancy rooms in hostels or guest houses. 

Breakfast is normally included in the course fee as well as some group lunches or dinners. Students should arrange to bring extra money for the meals not included in the course fee.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the course fee that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you participate in a Learning Abroad or Study Away course. Visit the Camden Learning Abroad website to view the course fee for a specific program.
All Students
Course Fee Range $1,500-$3,900
Program Cost includes:

Program Cost Includes:

  • Airfare
  • Housing
  • Excursions
  • Some meals
  • International SOS Health Insurance
  • Airport transportation (if departing from EWR or JFK airports)

*Tuition is separate from the course fee.

*It is possible that your financial aid package may be applied to the course fee. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Out-of-Pocket Costs

We recommend students plan to bring the below amounts to cover these out-of-pocket expenses.
Some meals $200
Tips for guides and drivers $50
Personal activities and souvenirs $100
Passport (if applicable) $150
Visa (if applicable) $150
Total $650.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.


Available to Rutgers–Camden students participating in a Camden Learning Abroad or Study Away program. Applications can be found here.