University of Arkansas Summer Research Program

Research
Globally Recognized
Delivery Method:
In-Person
Duration:
Single Term

About the Program

On a scenic campus in Fayetteville, the University of Arkansas’s “student-first philosophy” and trailblazing approach to research has helped establish it as one of the top research universities in the US. It’s also the only university with a Senior Walk, with more than four miles of sidewalks engraved with the names of graduates dating back 140-plus years. Southern hospitality is in abundance.

An outdoor playground, Arkansas has 52 state parks and 3 national forests

Ranked in the 1st tier of national universities in America's Best Colleges

Garvan Woodland Gardens is the university’s amazing botanical garden

Learn the famous Hog Call chant, and hear Old Main's bell tower every day

Program Advisor

Saffy Winter
SAFFY
Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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At a Glance

Language of Instruction:
English
Language Prerequisite Level:
Advanced
GPA Requirements:
3.00
Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Academic Strengths:
Sociology, Business, Economics & Finance, Communications, Media & Marketing, Engineering, Health Studies
Housing:
On-campus apartment
Visa Required:
Maybe
Credits:
1 unit

Stay Healthy & Safe While You Study Abroad

WHAT STUDENTS SAY

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The University of Arkansas is an amazing place for international students. The staff create a very welcoming experience for exchange students and support us with meticulous care.

University of Arkansas SAF Alumni

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About the University

University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas boasts a tradition unique among the nation’s universities: Senior Walk, more than three miles of sidewalks crisscrossing the campus and engraved with the names of graduates dating back 140 years. It is evidence of U of A’s determination to make students its priority and create an environment perfect for learning.
This “students-first philosophy” nurtured alumni such as US President Bill Clinton, successful best-selling author Charles Portis, and a cornucopia of sports stars.

Fayetteville, Arkansas, the home of the University of Arkansas, has made its name as the top college town in the United States; with its famous Southern hospitality alongside a vibrant art scene, the town is alive with activity, creativity, and innovation.

Learn more at the University of Arkansas' official website.

Academics

University of Arkansas' Academic Approach

The best part of this program is the volume of research you  will get to conduct. Some research programs are even available to start in the summer and continue into the fall while completing some study abroad coursework at U of A—an extended research opportunity.

The strength of the research program is the ability for you to gain experience working in small groups with direct access to research and hands-on collaboration with faculty. As an SAF Scholar, you will:

  • Gain a competitive edge through full-time lab experience
  • Complete a research project that matches your educational goals
  • Work closely with accomplished faculty, increasing the likelihood of a letter of acceptance

Courses

You can choose one to three opportunities from a list of each summer's available research offerings. You submit your application to your preferred opportunities. Arkansas professors will evaluate the candidates and will contact SAF to arrange online video interviews with top candidates. Selections are made after all candidates are interviewed, and the accepted students will be automatically enrolled.

Course & Departmental Restrictions

You are limited to only the opportunities available on the provided listing. You may not take additional courses while doing research during the summer.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements set by the host university—and SAF is here to set you up for success.

The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by your host university, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You may need to supply additional information throughout the process, and you will be alerted through your emails and SAF Student Portal if this is the case for you.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

Language Test Score Requirements

To prove your language proficiency, you can use any of the following:

  • CET4: 493
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • TOEFL iBT: 71
  • TOEFL PBT: 500

Learn More About Language Requirements

Program Dates

When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

Housing Information

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On-campus apartment

During your research program, you can relax in your private single bedroom of your on-campus apartment and make lasting friendships as you cook tasty meals in the shared kitchen. Study or catch up with friends in the social common area after a day in the lab. You move into off-campus housing for the last week.

Your SAF program fee includes 20 meals a week on-campus and gives you $300 to spend on campus dining options in your final week.

About Fayetteville

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Why Fayetteville

Fayetteville, Arkansas, home of the University of Arkansas, has made its name as the top college town in the United States; with its famous Southern hospitality alongside a vibrant art scene, the town is alive with activity, creativity, and innovation. Nearby, Ozark National Forest and Buffalo National River are beautiful for adventuring, and Texas, Memphis, and St. Louis are close enough to visit.

Learn more about Fayetteville

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests

Orientation

On Arrival

Your SAF pre-departure process will arm you with all the information you need for a smooth arrival to your new campus, city, and country.

To Housing

Your SAF program will include a safe transfer from your arrival airport to your new study abroad housing. We'll even provide you with top tips to make the most of your new city!

Home Sweet Home

Your SAF Program Specialist will coordinate with you to ensure you have arrived safely and settled into your new secure housing.

Keeping You Safe

As you settle in, you will learn about the SAF emergency alert system, our 24/7 phone support, and any safety concerns relevant to you.

Get Social

Your new university and SAF will arrange social and cultural events so that you can meet other study abroad and local students. Make the most of your adventure!

Advising and Support

The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Commonly Asked Questions About Studying Abroad

Commonly Asked Questions About Academic & Concurrent Programs

Why Travel With SAF?

Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience, one that stays with you in your career, your contacts, your future. It can define you. At any of our prestigious university partners, you can build personalized for-credit programs that can last up to a whole year.

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