Study Abroad at the University of Colorado at Boulder

United States West Boulder

Whether your goal is to develop expertise in a select discipline or gain a global perspective, our programs at this university will help you achieve it. A national public research university boasting 150 academic programs across nine colleges and schools, CU-Boulder is known for its hands-on opportunities and challenging coursework that prepares students like you for success in a globalized world. The university lies in the heart of the scenic city of Boulder, which sits 5,430 feet above sea level at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Boulder enjoys 300+ days of sunshine annually and moderate weather. In sum, if your goal is also to explore 300 miles of bikeways and 43,000 acres of open space abroad, this is the university for an outdoor enthusiast like you.

Academic strength: Business, Economics & Finance, Journalism, Engineering
Rankings: Globally Recognized
Languages requirement: English
GPA requirement: Sound academic performance

About the University

University of Colorado, Boulder

Since 1876, University of Colorado, Boulder (CU Boulder) has been about changing the world and rising above. For the whole CU Boulder community, the sky is the limit. Determination rings through its corridors; boundary pushing sits in its lecture halls. It has a spirit unlike any other and the courage to be “free of preconceptions.” 

In the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, scenic Boulder gets 300-plus days for sunshine a year and moderate weather, making it an ideal city for outdoor enthusiasts, calling you to walk, hike, and bike through its 300 miles of trails and 45,000 acres of open space.

Learn more at University of Colorado, Boulder's official website

SAF's Student Promise

Unparalleled Access

We know your destination and host university inside and out

Total Support

We manage your housing, insurance, application - the entire adventure

24/7 Health & Safety Coverage

Our experts are available around-the-clock for support when you need it

In It For You

As a registered US not-for-profit, it's our mission that drives us

We've Seen It All

For over 70 years we have curated world-class study abroad experiences

Official Associations

Over 300 of the world's best universities trust our study abroad expertise

Rebecca Yan - UCLA
“You find yourself thinking in new and challenging ways; it can be exhausting. Celebrate your everyday achievements, no matter how mundane. Find things you enjoy about the culture and celebrate your independence.”
Rebecca Yan, Past SAF Student

A Day at UC Boulder

How would you spend one day at UC Boulder?

A team of CU Boulder videographers documented a single day in the life of a public research university - and here it is. Get a behind-the-scenes look at student life, academics, clubs and sports, research and the arts. This is UC Boulder. 

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

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