Adult Learners, Veterans & Education Abroad

Colorado State seeks to encourage diversity while increasing global and cultural competency among our student body. International experiences can enhance degree programs, learning experience, and future careers.

We seek to provide resources to assist student veterans, student parents, and adult learners to access education abroad programs provided through CSU Education Abroad.


Many veterans use their benefits to help fund their credit-bearing education abroad experience. If you are planning to use your Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to assist in payment of your overseas program, please plan ahead. You will work closely with your Education Abroad Regional Coordinator and the Veterans Benefits Coordinator to find the program that fits the requirements of the VA and your education abroad goals.

VA Benefits Fact Sheet

Information on Post 9/11 GI Bill and Study Abroad.

Adult Learners

“I am a first generation college student, but I am now 49 years old! My experience traveling as an undergrad “older” student was life enriching both times I went. I just would like to encourage non-traditional students to take advantage of these experiences as they are not just for the young students! My life is so much richer for having had these experiences!”

– Linda Halvorson,
Australian Agriculture Tour, Spring 2006
China, Summer 2010

Adult Learners are able to participate in education abroad programs. There may be special responsibilities such as children, spouses, partners, employment, etc. that need to be considered. Please address these topics with your Education Abroad Regional Coordinator who will work closely with you to find a program whose length, housing, academics, location, etc. will meet your needs.

Please look through the resources below to start exploring education abroad programs as an opportunity to enhance the education you are receiving at Colorado State University.

Arizona State University

Information for students with families for participating on an education abroad program.

CU Boulder Study Abroad

Studies and journal articles for Adult Learners and Education Abroad.

Focuses specifically on the needs of non-traditional students and education abroad.

Transitions Abroad article

Written by a non-traditional student who studied abroad in France.

AIFS Student Guide to Study Abroad & Career Development

Adult Learner and Veteran Services

Veterans Educational Benefits

Study Abroad Scholarships

Financial Aid and Education Abroad

10 Steps to Going Abroad