Any musician knows the key to understanding the music is understanding its’ cultural and historical significance. Music offers another platform to study history and society through. Studying abroad presents students with a broadened perspective and fosters interpretation and creative skills. Music students who study abroad will be able to experience the culture of a foreign place, appreciate the history and music industry, and express themselves through their music in new ways.

See the list of recommended study abroad programs below.  Please be aware that for any external or exchange study abroad programs listed, students will need to check with their academic department to see if courses taken while abroad will transfer and fulfill needed requirements.

JMU Programs

JMU offers programs specifically geared towards Music majors including:

The Arts and Culture of Montréal - Summer

The Music and Culture of Hawai'i - Summer

Interdisciplinary Performance - Art, Dance, and Music in Madrid, Spain - Fall Break

JMU in LA: The Entertainment Industry - Summer

JMU Exchange Programs


External Programs

Music: Tradition and Innovation in Milan - IES Abroad - Italy

Vienna Music - IES Abroad - Austria

Summer Contemporary Music Creation and Critique in Paris - CIEE Study Abroad - France

University of Otago - TEAN - New Zealand

Other Related JMU Programs

Mediterranean Marvels - Summer

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