Education Abroad supports faculty and staff in their efforts to create valuable international learning opportunities for Seattle University students.
We are available to assist with any questions regarding policies, planning as well as program design to develop quarter, multi-quarter, and short-term field study.
For more information, please email Dario Ogaz, Specialist (firstname.lastname@example.org)
It is the goal of the Education Abroad Office (EAO) to assist faculty in developing high-quality international programs that offer a connection to our mission and values of academic excellence, diversity and empowerment of leaders for a just and humane world. Our international programs should reflect elements that enhance the curriculum in ways that cannot be accomplished by offering it on campus alone.
When developing an international program proposal, there are several things to take into consideration. First, program development takes time. At least one year of lead time is strongly recommended. Each Seattle University College and School has its own requirements for the program proposal and approval process. It is advised to consult with your dean to find out which deadline to meet.
Consult with the Education Abroad Office for support, policy guidance and curricular considerations, as well as assistance with identifying in-country resources.
*If a student plans to graduate prior to the start of the program, please consult with EAO regarding proper paperwork and procedures.
It is important to set up a program budget in advance of any financial activity. Program Leaders should work with their school/college budget manager for this process.
It is the goal of the Education Abroad Office (EAO) to assist faculty and staff leaders in developing high-quality international programs that offer a connection to our mission and values of professional formation, diversity and empowerment of leaders for a just and human world. Non-credit international programs, most often service projects, offer students a unique opportunity for international engagement through direct experience.
*Required documents must be turned in no later than May 1st for June and July departures or one month prior to the start of the program for all other departures.
*If a student participant will graduate prior to the start of the program, please consult with EAO regarding proper paperwork and procedures.
Independent study or internships conducted abroad are an important option in SU's range of international experiences for students. Setting realistic goals for academic work is essential within the constraints of the student's language capacity, cultural barriers and opportunities, age, ethnicity and gender considerations.
Please adhere to SU policy and procedures, and advise students to plan with Education Abroad.
Faculty and students should carefully consider health and safety conditions of the student's choice of program site with particular regard for the Travel Advisory Policy.
Seattle University is committed to providing international travel opportunities for study, research, service, training, immersions, internships and other activities that fulfill the University’s educational mission. There is, however, inherent risk in international travel and in light of heightened health and safety risks in certain locations. Seattle University prohibits University-related activities and programs involving students to occur in locations under any of the following travel advisories or restrictions:
In compliance with Seattle University’s policy, individual students, faculty, staff, or program leaders who wish to travel to regions identified as having a high level of risk to health and safety according to the organizations listed above, may petition for an exception to this policy. A petition must be submitted for review to the Director of Education Abroad (Gina Lopardo, email@example.com) by the deadlines listed below:
Please see the "Resources" section for the complete Travel Advisory Policy and for the Travel Advisory Petition process and instructions.
*Failure to complete the petition by the established deadline will jeopardize the approval of the program.
University employment includes Cigna Insurance for both business and personal travel. This is not a sickness or hospitalization insurance program, but a comprehensive program for information, referral, coordination and assistance services designed to respond to most medical care situations abroad. You can pick up a brochure and participant card from the Human Resources Office.
Students are enrolled in CISI health insurance for the duration of the trip. The link attached will provide more information on coverage and CISI policies.
Should you wish to purchase sickness or hospitalization insurance, you may be covered by the same program we use for students. Please contact Education Abroad for more information.
Log in using your regular SU email (including @seattleu.edu) and password to manage applications to your course/program using the EAO electronic record system.
Log in using your SU email (including @seattleu.edu) and the unique password sent in the recommendation request email sent from Horizons.