Inbound Exchange

Applying as an Exchange student

Seattle University's Exchange Partner Institutions are bi-lateral and participants must be students of their respective universities in order to participate. Check our Partner Institution section to confirm university eligibility. For those from other universities, you can still study at Seattle University, please apply directly through Admissions.

It is part of our core Jesuit tradition to welcome international students to Seattle University. Our student community includes representatives from more than 75 nations, and our alumni live in nearly 100 different countries.

In addition to a Jesuit education that will be recognized around the world for its academic excellence, we offer international students an opportunity to study in one of the world-class cities in the United States. You will receive a personal education among a community of dedicated students and faculty in an urban neighborhood. Wherever you are from, and wherever your life’s work takes you, we believe the connections you make at Seattle University will open up your world.

Seattle University has 9 partner institutions and receives exchange students based on the student exchange agreement. Participating exchange students pay tuition to their home institution for the period of their stay at Seattle University. Exchange students will be responsible for their own room and board as well as transportation to and from the host institution.

Learn in a city that captivates

Seattle is one of the world's great urban centers and much of what makes the city great is reflected in Seattle University.

Everything Seattle has to offer is right at SU's doorstep. As a student here, you have an opportunity to learn through service and internships, to be mentored by area alumni in nearly every conceivable profession and to take in world-class cultural offerings and professional-level sporting events.

Seattle is one of the most literate cities in the nation and widely known as a breeding ground for creative, forward-thinking innovators.

East and south of campus are some of the city's most culturally and ethnically diverse neighborhoods in the Northwest. The Central District, Little Ethiopia, Little Saigon and the International District are all within a stroll and offer a different world culture at nearly every corner.

Students in front of welcome sign

J-Visa Exchange Students - Fall Quarter 2018 (Students from Sophia University (Japan), Sogang University (South Korea), University of Hull (Hull, England), Australian Catholic University (Melbourne, Australia), Soochow University (Suzhou, China), Sun Yat Sen University (Guangzhou, China), Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden)

We're Still Open!

The Education Abroad Office is physically closed at this time, but we are available and committed to serve students, faculty, and staff virtually.

June 11, 2020 Update: Seattle University has suspended participation in all Fall 2020 education abroad programs and will not honor credits earned through study abroad during this period. Please consult the FAQ Fall 2020 Suspension or contact Gina Lopardo, Director, at glopardo@seattleu.edu for more information.