About our Office

The Education Abroad Office at Seattle University promotes meaningful study abroad and global immersion experiences for students, faculty, and staff by facilitating exploration of options, preparation before departure, and reintegration upon return.

Learn about the impact education abroad has on our various student populations, from total participation, academic standing, program type, and demographic information.

The Education Abroad Office at Seattle University promotes meaningful study abroad and global immersion experiences for students, faculty, and staff by facilitating exploration of options, preparation before departure, and reintegration upon return.

We believe meaningful experiences with diverse cultures foster intellectual and personal growth; develop leadership skills; promote awareness of and engagement with our global community. We carry out the University's mission to "empower leaders for a just and humane world" by providing participants an opportunity to form relationships that transcend borders and strengthen our sense of unity. Through reintegration, participants reflect on how their knowledge can be applied at home and abroad.

The Education Abroad Office respects the individual needs of all participants, recognizing and celebrating diversity, while seeking to be accessible to all who are motivated to engage abroad. We aim to foster positive relationships with students, faculty, and staff, to continually improve our institutional practices and processes to provide critical support in exploration, preparation, and reintegration.

EDUCATION ABROAD ANNUAL REPORT

Learn about the impact education abroad has on our various student populations, from total participation, academic standing, program type, and demographic information.  

Annual Report

  Summer 2023 - Spring 2024 Summer 2022
- Spring 2023
Summer 2021
- Spring 2022
Summer 2020
- Spring 2021
Summer 2019
- Spring 2020

Total Participation 

317* 344*  23  0 415*
US Students 282 300 20 0 372
International Students 19 20 3 0 12
Individuals participating in multiple programs 16 24 0 - 31

Participation Rate** 

 

UG - %

GR - %

UG - 1.9%

GR - 0%

-

UG - 26%

GR - 6.8%

Affected by COVID-19 0 0 56 Program
Cancelations
68 (all) Program
Cancelations

17 Programs
Suspended

67 Program
Cancelations

*Includes participants completing more than one program
**Undergrad (UG) & Graduate (GR) - Participation Rate: Open Doors

 

By College Summer 2023 - Spring 2024 Summer 2022
- Spring 2023
Summer 2021
- Spring 2022
Summer 2020
- Spring 2021
Summer 2019
- Spring 2020

Albers School of Business and Economics

101*
(33.5%)
98*
(26%)
9
(39%)
- 83
(21.5%)
College of Arts & Sciences 127*
(42%)
149*
(40%)
11
(48%)
- 223
(57.8%)
College of Education 0 1 0 - 5
(1.3%)
College of Nursing 25
(8.5%)
16
(4%)
0 - 21
(5.4%)
College of Science and Engineering 45
(15%)
104*
(28%)
3
(13%)
- 50
(13%)
School of Law 3
(1%)
9
(2%)
0 - 4
(1%)

*Including double majors in different colleges

Program Type

Program Types Summer 2023
- Spring 2024
Summer 2022
- Spring 2023
Summer 2021
- Spring 2022
Summer 2020
- Spring 2021
Summer 2019
- Spring 2020
SU Sponsored & Exchange 110 95 3 - 130
Non-SU 16 16 1 - 53
Faculty-Led 134 146 0 - 190
Non-Credit 57 87 19 - 42

Academic Term Abroad

Academic Term Abroad Summer 2023
- Spring 2024
Summer 2022
- Spring 2023
Summer 2021
- Spring 2022
Summer 2020
- Spring 2021
Summer 2019
- Spring 2020
Academic Year 9 2 0 - 4
Semester Length 94 90 4 - 154
Summer 125 135 19 - 210

Breaks
(Winter & Spring)

24 55 0 - 21

Other
(Quarter Length)

65 62 0 - 16

Top Countries

Top 5 Countries Summer 2023
- Spring 2024
Summer 2022
- Spring 2023
 Summer 2021
- Spring 2022
Summer 2020
- Spring 2021
Summer 2019
- Spring 2020
#1 Italy Italy Turkes and Caicos - France & Italy
#2 Canada England Japan - Spain & Canada
#3 The Netherlands Canada Taiwan & Colombia - England
#4 Germany France & Mexico - - Japan
#5 France Ireland - - Guatemala

 

Academic Level

Academic Level Summer 2023 - Spring 2024 Summer 2022
- Spring 2023
Summer 2021
- Spring 2022
Summer 2020
- Spring 2021
Summer 2019
- Spring 2020

Freshman* 

3
(1%)

23 
(7%) 

2 
(8.7%) 

- 

3 (0.8%) 

Sophomore 

28 
(9.3%)

45** 
(14%) 

7 
(30.4%) 

- 

40 (10.4%) 

Junior 

89
(30%)

96** 
(31%) 

5 
(21.8%) 

- 

129 (33.6%) 

Senior 

134
(44%)

105 
(33%) 

8 
(34.8%) 

- 

161 (41.9%) 

Graduate 
& JD 

47
(15.5%)

48 
(15%) 

1 
(4.3%) 

- 

50 (13%) 

Other 

1
(<1%)

1 

0 

- 

1 (0.3%) 

*Participating in Non-Credit programs 
**Including students who gained more credits before participating in an additional abroad program 

Ethnicity

Ethnicity Summer 2022
- Spring 2023
Summer 2022
- Spring 2023
Summer 2021
- Spring 2022
Summer 2020
- Spring 2021
Summer 2019
- Spring 2020

American Indian 
or Alaska Native 

1
(<1%)

1 
(<1%) 

0 

- 

5 

Asian 
(Incl. Indian subcontinent 
& Philippines) 

91
(30%)

67 
(21%) 

1 

- 

49 

Black or African American 
(Incl. Africa/Caribbean) 

8
(2.6%)

13 
(4%) 

6 

- 

11 

Do Not Know 

0

0 

0 

- 

0 

Hispanic or Latino/a 

29
(10%)

30 
(9.5%) 

0 

- 

28 

Multiracial 

33
(11%)

41 
(13%) 

3 

- 

44 

Other 

0

0 

0 

- 

5 

Pacific Islander 

5
(1.6%)

3  
(1%) 

0 

- 

2 

White 
(Incl. Middle Eastern) 

132
(44%)

163 
(51%) 

13 

- 

240 

Did not disclose

2
(0.6%)

1 
(<1%) 

0 

- 

0 

% of Ethnically Diverse Background 

56%

48.5% 

 43%

 -

 37.5%

Gender

Gender
(as identified on passport)
Summer 2023
- Spring 2024
Summer 2022
- Spring 2023
Summer 2021
- Spring 2022
Summer 2020
- Spring 2021
Summer 2019
- Spring 2020

Female 

201

203 

1 

- 

276 

Male 

100

117 

22 

- 

108 

Other 

0

 0

0 

- 

0 

Additional Demographics

Additional Student Demographics Summer 2023
- Spring 2024
Summer 2022
- Spring 2023
Summer 2021
- Spring 2022
Summer 2020
- Spring 2021
Summer 2019
- Spring 2020

Athlete 

7

39 

19 

0 

15 

First Generation in College 

10

22 

1 

0 

19 

First Time in College 

227

237 

15 

0 

288 

Pell Recipient 

27

21 

-* 

-* 

-* 

Registered with Disability Services 

47

50 

-* 

-* 

-* 

ROTC 

Unknown

2 

1 

0 

0 

Transfer 

24

37 

7 

0 

44 

University Honors 

27

25 

0 

0 

27 

Veteran/VA Benefits 

6

6 

-* 

-* 

-* 

Visiting Students (J-1 Visa)

4

3

0

0

-*

-* not tracked previously/No data available