SU Faculty-Led, Exchanges, and Sponsored Programs allow full financial aid portability of all SU institutional grants and/or scholarships, state and federal aid and most external scholarships. Often, study abroad locations allow you to save money because many international locations have a lower cost of living than Seattle.
In addition, INST awards 1-3 departmental scholarships, and many of our students have been awarded national scholarships to fund their study abroad. Learn more about their stories on our scholarships page.
Yes. Working with your INST adviser and the Education Abroad Office, in most cases you will be able to plan your schedule to graduate on time.
Yes. As part of the planning process with your INST advisor and the Education Abroad office, your courses taken abroad will usually count toward your major and graduation requirements.
The program duration can be a full academic year, one or two quarters, or a short term session such as those listed here .
The International Studies major includes a learning program in a country outside of the US for one or more academic terms. You have many countries to choose from, with professional support and guidance from our Education Abroad Office.
See below in the map the many destinations that our INST student have chosen in the last few years. You select from a wide offering of courses on the society of your host country abroad and apply the credits to your SU degree requirements. Often, study abroad locations save you money because many international locations have a lower cost of living than Seattle.
For full information on studying abroad, check out our Education Abroad Office. For a more detailed dive, see their page on Sponsored and Exchange Programs.
Many study abroad opportunities are open now, but we recognize that there are still Covid-19 restrictions in some countries. Some adjustments may need to be made to your academic plans. Therefore, the study abroad requirement for INST students may be waived after speaking with your advisor. If you are unable to study abroad, we encourage you to do an internship to gain valuable experience. If you have questions, please contact Felipe Murtinho, director of INST.
Some images in the slide reel were taken by Seattle University students and submitted to the Imagining the World photography competition.
Frankfurt - Malia Nakamura; Sipi Plains - Gabrielle Porter; Guanajuato - Jolyn Kelsch
"I learned to respectfully relate with people from other cultures, while adapting to their social norms." Ruth Yohannes '19
Felipe Murtinho, PhD
Student Executive Council (SEC) Representative