Study Abroad

Study abroad is encouraged, but may not be possible this year.

We encourage you to study abroad, but we recognize that this might not be possible due to current Covid-19 restrictions. Some adjustments may need to be made to your academic plans. Therefore, the study abroad requirement for INST students can be waived. 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.

Just a word about study abroad

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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.

For example, in 2019/20, our students were in Japan, Ireland, Spain, Mexico, Chile, China, France, Senegal, and Morocco. 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. 

Collage of four International Studies students while studying abroad

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.

Map of 2019-20 Study Abroad destinations

Photo credits

All images in the slide reel were taken by Seattle University students and submitted to the Imagining the World photography competition.

Frankfurt - Malia Nakamura; Oaxaca - Michelle de Vera; Paris - Hallie MacPherson; Sipi Plains - Gabrielle Porter; Tokyo - Shouhei Senno; Guanajuato - Jolyn Kelsch 

Alumni Stories

"I learned to respectfully relate with people from other cultures, while adapting to their social norms." Ruth Yohannes '19


Contact Us

Felipe Murtinho, PhD
Casey 310-18

Reine Mages
Administrative Coordinator
Casey 310

Student Executive Council (SEC) Representative