Global Engagement

The Life You Change May Be Your Own

Welcome to Global Engagement, your gateway to the wide world of international study programs and resources at Seattle University. On our global campus and through our Education Abroad programs, we advance the university's mission of creating leaders for a just and humane world.

Global Engagement is a strategic priority at Seattle University. Students and faculty benefit from partnerships with other global educational leaders throughout the world. Explore our diverse selection of short- and long-term international programs to determine which will be a good fit for your academic and personal goals. Our alumni are truly global, coming from 93 countries. Of the nearly 7,200 students on campus, 36 percent are from culturally diverse groups and 700 are international students. With distinguished faculty from around the world, our students explore 130 fields of study. Each year, hundreds of Seattle University students also participate in international programs abroad in countries around the world.

The world is waiting for what only you can bring to it. And we're with you every step of the way.

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is an invaluable way to connect classroom concepts to service experiences both in the community and throughout the world. That direct experience is a learning tool that provides opportunities to apply theories you learn in class. It's also part of educating students to be global citizens, one of Seattle University's defining characteristics.


Service learning builds solidarity through mutual respect and understanding.


The gifts of service learning flow in all directions-to our students from local communities and with partner organizations around the world.


Service learning solves real problems, making valued and meaningful differences in local communities and beyond.


Students have the time and support to reflect on their experiences. This intellectual spaciousness is vital to the transformative power of the SU experience.

It’s so important to have perspective outside the little bubble you live in—having an idea of how other people live in places around the world beyond your own. It not only opens you up to those places, it makes you more curious to learn about your own. It makes you reflect on yourself.

Marina Cathers SU Student