Global Engagement

Study Abroad

  • Are you considering study abroad as part of your SU experience? 

    A study abroad experience can help you: become an informed global citizen, communicate across cultural differences, engage in creating positive change for greater good, and transcend borders and strengthen your sense of global unity.


    Seattle University promotes meaningful study abroad and global immersion experiences with diverse cultures which:

    • Foster intellectual and personal growth.
    • Develop life-long leadership skills.
    • Advance your global perspective—a deep sense of the interconnectedness of people, ideas and challenges.
    • Enhance your foreign language proficiency.
    • Support reflection on and exploration of your relationships with humanity, nature and spirituality in the Jesuit-Catholic intellectual tradition.

    Apply, Prepare

    • Find and apply for the program that fits your academic, personal and professional goals.
    • Meet with an Education Abroad advisor to discuss your goals and interests and explore programs that will support them.  Peruse international program offerings which last from a few weeks to a full academic year.
    • A convenient link to what University requirements are necessary before you depart.

    Education Abroad Office

    Visit the Education Abroad Office website to: 

    • Explore a wide array of international programs in many locations. 
    • Check for information on important dates, the application process, academic requirements and more. 
    • Prepare for your program - everything from academic course offerings to required visas. 
    • Connect with other students and faculty who have been on programs you are interested in exploring. 
    • Reintegrate back to your life at SU.

    International Development Internship Program (IDIP)

    A unique program at SU lets students explore the world of international development through internships and advocacy projects. Internships with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are available in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

    Learn more about IDIP.

    Information for Faculty

    Whether you’re leading an international course or study program, sponsoring a student, or looking for general information about teaching abroad, you’ll find the answers at the Education Abroad Office.

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