Center for International Programs - Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Welcome to the study abroad page of the CIP website!  If you are a prospective student, we are so glad that you are considering the addition of an international experience to your college career and we hope that the information contained in these pages will help guide you through this life-changing process. 

We are proud to offer our students a variety of enriching academic experiences abroad, including the SJU faculty-led Study Tours and summer programs, and 33 semester or year-long options in 19 countries around the world.  Even more exciting is the number of SJU students participating in these programs!  During the 2013-2014 academic year, approximately 416 students participated in some type of academic experience overseas and we sincerely hope that you will follow in their footsteps. 

And if you are a student who has recently returned from studying abroad, welcome back!  The pages for returning students will be a good resource as you transition back to life on Hawk Hill.

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In the event of a larger than anticipated applicant pool, the Center for International Programs may not be able to approve all study abroad applications.  Complete applications from eligible students will be approved on a first come, first serve basis.  For this reason, early applications are strongly advised.  

Students that apply for spring 2015 study abroad by the September 24th deadline, but are not approved due to space will be placed on a waitlist.  In the case of withdraws, priority will then be given to Saint Joseph's University students, students with no prior study abroad experience and students with exceptional, academic circumstances that may prevent them from studying abroad in a future semester.  Some examples include (but are not limited to) class standing and major.

 All other students not approved for spring 2015 will be given priority for fall 2015. Deferred applications will be approved pending an academic and disciplinary check during the spring semester.

Applications for spring 2015 will open in August through a new, online application portal.  Our office will send out a campus email about the online application when it opens. All SJU students will receive an e-mail with the link.  You will not be able to start an application before the online application opens.  If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please feel free to contact us.