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Center for International Programs

The Jesuit mission knows no borders, and Saint Joseph's University, as a Jesuit institution, encourages students and faculty to take a truly global view of their opportunities and their responsibilities. We strive to equip them with the knowledge and training that will enable them to effectively engage with and respond to people and cultures from all parts of the world and to use their talents towards the betterment of others.

Welcome to the New CIP Website!

The Center for International Programs (CIP) at Saint Joseph's University is strongly committed to internationalization and globalization, both on our campus and elsewhere. We provide information and services to students who wish to study abroad on a short-term or long-term academic program. We are also responsible for the implementation of new international education initiatives and the support of the University's International Travel Policy.

If you have questions related to studying abroad and COVID-19, please review our COVID-19 & Study Abroad FAQ.

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  • The Center for International Programs (CIP) is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. If you are a student abroad in need of emergency assistance outside of CIP business hours, please contact Saint Joseph's Public Safety at 610-660-1111.

    If you need to speak with a particular staff member, please contact them individually to determine their in-office availability. Per current SJU guidelines, all visitors to the CIP must wear a mask.

    Advising appointments are offered virtually over Zoom and in person. A meeting can be scheduled by calling 610-660-1835, emailing or clicking the appointment link on our individual staff pages.

    As the semester begins, we are offering a number of ways to connect, have an advising session and learn more about international opportunities.

    Here are some ways to connect with us:

    • Schedule an advising session by emailing
    • Visit our contact us page and staff pages.
    • Join us for a Study Abroad 101 general information session, held on the 1st Thursday of each month! The next Study Abroad 101 will take place on Thursday, Sept. 2nd at 11 a.m. in the Forum Theater. Check our calendar for upcoming sessions and additional events.
    • Attend the Study Abroad Fair on Thursday, Sept. 9th! The Fair will take place from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Wolfington Welcome Center Lawn (rain location: Doyle Banquet Hall North). The fair is an opportunity to learn more about study abroad options and meet with representatives from SJU Study Tours, Summer Programs and Semester Abroad Programs.


    We are currently accepting applications for the following study abroad programs:

    • Study Tours
    • Semester Abroad
      • Please note: Per the Semester Abroad Policy, a limited number of completed applications will be approved for on a first-come, first-serve basis. Early applications are strongly encouraged, as space is limited!

    If you have questions related to studying abroad and COVID-19, please review our COVID-19 & Study Abroad FAQ.

  • Apply today for a Semester Abroad!

    To begin your application, go to the list of programs on the CIP Program Portal. Click on the link for the program you intend to apply to and click "Apply Now." You'll be prompted to log in with your SJU username and password. 

    To return to an application that you have already started, log in to the CIP website by clicking “SJU Login/Register” from the top right corner. You will be directed to your Applicant Home page.

    If your application for a semester abroad was previously approved and you plan to defer your participation, please do not open a new application. Notify the CIP of your plans at and we will provide separate deferral instructions.

    If you have questions related to studying abroad and COVID-19, please review our COVID-19 & Study Abroad FAQ.

  • The Center for International Programs is now accepting applications for Study Tours!

    Spring study tours are campus-based courses with a short travel component over spring break or at the end of the semester in May. The following tours are currently accepting applications. Follow the links to learn more about the program and to apply!


    Questions? Please contact us at  

  • The Center for International Programs is currently accepting applications for the CIP Semester Abroad Grant and the CIP Study Tour Grant!

    Students applying for Study Tours or a Semester Abroad are eligible to apply. Follow the links above to apply and view full scholarship details and additional eligibility requirements.

    Additional scholarship information and resources can be found on our Financing Study Abroad page.

    If you have any questions, please contact the CIP at  

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