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.
We understand the impact COVID-19 has had on travel worldwide, and know that these changes make this year’s application cycles different than years past. We hold our students’ health and safety as our top priority and will continue to monitor COVID-19 and related conditions for travel in the upcoming months. Saint Joseph’s University is currently reviewing the status of spring 2022 study abroad. Students are advised not to make any non-refundable payments for their study abroad experience until a University update for their term of travel is provided. Visit our COVID-19 and Study Abroad FAQ to view more detailed information.
The 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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:
- Spring 2022 Study Tours
- Spring 2022 Semester Abroad
- Please note: Per the Semester Abroad Policy, a limited number of completed applications will be approved for Spring 2022 Semester Abroad on a first-come, first-serve basis. Early applications are strongly encouraged, as space is limited!
Saint Joseph’s University is currently reviewing the status of spring 2022 study abroad. Students are advised not to make any non-refundable payments for their study abroad experience until a University update for their term of travel is provided. Visit our COVID-19 and Study Abroad FAQ to view more detailed information.
The Center for International Programs is excited to invite you to our 17th Annual Study Abroad Fair!
When: Thursday, Sept. 9th from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Maguire Wolfington Welcome Center Lawn (Rain Location: Doyle Banquet Hall North)
At the fair, you will have the opportunity to speak with CIP staff and meet representatives from SJU Study Tours, Summer Programs and Semester Abroad Programs. If you are considering any type of study abroad experience in the future, this is an event NOT to be missed! We hope to see you there!
Apply today for Spring 2022 Semester Abroad!
To begin your Spring 2022 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.
Deadlines vary, with some as early as September 15th.
If your application for a semester abroad was previously approved and you plan to defer your participation to Spring 2022, please do not open a new application. Please notify the CIP of your plans at email@example.com, and we will provide separate deferral instructions.
SJU is monitoring COVID-19 and related conditions for travel. The University will review the status of spring semester abroad in October 2021. Students are advised not to make any non-refundable payments for their semester abroad until a University update for spring student travel is provided. Please review our COVID-19 & Study Abroad FAQ for answers to common questions.
The Center for International Programs is now accepting applications for Spring 2022 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!
- Contemporary Cuban Politics & Society (POL 337)
- Fair Trade Coffee Study Tour - Costa Rica (SOC 316)
- Northern Ireland Story & Conflict (ENG 451)
- Topics in French: La Bourgogne (FRE 370)
Questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for International Programs is currently accepting applications for the CIP Semester Abroad Grant and the CIP Study Tour Grant!
Students applying for Spring 2022 Semester Abroad, Fall 2021 Study Tours or Spring 2022 Study Tours are eligible to apply. Follow the links above to view full scholarship details, additional eligibility requirements and to apply!
Additional scholarship information and resources can be found on our Financing Study Abroad page.
If you have any questions, please contact the CIP at email@example.com.