Study Abroad

Warning: This Will Change Your Life

Study Abroad

Carly Andrews ’12 gazes in awe at the 97-square-mile Perito Moreno glacier during her study abroad program in Argentina.

Close your eyes, spin the globe, and stab a country with your finger.

From Amman, Jordan to Barcelona, Spain, chances are good that SPU students have studied there. We’re big on sending students all over the planet.

So when you study abroad, you’ll discover amazing places (amazing people, as well). You’ll have a chance to leave your unique mark on a different culture, and return home changed for the better.

What’s different here? At SPU you’ll discover a deeper why. Whether you’re studying Spanish in Ecuador, film in Paris, or conflict in the Middle East, as an SPU student you join our mission of “engaging the culture and changing the world.”

Sound good? Then consider these three ways to travel abroad:

  • SPU faculty-led programs: These programs offer students the opportunity to take SPU courses all around the world, under the leadership of an SPU faculty member. Programs vary in length and may occur during the regular quarter or as a short-term Global Seminar.
  • Partner programs: From Morocco to England, from studying French to mechanical engineering, our partner programs offer an array of different experiences for SPU students who want to spend a semester abroad. You will pay SPU tuition plus an applicable program fee, depending on the program type and location. Students attending partner programs are eligible to receive SPU grants, scholarships, and state and federal aid.
  • Non-SPU programs: If you do not see a faculty-led or partner program that meets your needs, you may participate in a program by directly enrolling at an accredited foreign university or through a study abroad organization.


It’s Time to Dream!

So visit our Study Abroad site, and click on a country, search by SPU faculty-led programs, or just run down the exhaustive list of study abroad opportunities. This is your first step in a global adventure.

You’ll never be the same.

Study Abroad

A highlight of his study abroad program in China, Evan Moore ’11 is tackled by a throng of kindergarteners in Sichuan Province.