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Study Abroad

Programs

The first step in finding the right program for you is about setting your own academic and personal goals. It is most likely that multiple programs may be possible for you; there is no single perfect program. To discuss your academic and personal goals or specific programs you can contact an SCU Study Abroad advisor at studyabroad@scu.edu or 408-551-3019.

 
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Asia : Japan : Tokyo

The Santa Clara University exchange program in Tokyo with the University of the Sacred Heart allows female students to participate in an intensive japanese language and culture program. The program is also supplemented with a large variety of Japanese cultural programs. Students will improve their Japanese language skills by studying and living with Japanese students. Program recommended for major(s)/minor(s): Japanese

Term(s) Fall semester; Spring quarter
Dates Early April to Late July
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA; female students only; at least one quarter of college level Japanese
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Student residences - - housing is not included in program fee. Student is required to work with exchange university to find accommodations.
Cost Level A - View cost information »
Link http://www.scu.edu/studyabroad/options/japan.cfm
Middle East : Jordan : Amman

From an archeological survey of the country to an exploration of the long history between the U.S. and the Arab World, study abroad in Amman gives students great insight into the history and culture of Jordan and the Middle East. A course in colloquial Jordanian Arabic will help students engage more intimately with local people and develop a deeper understanding of their lives and society.

Term(s) Summer
Dates Mid June to mid July
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Hostel at the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/jordan/amman/summer-middle-east-studies/
Middle East : Jordan : Amman

Students can study international relations, political science, and economics with a Middle Eastern and Jordanian focus at the Jordan Institute of Diplomacy (JID). Students have the opportunity to do an internship at a local or international development organization. Students are required to take two language courses: Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Jordanian Arabic. Courses are taught in Arabic and English.
Program recommend major(s)/minor(s): Arabic Studies

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Late-August to Late-December; Mid-January to Mid-May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.3 GPA, 5 quarters of college Arabic, 2 upper level courses in international relations, government, political science, and/or Middle Eastern Studies.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Apartment - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level B - View cost information »
Link http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/jordan/amman/diplomacy-policy-studies/
Middle East : Jordan : Amman

NEW SCU PROGRAM STARTING FALL 2015 - This program will explore healthcare policy, public health realities, and healthcare infrastructure in urban and rural areas of Jordan and among specific population groups. Topics of study will include: 1)Key health status indices in Jordan and the rise in non-communicable, chronic diseases 2) Links between poverty, health risks, and social development 3) Public health education 4) Alternative medical treatment 5) Food and nutrition 6) Reproductive and child health.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Early September to mid December; late January to early May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestays - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level D - View cost information »
Link http://studyabroad.sit.edu/studyabroad/overview_joh.cfm?cp=2015SSP
Middle East : Jordan : Amman

Students study Arabic languages and area subjects through the CIEE Study Center at the University of Jordan. CIEE courses include archaeology, economics, history, international relations, communications, literature, politics, and religion. Students are required to take two language courses: one Arabic language course and one colloquial Jordanian Arabic course. Courses are taught in Arabic and English.
Program recommend major(s)/minor(s): Arabic Studies

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Early-September to Late-December; Late-January to Mid-May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay or Apartment - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level B - View cost information »
Link http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/jordan/amman/language-culture/
Africa : Kenya : Nairobi and other locations

THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO THE US STATE DEPT TRAVEL WARNING CURRENTLY IN EFFECT. The University of Minnesota's International Development and Internship program in Kenya allows students the opportunity to learn about international development while gaining hands-on experience through a community internship or by engaging in a research project. In addition, students will be learning the Swahili language and gaining a deeper understanding of Kenya's culture through field experience. The semester program consists of four courses, and students engage in an internship or research project. All classes are with program participants and are taught by local faculty. Through the coursework and the internship, students have the opportunity to discuss and reflect on the complex and diverse nature of development in Kenya.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Early August to Mid December (with presession) or Early September to Mid December; Mid January to Late April
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA; relevant coursework or volunteer experience preferred
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Home stay - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level B - View cost information »
Link http://umabroad.umn.edu/programs/africa/msid-kenya.php
Latin America : Mexico : Puebla

THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO THE US STATE DEPT TRAVEL WARNING CURRENTLY IN EFFECT. The Santa Clara University exchange program in Puebla allows students to directly enroll at the Iberoamericana University Puebla. Students are able to improve their Spanish language skills by studying and living with Mexican students. Courses are offered in a wide variety of disciplines - liberal arts, economics, and business administration. There are a few courses taught in English through the university's study abroad program.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Early August to early December; mid January to late May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA; at least six quarters of college level Spanish coursework
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Student residences, off campus apartments or home stays - - housing is not included in program fee. Student is required to work with exchange university to find accommodations.
Cost Level A - View cost information »
Link http://www.scu.edu/studyabroad/options/mexico.cfm
Africa : Morocco : Rabat

This program examines human rights, religion, politics, and cultural diversity in Morocco contextualized within the broader region and beyond. A particular focus on gender issues includes looking at women's roles in contemporary Moroccan society and Moroccan feminism. Program recommend major(s)/minor(s): Arabic Studies, French

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Early September to mid December; Late January to mid May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay; Other Accommodations: Hostels or small hotels - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level C - View cost information »
Link http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/ssa_mor.cfm?cp=2013SSP
Africa : Morocco : Rabat

This program examines the factors driving internal and international migration in Morocco and elsewhere in North and sub-Saharan Africa. Students consider how human mobility is shaped by religion, security, youth culture, desertification, poverty, and other pressing issues and how mobility engenders transnational art and multilayered identities. Students contextualize the social and psychological impact of migration through discussions with Moroccan residents in the Netherlands.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates End of August to mid December; late January to early May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Home stays - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level C - View cost information »
Link http://studyabroad.sit.edu/sn/programs/semester/fall-2015/mom/
Africa : Morocco : Rabat

This program provides students an exciting opportunity to enhance their professional reporting skills under the supervision of veteran journalists. Based in the bustling capital of Rabat, students will engage in ongoing reporting assignments, team reporting, and peer editing to create the flavor of a working newsroom. Instruction will accommodate work in students? preferred media format ? print, video, audio, photography, and/or multimedia. Students will learn from leading Moroccan scholars and academics about all aspects of Moroccan society, politics, and cultures.
Program recommend major(s)/minor(s): Arabic Studies, French

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Early September to mid December; Late January
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA; Coursework in writing, journalism, or related fields.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay; Other Accommodations: Hostels or small hotels - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level C - View cost information »
Link http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/ssa_moj.cfm?cp=2013SSP
Asia : Nepal : Kathmandu

NEW SCU PROGRAM STARTING FALL 2015 - Students on the program explore issues of cultural change and preservation, religious revival, and [sub-]regional geopolitics. Students are challenged to consider the contemporary and historic connections between diverse Himalayan ?landlinked? communities. Questions of self-identification and recognition, as well as of diaspora, exile, and migration, are important topics for analysis in this program.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Late August to mid December; Late January to mid May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay; hostels or small hotels - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level D - View cost information »
Link http://studyabroad.sit.edu/studyabroad/ssa_npt.cfm?cp=2014SFA
Europe : Netherlands : Amsterdam

With its strong course offerings in psychology and the sciences, students can find a variety of English-taught courses at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU. From Experimental Cell Biology to The History and Philosophy of Psychology, students can dive further into their major, and students also have the opportunity to expand their studies beyond psychology and the sciences with IES Abroad course options, such as Dutch language and culture, sexuality and gender, studio art, art history, and research.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Mid August to Late December; late January to early June
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation University residence halls - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level D - View cost information »
Link http://www.iesabroad.org/study-abroad/programs/amsterdam-psychology-sciences
Europe : Netherlands : Amsterdam

NEW SCU PROGRAM STARTING FALL 2015 - Based in Amsterdam, this program explores the intersections of Dutch and international perspectives related to sexuality and gender. Units of study include queer, LGBT, and feminist movements; migration, gender, and sexuality; sex education; same-sex marriage rights; sex work; and transgender issues. Students participate in a community volunteer experience with a Dutch or international community organization. A two-week excursion to Morocco provides additional international perspectives on program themes.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Late August to early December; early February to mid May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA; previous college-level coursework or other preparation in sexuality and/or gender studies, as assessed by SIT.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestays - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level E - View cost information »
Link http://studyabroad.sit.edu/studyabroad/ssa_nlr.cfm?CFID=5990362&CFTOKEN=17274256
Oceania : New Zealand : Auckland

The University of Auckland, established in 1883, has a student body of just under 30,000 students and is the biggest university in New Zealand. While specific strengths exist in Maori and Pacific Studies, biological and marine science, history, engineering, medicine, anthropology, ethnology, mathematics and psychology, there are many other subject areas available. As a fully enrolled student at the university you'll have hundreds of options available to you at the university's campus in the heart of the city.
Program recommend major(s)/minor(s): Biology, Bioengineering, Civil Engineering,Computer Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,Electrical Engineering, Web Design & Engineering

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Early July to Late November; Mid February to Early July
Academic Program Arts & Sciences, Business, Engineering
Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Student apartments - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level D - Additional charges related to housing or credit overloads will be billed directly to the student by Arcadia. - View cost information »
Link http://www.arcadia.edu/abroad/Auckland/
Oceania : New Zealand : Dunedin

There is virtually no limit to the unique educational opportunities that are available to you at Otago. Particular academic strengths include political studies, anthropology, film & media studies, theatre studies, geology, environmental science, ecology, genetics, biochemistry, bioethics, business, and physical education. If you are interested, there are some fascinating field study options available for students in geology, ecology and anthropology and some unique courses in subject areas like indigenous studies, and contemporary music. Regardless of the courses you choose to take, you can expect to see a new way of looking at the world. Program recommended for major(s)/minor(s): Computer Science & Engineering, Web Design & Engineering

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Late June to mid November; Early February to late June
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Shared accommodations - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level D - Additional charges related to housing or credit overloads will be billed directly to the student by Arcadia. - View cost information »
Link http://www.arcadia.edu/abroad/Otago/
 
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