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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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Latin America : Brazil : Salvador da Bahia

THIS PROGRAM IS UNDERGOING CHANGES AND MAY BE DIFFERENT FOR FALL 2015. PLEASE REVIEW SIT'S WEBSITE FOR THIS PROGRAM FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION. This program allows students to observe through firsthand experience how health care policies in Brazil are put into practice. Students are deeply immersed in Nordeste, Brazil's northeast region and home to some of the poorest areas in the southern hemisphere. Program recommended for major(s)/minor(s): Public Health

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Early September to mid December; Late February to mid June
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA; although a background in Portuguese, Spanish, or another Romance language is highly recommended.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Rural Visits/Homestays - Other Accommodations Hostels, private homes, or small hotels
Cost Level D - View cost information »
Link http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/ssa_brh.cfm
Latin America : Brazil : Salvador da Bahia

Students enroll directly in business courses, taught in English or Portuguese, alongside Brazilian and other international students at two local business schools, Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV) and Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (ESPM). Students visit some of the country's largest institutions and companies. Portuguese language course is required during the semester. Courses are taught in English and Portuguese. Program recommended for the following major(s)/minor(s): Business majors

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Mid-July to Late-November; Early-February to Mid-June
Academic Program Arts & Sciences, Business
Eligibility 3.0 GPA,3 semesters of micro-or macro-economics, accounting, finance, management, marketing, or statistics coursework
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay
Cost Level B - View cost information »
Link http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/brazil/sao-paulo/business-culture/
Asia : Cambodia : Siem Reap

NEW SCU PROGRAM STARTING FALL 2015 - In this two-country program, students learn about the complexity and fundamental importance of the Mekong River to the region?s ecosystems and socioeconomic systems. In Cambodia, through coursework, field excursions, and Directed Research, we focus on conservation and rural development. Students may engage in research on water resource management, conservation methods and practices, environmental ethics, and socioeconomic development. The greater Siem Reap region provides myriad riverine and terrestrial habitats to explore. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor serves as a backdrop for understanding Buddhist cosmology and the deep historical and spiritual connectedness that humans feel with nature. In Vietnam, we introduce students to dynamic hydrology, biodiversity, communities, and politics, with a focus on the role of the river in the delta region.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Early September to mid December; early February to mid May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.8 GPA: one semester of college-level ecology or biology
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Guesthouse and hotels
Cost Level E - View cost information »
Link http://www.fieldstudies.org/mekong/semester
Africa : Cameroon : Yaounde

NEW SCU PROGRAM STARTING FALL 2015 - Against the backdrop of Cameroon's rich ethnic pluralism, the program explores: 1. Cameroonian history, including Cameroon before colonization; German, French, and British colonization; the fight for independence; the impact that colonization has had on Cameroonian society today 2. Development theories and approaches in the specific context of Cameroon 3. Gender, including the role and place of women and men in Cameroonian society; contemporary gender roles and existing gaps between modern and traditional roles 4. Minorities, including the "place" of the Anglophone in Cameroon and prejudices against Anglophones; culture and traditions of the Baka-Bagyeli (pygmies) 5. Art, tradition, and cultural expression, including history and traditional ceremonies of the Bamilékés and traditional structures like the chefferies (chiefdoms) 6. Islam and traditional power in the Grand North, including the interaction of traditional authorities, political power, and modernity

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Early September to mid December
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA; 3 semesters college-level French or the equivalent and the ability to follow coursework in French, as assessed by SIT.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestays
Cost Level B - View cost information »
Link http://studyabroad.sit.edu/studyabroad/dates_cmr.cfm?cp=2014SFA
Latin America : Chile : Arica

NEW SCU PROGRAM STARTING FALL 2015 - Central to the program is an analysis of health reform intended primarily to improve health conditions of disadvantaged groups, particularly those in Chile, while also improving healthcare access for the population at large. Students carefully examine intercultural health and alternative healthcare practices in the context of Chile as well as southern Peru. Students consider different conceptions of wellness and healing, including beliefs and health practices of the Aymara and Mapuche indigenous groups. The program gives students the opportunity to experience Chile's health system firsthand with guided, insightful visits to public and private health centers.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Late August to early December; late February to early June
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA; coursework in public health, development studies, community or social sciences, or other related fields; 4 semesters college-level Spanish.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestays
Cost Level D - View cost information »
Link http://studyabroad.sit.edu/studyabroad/ssa_cih.cfm
Latin America : Chile : Santiago

The Santa Clara exchange program in Santiago, Chile provides students the opportunity to directly enroll in courses at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado. This program allows students to develop their Spanish language skills with living and studying with Chileans.
Program recommend major(s)/minor(s): Biology, Spanish

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates August to December; March to July
Academic Program Arts & Sciences, Business
Eligibility 2.75 GPA; two years of university level Spanish
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Home stays
Cost Level A - View cost information »
Link http://www.scu.edu/studyabroad/options/chile.cfm
Latin America : Chile : Santiago

Students can study international business concepts through coursework, group projects, homestays, cultural activities, and applied learning opportunities with local and international companies and organizations. Students can take courses at the CIEE Study Center as well as direct enrollment at Universidad de Chile. Courses are available in English and Spanish. Program recommended for major(s)/minor(s): Sociology

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Mid-July to Mid-December; TBA
Academic Program Arts & Sciences, Business
Eligibility 2.75 GPA, 1 semester Spanish although 1 year is recommended. 1 semester business coursework, 1 semester of economics
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay
Cost Level B - View cost information »
Link http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/chile/santiago/business-culture/
Asia : China : Beijing

This summer program offers students 15 class hours per week of Chinese language as well as the opportunity to examine modern China by selecting an English-taught elective from among one of the following disciplines: Introduction to Chinese Foreign Policy, China and the Environment, Contemporary China through Film, Chinese Society in the 21st Century or China?s Economic Development Since 1978. Program recommend major(s)/minor(s): Environmental Studies, Sociology

Term(s) Summer
Dates Mid June to Mid August
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation International Student Dormitory
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://www.allianceglobaled.org/china/beijing/china-now
Asia : China : Shanghai

This summer program offers students 12 class hours per week of Chinese language as well as the opportunity to examine modern China by selecting an English-taught elective from among one of the following courses: Chinese Society in the 21st Century, Contemporary Chinese Politics, China?s Economic Development Since 1978 or Sino-US Relations.

Term(s) Summer
Dates Mid June to Mid August
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation International Student Apartments
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://www.allianceglobaled.org/china/shanghai/contemporary-chinese-society-and-language#96
Asia : China : Shanghai

This intensive language program is for students who wish to focus on learning Chinese. Students take 21 class hours per week of Chinese language, allowing them to focus on language acquisition. Students participate in a wide range of activities as well as a Field Study Trip. As a prerequisite, students must have completed one year of college level Chinese language study.
Program recommend major(s)/minor(s): Chinese

Term(s) Summer
Dates Mid June to Mid August
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA; one year of college level Chinese
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation International Student Apartments
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://www.allianceglobaled.org/china/shanghai/intensive-chinese#110
Asia : China : Shanghai

This summer program is designed for students interested in international business and economics, offering undergraduates the unparalleled opportunity to study Chinese language, international business, and economic development in Asia's financial center.

Term(s) Summer
Dates Mid June to Mid August
Academic Program Business
Eligibility 3.0 GPA; one college level business course and one college level economics course
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Student dormitories
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://www.allianceglobaled.org/china/shanghai/international-business
Asia : China : Shanghai

The UM-SJTU Joint Institute (JI) is an equal-partner institution cooperatively sponsored by the University of Michigan (UM) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). The Chinese Government and both partner universities have made a strong commitment to develop JI as a world class research oriented high-learning institute. Through the merging and utilization of the best practices of both universities, JI has demonstrated rapid development in its management model, organizational structure and educational system. The unique and strategic characteristic of the JI is its global approach to structural and operational development. Over the past five years, the JI has developed an effective model for training globally astute, creative talents. In addition to its unique program curricula modeled after UM and an all-English learning environment, the JI students are exposed to an educational approach focused on holistic and rounded development of students? abilities and character. Faculty come from world leading universities, including tenured faculty from Georgia Institute of Technology, Ohio State University, Stony Brook University and Duke University. This program is recommended for the following majors: Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

Term(s) Fall semester
Dates Mid September to late December
Academic Program Engineering
Eligibility 2.75 GPA; engineering student; language proficiency required for programs not taught in English
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Joint Institute Dormitory on Minhang Campus
Cost Level A - View cost information »
Link http://globale3.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10336
Asia : China : Beijing

The Beijing Center (TBC) is a study abroad program established in 1998 to provide Jesuit university students with premier comprehensive education about China. The program does this by combining intense language and course work, unparalleled immersion opportunities, and academic excursions throughout the country. Courses offered cover a wide variety of disciplines allows students to both take courses to understand the complexities of China, as well as to advance their degrees.
Program recommend major(s)/minor(s): Chinese

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates August to December; January to May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.8 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Students live on 3rd floor of International Student Center. Students taking intensive intermediate or advanced Chinese may request a Chinese roommate. Yearlong program participants may request a home stay option for second semester.
Cost Level B - View cost information »
Link http://www.thebeijingcenter.org/
Asia : China : Nanjing

Students take classes at the CIEE Study Center and take Intensive Chinese Language and area study courses. Also available are group excursions and weekly sessions with peer tutors. Advanced language level students can take courses at Nanjing University. Instruction is in Mandarin and English.
Program recommend major(s)/minor(s): Chinese

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Late August- Mid-December; Mid-February to Mid-June
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA, 1 year of Mandarin Chinese or equiavalent.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Residence Hall or Homestay
Cost Level B - View cost information »
Link http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/china/nanjing/intensive-chinese-language-culture/
Asia : China : Shanghai

The program is based at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU). Established in 1896 and consistently ranked as one of the top five universities in China, SJTU is known for its leadership in engineering, business, and international affairs, among other disciplines. Program recommended for the following major(s)/minor(s): Business, Chinese

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Late August to mid December; mid February to early June.
Academic Program Arts & Sciences, Business
Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestays
Cost Level B - The SCU fee will cover the "IES Semester Program Fee." It does not include "IES Additional Fees for Special Options Associated with Tuition and Housing." - View cost information »
Link http://www.iesabroad.org/study-abroad/programs/shanghai-21st-century-china
 
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