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Study Abroad 2024-25 Nomination FAQs

Visit our Study Abroad 2024-25 Nomination FAQs webpage for answers to frequently asked questions about program nominations.

SCU Study Abroad

SCU Study Abroad is a part of the Global Engagement unit leading international diversity, intercultural learning, and internationalization at Santa Clara. We offer quarter and semester-length study and intern-abroad opportunities for undergraduate students. 

"We aspire to shape a world where people with varying identities and perspectives have the courage, skills, and ability to thrive."

Global Engagement Mission Statement

For students of all majors and career goals, studying or interning abroad sets the stage for learning and building connections for their future. Studying or interning abroad can be an enriching academic, professional, and personal experience. It gives students a chance to immerse themselves in another culture, learn or enhance language skills, launch lifelong pursuits, and gain an invaluable edge in an increasingly competitive global job market and grad school admissions process, among many other benefits.

Approximately one-third of juniors at Santa Clara University study or intern abroad on a quarter, semester, or summer program. Most students go abroad their junior or senior year. However, students can participate in a summer program prior to their sophomore year at SCU so long as they meet the eligibility requirements. Students from all majors are eligible to apply.

Student Experiences
The data listed below was collected from 2021-22 SCU Study Abroad Program Evaluations.
felt that their education abroad experience prepared them for life and work in an increasingly globalized era
felt more informed about current international and global issues after their education abroad experience
felt that their education abroad experience encouraged their sense of global responsibility
felt that their education abroad experience was relevant to their life after college and their career
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Our team is here to support students, faculty, staff, and families with their questions. We are committed to responding to all inquires during our business hours within 2 business days.


Phone: (408) 551-3212

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Study Abroad at Santa Clara

Santa Clara University values study abroad and therefore students may earn SCU credits + grades and apply financial aid on approved programs. Students from partner universities abroad interested in attending Santa Clara University as an exchange student can find further information about the application and process here: Incoming Exchange Student Program


Upcoming Events

Check out our annual Global Opportunities Expo held every October! 

Our Commitment

Through international academic experiences, SCU prides itself on inspiring students to explore and transform their lives, Santa Clara University, and the world.  We partner with the following Education Abroad organizations as part of our commitment to create a more inclusive and holistic study abroad experience:

NAFSA, Diversity Abroad, and the Forum for Education Abroad