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Nomination FAQs for 2023-24 Study Abroad Programs

As Application Review concludes, students and families may have questions about their nomination status. The Nomination FAQs page includes key information regarding nomination announcements.

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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

We build the world's future leaders by inspiring curiosity and instilling the joy of learning.

For students of all majors and career goals, studying abroad sets the stage for learning and building connections for their future. Approximately one-third of juniors study abroad in a quarter, semester or summer program. Studying 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.

Please Note: Santa Clara University may be obliged to alter or eliminate programs described at any time. Dates, courses, and costs may change without notification.


How does study abroad shape global learning goals?
The data listed below was collected from 2021-22 SCU Study Abroad Program Evaluations
98%
felt that their education abroad experience prepared them for life and work in an increasingly globalized era
 
96%
felt more informed about current international and global issues after their education abroad experience
 
96%
felt that their education abroad experience encouraged their sense of global responsibility
 
94%
felt that their education abroad experience was relevant to their life after college and their career
 
Contact Us

Students, families, faculty, and staff can reach our team via email at studyabroad@scu.edu with any questions or concerns they may have regarding study abroad. Our team is committed to responding during our business hours within 1-2 business days, not including campus holidays

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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 SCU-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

 

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Student Experiences

Most SCU students study or intern abroad their Junior or Senior year. However, students can study or intern abroad as early as the summer prior to their sophomore year at SCU so long as they meet the eligibility requirements. Students from all majors are eligible to apply.

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Upcoming Events with SCU Study Abroad

Save the Date: Global Opportunities Expo (October 24-28, 2022)

See the line-up of events & register

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