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Faculty & Staff Resources


The Global Explorations Program is currently accepting applications for Summer 2024!

Global programs are a unique educational and cultural opportunity for all Santa Clara students. There are many academic, career, and personal benefits. For example, students get to live in interesting places, visit historically and culturally significant sites, examine artifacts they’ve only read about or seen on TV, and interact with local students and faculty. Not to mention, many will become students at prestigious universities where they have to adjust and learn to thrive in an academic system that demands independence and initiative. 

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.

Global Explorations Program

Did you know Global Engagement offers short-term, faculty-led study abroad programs for undergraduate students through SCU Study Abroad? Programs are for-credit and available during the summer term (a minimum of three weeks is required). 

Have questions? Please contact Study Abroad Director Sara Branley for more information.

Supporting Our Students

Faculty and staff play an integral role in encouraging SCU students to engage in high-impact learning practices like study abroad. Our team has put together a collection of resources to support students who come to you to discuss studying abroad, including a list of frequently asked questions we receive. We look forward to working with you collaboratively to see SCU students thrive on campus, abroad, and beyond.


2022-23 Faculty & Staff Webinar

To view the presentation slides, please click here.

We know you care about our students as much as we do. Our team has prepared resources that are intended to help you support your students as they consider how an international and intercultural experience can meet their academic, professional, and personal goals.