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Learn everything you need to know about study abroad at Santa Clara University from choosing the right program for you and submitting the application, to scholarships and deadlines, right from your inbox!
Most 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 Santa Clara so long as they meet the eligibility requirements. Students from all majors are eligible to apply.
The very first step in your course planning for study abroad is to meet with your Academic Advisor to discuss your 4-Year Course Plan, based on the courses you would take here at Santa Clara University to graduate on time. It will be difficult to review courses abroad and ultimately select a program without first knowing the courses you need to take to stay on track to degree.
Learn more about the application process, eligibility requirements, and the resources available to help you submit your strongest study abroad application possible. Competitive applicants are those who can demonstrate a strong alignment between their programs of interest and their academics.
Prior to starting an application, students should be sure they understand the costs of study abroad at SCU. After confirming their participation in a study abroad program, students will be liable for withdrawal fees if they later decide not to participate. This page will help you understand the costs, submit a financial aid estimate to learn how your current financial aid package will transfer to study abroad, and search for scholarships.
When it comes to housing while abroad, you'll want to plan for the housing you need before you go and when you return to campus, as well as your preferred housing option on a study abroad program. SCU requires study abroad students to reside in housing provided by program providers and host institutions as detailed in the housing section of program brochure for each program, unless specified otherwise.
All students need a valid passport to travel internationally, however, passports are not required for domestic travel. It's crucial to attain a passport as soon as you know you have a strong intention of going abroad. If your passport will expire sooner than 6 months after the end of your program, you will need to renew your passport. Please also be aware that you may also need to apply for a visa or residence permit, depending on the program location you are nominated to. Starting this process early is key.