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Explore Programs

If you're looking for a study abroad program that fits into your academic, personal, and professional goals, you've come to the right place!

SCU Study Abroad offers students a variety of programs to choose from in the summer, fall, winter, and spring terms. Each program falls into one of four models that determine how immersive your experience will be: Direct Enroll, Hybrid, Island, or Virtual. What's the difference? Check out the resources on this page to learn more.

Feeling Overwhelmed? Not sure where to start?

Review our application resources and book an advising appointment.


Understanding the Program Models

When navigating our programs you’ll see that they vary in “Program Models”. Click this link to read more about how these program models differ, as some models demand a greater level of independence than others. Take the time to know the difference, as some models may make a better fit for you than others.

Explore Programs by Major

Are you worried that not many programs align with your major? Here you can filter programs by areas of focus! Remember that competitive applicants are those who can demonstrate a strong alignment between their program of interest and their academics.

Consider Summer (not competitive!) 

Although Study Abroad at Santa Clara University is competitive during the regular academic year (Fall, Winter, Spring), this is not true for summer. Students can study abroad in the summer multiple times and can utilize their experience to get ahead in their major/minor course or to obtain an international internship.

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