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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!

Santa Clara University offers students a variety of study abroad 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, use our live chat, book an advising appointment, or watch our 6 best tips for choosing a program that's right for you video below!




Understanding Program Models

When navigating SCU-approved study programs you’ll notice they vary in “Program Models." Here you can read more about how these program models differ, and why it matters. Take the time to know the difference, as some models may make a better fit for you than others.

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Identify Programs by Major

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

Summer Programs

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 more than once, and can utilize their experiences to get ahead in their major/minor requirements, or secure an international internship!