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Academics & Study Abroad

Where your student studies abroad isn’t as important as what they study abroad.

Study abroad is primarily an educational experience that happens to occur in another country.  As such, certain programs may be better suited for your student’s major. More than likely, one of your top priorities is keeping your student on track for graduation. Families and students can look at the Major Advising Guide provided by Study Abroad with recommendations for each major and opportunities like research, internships, intensive language, studying with local students, and volunteer or service learning. Encourage your student to identify which courses they still need to fulfill their major, minor, and core requirements to graduate. Then, they can use the Database of SCU Study Abroad Course Equivalencies to locate programs abroad that offer the courses they need. Remember, that if a course doesn't appear in the database, students can request to get more courses evaluated.

Process & Deadlines

You can stay up ­to­ date and informed by reviewing the study abroad website and familiarizing yourself with the deadlines for your student’s program. The SCU Study Abroad application process is a two­step process; students complete both an SCU Application to study abroad which is submitted to SCU Study Abroad, as well as a program specific application which the student submits directly to the host organization or institution. The application process is competitive.

If your student needs assistance with the written portion, encourage them to visit the HUB Writing Center on campus.