Study Abroad


Semester Programs

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Old Cathedral in Cuenca, Ecuador

Old Cathedral in Cuenca, Ecuador

Spending a semester or year abroad is a great way to learn about and engage with a new culture.  We challenge students to look beyond the similarities on the surface and discover the true complexity of the people, language and society.  Students that do so often return with a deeper understanding of their host country, their own country, and themselves.

Benefits of Long Term Study Abroad

  • Earn between 12-18 credits per semester.
  • Choose from a variety of classes to satisfy major and general education requirements.
  • Meet and make friends with people from around the world.
  • Improve your foreign language skills.
  • Increase your cultural competency.
  • Explore your host country and discover new places.
  • Connect with your community by joining campus clubs, engaging in service, or interning abroad.
  • Live and feel like a local - not just a tourist.

Types of Semester Programs

Exchange Programs

Full financial aid is available to students who participate in one of our semester exchange programs. Our exchange programs in Northern Ireland, India and Japan offer students the opportunity to fulfill a wide variety of general education and major requirements while engaging in an enriching and immersive study abroad experience. Our exchange program in Zagreb, Croatia is an excellent opportunity for Business majors.

SAU also has partnered with the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) to enable our students to study abroad at one of 150 different exchange partner institutions around the world. Learn more about these opportunities by browsing the links to the left and by visiting the SAU Study Abroad Portal.

Affiliate Programs

Partial financial aid is available to students who participate in an approved affiliate program. Our affiliates include our programs in England, Ireland and Ecuador. We also work with Central College Abroad, Globalinks, International Studies Abroad, The Education Abroad Network, Spanish Studies Abroad and others. Learn more about these semester options by visiting our Affiliates page or the SAU Study Abroad Portal. You can search programs by location, term or academic program.

Modern Language Programs

Studying abroad is a great way to learn a new language or improve your foreign language skills. If you are a major or minor in Spanish, French or German Studies, the Modern Languages department has a list of approved study abroad programs just for you. Language majors and minors can take partial financial aid and are eligible for Modern Languages Scholarships.

To learn more about approved programs for Modern Languages majors and minors, please contact a faculty member in the Modern Languages department. Once you decide on a program, the Center for International Education can help you through the application process.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA (for students that do not meet the minimum GPA requirement, we will review applications on a case-by-case basis)
  • No restrictions in Student Accounts or Student Services
  • Endorsement by the Dean of Students
  • Faculty recommendations