Semester

St. Edward's Study Abroad Requirements

  • Minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA, however, some programs require a higher GPA
  • Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at SEU
  • First-year students cannot study abroad until the summer AFTER their first year
  • Seniors are discouraged from studying abroad unless there are extenuating circumstances
  • Students must enroll in a full semester of credit while abroad

All students will need a passport by the time they are applying to their program.  If you do not currently have a valid passport OR your passport will expire within 6 months from the end of the your study abroad, then apply for a new one right away:  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html

Step 1: Research Programs

Deciding on the right program for you takes research and time so you should start planning as far in advance as possible.

See an explanation of the different types of programs HERE

IMPORTANT NOTE: Spring 2023 - ONLY university partner programs are available and there are limited spots available.  Contact the Study Abroad Office for application instructions.

When to do this How to do this

One year in advance is ideal. Ex: If you plan to study abroad in the fall of your junior year, research programs during the fall of your sophomore year.

Browse all semester programs HERE, via the Terra Dotta application system

Begin discussing program possibilities with your Success Coach and Academic Adviser to make sure that your preferred program is a good fit for you academically.

Step 2: Study Abroad Advising

Once you have some programs in mind, schedule a meeting with the study abroad Office

When to do this How to do this
Ideally one year advance Click HERE to access the advising appointment calendar 

Step 3: Apply for approval to study abroad

After you have met with the study abroad adviser and have decided on your first and second choice programs, apply for approval to study abroad on that program. 

Note that this first application is to get approval from SEU to study abroad on your chosen program and is not an actual application for the program.

You should only apply for one program per term you plan to be abroad.

Every program has its own application deadline and some may be earlier than the SEU approval deadlines so make sure you know when it is so you do not miss it.

When to do this How to do this

March 1st – Fall Semester

September 20th – Spring Semester

NOTE – Students interested in the APU Dual Degree Program must meet with Dr. William Nichols and apply by March 1st of their First Year

Go back into Terra Dotta (where the list of all programs is)

Select your chosen program and hit the Apply button

Once you receive approval from SEU study abroad office to study abroad on your preferred program, you need to apply to that program or university.

Step 4: Apply to the program or university

When to do this How to do this

As soon as you receive approval from SEU study abroad

Program Provider – Go to their website and locate your program and click on the Apply button

University Partner – Contact the SEU study abroad office for instructions.

 

Faculty-led Programs

St. Edward’s Study Abroad Requirements

  • See each program for specific GPA requirements
  • Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at SEU

All students will need a passport by the time they are applying to their program.  If you do not currently have a valid passport OR your passport will expire within 6 months from the end of the your study abroad, then apply for a new one right away:  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html

Step 1: Research Programs

Familiarize yourself with the faculty-led programs being offered and attend an information session if possible.

When to do this How to do this

The fall semester before or as soon as you see them posted on the study abroad website.

You can find the faculty-led summer programs HERE, via the Terra Dotta application system

Begin discussing your abroad plans with your success coach and academic adviser.

If you receive financial assistance to attend SEU, you should meet with your Financial Services Advisor to discuss the program cost. 

Step 2: Program cost

Limited financial aid applies to summer programs so students should not rely on getting any but should ensure they are able to afford a faculty-led program without any.

Only Pell Grants and personal loans are applicable to faculty-led summer programs.

There are additional external scholarships available and you can find a list HERE.  

Step 3: Meet with the Study Abroad Office

Make an appointment to meet with the Study Abroad Office and learn more about the program of choice.

Make an appointment HERE

Step 4: Apply to the program

After you have attended an information session, met with the faculty member, OR met with the study abroad adviser, and have decided on which program you are interested in, it’s time to apply to the program. 

Note that acceptance is on a first-come basis so it is important to get your application in early before the program fills up.

When to do this How to do this

February 1st

Go back into Terra Dotta (where the list of all programs is)

Select your chosen program and hit the Apply button

 

Summer Programs

St. Edward’s Study Abroad Requirements

Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at SEU.

All students will need a passport by the time they are applying to their program.  If you do not currently have a valid passport OR your passport will expire within 6 months from the end of the your study abroad, then apply for a new one right away:  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html

Step 1: Research Programs

In addition to SEU faculty-led summer programs, some of our university partners and most of the program providers offer summer programs. 

There is no approved program list for summer programs and students are free to study abroad on any program they choose.  

While there is no approved program list for summer, students are encouraged to look at the following university and program providers, which are approved for semester study abroad are have therefore already been vetted:

  • University of Roehampton - London
  • Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Milan and Rome
  • Universidad Pontificia Comillas - Madrid
  • Université Catholique de l'Ouest - Angers, France
  • International Studies Abroad (ISA) - multiple destinations
  • Academic Programs International (API) - multiple destinations
  • Council for International Education Exchange (CIEE) - multiple destinations
  • International Education of Students (IES) - multiple destinations
  • School for International Training (SIT) - multiple destinations
  • School for Field Studies (SFS) - multiple destinations
  • Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA) - multiple destinations
  • Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA) - multiple destinations
When to do this How to do this
Fall semester prior to the summer

There is not a designated approved list of summer programs but many of the semester programs and universities offer summer options as well

Use the list above as a starting point and go to the respective websites to see what they offer for summer.

Begin discussing program possibilities with your Success Coach and Academic Adviser to make sure that your preferred program is a good fit for you academically.

If you receive financial assistance to attend SEU, you should meet with your Financial Services Advisor to discuss the program cost.

Step 2: Assess the program cost

Financial aid does NOT apply to summer programs so be aware of what the costs are.

Some of the programs or universities may have their own scholarships or financial aid available which can be found on their website.

There are additional external scholarships available and you can find a list HERE.

Step 3: Get your course(s) approved

In order to receive credit for summer courses taken abroad, you must get them approved by SEU.

Complete the Study Abroad Course Approval Form HERE

Step 4: Apply for approval to study abroad

After you have decided on your first-choice program and have gotten your course(s) approved, apply for approval to study abroad on that program.

Note that this application is just to get approval from SEU to study abroad on your chosen program and is not an actual application for the program.

You should only apply for one program per term you plan to be abroad.

Every program has its own application deadline and some may be earlier than the SEU approval deadlines so make sure you know when it is so you do not miss it.

When to do this How to do this
March 1st

Go into Terra Dotta . There is no summer approved program list but there is a general summer program application

Select SUMMER EXTERNAL PROGRAM APPLICATION and hit the Apply button

Once you receive approval from the SEU study abroad office to study abroad on your preferred program, you need to apply to that program or university.

Step 5: Apply to the program or university

When to do this How to do this
As soon as you receive approval from SEU study abroad Go to their website and follow the application instructions.