Office of Study Abroad and International Student Services COVID-19 Update

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Study Abroad

Southwestern’s Office of Study Abroad and International Student Services takes a holistic approach to off-campus study by preparing and supporting students to live and learn in a new culture setting. Exposure to different ideas and perspectives is an integral part of the Southwestern Experience.


Sandra Hancock

Assistant Director of Study Abroad and International Student Services



Sandra Hancock

Assistant Director of Study Abroad and International Student Services

Southwestern Study Abroad
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Adventure. Experiences. Ideas. Perspectives.

Welcome to the Office of Study Abroad and International Student Services at Southwestern University. Our office plays a dual role of advising current Southwestern students on study abroad opportunities and advising international students studying at Southwestern University.

Adventure Awaits

Whether you know where you want to study or are open to new ideas, we invite you to learn more about our programs and talk with our staff, who can help you to determine which adventure is right for you. We have an on-site Resource Room full of helpful information, and can likely get you in touch with current students or alumni who studied in or near the same location.

  • Announcing Our 2022 Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs
    Summer 2022
    • Amsterdam — Sexuality and Culture
    • Buenos Aires — Advanced Spanish Language and Culture
    • European Cultural Explorations
    • Granada — Intermediate Spanish Language
    • Switzerland — Sustainability in Switzerland
    Fall 2022
    • London
    Learn More 

  • Attend an Information Session to learn more about a faculty-led program.  

    Study Abroad Application Deadlines

    • September 1st - Spring ISEP, Spring CHIP, & Spring NYAP
    • October 1st - Spring Program Providers
    • December 1st - SU Faculty-Led Summer Programs (application to open October 1st)
    • February 1st - Summer Program Providers, Fall ISEP, Fall CHIP, & Fall NYAP
    • March 1st - Fall Program Providers, SU London Semester (application to open October 1st)




    Featured Alumni Stories

    An Algerian flag flies over a crowd in Paris. Criezis says she was "obsessed with" the Algerian war for independence while studying abroad in France and for her capstone projects at Southwestern.

    Countering Terrorism through Research

    Meili Criezis ’17 publishes scholarship about extremist rhetoric, terrorist propaganda, and political violence.

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    Heath Dollar ’92

    Without Work, There Are No Kolaches

    Heath Dollar ’92, an educator, musician, and published author, wins the 2018 Texas Observer Short Story Contest.

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    Southwestern University Fulbright

    Mattie Cryer, SU ’17, Selected as Fulbright Recipient

    Southwestern graduate named Southwestern’s 18th Fulbright recipient in 18 years.

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    Study Abroad News

    Overcome to Transform

    Studying abroad can be daunting, but Southwestern faculty have some advice to share to help make studying abroad a reality for all students.

    Florence Italy & Tokyo Japan Skylines

    Southwestern Students Receive Gilman International Scholarship to Study Abroad

    Sierra Burton ’22 and Suleman Khan ’25 will use scholarship money to study in Europe and Japan.


    Stepping Out of Your Bubble

    Alumna Katie Andrea ’99 talks about her experience studying abroad and accepting the growing pains that came along with it.