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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.


Monya Lemery

Monya Lemery

Director of Study Abroad and International Student Services

Monya Lemery

Monya Lemery

Director of Study Abroad and International Student Services

Southwestern Study Abroad
Southwestern Study Abroad (Credit: iStockphoto)

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.

Upcoming Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs

FALL 2023

  • London - (Communication Studies, Mathematics, Theatre, British Life & Culture, Business, Internship, Data Science, etc.)


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Attend an Information Session to learn more about study abroad opportunities.  

Study Abroad Application Deadlines

  • September 1st - Spring ISEP
  • October 1st - Spring Program Providers, Spring CHIP, Spring NYAP
  • December 1st - SU Faculty-Led Summer Programs 
  • January 23rd - Extended deadline SU Granada
  • February 1st - Summer Program Providers, Fall ISEP, Fall NYAP
  • March 1st - Fall Program Providers, SU London Semester, Fall CHIP

Programs and Application Info


Featured Student Stories

From Unexpected Experiences to Unforgettable Memories: My Abroad Journey in London

Tessa Elizondo explores how she gained knowledge on different cultural traditions and views, and have made lifelong memories that not only allowed her to make connections to her studies, but have also broadened her world view.

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Grace Parmer in downtown Granada, after a walking tour of Sacromonte.

Senior Shares Summer Abroad in Spain

Senior Grace Parmer describes her experience when attending the SU Granada program during the Summer 2022 term.

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Phoebe Hamilton drinking hot chocolate in the plaza of Salamanca where she spent a huge amount of time.

Reflecting on my Experience Abroad

Senior Phoebe Hamilton recounts her study abroad experience in Salamanca, Spain.

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Study Abroad News

Raul Villa on one of his many voyages in Granada, Spain.

Highlights of the SU Granada Program as Described by a Study Abroad Participant

Senior Raul Villa recounts his study abroad experience in Granada, Spain!

Miguel Grado, standing fifth from the left, with the 2023 Summer SU Granada faculty and students.

From Dismissing Study Abroad as a Possibility Due to Financial Constraints to Making it a Reality

Miguel Grado tells us his remarkable journey from overcoming doubts about studying abroad to seeing the world differently after his life-changing experience in Granada, Spain.


Hispanic-Serving Institution SIT Scholarship

SIT will award a $3,000 scholarship for participation in a semester program and $2,000 for a summer program.