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

Sandra Hancock

Assistant Director of Study Abroad and International Student Services

Sandra Hancock

Sandra Hancock

Assistant 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 (Communications Studies & Mathematics)


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

Study Abroad Application Deadlines

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

Programs and Application Info


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Study Abroad News

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