Study Abroad

Prospective Students

Where have SU Students been? England, France, Costa Rica, Argentina, Australia, South Africa, China, Denmark, Spain, Chile and more. Washington DC and New York City are options, also. Wherever you travel as a Southwestern Pirate, we can help you every step of the way.


Meaghan Bellande

Meaghan Bellande

Assistant Director of Intercultural Learning


Meaghan Bellande

Meaghan Bellande

Assistant Director of Intercultural Learning

Want to learn more about study abroad  and study away at SU?

Join us for a virtual information session during one of the dates below. All information sessions are held through Google Meet, click HERE to join!

  • Monday, April 13th 3:00-3:30pm
  • Monday, April 27th 12:00-12:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 13th 3:00-3:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 20th 12:00-12:30pm
Why Study Abroad or Study Away?

Study abroad/away offers many advantages, including increased academic performance, to enhanced empathy skills, to increased knowledge about global systems. It provides an avenue for students to grow and change in ways otherwise unavailable. A carefully selected program can add depth to a student’s major by offering courses that are different but complementary to those at Southwestern. Students gain new perspectives on their major field of study and develop interests they never knew they had. Study abroad can indeed be life changing, or in other words: students can indeed change their lives by studying abroad.


Study Abroad Opportunities at Southwestern University

Southwestern Programs are typically SU faculty-led programs where students take courses abroad from a Southwestern professor and travel with a group of SU students.

Southwestern University offered the following study abroad programs in 2020 (check back for 2021 programs):

• SU Amsterdam

• SU Buenos Aires

• SU European Cultural Exploration 

• SU Granada

• SU London

• SU Switzerland


Additionally, Southwestern runs the following domestic, off-campus study away programs:

SU New York Arts

SU Washington, D.C.

 SU-Approved Study Abroad Program Providers

Program providers are organizations that facilitate study abroad and internships abroad for U.S. college students. SU Students receive academic credit and financial aid when participating on approved programs. Available for summer, semester and academic year.