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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.

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Laura Ramsel

Assistant Director of Study Abroad and International Student Services

Laura Ramsel

Assistant Director of Study Abroad and International Student Services

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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 in 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 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.

Summer Program in Mexico

Exciting new opportunity to study abroad in Mexico City with the prestigious Colegio de Mexico (ColMex). 


Upcoming Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs

FALL 2025

  • London - (Psychology, Mathematics, Theatre, British Life & Culture, Internship)

SUMMER 2025

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina (Intermediate Spanish)
  • Granada, Spain (Advanced Spanish and International Marketing)
  • Switzerland (Environmental Studies)
  • Amsterdam (Gender and Sexuality, Psychology)

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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



STUDY ABROAD & STUDY AWAY

Featured Student Stories

Kamora Millan in Japan

Interview with Kamora Millan after a semester in Tokyo, Japan

Kamora Millan, a recent graduate who studied anthropology and sociology, talks about her experience studying abroad in Tokyo, Japan. Inspired by her experience, she aims to pursue a future in teaching English and translation, encouraging future students to embrace cultural understanding and maintain an open-minded approach during their own international endeavors.

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Zacharia Arifi in Paris

Transfer student reflects on study/research abroad at the Sorbonne in Paris, France

Zacharia Arifi, a senior, anthropology student, reflects on his semester abroad at the famous Sorbonne in Paris, France. Zacharia was a transfer student and was able to fit in a study abroad and graduate on time. He was also able to conduct field research for his anthropology capstone.

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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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Study Abroad News

Kamora Millan in Japan

Interview with Kamora Millan after a semester in Tokyo, Japan

Kamora Millan, a recent graduate who studied anthropology and sociology, talks about her experience studying abroad in Tokyo, Japan. Inspired by her experience, she aims to pursue a future in teaching English and translation, encouraging future students to embrace cultural understanding and maintain an open-minded approach during their own international endeavors.

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Zacharia Arifi in Paris

Transfer student reflects on study/research abroad at the Sorbonne in Paris, France

Zacharia Arifi, a senior, anthropology student, reflects on his semester abroad at the famous Sorbonne in Paris, France. Zacharia was a transfer student and was able to fit in a study abroad and graduate on time. He was also able to conduct field research for his anthropology capstone.

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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!

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