How to Finance Study Abroad
Study Abroad provides recommendations on how you can make study abroad a financial reality.
There are hundreds of study abroad opportunities available to St. Edward’s University students.
The Study Abroad Office is dedicated to helping you select a program that best aligns with your personal and professional interests, and fulfills an academic requirement on your degree plan.
Find the Program That’s Right for You
With 20 partner universities in 17 countries, this is one of the most popular study abroad options.
Offered for 4–6 weeks each summer and led by St. Edward’s University faculty, you can earn 3–6 credits.
Global Business Capstone
Only for MBA students, this course prepares future business leaders for a global market.
International Dual Degree
In four years, you’ll earn two degrees from two universities — St. Edward’s and APU in Japan.
Intern abroad through the International Internship Program or while on an exchange or sponsored program.
These programs aren’t in the Study Abroad portal. Speak to the Study Abroad Office about the process.
Sponsored fall and spring provider programs offer study abroad opportunities in more than 90 countries.
Sponsored provider programs offer students the opportunity to study abroad in the summer.
Study Abroad Advising
Use our Explore Study Abroad Checklist to help determine your choice.
Spring 2021 Study Abroad Programs are suspended. Summer 2021 programs are open for recruitment.
Attend an Info Session
Study Abroad staff will teach you how to use the Study Abroad portal, introduce you to the programs available and answer questions.
Starting Fall 2020, students can meet with a peer advisor to learn about the study abroad process. Your peer advisor is an upperclassman who successfully completed a study abroad experience. More information about how to access this service will be shared soon.
Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor
Our expert advisors will guide you through the study abroad process. Find your advisor and available appointments on the Study Abroad portal.
To submit your study abroad application, complete the steps below in the Study Abroad portal.
- Create your online profile
- Select your program
- Complete the application before the program deadline
Study Abroad Application Deadlines:
- Spring: Sept. 20
- Faculty-led: Feb. 1
- Summer and Fall: March 1
- Dual Degree: March 1
What happens after I’m approved to study abroad?
After you receive your placement, fulfill the following requirements:
- Commit to your program, complete requirements in the Study Abroad portal and pay the $100 deposit.
- Complete a two-part, pre-departure orientation (PDO):
- Online PDO is a canvas course that focuses on logistics and what you need to know while abroad and after you return.
- In-Person PDO is held in October for spring programs and April for summer/fall programs. Faculty-led programs will have a separate PDO, and you’ll be notified at or soon after your acceptance.
- Review your sponsored program application portal and complete sponsor requirements.
- Determine whether the country in which you will study requires a student visa. Visit the U.S. State Department for information on each country’s consulate. Search for your host country and review the “Entry, Exit and Visa Requirements” section. If you’re an international student, research the process for the country of your citizenship to obtain a visa for the country in which you will study.
- Secure a passport.
What is required of me while I’m abroad?
In addition to your course responsibilities, you’re required to complete the following:
- Students on an exchange or sponsored program must verify with Study Abroad their enrollment in courses within two weeks of the start of class.
- Students must enroll in a one-credit hour Canvas course, SABR 2150: The Study Abroad Experience.