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The first step in finding the right program for you is about setting your own academic and personal goals. It is most likely that multiple programs may be possible for you; there is no single perfect program. To discuss your academic and personal goals or specific programs you can contact an SCU Study Abroad advisor at studyabroad@scu.edu or 408-551-3019.

 
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Latin America : Nicaragua : Managua

Explore Nicaragua a generation after the Revolution and investigate how today's youth are creatively advocating for change. In this program, students will critically examine youth culture, advocacy, social change, and expression, across two generations in Nicaragua. All coursework is delivered in Spanish.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Late August to mid December; Late January to mid May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA; six quarters of Spanish.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay; Other Accommodations: Hostels or small hotels - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level C - View cost information »
Link http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/ssa_nur.cfm?cp=2014SSP
Europe : Northern Ireland : Belfast

The Fulbright Commission Queen?s University Belfast Summer Institute is a four-week cultural and academic programme for US students held at Queen?s University Belfast in Northern Ireland, UK. The theme of the institute is Understanding Ireland: Northern Perspectives.

Term(s) Summer
Dates Mid July to Mid August
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.5 GPA; US Citizen; Freshman or Sophomores Only
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation University accommodation - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-uk/undergraduates/queen-s-university-belfast
Latin America : Panama : Panama City

This program provides students an opportunity to study tropical ecology up close in one of the world's most diverse wildlife and plant environments. Topics of study include: tropical forest ecology; marine and wetland ecology; community resource conservation; indigenous resource use; human-natural resource interface; and the Panamanian environmental movement.
Program recommend major(s)/minor(s): Environmental Sciences

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Late August to mid December; Late January to mid May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA; Coursework in environmental studies, ecology, or biology
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay; Other Accommodations: Hostels or small hotels - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level C - View cost information »
Link http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/ssa_pne.cfm?cp=2013SSP
Latin America : Peru : Cuzco

NEW SCU PROGRAM STARTING FALL 2015 - This program explores the social, economic, political, and cultural impacts of globalization on indigenous peoples, and the ways in which communities respond and adapt to these transformations in Peru. Topics of study include: 1)Indigenous rights, advocacy, and policy, 2) Community empowerment, 3)Identity recognition, 4)Historical legacies and contemporary social movements, 5) Impacts of global changes: society, culture, economy, and ecology.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Late August to early December; late February to early June
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.8 GPA; six recent quarters of college-level Spanish or equivalent and the ability to follow coursework in Spanish, as assessed by SIT.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestays - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level E - View cost information »
Link http://studyabroad.sit.edu/studyabroad/ssa_per.cfm
Asia : Philippines : Manila

THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO THE US STATE DEPT TRAVEL WARNING CURRENTLY IN EFFECT. The Santa Clara University exchange program in Manila allows students to directly enroll in courses at Ateneo de Manila University. Students are able to courses in the following schools: humanities, management, science and engineering and social sciences.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates August to December; January to May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation On campus residence halls or off campus houses/apartments - - housing is not included in program fee. Student is required to work with exchange university to find accommodations.
Cost Level A - View cost information »
Link http://www.scu.edu/studyabroad/options/philippines.cfm
Asia : Philippines : Manila

The USF Casa Bayanihan program in the Philippines offers students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the reality of the Philippines. The program is rooted in four components, or pillars: accompaniment, academics, community, and spirituality. Beginning with sustained accompaniment of the poor, the Casa Bayanihan integrates praxis experience into rigorous academic reflection, and then supports this reflection through a carefully structured web of spiritual and communal support. A significant aspect of the Casa experience includes field placement where students are be placed within a small community where they will accompany and develop unique relationships with the local Filipino people. Learning amidst the gritty reality of these poor communities will be one of the most important aspects of this immersion experience.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Mid August to Mid December; Mid January to Mid/late May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Students live in community in program houses - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level B - View cost information »
Link http://www.usfca.edu/sii/casa_bayanihan/
Europe : Poland : Warsaw

Students study sociological, historical and political aspects of Polish culture at the CIEE Study Center . Students with advanced business standing can take business classes by direct enrolling in the Warsaw School of Economics. One Polish language course is required. Instruction is in English and Polish.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Early-September to Mid-December, Late-January to Mid-May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Residence Halls, Homestays - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level B - View cost information »
Link http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/poland/warsaw/central-european-studies/
Africa : Burkina Faso : Ouagadougou

NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2015. The Santa Clara University Fall Quarter Study Abroad/Immersion in Burkina Faso is a study abroad program for students interested in combining academic work on the development challenges of West Africa with immersion and community-based learning experiences in public libraries in small towns and villages in rural areas. Students spend the first six weeks of the program in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, the second six weeks in a rural village in southwestern Burkina Faso, a week of travel in the region, and a final two weeks back in Ouagadougou. During the program, students intern in a village community library and create and publish two books of photography about village life in Burkina Faso. Program recommended for the following major(s)/minor(s):Business majors, French, Sociology

Term(s) Fall quarter
Dates Early September to Late November
Academic Program Arts & Sciences, Business
Eligibility 2.75 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Students live with other program participants in houses.
Cost Level B - View cost information »
Link http://www.scu.edu/studyabroad/burkinafaso/index.cfm
Africa : Rwanda : Kigali

This program examines the origins of conflict in Rwanda; the social, human, and psychological impacts of genocide; and the challenges and opportunities of post-conflict restoration. Students learn from Rwandan and Ugandan academics as well as local and international professionals working in the areas of transitional justice, peacebuilding, and post-conflict reconciliation.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Late August to early December; Late January to mid May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA; Coursework in conflict theories recommended. Interview may be required. French is recommended but not required.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestay; Other Accommodations: Hostels or small hotels - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level D - View cost information »
Link http://www.sit.edu/studyabroad/ssa_rwr.cfm?cp=2013SSP
Europe : Scotland : Dundee and Glagow

The Fulbright-Scotland Summer Institute is a five-week cultural and academic programme for US students held at University of Dundee and the University of Strathclyde. The theme of the institute is Scotland: Identity, Culture and Innovation.The Fulbright Scotland Summer Institute will provide American undergraduate students with a unique perspective on the cultural and political forces that have shaped modern Scotland, with a strong emphasis on its pioneering role as a technological nation. The Institute will be delivered through an innovative partnership between two distinctively Scottish modern universities - the University of Dundee and the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

Term(s) Summer
Dates Early July to Mid August
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.5 GPA; US Citizen; Freshman or Sophomores Only
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Self catering flat in both Dundee and Glasgow - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-uk/undergraduates/scotland-dundee-and-strathclyde-universities
Europe : Scotland : Edinburgh

The Scottish Business in the Arts Summer Program combines academic learning and internship experience with an Edinburgh Festival company during the world?s largest arts festival. Students will experience an exciting eight-week program specifically designed to assist non-specialist undergraduates to learn about the operations of business organizations in the arts and culture sector.

Term(s) Summer
Dates Late June to Late August
Academic Program Business
Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Shared Apartments - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://www.arcadia.edu/abroad/scottish_business_arts/
Europe : Scotland : Edinburgh

This program is ideal for students with a penchant for creative writing or a passion for British literature and allows them to study abroad at Scottish Universities' International Summer School. Students will also have the opportunity to work with accomplished British writers and study with students from around the world.

Term(s) Summer
Dates Late July to Early August
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Student residence halls - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level Summer - View cost information »
Link http://www.arcadia.edu/abroad/SUISS/
Europe : Scotland : Edinburgh

The Arcadia Edinburgh program offers students an extensive range of courses at the University of Edinburgh in the arts, humanities, social sciences, science and engineering, languages, divinity studies, education, law, medicine and veterinary medicine, and music. The College of Humanities has also devised a number of study abroad special interest programs in order to assist students in finding and selecting courses within a specialized area of academic inquiry. Examples include study programs in pre-law; Muslim-Christian studies; religious studies; and Scottish studies. Program recommend major(s)/minor(s): Biology, Environmental Sciences, Public Health, Bioengineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Web Design & Engineering

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Early September to late December; Early January to late May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences, Engineering
Eligibility 3.0 GPA
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Shared accommodations - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level D - Additional charges related to housing or credit overloads will be billed directly to the student by Arcadia. - View cost information »
Link http://arcadia.edu/abroad/Edinburgh/
Africa : Senegal : Dakar

NEW SCU PROGRAM STARTING FALL 2015 - This program takes a critical approach to Senegalese artistic and cultural forms ? from traditional aesthetic expressions to modern notions of cosmopolitanism/afropolitanism and urban identities realized in new artistic formats such as hip-hop, street art, and graffiti. Students not only learn a variety of West African art forms and what they represent but also learn to create and perform them.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Late August to mid December; early February to mid May
Academic Program Arts & Sciences
Eligibility 2.75 GPA; five recent quarters of college level French or equivalent and the ability to follow coursework in French, as assessed by SIT.
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Homestays - students are required to live in program housing. Independent housing is not permitted by SCU.
Cost Level C - View cost information »
Link http://studyabroad.sit.edu/studyabroad/ssa_sgr.cfm
Asia : Singapore : Singapore

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is a research-intensive university with globally acknowledged strengths in science and engineering. The university has roots that go back to 1955 when Nanyang University was set up. Today, NTU has four colleges with 12 schools, and FOUR autonomous entities, the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering. NTU is the fastest-rising Asian university in the top 1% of the world?s best universities; ranked 58th in the world and 12th in Asia. This program is recommended for the following majors: Bioengineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Web Design and Engineering.

Term(s) Fall semester, Spring semester
Dates Early August to early December; Early January to early May
Academic Program Engineering
Eligibility 2.75 GPA; engineering student; language proficiency required for programs not taught in English
Students should review full eligibility requirements for SCU's Study Abroad Program.
Accommodation Residence Halls or off campus housing - housing is not included in program fee. Student is required to work with exchange university to find accommodations.
Cost Level A - View cost information »
Link http://globale3.studioabroad.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Programs.ViewProgram&Program_ID=10204
 
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