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Study Abroad at SLU

Saint Louis University Study Abroad Programs

Saint Louis University offers 47 study abroad programs all over the world, including at our Madrid, Spain, campus. At SLU, every undergraduate student in any academic program is guaranteed the opportunity to study abroad at SLU-Madrid.

Study for your biology class on the Spanish steps in Rome. Gain international business experience through an internship in Belgium. Volunteer with a local non-governmental organization in South Africa. Wherever you go, you’ll expand your worldview; gain an appreciation and understanding of a different culture; and become a better thinker, problem solver and compassionate individual.

Planning on Going Abroad?

Whether you want to travel for as long as a year or as little as a week, all SLU-approved programs can be found through our online database. Sort, share and compare them to find exactly what you want.

Explore SLU's Study Abroad Options

You can participate in study abroad programs that are not officially sanctioned by SLU, but the process is a little different. Whether it’s a program at a university where you’ve always wanted to study or an opportunity to intern in another country, we can help you experience the world on your own terms.

Non-SLU­-Approved Study Abroad Programs

Independent International Experiences

Application Deadlines to Study Abroad

Most students study abroad their sophomore or junior year. Talk to your academic advisor early in your time at SLU to determine which semester will be best for you and which courses might be involved. Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing in order to apply and to study abroad. 

If you’re a transfer student, you must spend at least one semester at our St. Louis, Missouri, campus before applying to go abroad. All other students must complete one year at our St. Louis, Missouri, campus. 

Your application is due one semester before you wish to study abroad (see below for dates). If you are not able to complete your application by the recommended deadline, please contact the study abroad team for additional information.

SLU-Madrid deadlines: 

  • Spring semester program application deadline: June 1
  • Fall semester program application deadline: March 1
  • Summer sessions application deadline: March 1

All other SLU-approved programs deadline: 

  • Spring semester program deadline: Oct. 1
  • Fall semester program application deadline: March 15
  • Summer sessions application deadline March 1

Facts & Figures


SLU students study abroad each year


U.S. university for study abroad participation (Institute of International Education)


study abroad programs are available to SLU students


students from SLU's St. Louis campus study at SLU-Madrid each year