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SLU Study Abroad Programs

COVID-19 Information for Education Abroad Programs: Saint Louis University’s Office of International Services is monitoring resources related to COVID-19 and is in communication with all university partners across the globe.

For students returning to the U.S., the SLU Health Advisory: Coronavirus webpage is updated daily.

Spring 2020 students who have been told to return home should contact for any questions.

Following CDC guidelines, Saint Louis University recommends that students returning from countries with a Level 3 Travel Health notice follow the self-quarantine and self-monitoring guidelines. This is to help ensure that travelers limit contact with others and to monitor themselves for symptoms. The CDC website also has a list of countries considered “high risk."

The Office of International Services is monitoring the worldwide situation through sources including:

U.S. State Department Travel Advisories
Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization
GeoBlue Health Insurance

General information regarding health and safety resources can be found on our website.

Update for fall 2020: Saint Louis University is canceling all SLU-approved international short-term and semester study-abroad experiences for the Fall 2020 semester. The health and safety of our students is our highest priority and our utmost concern. Read more about the decision to cancel Fall 2020 study abroad programs, as well as next steps. 

A World of Possibilities  

Saint Louis University offers more than 50 study abroad programs all over the world, including at our Madrid, Spain, campus and our new SLU-sponsored program, Casa Belize.

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 Vietnam.

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.

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.

  • Spring Semester programs: June 1
  • Fall Semester programs: March 1
  • Summer Sessions: March 1

Facts & Figures


Students who spent time abroad during the 2015­-16 school year


Countries represented at the SLU­-Madrid campus each semester