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Faculty & Staff Resources


The Global Explorations Program is currently accepting applications for Summer 2023. Please contact Study Abroad Director Sara Branley for more information.

Faculty and staff play an integral role in encouraging SCU students to engage in high-impact learning activities like study abroad. This page serves as a collection of resources to support students who come to you to discuss studying abroad. SCU Study Abroad requires that all students meet with their faculty advisors as part of the application process to ensure students are staying on track towards degree progression. We look forward to working with you collaboratively to see SCU students thrive academically, professionally, and personally on campus, abroad, and beyond.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our team has put together a list of frequently asked study abroad questions we receive from advisors. Please search for your questions, and do not hesitate to contact us at if you need further assistance. We are happy to help!

Advisor FAQs for Study Abroad at SCU

Advising Resources

2021-22 Academic Advisor & Study Abroad Training Webinar

For shorter segments, please view our YouTube Playlist

We know you care about our students as much as we do. Our team has prepared resources that are intended to help you support your students as they consider how an international and intercultural experience can meet their academic, professional, and personal goals.  

Review Advising Resources

Competitive Nature of Study Abroad at SCU

Fall, winter, and spring study abroad programs are competitive, meaning that not every eligible student who submits an application will be nominated. Summer study or intern abroad programs are not competitive. As long as a student is eligible and submits an application by the deadline, they will be nominated by SCU to participate.

Application Process & Deadline

The Benefits of Studying Abroad

Studying abroad enriches students’ academic experience. They get to live in interesting places, have many opportunities to visit historically and culturally significant sites, examine artifacts they’ve only read about or seen on TV, and interact with local students and faculty. Many will become students at prestigious universities where they have to adjust and learn to thrive in an academic system that demands independence and initiative. 

Download Benefits of Study Abroad PDF

Global Explorations Program

Did you know Global Engagement offers short-term, faculty-led study abroad programs for undergraduate students through SCU Study Abroad?

  • Term availability: summer
  • Programs are for-credit
  • Minimum of three weeks required
Learn More & Submit a Proposal