Study Abroad/Off-Campus

The Semester-Long Exchange application for spring 2023 has closed. You may attend an information session for fall 2023 semester-long exchange on Thursday, December 8 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. via Zoom. Register to attend here.

Faculty-led Study Trips will resume in summer 2023! An information session will be held on Friday, December 2 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. via Zoom. Register to attend here.

Welcome to Study Abroad!

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Study Abroad Update (11/02/2022)


Winter and Summer 2023 Study Trips

Faculty-led study trips will resume in summer 2023! An information session to review the trip details will be held on Friday, December 2 from 12:00 p.m. via Zoom. Register to attend here.

Spring 2023 Semester Long-Exchange Programs Will Proceed As Planned

SAIC will continue to offer semester-long exchange programs scheduled for Spring 2023. These programs are open to undergraduate students who have completed 30 credits. An information session is scheduled on Monday, September 12, 2022 to review our other study abroad option. Information is below.

Semester-Long Exchange Information Session

Thursday, December 8, 2022
4:00–5:00 p.m. CT

Study Abroad will provide an overview of the application process and available programs for fall 2023. Taking a semester away through one of SAIC’s official exchange programs is one option to fulfill the six credit off-campus study requirement. During the program, students are enrolled at SAIC and financial aid is available. This program is open to undergraduate students who have completed 30 credits at the time of application.

We look forward to working with you as we look to resume Study Abroad!

Students hold yarn and watch a man dye it in a pot.

Please continue to monitor the Make Together website for the most up to date information regarding campus access and procedures.


Frequently Asked Questions

(Updated 11/02/2022)

How do I schedule an appointment with an advisor about my questions?

Please email all questions to If we are unable to answer your question over email or you prefer to speak with an advisor, we can set up a phone or video appointment.

I left you a voicemail - did you receive it?

At this time the best way to reach Study Abroad is through emailing and we can respond or set up a phone appointment if needed. We appreciate your patience. As always, if you are experiencing an emergency, please contact Campus Security at 312-899-1230.

Will semester away/abroad programs continue for fall 2023?

Yes. Study Abroad has resumed all semester away programs. An informational session was held on Thursday, December 8 at 4:00 p.m. You may register to attend here.

How do I apply for a semester away program?

You are encouraged to attend an information session on Thursday, December 8 at 4:00 p.m. You may register to attend here. Information to access the recording will be available after the information session has concluded.

How can I access my official transcript for my application?

Study Abroad has a copy of your official transcript and will forward it on to your host school.

Are you offering the Study Abroad Workshop remotely?

Currently all workshops and information sessions are being held via Zoom to provide the broadest access to the SAIC community. 

Semester-Away Information Session
Thursday, December 8, 2022
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. via Zoom (Register here)

Faculty-Led Study Trip Information Session for Summer 2023
Friday, December 2, 2022
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. via Zoom (Register here)

Is SAIC running winter 2023 study trips?

We are currently reviewing information and will announce updates regarding the status of study trips as soon as we are able.

When will SAIC resume study trips?

Study Abroad will announce at the start of the fall 2022 semester if study trips will resume in winter 2023.


Travel. Learn. Grow.

SAIC is a community of explorers, learning to live and work meaningfully in a complex, yet connected world. The Study Abroad office enhances this mission by providing advising, advocacy, and resources in support of international education programs and objectives.

As a member of NAFSA, we believe that international education and exchange are fundamental to:

  • Establishing mutual understanding among nations
  • Preparing the next generation with vital cross-cultural and global skills
  • Creating the conditions for a more peaceful world

Our office specializes in providing students with opportunities to participate in short-term and semester-long education abroad programs. Advisors work closely with faculty members to offer an exciting array of faculty-led study trips during the winter and summer interims and to advise students who apply for semester-long study abroad. We look forward to being a part of your journey.

SAIC is proud to be ranked by the Institute of International Education among the top 4 specialized schools in the United States in number of students participating in study abroad.

SAIC student safety and well-being is always the highest priority when evaluating our programs around the world. Staff continue to monitor alerts from the Department of State and other security information providers to determine any safety risks associated with the locations of our programs or proposed programs abroad. SAIC will reach out directly to program participants with guidance and take all reasonable actions to manage risks and respond to emergencies.