Study Abroad/Off-Campus

SAIC is aiming to resume Study Abroad programs with semester-long exchange programs for fall 2022. Study Trips for summer 2022 have been cancelled. Please read below for more detailed information. We will continue to review guidance related to COVID-19 protocols and consult with professionals in our planned destinations. We will also communicate any necessary adjustments, including cancellations, with our program participants.

Welcome to Study Abroad!

Students pose for a group picture in front of Machu Picchu

 

Study Abroad Update (3/4/2022)

 

Summer 2022 Study Trips Will Not Proceed

After reviewing current travel advisories from the Department of State and other government and health agencies, SAIC has made the difficult decision to cancel all study trips for this summer. We know this news is disappointing, but we are unable to continue planning for these programs in light of recent world events and current guidance related to international travel.

Study Abroad will announce at the start of the Fall 2022 semester if we will resume study trips in Winter 2023. We continue to work as hard as we can to restore this vital aspect to our curriculum as soon as we are able to do so.

Fall 2022 Semester Long-Exchange Programs Will Proceed As Planned

SAIC is currently moving forward with our semester-long exchange programs scheduled for Fall 2022. These programs are open to undergraduate students who have completed 30 credits. An information session was offered on 3/9/2022 to review our other study abroad option.

Semester-Long Exchange Information Session

Wednesday, March 9
6:00–7:00 p.m. CT

Study Abroad will provide an overview of the application process and available programs for fall 2022. 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.

If you were unable to join us, you can find the recording here.

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 03/04/2022)

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

Please email all questions to studyabroad@saic.edu. 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 studyabroad@saic.edu 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.

Are semester away/abroad programs resuming for Fall 2022?

Yes. Study Abroad is moving forward with fall 2022 semester away programs. An informational workshop reviewing available programs and the application process is available here.

How do I apply?

A workshop was held on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. You can find the recording here.

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?

We will resume workshops in the spring 2022 semester for students to learn more about the process to prepare for when programs resume. Please keep checking this page for updated information.

Is SAIC running summer 2022 study trips?

After careful review of our study trip destinations and the current circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent world events, the School made the difficult decision to cancel all summer study trips.

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.