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Semester Away Info Session
Are you thinking about studying abroad during Fall 2024 or Spring 2025 terms? Join Study Abroad and Dean of Undergraduate Studies to learn more about the semester away application process and deadlines.
Semester Away Info Session:
Friday, December 8 — Online
11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
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The Semester-Long Exchange application for Spring 2024 term will open on August 15, 2023.
Note: Application process has been changed to fully online.
All application materials will now need to be uploaded via Slideroom platform. You can access the application following this link.
Letters of recommendation from SAIC faculty will have to be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline for the Spring 2024 term is September 15, 2023.
An information session for Spring 2024 semester-long exchange was hosted on Monday, August 7. You can access the session’s recording via this link.
These programs are open to undergraduate students who have completed 30 credits. 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. You can access the application details here.
We will be offering a winter 2024 study trip to New York City! Find more details under Faculty-Led Study Trips Tab.
Summer 2024 study trip proposal process is underway and we will announce the trips as soon as we can.
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.
Study Abroad Staff
Victoria McAllister, Associate Director, Study Abroad
Victoria McAllister joined SAIC in December of 2016. Prior to starting her role as the Associate Director of Study Abroad, she was part of the International Student Services team working to support SAIC's international students.
Born and raised in the industrial Urals region of Russia, she has been working in the higher education field since 2009. After receiving both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in North-American studies and Spanish language from Ural Federal University, she continued on to work there as a Spanish and English language instructor. At the same time, Victoria has been working as a freelance interpreter for various local organizations including international adoption agencies and Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts.
In her free time, Victoria loves to travel the world and the USA (having been to over 20 countries so far) and to explore, walk, bike, or kayak through the Chicagoland region with her husband and son.