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Study Abroad from SLU-Madrid

Students currently enrolled at Saint Louis University—Madrid can earn credits toward their degree at more than 40 destinations around the world.

Students study abroad in their sophomore or junior year; transfer students must spend at least one semester at the SLU-Madrid before applying to go abroad.

Discuss your study abroad plans with your academic advisor as early in your academic plan as possible to determine which semester is best to study abroad and which courses are best to take abroad. You must inform your academic advisor a semester or a year prior to the semester you intend to study abroad, as spaces in the program may be limited.

You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 prior to applying to a study abroad program. (The minimum GPA required may be higher, depending on the program.)

Study Abroad Programs

SLU-Madrid Direct Exchange

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines vary per program. Check with the program you’re applying to or with the SLU-Madrid Academic Advising Office.

Application Procedures

Fill out and submit the online application form.
Take  to the SLU-Madrid Advising Office the paper copies of all supporting application

Academics

  • Students work with the SLU-Madrid Academic Advising Office to select the courses they intend to take abroad.
  • Students must provide course descriptions and syllabi for transfer credit evaluation.
  • The grades received in all courses taken through a SLU-Madrid Direct Exchange program will appear on the student's transcript and factor into the student's SLU cumulative GPA.
  • Upon completion of the study abroad program, students must have their final transcript sent directly to SLU-Madrid.

Tuition and Fees

Students pay the SLU-Madrid tuition and are responsible for all costs related to housing, transportation and fees at the host institution. All scholarships, except for the Administrative Support Scholarship, and financial aid apply to the student's SLU-Madrid tuition during the study abroad period.

SLU’s St. Louis Campus Direct Exchange

Application Deadlines

  • Spring semester: October 1
  • Fall semester: March 1
  • Summer session: March 1

Application Procedures

  • Fill out and submit the online application forms, if applicable.
  • Take to the SLU-Madrid Advising Office the paper copies of all supporting application materials to be sent to the study abroad coordinator at SLU’s St. Louis campus.

Academics

  • Students work with the SLU-Madrid Academic Advising Office to select the courses they intend to take abroad.
  • Students must provide course descriptions and syllabi for transfer credit evaluation.
  • The grades received in all courses taken through an SLU’s St. Louis campus Direct Exchange program will appear on the student's transcript and factor into the student's SLU cumulative GPA.
  • Upon completion of the study abroad program, students must have their final transcript sent directly to SLU-Madrid.

Tuition and Fees

Students pay the SLU’s St. Louis campus tuition and are responsible for all costs related to housing, transportation and fees at the host institution. All scholarships, except for the Administrative Support Scholarship, and financial aid apply to the student's SLU’s St. Louis tuition during the study abroad period.

AAICU-DEEP Direct Exchange Programs

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines vary per program. Check with the program you’re applying to or with the SLU-Madrid Academic Advising Office.

Application Procedures

  • Contact the office of advising to ensure program availability (spaces may be limited).
  • Apply as a visiting student or as a study abroad student to the program you are interested in.
  • Be sure to indicate in your application that you are interested in the AAICU-DEEP program.
  • Follow the application deadlines and procedures of the host program you are applying to.

Academics

  • Students work with the SLU-Madrid Academic Advising Office to select the courses they intend to take abroad.
  • Students provide course descriptions and syllabi for transfer credit evaluation.
  • The grades received in all courses taken through an AAICU-DEEP program will appear on the student's transcript and factor into the student's SLU cumulative GPA.
  • Upon completion of the study abroad program, students must have their final transcript sent directly to SLU-Madrid.

Tuition and Fees

Students pay the SLU-Madrid tuition and are responsible for all costs related to housing, transportation and fees at the host institution. All scholarships, except for the Administrative Support Scholarship, and financial aid apply to the student's SLU-Madrid tuition during the study abroad period.

Leave of Absence

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines vary per program. Check with the program you’re applying to.

Application Procedures

Follow the application policies and procedures of the program you are applying to.

Academics

  • Students fill out a Leave of Absence Form at the SLU-Madrid Academic Advising Office informing the SLU-Madrid advisors of their intended study abroad program.
  • Students provide course descriptions and syllabi of the courses they will be taking while abroad for transfer credit evaluation at the SLU-Madrid Academic Advising Office.
  • The grades received in all courses taken while studying abroad on a Leave of Absence will not appear on the student's transcript and will not factor into the student's SLU cumulative GPA.
  • Upon completion of the study abroad program, students must have their final transcript delivered directly to SLU-Madrid.

Tuition and Fees

Students pay the SLU-Madrid tuition and are responsible for all costs related to housing, transportation and fees at the host institution. All scholarships, except for the Administrative Support Scholarship, and financial aid apply to the student's SLU-Madrid tuition during the study abroad period.

Destinations

SLU-Madrid Campus Direct Exchange Programs 

Brussels, Belgium

Vesalius College
Brussels, Belgium

Vesalius College is the oldest higher education institution in Brussels that offers bachelor’s programs taught exclusively in English. Vesalius represents the best of both American and European educational systems, adopting strengths from its two founders: the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Boston University.

Vesalius offers students interactive teaching, small classes, personalized attention and guidance in a rich, stimulating and interactive environment, distinctive of a college based in Brussels, the capital of Europe. Vesalius' Theory-guided, Practice Embedded, Experiential Learning (TPEL) approach to education transforms the city of Brussels into students' biggest classroom. TPEL encourages self-discovery and develops employability skills by combining theoretical knowledge with hands-on experience.

TPEL brings Brussels to the classroom by hosting local experts in business, public relations, law and international relations on campus. Student interaction with these experts form an important part of the Vesalius experience.

Kansai, Japan

Kansai Gaidai University
Hirakata City, Kansai, Japan

Kansai Gaidai is conveniently located between Kyoto and Osaka. SLU-Madrid students are admitted to the Asian studies program along with other international students. The course allows students to study the Japanese language and other cultural courses (calligraphy, sculpture and the traditional tea ceremony), as well as regular university classes in English. Students are housed with other international students.

Seoul, South Korea

Sogang University
Seoul, South Korea

Sogang University was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1960 and is the only Jesuit institution in Korea. It’s located in the heart of Seoul. The university, in addition to offering a Korean language program and normal academic subjects in English, offers an internship program for study abroad students. Visiting students may live in university dorms or in university-approved boarding houses.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

PUC is located in Gávea, a neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, close to both the beach and the forest. Study abroad students have the opportunity to take classes in English as well as intensive Portuguese courses. Visiting students are housed with host families.

Budapest, Hungary 

Pazmany Peter Catholic University
Budapest, Hungary

Located in the heart of the historical downtown area, the study abroad program at Pazmany Peter Catholic University offers students an opportunity to learn about Europe while experiencing the effects the change of the regime in Hungary and other Central European countries. As the majority of Pazmany students are from Hungary, international students will be paired up with a Hungarian mentor. Many attractive locations are within minutes of this 250-year-old beautiful campus. The university is also next to the National Museum, cafes, restaurants and shops. There is also an excellent public transportation system, as Pazmany is only five minutes away from major metro, bus and tram line.

SLU’s St. Louis Campus Direct Exchange Programs

View available programs offered through SLU’s St. Louis campus

AAICU-DEEP Direct Exchange Programs

Europe

  • American College in Greece
  • American College in Thessaloniki
  • American University in Armenia
  • American University in Bulgaria
  • American University in Kosovo
  • American University of Paris
  • American University of Rome
  • Central European University (Budapest, Hungary)
  • Franklin University, Switzerland
  • Institute for American Universities (Aix-en-Provence)
  • Irish American University
  • John Cabot University, Rome

Middle East

  • American University of Afghanistan
  • American University in Beirut
  • American University in Cairo
  • American University of Sharjah
  • Haigazian University, Lebanon
  • Lebanese American University
  • Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco

Africa

  • American University of Nigeria

Asia

  • American University of Central Asia
  • Forman Christian College, Lahore

 

Leave of Absence Programs

  • A U.S. community college, college or university.
  • A non-U.S. accredited institution of higher education.
  • Prior to applying, students must contact the SLU-Madrid Academic Advising Office to discuss the study abroad program they have chosen.