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Summer or Winter Abroad

We realize that not every student will be able to spend an entire semester or year abroad. Therefore, we offer multiple short-term options, including faculty-led SJU Summer programs. The Center for International Programs (CIP) plans, coordinates, and implements all aspects of the Saint Joseph’s University summer study programs. The courses are taught by SJU faculty from a variety of academic disciplines and departments, and a coordinator (appointed by the University) is available during the length of the program.

If you are interested in a summer or winter study abroad program in another location, please carefully review the Non-SJU Summer/Winter Study Abroad Procedures, which vary greatly from the policies and procedures for SJU-sponsored summer and winter programs.

Finally, if you have any questions or concerns about studying abroad over winter or summer term, please make an appointment with a CIP staff member: 

Why study abroad for a summer or winter?

Academic Benefits:
  • Earn major, minor, GEP, or elective credits
  • Engage in hands-on learning
  • Gain a global perspective of your coursework/field of study
  • Improve language skills
  • Gain cross-cultural skills & sensitivity
Personal Benefits:
  • Strengthen life skills such as flexibility, problem-solving, confidence, independence, communication, self-reliance, critical thinking, creativity, initiative
  • Find new interests
  • Make new friends & connections
Professional/Career Benefits:
  • Enhance your resume/stand out!
  • Increase employability with your new and enhanced skills
  • Ability to discuss your experiences abroad in an interview

Need more reasons? Hear what SJU Faculty have to say about study abroad!

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2014 China Temple of Heaven
2014 SJU Summer Program in China at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing