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Programs & Deadlines

The Office for Global Engagement offers a wide variety of Study Abroad programs! Students can study abroad at our partner institutions for a semester-long program or even a full academic year. Don't think you can commit to study abroad for that long? Don't worry, we have a variety of summer programs and our one week programs are also a big hit through our Spring Break Seminars.

Due to COVID-19, programs are ALWAYS pending final confirmation by the host program/host university and the ability for students to travel to and enter their host country.  Applications for SUMMER AND FALL 2023 will be open on January 23, 2023. Travel restrictions will be monitored and the program status will be communicated to applicants during the application process.  Slippery Rock University has 20+ international partners in over 17 different countries! You can study at any of our partner institutions for one semester or a full academic year if the program is available and operating. Partners are categorized into Exchange Programs or Direct Enrollments. Students studying through an Exchange Program pay SRU tuition and fees and in some instances room and/ or board, receiving comparable services at the host institution. Students studying abroad through a Direct Enrollment program are charged tuition fees, room and board which are costs determined by the host institution.

Semester and Year Long Programs
Due to COVID-19, summer 2023 programs are pending final confirmation by the host program/host university. The status of the program will be communicated to applicants during the application process. Summer 2023 programs will be open for applications on January 23,  2023. The deadline for summer applications is March 1, 2023. Typically, SRU summer study abroad programs range on average from 4-8 weeks. Spend a month at one of our language institutes to work on your foreign language skills or spend your summer in Ireland or England taking a variety of culture classes! Summer programs are a great way to fulfill your liberal studies requirements here at SRU!  Dates and Costs are subject to change.

*Faculty-led summer programs vary by year. These programs are in coordination with an SRU summer course taught by the faculty who leads the program abroad.

Summer Programs
Our May 2023 programs are full and closed for applications. We will begin recruitment for May 2024 programs in later August 2023. The deadline for our May 2024 programs will be December 1, 2023. These short-term programs provide a quick, fun, and affordable way to combine learning with international travel by examining an academic theme or topic from the perspective of the host community and culture. Programs are led by SRU Faculty or Staff. Programs, leaders and locations vary annually. 

Faculty/Staff Led Programs
If you can't find an SRU sponsored program to fit your needs/interest, consider one of our affiliated programs. We have partnered with these organizations to provide additional opportunities at fully-accredited educational organizations. Costs are typically more expensive and the application process tends to be lengthier than for SRU sponsored programs because you must do their forms as well as ours. However, these programs can get you to locations that are not available through our sponsored programs, and all offer great student support while overseas. Due to COVID-19, summer and fall 2023 programs are pending final confirmation by the host program/host university and the ability for students to travel to and enter their host country.  Travel restrictions will be monitored and the program status will be communicated to applicants during the application process. Applications for Summer and fall 2023 programs will be opened on January 23, 2023. 

Affiliated Programs
Slippery Rock University-College of Education majors have the unique opportunity to complete one month of their student teaching experience in global locations that vary each year. These short-term programs are led by experienced faculty members who are with the students for the duration of the trip. The program is open to all certification areas Pre-k-4 to secondary education, as well as art, music, and physical education majors.

During these experiences, students will live in the community where they co-teach with academic partners in the local schools and they will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture through weekend excursions that take them throughout the host country. From castles to basilicas to local foods and local history, students who participate in global student teaching walk away from the program realizing its life changing impact. They also realize that it makes them standout in the job-seeking market place, when interviewing with school administrators.

Applications for fall 2023 student teaching abroad will open online in later January 2023. 

Please contact Professor Sara Tours in Slippery Rock University College of Education for more information about the application and selection process.

Student Teaching Programs
Spring semester programs: October 1st--Please contact Jenny Kawata in the Office for Global Engagement for more information.

May 2024-Short Term program: Applications will become available in late August 2023 with a deadline of December 1st or until the program is full. Please contact Jenny Kawata in the Office for Global Engagement for more information.

Summer Faculty Led Programs: March 1st (tentative)-Please contact Jenny Kawata in the Office for Global Engagement for more information.

Summer session/ Fall semester programs: March 1st (tentative)-Please contact Jenny Kawata in the Office for Global Engagement for more information.