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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.

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. 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 and fees that are determined by the host institution.

Semester and Year Long Programs
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! See below for the programs being offered Summer 2014. 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
These short-term break 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. Further information about these program are available from the individual program leaders as well as the Office for Global Engagement 

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.

Affiliated Programs
Slippery Rock University College of Education majors have the unique opportunity to complete one month of their student teaching experience in Dublin, Ireland (Fall semesters) or Mexico City (spring semesters). The trips are led by experienced faculty members that 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, the students stay in pairs with host families, teach in the local schools, and experience cultural immersion through weekend trips to various sites in both countries. In Mexico, the school placement is at the American School Foundation, so it is English speaking, and the host families are bilingual. From castles to pyramids to local foods and local history, students that attend these experiences, walk away from the trips realizing it was the "trip of a lifetime". They also realize that it makes them standout in the job-seeking market place, when interviewing with school administrators.

Please contact Professor Rob Snyder (robert.snyder@sru.edu) in Slippery Rock University College of Education for more information about the application and selection process.

Student Teaching Programs
Spring semester programs: October 1st

Winter Break programs: Mid-September (contact Office for Global Engagement)

Spring Break programs: Mid-November (contact Office for Global Engagement)

Summer Break programs: Mid-February (contact Office for Global Engagement)

Summer session/ Fall semester programs: March 1st