When it came time for Elizabeth Hebert ’20 to decide where to study abroad, she was inspired by her family’s heritage to spend a semester in Dublin, Ireland.
Where do you want to GO?
Studying away shapes you and your worldview.
You’ll gain greater self-confidence, problem-solving skills and a global awareness that will prepare you for a lifetime of personal and professional success.
Our award-winning Global Opportunities (GO) study abroad program requires all of our students to study away from campus, and 95% of them do so in a foreign country. Choose from a traditional, semester-long study abroad program or a 2-6 week experience in an unfamiliar cultural context.
As part of the GO requirement, you’ll take on-campus courses to prepare you for your cross-cultural immersion and to reflect on your experience.
You’ll be exposed to different cultures while learning valuable things about yourself. You'll try foods you've never had before, brush up on a different language, meet a new best friend or look at your life in America from a new perspective.
We remove common barriers to studying abroad, such as:
- Program choice — We run or have relationships with more than 100 study abroad programs operating in 55 countries. Study, intern, conduct research, or volunteer. If you don’t find your perfect match, you can design your program through GO Your Way.
- Affordability — Every student in need receives a scholarship. On a semester-long experience, you’ll use the same package of scholarships and financial aid as when you attend classes on campus. We provide more than $750,000 in aid annually to students on GO Short and GO Your Way programs, making the average cost less than $3,500.
- Scheduling — Because all students study off-campus, our curriculum is designed with that in mind. Take courses that will transfer back for your Central Curriculum requirements, or for your major or minor. GO Short and GO Your Way programs run during semester breaks and are easy to fit in with any program of study.
Experience the world through our students' eyes
Three SU students spent the summer interning internationally as participants of the prestigious Cultural Vistas Fellowship. See what they did.
Junior Katherine Moronta was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Institute of International Education (IIE) to help fund her Fall 2019 study abroad experience in Cuba.
Students use their Global Opportunities (GO) trip to the Philippines to change the trajectory of several young lives.
French and secondary education major Jamie Fesinstine '17 studied abroad in Rennes, France, for two reasons—language immersion and teaching experience.
Melissa Lee '14 studied for a few weeks in Japan through our GO program during her junior year—and the experience stuck with her.
Katrin Winkler '17 has been working for the past two years toward a master’s degree in international affairs at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany.
A study abroad trip to The Gambia allowed Emily Crawford '15 the chance to get a once-in-lifetime look at another education system.
Awards & Recognitions
We're ranked No. 12 among College Raptor’s Top 15 Best Colleges for Study Abroad
GO photo contest
Post your favorite photos to Twitter or Instagram and tag with #sugocontest. Weekly winners receive a $10 gift card and are entered to win a grand prize! Themes for spring 2019 are:
- Jan. 27: winter
- Feb. 3: black and white
- Feb. 10: wild card
- Feb. 17: animals
- Feb. 24: sky
- March 2 & 9: off
- March 16: wild card 2
- March 23: nature
- March 30: off
- April 6: grand prize voting