What is the difference between an exchange program and a direct enrollment program?
Exchange programs are programs in which the students pay SRU tuition and fees. Direct Enrollment programs are programs in which the student pays the tuition and fees that are determined by the host institution. For more information, please check out our Programs page.
What if I am looking for a different location that is not offered through SRU's international partners?
If you are looking for a location or school that SRU does not have a partnership with, you can study abroad through one of our non-SRU affiliate programs. These programs send students to a variety of different locations. For more information, please check out our Programs page.
Am I responsible for purchasing my own plane ticket to my overseas destination?
For most programs, yes! Students book their plane tickets on their own or through a travel agent; however, SRU offers a travel grant to all SRU study abroad students between $400-$700!
What is the G.P.A. requirement to get accepted into a study abroad program?
A minimum of a 2.5 GPA is required to study abroad for most programs however; some of our partner institutions look for a higher GPA.
Seminars and summer programs can often accommodate students with cumulative GPA's between 2.0 and 2.5
What are the deadlines for applying for each program?
It's never too early to think about overseas study or to begin planning. Always double check for your specific program but when you're ready to apply, be sure to keep these deadlines in mind:
- Fall Programs - Apply by March 15
- Spring Programs - Apply by October 15
- Summer Programs - Dates vary with applications due no later than March 15
- Spring break Seminar Programs - Dates vary with applications due generally in mid-November
- Winter Session Programs - Dates vary with applications due generally by mid-October
- Note: Some programs have enrollment limits - apply as early as possible.
Note: For all programs an SRU Study Abroad Application Form & Transient Clearance Form must be submitted first. Pick up a handout for the university that you are interested in at the Office for Global Engagement to learn more about the application process.