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?
- Fall Programs - Apply by March 1 (Fall 2021 application deadline has been extended to March 31, due to COVID-19)
- Spring Programs - Apply by October 1
- Summer Programs - Dates vary with applications due no later than March 1
- Spring break Seminar Programs - Dates vary with applications due generally in mid-November
- Winter Session Programs - Dates vary with applications due generally by mid-September
- Note: Some programs have enrollment limits - apply as early as possible.
Note: For all semester/year-long and some summer programs an SRU Study Abroad Application & Transient Clearance Form must be completed in full. Please visit abroad.sru.edu for more information about available programs and the application process.