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Academic advisors play a very important role in helping our students achieve success in their study abroad experience. Students will often select a study abroad program based on location, climate, and recreational opportunities— then realize it doesn’t fit their academic program.That’s where faculty members and advisors come in.

You may be the first person approached by students about studying abroad. As a trusted resource, your interest in students’ plans, willingness to review syllabi from foreign institutions, and awareness of the Study Abroad Office’s procedures can help them realize their goals.

SPU Study Abroad administers programs of all types in close to 50 countries around the globe. Participants in our programs earn either SPU or transfer credit, and continue to fulfill their major and minor requirements while abroad without lengthening the degree process. 

If you would like to learn more about our office, programs and/or procedures for studying abroad, feel free to schedule a “Study Abroad 101 for faculty advisors” session for your school or department. This is a 30-minute informational meeting to familiarize the SPU community with study abroad opportunities. 

We are always happy to help you identify programs that are particularly suited to your students’ needs. Please email your request to  and we will follow up with you as soon as possible.

For more information, please review the links below:

General Information for Faculty Advisors
How to apply
Course approvals. transcripts and transfer credits