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Students can choose from hundreds of study abroad programs in almost every region of the world, ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year. The type of program, cost, number of credits, and length can vary significantly, so it is important to explore. Here are the three program categories available to students:
- SPU Faculty-Led Programs are short term programs that are directed by SPU faculty and administered through the study abroad office. Students travel with SPU faculty and students and take SPU courses abroad. Courses taken abroad will count toward SPU GPA and academic honors. Financial aid can include all forms of SPU, federal, and state aid. Program fees are paid to SPU. Programs abroad include summer sessions, Global Seminars (short 2-3 week programs prior to autumn or winter quarters), and quarter-long programs
- The University of Kent in Canterbury England is a program in which students directly enroll and attend classes with students from all over the world. Courses taken abroad will be transferred towards the SPU degree provided students receive regular, passing grades (not pass/fail), and will count towards the Overall GPA. Financial aid includes state, federal and a prorated portion of SPU grants and scholarships. Tuition and fees are billed to your student account, but housing costs are paid directly to University of Kent. Students will receive 24 credits through this program.
- Best Semester programs through the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU) are designed for students from CCCU member institutions. Courses taken abroad will count toward SPU GPA and academic honors. Financial aid can include all forms of SPU, federal, and state aid. SPU sets the cost of these programs and tuition that includes the registered SPU credits, typically 24, plus other CCCU program costs. Tuition and fees are billed to your student account.