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SPU's Partner Programs allow 50 students per year to choose from a wide selection of semester-length programs affiliated with organizations or foreign universities. Students will pay SPU tuition plus an applicable fee depending on the program type and location. Students attending Partner Programs are eligible to receive SPU grants, scholarships, and state and federal aid.

For program-specific information, click on a location:   

SPU Partner Programs 

Tier 1:  SPU Tuition

Canterbury, England:  University of Kent (FALL ONLY)
Chengdu, China:  Southwest University for Nationalities
Chiang Mai, Thailand: Chiang Mai University 
Heredia, Costa Rica:  Universidad de Costa Rica
Limerick, Ireland:  University of Limerick
Oslo, Norway:  University of Oslo
Pau, France:  University of Pau
Reggio Emilia, Italy:  University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Tier 2:  SPU Tuition + $1,000

London, England:  University of Roehampton
Verona, Italy:  IUSVE University (Salesian University Institute of Venice)

Tier 3: SPU Tuition + $2,000

Barcelona, Spain: Barcelona School for International Studies
Bilbao, Spain:  University of the Basque Country

Tier 4:  SPU Tuition + $3,000

Glasgow, Scotland:  University of Glasgow
Granada, Spain:  University of Granada
San Jose, Costa Rica: Latin American Studies Program
Seoul, South Korea: Korea University

Tier 5:  SPU Tuition + $4,000

Mukono, Uganda:  Uganda Christian University
Quito, Ecuador:  Living & Learning International

Tier 6:  SPU Tuition + $5,000

Buenos Aires, Argentina:  University of Belgrano
Florence, Italy:  Florence University of the Arts
Grenoble, France:  Universite Grenoble - Alpes
Meknes, Morocco:  ISA Meknes Study Center
St. Petersburg, Russia: Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University 
Washington D.C., USA:  American Studies Program

Tier 7:  SPU Tuition + $6,000

Amman, Jordan:  Middle East Studies Program
Brisbane, Australia:  Australia Studies Centre
Hyderabad, India:  University of Hyderabad
Los Angeles, CA  USA:  Los Angeles Film Studies Center
Prague, Czech Republic: Anglo American University

Tier 8:  SPU Tuition + $7,000


Tier 9:  SPU Tuition + $8,000

Athens, Greece:  The American College of Greece
Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago
Paris, France: Institute Catholique or Paris IV Sorbonne

Tier 10:  SPU Tuition + $9,000

Oxford, England:  England Scholars' Semester

Costs to Consider

  • SPU $50 application fee and $300 administrative fee will be charged for all Partner Programs during the application process.
  • Individual program application fees and confirmation or housing deposits (if applicable.)
  • SPU Partner Programs are priced to include regular SPU full-time tuition plus the applicable "tier" fee.
    • Fall Programs:  Students will be billed for one quarter of tuition + 1 tier fee and are eligible to receive one quarter of financial aid.
    • Spring Programs:  Students will be billed for one quarter of tuition + 1 tier fee and are eligible to receive one quarter of SPU aid and two quarters of state and federal aid.
    • Year-long Programs:  Students will be billed for 3 quarters of tuition + 2 tier fees and are eligible to receive aid for the full year.
  • Housing and meal costs are dependent on each individual program and may or may not be included in the tuition and tier fee. Please see individual program brochures for information on what is included in each program.
  • Passport and Visa (when applicable)
  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance (optional)
  • In-country expenses: Entertainment, personal travel, and souvenirs.

How it Works

  1. Browse program options and meet with a study abroad advisor.
  2. Start the SPU application by clicking "Apply Now" on the program brochure. Follow instructions in the application.
  3. Once approved, you will apply to the individual program you've chosen. The program will notify you of your acceptance.
  4. You will be billed through SPU on the regular billing cycle of the term you'll be studying away.

Additional Information

  • Participants are billed SPU charges for their study abroad program, not the fees advertised in third party brochures or websites. Partner Programs are placed into one of ten tiers. Programs are placed into tiers by considering the amenities included in the program, the overall cost of those amenities, the cost of living in the host country, and the overall cost of the program to the university.
  • Please note that in many cases, programs only include tuition expenses. Therefore, any other expenses related to participation in the program (housing, meals, orientation activities, excursions, etc.) are the responsibility of the student and will be paid directly to the host organization.
  • Students will earn transfer credit (except for Best Semester Programs which award SPU credit) upon completion of their program.