University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) Programs
University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)
USAC is a group of universities in the US and abroad offering programs in over 20 different countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and Latin America. Students will receive Loyola credits and grades while attending USAC programs. Most of these programs are very cost effective for Loyola students. At some sites there is a focus on studying a foreign language, while at others students enroll in a full range of courses taught in English. The USAC programs in Turin and Viterbo, Italy; Chengdu and Shanghai, China; and Santiago, Chile are not available to LUC students.
If you are interested in enrolling in a USAC program, you must complete both the Loyola Study Abroad Application and the USAC Study Abroad Application.
NOTE: USAC typically charges a $300 application fee/deposit as part of their application. Due to USAC's direct billing agreement with Loyola, Loyola students do not need to pay this $300 deposit; however, USAC can charge a $100-$300 cancellation fee via LOCUS if a Loyola student applies to USAC and later withdraws. USAC charges a larger $750 cancellation fee for students that withdraw within 45 days of the program start date. For the most current information on USAC fees, visit the USAC withdrawal and refund page.
Program deadlines may vary, so check Loyola’s Study Abroad Deadlines Page for more information.
Semester tuition ranges from $2,000-$13,000. Summer program fees range from $2,280-$7,660. Each program may vary in terms of fees and what is/is not included in them. Please check the USAC website or the individual program you are interested in for more information. http://usac.unr.edu/usac/default.aspx
Semester Programs: $1,000
Summer Programs: $500
Merit-based scholarships of up to $2,000 are available to Loyola students attending USAC semester or year programs. To find out more about this award visit the scholarships page.
Loyola also encourages students to apply for national scholarships.
Students may use the federal and state (non-workstudy) aid they receive towards their USAC program costs. However, students should contact Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out exactly how their aid will apply, as this can vary depending upon the cost of each USAC program.
List of Programs*
- Florianópolis: Business, Biology, Environmental, and Portuguese studies
- Santiago (Summer Only): Spanish Language, Latin American, and Anthropological Studies
Heredia: Spanish, Ecological, and Latin American Studies
Heredia (Summer Program):Spanish, Ecological, and Latin American Studies
Puntarenas:Spanish, Ecological, and Latin American Studies
Puntarenas (Summer Program): Spanish, Ecological, and Latin American Studies
San Ramón: Life Sciences, Spanish, and Culture Studies
- Havana:History, Society, Politics, and Culture and Latin American Studies
Prague: Eastern and Central European Studies
Prague (Summer Program): Politics, Culture and Art Studies
Copenhagen: International Business and Economic Studies
Copenhagen (Summer Program): International Business and Economic Studies
Brighton: Full Curriculum Studies
Bristol: Full Curriculum Studies
London: Full Curriculum Studies
London (Summer Program): Arts and Literary Studies
Reading: Full Curriculum Studies
- Lyon: French and European Studies
Lüneburg: German, European, and Engineering Studies
Lüneburg (Summer Program): German and European Studies
Bangalore: Full Curriculum, Business, Sociology, and Indian Cultural Studies
Bangalore (Summer Program): Business, Sociology, and Indian Cultural Studies
- Haifa: Full Curriculum Studies
Hiroshima: Full Curriculum Studies
Nagasaki: Japanese Language, Society, and Culture Studies
Osaka: Japan and East Asian Studies
The Hague: Full Curriculum Studies
Auckland/Palmerston North/Wellington: Full Curriculum Studies
Oslo: Full Curriculum Studies
Alicante: Spanish and European Studies
- Bilbao/Gexto: International Business, Spanish, and Cultural Studies
Bilbao/Getxo (Summer Program):International Business and Spanish Studies
Madrid: Spanish and European Studies
Madrid (Summer Program): Art History and Spanish Studies
San Sebastián: Spanish, Basque and European Studies
Växjö: Full Curriculum Studies
Chiang Mai: Asian-Pacific Rim Economics, Cultural and Political Studies
Istanbul: Full Curriculum Studies
*USAC programs in Turin and Viterbo, Italy; Chengdu and Shanghai, China; and Santiago, Chile are not available to LUC students.