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Program Types

Affiliate Programs

Loyola has affiliations with six Jesuit-operated institutions: Fordham University, Marquette University, Saint Louis University, La Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Santiago, Chile, Casa de la Solidaridad, a program offered through Santa Clara University and Casa Bayanihan, a program offered through the University of San Francisco. Students have the opportunity to receive Loyola credits and grades while attending affiliate programs.

Exchange Programs

Loyola's six reciprocal exchange programs in six countries (France, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Spain) offer cost-effective opportunities for students who are willing to accept the challenges of a highly independent study abroad program. Students will be directly enrolled in the exchange partner university. Courses will be taught in the local language except for the Japan and Korea programs. Students will receive Loyola credits and grades for courses taken during the exchange.

Loyola students will be expected to have the same responsibilities as local students and will need to make a number of arrangements on their own or directly with the partner university. The Office for International Programs will offer assistance whenever possible.

One advantage of these programs is that students may retain all their financial aid while abroad because all financial aid, except for work-study, applies to these programs, including Loyola funded grants and scholarships. Another advantage is the wonderful opportunity they provide for immersion in the culture, community and country of the partner university. Students from each of the exchange partner institutions regularly study at Loyola, so it is possible to get to know about the host university before leaving Chicago.

Loyola School and Department Programs

The academic program that you are enrolled in may offer its own special study abroad programs that are relevant to your field of studies. Below is a partial listing of such programs; it is not exhaustive and is subject to change. We encourage you to check with your own academic department for up-to-date study abroad program offerings.

Quinlan School of Business

Quinlan offers two-week intensive summer graduate and undergraduate courses in a variety of locations. Destinations in the past have included Rome, Athens, Seoul and Bangkok. For more information, visit Quinlan's graduate study abroad listing or its undergraduate study abroad listing.

School of Education

Two-week sessions are offered for undergraduate and graduate students during the summer at Loyola's Rome Center in which students can take education courses linked to the Rome setting.

The Graduate School

Several programs of The Graduate School offer study abroad opportunities. For possible program offerings, check with your department.

Law School

Various study abroad programs are offered through the Law School. For more information, see Study Law Abroad.

Niehoff School of Nursing

Loyola's nursing school has offered annual study abroad programs for its students at the Rome Center as well as in England and Belize. For more information, visit their website.

School of Social Work

The School of Social Work has offered a summer program comprising of a graduate level course and field activity at Loyola's Rome Center during two weeks in July. For more information, see the Social Work study abroad page.

University Ministry

Ministry offers a variety of international immersion trips through their Alternative Break program. Destinations include such places as El Salvador, Mexico, Spain and Guatemala.

Retreat in Spain (March 7-9, 2013)- Loyola's Campus Ministry Department has partnered with the St. Louis University Madrid, Spain campus to allow Loyola student to attend a trip to the the Basque countryside of northern Spain and visit the birthplace of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. An opportunity to deepen one's understanding of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the Spiritual Exercises in the place where Saint Ignatius was born and lived. The trip includes a visit to the castle where St. Francis Xavier grew up.

Price: $50 .While the retreat trip costs 198 euros, Loyola Campus Ministry subsidizes the cost of the retreat so that LUC students pay $50.  You must first register with SLU Madrid, and once your spot on the retreat is confirmed, contact Lisa Reiter, Director of Campus Ministry, lreiter1@luc.edu .

Institute for the International Education of Students (IES)

IES (The Institute for the International Education of Students) is a consortium of U.S. universities offering study abroad programs throughout Asia, Australia, Europe and South America. Students will receive Loyola credits and grades while attending IES programs. The IES programs in Milan, Rome, Siena, Beijing, Shanghai and Santiago are not available to LUC students.

School for International Training (SIT)

SIT programs seek to broaden students’ global knowledge through intentional theoretical frameworks focused on health, identity, globalization, natural resources, social movements, the environment, human rights, education, and development. These global issues are a core aspect of the SIT programs that are incorporated into the course offerings. Students will be subjected to various worldviews that will challenge them to think critically and see things from other perspectives.  Loyola allows participation in all SIT programs except for semester programs in Chile, China, Vietnam.

USAC is a consortium of US universities offering affordable, academically challenging study abroad programs throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America. Students receive Loyola credits and grades while attending USAC programs. The USAC programs in Italy, China, and Chile are not available to LUC students.

Non-Sponsored Programs

Loyola has developed a list of programs that it believes to be of very high academic quality and that provide an environment abroad that help students to succeed in their foreign surroundings. Loyola ordinarily limits student participation to these programs.

If a student cannot find a Loyola sponsored study abroad program that meets the specific needs and goals, the student may consider going through a petition process in order to attend another program. A Study Abroad Advisory Committee will review petitions for approval.

Petitions will be accepted for full year, semester and summer programs. For further information regarding petitions, contact the Office for International Programs at 773.508.3899. The deadlines for submitting a petition are:

Summer Programs: March 2
Fall and Full-Year Programs: March16
Spring Programs: September 30


Office for International Programs · Sullivan Center, 6339 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
Mailing Address: 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660
773.508.7706 · studyabroad@luc.edu

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