Many Loyola students participate in Loyola-sponsored study abroad programs through courses that were previously approved for Civic Engagement (Rome, Vietnam, Casa de la Solidaridad/El Salvador, Santiago/Chile, etc.). Other students participate in study abroad programs through third-party organizations. To support students who are participating in these programs and hope to satisfy their Engaged Learning requirement, there are several possibilities.

If students are planning to satisfy Engaged Learning while studying abroad, some courses for Loyola programs may be listed in LOCUS. For others, check the study abroad Course Approval Database: http://lucweb.luc.edu/Studyabroad/. All study abroad courses previously reviewed and approved for Civic Engagement credit under the previous Core (30 courses) have been approved for Engaged Learning credit.

Students requesting EL credit for non-Loyola Study Abroad courses that are not in the Office for International Programs (OIP) Course Approval Database should follow the procedure below:

  1. Download the “Online Course Approval Form” from the Office for International Programs website found at: http://www.luc.edu/studyabroad/course_approvals.shtml
  2. Submit the completed form, along with a copy of the course syllabus, to the Chair of the Board of Undergraduate Studies Engaged Learning Sub-Committee for review as an Engaged Learning course (via engagedlearning@luc.edu).
  3. The Chair of the Sub-Committee will notify the student and OIP of the decision 7-10 business days following the original request.