Loyola University Chicago

Interdisciplinary Honors Program

Study Abroad

Honors students are strongly encouraged to study abroad.  Most students spend a semester studying in a foreign country during their Junior year, although it is not unusual to study abroad during Sophomore or Senior year. It is not uncommon for some of our students to spend a full academic year abroad.

Specific opportunities for honors students include:

  • The Honors Program offers honors courses at Loyola’s campuses in Rome and Vietnam. 
  • Students may waive an honors area studies requirement by completing a one-semester study abroad program (minimum of 12 credit hours) and, in addition, a research project.  Please see 2017-2018 Updated SA Project Proposal
  • Ricci Scholars:  Students who demonstrate that they have completed all the requirements for the Ricci Scholars Program are automatically awarded credit for two honors area studies courses.
  • Loyola has added the School for International Training (SIT) consortium as a study abroad provider.  SIT offers programs that immerse students in real-world contexts where they can examine critical, global issues from diverse perspectives and multiple sources of knowledge.  SIT requires all students on their programs to undertake an Independent Study Project that is typically worth 4 credits. Completion of the SIT program abroad and the Independent Study Project will satisfy one of the honors area studies requirements.  Contact The Office for International Program -- studyabroad@luc.edu -- for further information on SIT programs.

For more information on Loyola University Chicago’s opportunities for studying abroad, please contact the Office for International Programs (http://www.luc.edu/oip/).

Loyola University Chicago’s Fellowship Office is a good resource for information and application support related to study abroad scholarships such as awards to Germany from the DAAD, the Organization of American States Boren (https://www.borenawards.org/) or Gilman scholarship (http://www.iie.org/programs/gilman-scholarship-program).  Please contact Lisa Knepshield, Fellowship Coordinator, to discuss these awards, some of which have a campus review or selection process.