In order to study abroad, you must meet Loyola's general eligibilty requirements as well as any additional requirements specific to your selected program.
General Study Abroad Eligibility
To be generally eligible to study abroad, you must
- be an enrolled Loyola student*,
- be 18 years of age (at the time of application),
- have 24 college semester credit hours completed with at least 12 completed at Loyola (prior to departure),
- be in good academic standing,
- be in good disciplinary standing**,
- submit a complete application prior to the Loyola deadlines,
- demonstrate emotional stability and maturity, AND
- demonstrate reasons for choosing a particular program and country.
Additional Program-Specific Requirements
Some programs have additional eligibility requirements, such as a minimum GPA. For example, the Loyola Global Center Programs and Global Exchange Programs require a 2.75 GPA minimum, and Global Faculty-Led Programs require a 2.5 GPA minimum, but many other programs have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. For the GPA minimum for individual programs, check the individual program information webpages.
Some study abroad programs may have additional requirements such as a certain class standing, major, or language level. You can find these additional requirements on the individual program information webpages. Also, if you need help finding this information, contact the Office for International Programs!
Non-Loyola Students Studying Abroad
*If you aren't a degree-seeking student at Loyola, yes, you can study abroad on our Global Centers and Global Faculty-Led Programs, you just need to be admitted to Loyola as a visiting student first. For assistance with applying to Loyola as a visiting student, please contact Ms. Cecilia Razo-Seifert in LUC Undergraduate Admissions. For assistance completing the study abroad application, please contact the Office for International Programs.
Limit to Number of Terms Abroad
You may participate in up to two academic semesters programs plus an unlimited number of summer programs plus an unlimited number of January term programs. All study abroad must be on programs approved by the LUC Office for International Programs, which are listed here. If you wish to participate in a third semester abroad, contact the Office for International Programs for the Third Semester Appeal Form.
Good Disciplinary Standing
**The Office for International Programs will consult with Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution to determine whether applicants have committed any disciplinary violations and to ascertain the circumstances surrounding any such violations. In some cases, students will be asked to meet with study abroad representatives in the Office for International Programs to discuss the incident(s) and implications for study abroad. This information will be used in determining students' suitability for study abroad and may also be shared with the programs to which students apply. Students who commit additional disciplinary violations after they are approved, but before they study abroad, may not be permitted to study abroad. Students who will be on disciplinary probation during the term(s) in which they are scheduled to study abroad will not be permitted to attend their program.