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Exploring Your Options

Exploring your Options

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There are a lot of programs out there, and as you start your research, you will need to keep a few questions in mind.

  • Where do you want to go?

    Most people still choose to study in Europe, however, studying in non-traditional places such as South Africa or Chile can be especially eye-opening and rewarding.

    Use our program search to find programs by city, country or region.

  • What's your budget?

    Is the sky the limit or do you need to use your Loyola scholarship and grants? Because of the declining dollar, Europe is one of the more expensive places to study. Programs in other locations may actually be less expensive than studying at Loyola. Follow these links for more information on Financial Aid and Scholarships.

  • What type of program is best suited to you?

    Your experience will be very different depending on the type of program you choose. There is a wide spectrum of study abroad programs from "integrated programs" such as Loyola exchange programs to summer travel programs. There are also programs that offer internships or service learning options. Integrated programs allow students to experience a foreign culture first hand. Other types of programs offer more support and may be more appropriate if you have never been abroad or know that you need more guidance and direction.

  • Do you have special needs?

    If you are a student with special requirements, please be sure to take your needs into consideration when selecting an overseas program. Please make an appointment with the Study Abroad Advisor to discuss your options and begin planning for your time abroad.

  • What length of program do you want?

    You can go abroad for a summer, a semester, or a full academic year. There are excellent programs that match the amount of time you can afford (financially, academically and emotionally) to be away from Loyola. Returning students often feel that the longer the program the greater personal and intellectual impact on the student.

    Use our program search to find programs by term length.

  • Can you study in another language?

    Even if you only speak English, you may not be limited to an English speaking country. There are summer programs and numerous programs taught in English in countries where English is not the native language, but speaking and learning another language will enrich your experience.

    Use our advanced program search to find programs by language.

  • Ignacio Volunteers- BelizeWhere do you want to live?


    In a university dorm? With a family? In an apartment off campus? With other American students or with local students? Where you live will have a big impact on your experience. Make sure you carefully consider the housing choices offered by various programs.

    Housing information for all programs is included on the individual program's website. 

    Begin the search for your study abroad program now!

Last modified 08/16/2012