Loyola University Chicago


Center for Experiential Learning

Research Abroad


Research Opportunities extend far beyond Loyola and even America. Combining research with abroad opportunities allows students to expand their horizons both academically and culturally through the development of analytical skills in a foreign environment. Loyola supports students each year through various LUROP fellowships to conduct research abroad during the academic year. While only one LUROP program is specifically tailored to doing research internationally, students like Matthew Ruggirello (pictured above) have used funding from other fellowships to conduct their research abroad. Furthermore, external programs such as SIT and MHIRT programs provide opportunities in the summer for students to work and even be paid to conduct research at an international site. Below are links to Loyola and external offices and programs which provide undergraduates resources and positions in international research.

  • Office for International Programs

    The Office for International Programs provides students with resources for study abroad opportunities and programs that incorporate an international component. They are an excellent first stop for students looking to pursue any kind of global education.
  • Ricci Scholars Program

    The Ricci Scholars Program is an established LUROP program that emphasizes the benefits an international experience can provide students conducting research. Students conduct their own research project and study at Loyola's Rome and Beijing campuses over the course of an academic year.
  • SIT Study Abroad

    SIT Study Abroad Programs offer students opportunities to both take classes and conduct research abroad.Programs are offered at 55 locations 24 in Africa, 5 in the Middle East, 11 in Asia, 11 in Europe, and 13 in Latin America. The student's research project is a major component of their international education and the program assists students in choosing a project and location.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology International Research List

    The following is a very extensive, albeit crude, list composed by the Rochester Institute of Technology. Dozens of paid international summer internship opportunities are listed and opportunities are updated each year to ensure accurate program descriptions and eligibility requirements. Use the lists to help narrow down your desired summer program and keyword search options like (Ctrl F) will help immensely. When a program interests you, click on co-op and you will be directed to the website for the selected summer program.
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    MHIRT Programs

    Minority Health International Training (MHIRT) Programs are NIH funded summer programs for undergraduate students to experience research in an international setting, that emphasize health and minority populations. Programs are generally 10-12 weeks in length and students are paid in addition to having all expenses (flight to and from foreign site and room and board) covered. Click here for a more detailed description and a list of MHIRT programs.