Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad

School for International Training (SIT) Semester and Academic Year Programs

SIT offers an appealing variety of study abroad locations, many of which are located in the developing world. 55 programs are available--24 in Africa, 5 in the Middle East, 11 in Asia, 11 in Europe, and 13 in Latin America.

SIT Programs are each centered on one of six Critical Global Issues including: Global Health; Identity and Globalization; Natural Resource Development; Biodiversity and Environmental Policy; Post-Conflict Transformation; Social Movements; Education and Human Rights; and Sustainable Development. All programs are thematic and have a structured curriculum that involves independent research projects and fieldwork.

To get started, you must complete both the Loyola Study Abroad Application and the SIT Study Abroad Application. 

Program deadlines may vary, so check Loyola's Study Abroad Deadlines Page for more information.

Semester tuition ranges from $13,010-$14,530. Summer tuition ranges from $5,038-$7,558. There will also be a room and board fee, which varies by program. Please check the SIT website for exact costs.

$1000.00 per semester

$500.00 per summer

Students may apply the federal and state (non-workstudy) aid they receive at Loyola towards their SIT program costs.  To learn about how the aid will apply, contact Financial Aid at abroadfinaid@luc.edu for more information due to the varying SIT program costs.

Generous need-based scholarships ranging from $500 to $7,000 are available. A list of types of scholarships and the application process can be accessed here. Most fall SIT scholarship deadlines are in early May. For spring, they are in early November, and for summer they are in early April.

Loyola also encourages students to apply for national scholarships.

List of Programs*

Argentina

Australia

  • Byron Bay: Sustainability and Environmental Action
  • Cairns: Rainforest and Reef Ecology

Balkans

  • Balkans: Peace and Conflict Studies

Bolivia

  • Belem: Amazon Resource Management and Human Ecology
  • Salvador: Public Health, Race, and Human Rights
  • Cochabamba: Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change

Brazil

  • Fortaleza: Social Justice and Sustainable Development

Cameroon

  • Yaoundé: Social Pluralism and Development

Czech Republic

  • Prague: Arts and Social Change

Ecuador

  • Quito: Comparative Ecology and Conservation
  • Quito: Development, Politics, and Languages

Ghana

  • Accra: Social Transformation and Cultural Expression

India

  • Jaipur: Sustainable Development and Social Change
  • New Delhi: Health and Human Rights
  • New Delhi: National Identity and the Arts

Indonesia

  • Bedulu: Arts, Religion, and Social Change

Jordan

  • Amman: Health and Community Development
  • Amman: Modernization and Social Change

Kenya

Madagascar

Mongolia

Morocco

  • Rabat: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media
  • Rabat: Migration and Transnational Identity
  • Rabat: Multiculturalism and Human Rights

Nepal

Netherlands

  • Amsterdam: International Perspectives on Sexuality and Gender

Nicaragua

  • Manaqua: Youth Culture, Literacy, and Media

Panama

  • Panama City: Tropical Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, and Biodiversity Conservation

Peru

  • Cuzco: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization

Rwanda

  • Kigali: Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding

Samoa

  • Apia: Pacific Communities and Social Change

Senegal

  • Dakar: National Identity and the Arts

Serbia

  • Belgrade: Peace and Conflict Studies in the Balkans

South Africa

  • Cape Town: Multiculturalism and Human Rights
  • Durban: Social and Political Transformation
  • Durban: Community Health and Social Policy

Switzerland

  • Geneva: Global Health and Development Policy
  • Geneva: International Studies and Multilateral Diplomacy

Tanzania

Tunisia

  • Tunis: Emerging Identities in North Africa

Uganda

  • Kampala: Development Studies
  • Gulu: Post-Conflict Transformation

Note: The SIT programs in Vietnam and Chile and the semester program in China are not available to LUC students.