- Where can I find the Office for International Programs (OIP)? OIP is located in the Sullivan Center for Student Services, 6339 N. Sheridan Rd., at the south end of the Lake Shore Campus.
- What other study abroad programs are there besides the Rome Center? For a complete list of programs offered by Loyola, click here.
- What are the requirements for study abroad? To determine your eligibility for study abroad, please see Eligibility.
- Does my financial aid apply to study abroad programs? In general, all financial aid, including Loyola scholarships, grants, apply to reciprocal exchange programs (in Tokyo, Limerick, Birmingham, Mexico City, Aix-en Provence, Barcelona, Nice- Lille, Seoul) and programs at the John Felice Rome Center, The Beijing Center and a select number of students attending IES program. State and federal aid apply toward the cost of USAC and affiliate programs.
For more detailed information about study abroad financial assistance, please visit Financial Information, or contact the Office for Student Financial Assistance at: 773.508.7704, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
- May I study abroad at any time during my academic career? Loyola students must earn at least 30 hours of semester credit before beginning a study abroad program.
In addition, studying abroad during the semester before you graduate is difficult. The program may not be able to report your grades in time for you to graduate.
Check with your academic advisor regarding residency requirements for your degree.
- Will the grades from my study abroad program apply to my Loyola GPA? Because you must register through Loyola for the John Felice Rome Center, The Beijing Center, the reciprocal exchange programs, USAC programs, IES programs, the affiliate programs and Loyola's own summer abroad programs, your grades from these programs will apply to your Loyola GPA (UGPA).
If you attend a program not approved by OIP, your grades from that program for approved courses will be considered transfer grades and will apply only to your University Total GPA (UTOT).
- How will my credits from study abroad apply to my degree program? For Loyola-approved programs, courses may automatically count as general electives unless you get them approved to count toward major, minor or core requirements. See our on-line database of pre-approved courses, or get new courses approved through the study abroad course approval process. Work closely with your college advisor as you prepare for study abroad to determine what degree requirements you may need to meet while abroad.
- I'm a graduate student at Loyola. May I study abroad? Some Loyola departments have organized study abroad programs specifically for graduate students. For more information, see Loyola School/Department Programs.
- I'm a transfer student at Loyola. May I study abroad? Yes, as long as you meet the basic requirements for eligibility and have completed at least one full academic semester at Loyola before participation in your chosen study abroad program.
- I'm an international student at Loyola. Can I study abroad? Yes. Check with your international student advisor about how you can study abroad.
- I'm a permanent resident of the U.S. What about me? Yes, if you meet the basic requirements for eligibility.
You may have additional entry requirements for your study abroad country, so check with the nearest consular office of your host country to determine whether you need a visa to enter, even if U.S. citizens do not. Please don't let this requirement deter you from considering study abroad.
- I would like to find an internship abroad. Can OIP help me with that? OIP does have some information about completing internships abroad for academic credit. Most internships are offered as a course option that is taken with a full course load of study classes although there are some stand alone internships offered over the summer. For more information, visit Internships Abroad.
- How many semesters can I spend abroad? The OIP policy is that students can spend two semesters and unlimited summer sessions abroad during their time as an undergraduate. Students who wish to study abroad for a third semester can submit an appeal to OIP.