SLU offers more than 50 study abroad programs all over the world, including our Madrid, Spain, campus, that can fit into your summer, spring or fall semesters. Or spend an entire year abroad!
In addition to a full range of study abroad options, Saint Louis University has a campus in Madrid, Spain. Immerse yourself in the culture of Spain while staying on track for graduation. At SLU-Madrid, you can complete courses toward almost any major SLU offers. With 800+ students from nearly 50 countries, SLU-Madrid offers a truly global college experience in the heart of one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.
Explore the World With SLU
Study for your biology class on the Spanish steps in Rome. Gain international business experience through an internship in Belgium. Volunteer with a local non-governmental organization in Vietnam. No matter which program you choose, you’ll receive a comprehensive study abroad experience, from pre-departure orientation to support while you’re abroad and when you return to SLU.
Get a Taste of a New Culture
Not sure where you want to travel? SLU students can stop by our Center for Global Citizenship for monthly lunchtime events that offer a free taste of cuisines and cultures from around the world.
We've Got You Covered
Worried about working out the details? SLU’s Study Abroad Program makes it easy, with workshops about visas, tips on how to acclimate to another culture and peer mentors to help you along your way.
Paying Your Way
Many costs of approved study abroad programs are covered by financial aid, including SLU’s academic tuition scholarships, federal loans and grants.
Snap it up
Each year, Billikens who study abroad send their best shots back to SLU for a photo contest. Check out some of our favorite travel pics from real students at the bottom of the page!
Notes From Abroad
“Bonjour! Studying abroad for a semester in the beautiful city of Poitiers, France, was by far the greatest adventure I’ve ever had the fortune of going on. When you become fully immersed in a culture that’s completely different from your own, as I did in France, you develop a deep appreciation for your own culture, the new culture you’re now a part of, and for all the other cultures out there that you don’t even know about.
Top ten things to do while studying abroad
Meet friends from other colleges and universities.
Try local cuisine — or even learn to make a regional specialty.
Visit historic sites, attend a local festival and go to a least one sporting or cultural event.
Practice your language skills.
Go farther afield through trips to nearby countries.
Take a class that wouldn’t be offered anywhere else.
Explore street markets and locally made products.
Network with a local alum: SLU has graduates in more than 154 countries.
Create a hashtag, write a blog or keep a journal to keep track of your travel.
Get an internship or volunteer experience abroad.