SLU offers nearly 50 study abroad programs all over the world — including our Madrid, Spain, campus — that can fit into your summer, spring or fall semesters. You can even 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. Every undergraduate student at SLU is guaranteed a semester (or summer term) at SLU-Madrid. With almost 1,000 students from 68 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 the 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
Studying abroad in Taiwan was an experience I will never forget. I was enrolled in one Chinese language course. In that one class, I made friends from Japan, Thailand, Russia, Austria, and many other countries. It was an unforgettable trip being surrounded by so many cultures different from my own. There are so many things to do in the Capital of Taipei, but only a short ride on the high-speed train will have you on the other side of the country. No city I went to was the same. There are so many great places that I have still yet to visit, but I can not wait to go back!
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.
Pursue an internship or volunteer experience abroad.