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    Seattle University
  Feb 17, 2018
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education Abroad

Gina Lopardo, Director
Michelle Vondrak, Specialist
Kirsti Ruud, Advisor
James C. Pigott Pavilion for Leadership, Room 124
(206) 296-2226


The Seattle University Education Abroad Office seeks to facilitate intellectual and intercultural experiences that contribute to students’ lives of leadership and service in the Jesuit tradition.

While participation in any particular education abroad program is neither a requirement nor an entitlement of a Seattle University degree, several choices of major or scholarship programs require some kind of international experience.

For a list of eligible programs consult with the Education Abroad Office or visit  For current policy governing studying abroad participation during any quarter at Seattle University, visit Education Abroad Policy and Procedure. Applicants to education abroad programs must seek university approval and file required paperwork with the Education Abroad Office. Eligibility generally includes good academic standing, a clear conduct record and permission of the major adviser. Several programs have additional eligibility requirements. The university will not approve study abroad to countries for which the United States Department of State has issued a travel warning.

In addition to quarter-long education abroad opportunities, most Seattle University colleges and schools offer faculty directed international courses each summer. For the undergraduate, these courses add an international field-study component to courses taught during the spring quarter. For example, students in the Costa Rica international course attend Biology 1010 lectures on-campus during the spring quarter and then conduct field labs in Costa Rica in an intensive, compressed format. To learn more visit the Education Abroad website at