More than 60 percent of Loyola students participate in the university's extensive study abroad program. Loyola sponsors study abroad opportunities in over 20 countries and also assists students in applying to a variety of external opportunities each year.
Most students go abroad in their junior year, usually for a single semester, although full-year, summer and holiday study tours may also be available. There are study abroad programs taught in English, total immersion programs taught in the native language, or combinations of the two. Loyola has developed study abroad opportunities to accommodate all majors, but you should begin planning for your international study experience as soon as possible, especially if you plan to major in business, math, or science.
Experience Costa Rica!
OIP is pleased to offer a new program for first year students in 2024! Our first year class now has the opportunity to visit Costa Rica with WorldStrides and OIP staff January 4-12, 2024 to participate in service learning activities and learn about Costa Rica's rich and vibrant culture while connecting with other Greyhounds and learning valuable travel skills.
To learn more about the program, review our information deck or attend a webinar.
Applications are now open and are due by Monday, September 18th at 11:59 pm.
Loyola continues to monitor the COVID-19 coronavirus situation very closely with the recommendations of the Department of State, the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and the advice and information we receive from our colleagues and host universities abroad. The University is in touch with students studying abroad and their families to ensure they have the most updated information. Please visit the Coronavirus Updates page for the University's latest updates.
Language Skills in the Workplace
Curious to know how your language skills may benefit your candidacy for a job? Click to read these two reports, Not Lost in Translation and Making Language our Business to learn more about the increasing demand for employees with language skills in the U.S. job market! Hear from our students in this video!
News about Study Abroad
Please keep in mind that study abroad information, dates, benefits, and fees are subject to change without notification. You are encouraged to contact the Office of International Programs directly for the most up-to-date information regarding any study abroad programs offered at Loyola.
- OIP's Summer and Maymester programs for 2023 have been announced!
- Amsterdam and Cape Town will be offered during the Fall and Spring semesters.
- Service Opportunity in Haiti! Contact the Office of International Programs for more information.
- Brand new Study Tour in Costa Rica - January 4th to the 12th, 2024, open only for first year students.