More than 60 percent of Loyola students participate in the university's extensive study abroad program. Loyola sponsors study abroad opportunities in 13 countries, and participates in exchange programs with eight. Loyola also assists students in applying to a variety of non-Loyola-affiliated international study programs each year.
Most students go abroad in their junior year, usually for a single semester, although summer and holiday study tours may also be available. There are study abroad programs and exchanges taught in English, total immersion programs taught in the native language, or combinations of the two. Loyola has developed study abroad programs 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.
**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.
Loyola continues to closely monitor the international landscape in the aftermath of the Paris attacks to best ensure the safety and wellbeing of our many students and colleagues abroad. The Office of International Programs remains in regular contact with our students, and their families, to provide timely information from the U.S. Department of State, and other credible sources, concerning safety procedures and precautions.
Last night the U.S. State Department posted a Worldwide Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens, in effect until Feb. 24, 2016.
As a best practice, students are required to be in contact with their program director to discuss any planned travel, and register all of their trips with STEP (https://step.state.gov/step/) to remain updated with the State Department’s latest travel security messages.
Lastly, we continue to pray for all of the victims and their loved ones impacted by the unspeakable attacks in Paris, Mali, Beirut, and elsewhere.
US State Department- Travel Alerts
US Embassies around the world
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
Our president, the Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., is taking time away from his sabbatical in London to travel to Paris today to have dinner with our students who are there. He will also visit with them tomorrow before traveling to visit the Loyola students studying in Leuven, Belgium. Knowing how concerned we are for these members of our Loyola family who are so far from home, Father has promised to keep us updated on his travels. He is planning to reflect on his experiences visiting the students through posts to Loyola magazine online. You can read his first post here.
Fr. Linnane with our students in Paris.
Photo credit: Mme Reed (owner of Parisian restaurant)
Fr. Linnane continues his journey to spend time with our students studying abroad after the Paris attacks. Here he is with our students in Leuven, Belgium! His latest blog post reflects on his visit with our students in Leuven, Belgium. Read here.
Father Linnane with our students in Leuven.
Photo Credit: Margaret Wroblewski, Class of 2017