Study Abroad

Stamp your academic passport

Studying abroad will change your life. Learning and living in another country will boost your confidence, deepen your understanding of global cultures, and challenge you to think in new ways. Boston is amazing, but there's a whole world out there for you to discover. Explore it with Suffolk.

Where do you want to go? With Suffolk, you can study as near as Mexico, and as far away as China and Australia. We currently offer programs at more than 50 colleges and universities in 30 different countries. You can study for a semester, a summer, or an academic year. If those options don't work with your academic program, you can take a study-tour with Suffolk professors for incredible global insights.

No matter where you go and how long you go for, you'll have changed when you return to Boston. And that's a good thing.

Study Abroad Spring 2020 FAQs

As of right now, all fall programs are scheduled to run as planned, so be sure you complete your application to hold your spot (application deadlines for summer and fall study abroad: March 15th non-Madrid destinations, April 1st for Suffolk Madrid). Summer is a different story. Here’s some more information:

  • No Suffolk student will be permitted to study abroad on a program that begins before May 30. As a result, the summer program at the Madrid Campus has been cancelled.
  • Many programs scheduled to begin in June, July, and August are still on. Please check the current status of your program by contacting your study abroad advisor or by emailing the Study Abroad Office.

We’re working with Residence Life to determine what housing options can be offered in the event that fall semester programs are cancelled.

You should wait to book until after you have been accepted by Suffolk and your host institution. Carefully read any contracts, particularly cancellation clauses, before signing and inquire about the refund policy of your chosen airline.

Each program is different, and you’ll need to work directly with your host institution on this issue. Again, be sure you carefully review any contract before you sign it.

All Fall 2020 study abroad students will be permitted to register for Boston courses this year. That is, you should plan both a Boston and a study abroad schedule.

  • Madrid: When registering, you will place all classes (Boston and Madrid) on your preferred sections list. During the week of priority registration, you will register for your Boston campus classes only and leave your Madrid classes on your preferred sections list. You will receive a communication from the Study Abroad Office once a decision has been made on Fall 2020 international travel.
  • Non-Madrid: You will register for your Boston campus classes and, separately, should follow the registration instructions provided by your host institution. You will receive a communication from the Study Abroad Office once a decision has been made on Fall 2020 international travel. At that time, your Boston courses will be cleared, and you will be registered in Off-Campus (OC) credits.

We will need to withdraw your application for the current cycle, but all application records are saved in our system. Just let us know when you’d like to apply again, and we can reactivate your old application and move it to the new term.

Approvals will be sent out starting on March 31, 2020. All acceptances are conditional pending academic, financial, and judicial review.